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POLICE have confirmed that 27-year-old man who was arrested in connection with stabbing a man in Amington, has been charged with Murder.

The victim has been named locally as 30-year-old Tamworth man, Dan Wyatt as the news has spread across Facebook and tributes have been left.

Tamworth Informed would like to pass their condolences to his family and friends.

Sadly the news came late yesterday (Sunday) that Mr Wyatt, who was stabbed in Amington on Friday 8 September had passed away in Hospital.


READ MORE: Appeal after stabbing in Amington


A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police has said: “The 27-year-old man who has been in police custody since his arrest [on Saturday] has now been charged with murder.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this time.

“Any witnesses with any information are encouraged to phone 101 quoting incident number 955 of 8 September.”

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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POLICE in Tamworth are appealing for information after man was stabbed a number of times in Amington last night.

Emergency services descended on Sorrel in Amington at around 11pm on Friday 8 September due to reports of a serious assault.

Detectives investigating the incident are turning to the public for help from anyone with information or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police has said: “An ambulance was called to the area at around 11pm on Friday 8 September to attend to a man who had received multiple stab wounds.

“The 30-year-old man is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

“We would urge anyone with any information to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 955 of 8 September.”

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

We wish the man a speedy recovery.

Stolen Carerra Vulcan electric bike

A FAMILY in Amington have spoken of their disgust after an electric bike was stolen from their garden overnight.

The bike was locked and underneath a weather proof cover in their Trefoil garden as thieves targeted between 1030pm last night and 730am this morning, Saturday 12 August.

Purchased only four weeks ago, the bike is a carrera Vulcan electric mountain bike which is worth around £1000 and is grey, orange and black in colour.  It is distinctive due to the power pack on the frame.

The victim has been extremely poorly recently and has recently gone back to work.  Due to him no longer been able to walk there and back, he bought himself an electric bike.

Carly Chapman the step-daugher of the victim has told Tamworth Informed:

“My step dad hasn’t been very well recently and nearly died, he has recently gone back to work and but due to him no longer been able to walk there and back, he brought him self an electric bike.  Some scum bag stole out my mom’s garden in Amington last night. Hopefully we can get his bike back so he can go to work.”

Anyone with information in relation to the theft is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting crime number FZ/63097/2017.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

 

TAMWORTH based Reference Technology Ltd, which was started by ex-Rawlett pupil Simon Clayton, has just recruited its thirtieth employee.

The company is recognised across Europe and America as the technological leader in providing online and onsite event management services for conferences and exhibitions.

The new employee will join the company’s project department, liaising with clients on events ranging from major medical congresses to international exhibitions.

Reference Technology was originally set up to provide badging services for events but has extended its range of online products which now all centre on its core Event Reference program.

The most recent development to attract widespread approval is an app for exhibition visitors. It was first used by The Meetings Show at London’s Olympia exhibition centre. The app drew praise for ease of use and the fact that it continued to be fully functional even when the user couldn’t get a phone signal.

Speech Bubble, Tamworth InformedCommenting on the company’s development, Simon Clayton said: “There are several factors behind our success but I think there are two that are particularly important. First is the effort we put into making sure we have the right people in our team. That goes all the way through the company.

“Second is the fact that we devote huge resources to developing our software. It’s all done in-house so we have complete control over what it does and we can make sure we’re offering the best systems on the market.”

Although most of Reference Technology’s clients are UK based, many of them operate internationally so the company sends teams across the world providing onsite services. Simon Clayton spends more time in his Amington office than onsite these days but he still gets a thrill out of looking back.

“When I’m setting up our systems in an exhibition in Las Vegas or Frankfurt, it amuses me to think about when I started working with computers at Rawlett” he says. “Things have come a very long way since then, in many ways.”

Amington fete

LOOKING for a family afternoon of community fun and entertainment? Come along to Amington Fete this Saturday 17th taking place between 12pm-4pm at Landau Forte Academy.

The popular annual event is supported by Tamworth Borough Council’s Community Development and Community Safety teams and boasts a wide range of activities guaranteed to entertain all ages.

The fete, organised by Amington fete committee, will be hosted at Landau Forte Academy on Woodland Road, Amington, with a full programme of activities starting from 12pm. These will include a bouncy castle, bungee run and surfboard simulator.

ln the arena, the entertainment kicks off with music from DJ Barry John,  followed by a performance from students at Landau Forte, as well as Morris Dancing , a martial arts display and streetdance from NRG.

As usual there will be lots of stalls, refreshments, many supporting charities and local agencies on hand to offer advice and support.

To top it all, if you buy a programme you will be entered into the Grand Prize Draw. Fabulous prizes including cinema tickets, tobogganing, meal’s for two people, a game of bowling and many more are up for grabs.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Wellbeing, Cllr Stephen Doyle, said: “Our Community Development and Community Safety teams always support this community-based event. It is an excellent opportunity for the local people to come together and enjoy a family fun afternoon. It is great to see so many local charities, agencies and businesses joining together to make this day a big success.”

The crowd at Amington Fete

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POLICE are urging residents to be on their guard and to check security at home following two burglaries in the Coton Green and Amington areas of Tamworth.

Residents are being reminded to ensure their properties are secure at all times and items of value, including keys, are stored away out of view of windows and doors.

The first incident took place in Coton Lane sometime between 8:00am and 7:45pm on Tuesday 4 April, when the resident has returned home to find a patio door had been forced. A number of items have been reported stolen to include cash and jewellery.

A further incident was reported in Ingram Pit Lane sometime overnight Tuesday 4 and this morning, Wednesday 5 April, when offender(s) have forced entry via a ground floor window.  Items stolen not confirmed.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101 quoting incident numbers 775 of April 4 and 109 of April 5.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

For more information and advice on keeping your property safe visit www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention.

Please encourage friends and family to register to receive smart alerts directly at www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk – together we can fight crime.

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Three men were arrested just before 11pm last night (Tuesday) in Tamworth, for possession of controlled drugs.

A black Audi was stopped on Mercian Way and officers discovered a quantity of Class A drugs were found.

The three men, one aged 19 and two aged 20, all from Birmingham, were arrested.

One was also arrested for driving without insurance.

Late this afternoon, all three men remained in police custody.

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STAFFORDSHIRE police are hunting for a man who exposed himself outside a Tamworth School.

The incident occurred at around 1230pm today, March 6 and was reported to both Landau Forte Academy Amington and Staffordshire Police.

Police attended the location in an attempt to locate the offender but unfortunately this was unsuccessful and he was not located.

It is reported that a female was collecting her sister from school when she witnessed the incident which she described as “a man with his trousers to his ankles fully [masturbating] into a co-op carrier bag”.

The female challenged the man and he fled the scene.

The offender was described as wearing a dark hooded top, black hat and brown trainers.

A text message has since been sent to parents of children at the school, this read: “Following a serious incident today (March 6) involving a stranger, I am asking all students not to use the grass pathway between Woodland Road and Sheepcote Lane until further notice.”

The walk way next to where the incident happened: 

Police have vowed to step up patrols in the area of the school to re-assure pupils and parents.
Anyone with information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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A FAN and motor have been stolen from a cooling tower unit at business premises in Sandy Way, Amington.

The incident took place sometime between 5:00pm on Tuesday 13 and 10:00am on Wednesday 14 December.

If you have any information which could assist police with their enquiries, please contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 374 of December 14.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Staffordshire Police say: “Please be on your guard and review security at your premises. Please ensure CCTV and alarm systems are in good working order and switched on. Please report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

“Please review security at business premises and ensure CCTV and alarm systems are in good working order and switched on. For more information and advice about keeping your business safe visit www.businesscrimematters.com.

“Please encourage business associates and colleagues to sign up to receive business crime alerts via Staffordshire Smart Alert at www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk – together we can fight crime.”

Primary school takes part in 'Kinder Cadets' pilot project

PUPILS at a Tamworth primary school have been learning about fire safety as part of a six-week pilot project.

Twenty children aged eight-10 from Florendine Primary School participated in the ‘Kinder Cadets’ course which is the first of its kind to run in Staffordshire.

It is hoped that the scheme will be rolled out in primary schools across the county in the future.

During the weekly sessions, pupils were split into four ‘Watches’ to replicate the structure of the fire and rescue service and each child took a turn of being ‘Watch Manager’.

They learnt all about fire safety in the home, personal safety and road safety along with leadership skills which will put them in good stead as they get older.

The children will accompany members of the Royal British Legion in the Remembrance Day Parade in Tamworth. They will wear special sashes and represent Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service during the annual day of commemoration.

The pilot, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteers, came about after firefighters in Badlasphe, which is twinned with Tamworth, ran a similar scheme.

Volunteer Coordinator Justine Burns, who established the course, said: “We strongly believe that children need to be taught about the risks associated with fire at a young age so that they understand the potential dangers and don’t get involved with anti-social behaviour such as deliberately setting blazes when they get older.

“This pilot project also taught the pupils how to keep themselves and their friends and family safe at home and while they are out and about in a way that was accessible to them. It was an interactive course and the children not only learnt an awful lot that will help them as they get older, it was also a fun experience that was enjoyed by everyone who took part.”

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