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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two people have died after a car was in collision with a lorry in Warwickshire.

The incident occurred at around 10.30pm on Saturday 17 February.

Warwickshire Police said the two passengers – a 2-year-old boy and a 31-year-old woman – were travelling in a blue Nissan Qashqai when the collision happened, on the A426 at junction 1 of the M6.

The driver – a 35-year-old man – and another passenger – a 6-year-old girl – who were travelling in the same vehicle were taken to hospital with injuries. The injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.

Officers from Warwickshire Police attended alongside colleagues from the fire brigade and the ambulance service.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles involved in the moments leading up to the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting reference 406 of 17 February 2018.

The stolen Honda CFR250.

THE owner of a motocross bike which was stolen from a home in  Tamworth is making a plea to the public for information.

The Honda CRF250 which is mainly red in colour was stolen from INSIDE a home in the Birds Bush Road area of Belgrave,  either late last night or this morning, Monday 19 February.

The thieves smashed a lock off the door and removed a window of a conservatory at the rear of the family home to gain access to the bike as the owners and their young daughter lay asleep upstairs.

The bike has red and white new hand grips and an orange break lever amongst the distinctive parts.  It also has gold wheels as well as polished up engine parts and frame.

The stolen Honda CFR250.

The stolen Honda CFR250. Do you know where it is?

Nathan Jackson, aged 26, told Tamworth Informed how he has spent a lot of money to get the bike looking as it does now, with a new engine rebuild and parts.  He said that the bike is worth around £3,000.

He said: “I use the bike as a hobby at the weekend, I have spent a hell of a lot of money to get it looking as it does now.”

Anyone with information in relation to the burglary or the whereabouts of the bike can call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting crime number FZ/13106/18.

You can also report information about 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.

Police collision investigation unit

A 38-year-old man has died after a collision involving five vehicles on the northbound M6 in Warwickshire.

The collision, which happened at around 1.40am yesterday (Wednesday 14 February), caused the road to be shut between junctions two and three.

The man, the driver of a car involved in the collision, was declared dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s and a man his 50s, were taken to hospital with leg injuries. These injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

Warwickshire Police also arrested a 33-year-old man from St Helen’s on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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33-year-old man from St Helen’s on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

Sergeant Jem Mountford said: “Warwickshire Police was called at 1.43am on Wednesday 14 February to a report of a collision involving a car, a van and three lorries on the northbound carriageway of the M6.

“The collision occurred between junctions two and three.

“Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or saw any of the vehicles in the moments before the collision.”

The RTC was one of two on the northbound carriageway of the motorway within an hour of each hour but thankfully the second incident had less serious consequences.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find multiple vehicles involved including lorries, a van and a car.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that the occupant of the car was unable to be saved and they were confirmed dead at the scene.

“One of the lorry drivers, a man in his 30s, and the van driver, a man in his 50s, were both treated for leg injuries and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on the same ambulance.”

The road was closed for more than eight hours while officers investigated.

Anyone with information can call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 12 of 14 February 2018.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Arthur Gumbley appeal image

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are asking for help from the public to locate two men who are wanred in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley last year.

Staffordshire Police have said: “If you know these two men pictured, or know of their recent whereabouts, we need your help to track them down.”

Police were called to Mr Gumbley’s home address in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield at 9:51pm on 21 November 2017 following a report that he had been attacked in his own home by two men demanding money.

Arthur had been punched to the face, kicked whilst on the floor and jewellery was forcibly removed causing injury to his hands and wrists. Arthur died as a result of his injuries three weeks later, on 12 December

Following an extensive investigation, police are keen to talk to Jimmy Michael Connors, 28, and Tom Joseph Ward, 17, (both pictured) about their whereabouts on the day of the incident.

Connors is described as 5ft 5ins, average build with an Irish accent. Ward, who resides in Stoke-on-Trent occasionally, is described as 5ft 8ins, average build with an Irish accent.

A number of items of property are also missing from Arthur’s home address being a Seiko Man’s watch; Ladies Gold Bracelet with gold sovereign inset; Ladies Gold Necklace and gold sovereign inset; Henry VIII Angel Gold Coin dated 1544-1547; Two rings, one Silver with a diamond shape in the middle possibly with stone inset; Gold ring similar to the Silver ring missing and Gold Sovereign held in plastic casing.

Detective Inspector Dan Ison, the senior investigating officer, said: “Both men have links throughout the country and are known to frequent the London, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Yorkshire areas. It is imperative they are caught as soon as possible and help from the public is needed to track them down.”

Police say that both men are considered violent, so please do not approach them.

If you do see them or know of their location, please call Staffordshire Police 101 or 999 in an emergency quoting incident number 828 of 21 Nov 2017 or, for guaranteed anonymity, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also report anonymously and directly to Staffordshire Police using the UK Police Major Incident Public Reporting website at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/557

If you provide information that helps police to find them, you could be eligible for a Crimestoppers reward of up to £10,000.

The incident happened in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield which is in the Lichfield Policing area.

Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Gumbley and we urge our readers to share this information and help bring these men to justice.

 

POLICE are appealing for help to identify a man who tried to trick, and then forced his way into a Tamworth pensioner’s home.

The elderly woman answered the door at her home in Parkfield Crescent on 9 December 2017 at around 9am.

A man, described as white, around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall with a muscly physique, told her he was from the council and wanted to do some work. He is believed to be in his early 40s and was wearing black clothing.

When the woman said she couldn’t afford the work the man forced his way into the house. He left empty-handed and did not harm the woman, but said he would return when she received her pension. He left shortly afterwards, driving away in a small white van.

Evo fit of offender

The EVO FIT imahe of the offender – Image thanks to Staffordshire Police

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may know who this man is, or witnessed the incident.  If you have any information or please call Staffordshire Police on 101 and refer to incident number 339 of December 9.

You can also report information about 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.

Police car with do not cross tape and CRIME

THREE masked offenders armed with weapons, including a gun broke into a family home in Quince, Aminton yesterday.

Detectives are now investigating the incident which occurred last night, Tuesday 6 February in the residential street which is home to two primary schools.

The terrifying incident involved three offenders, one armed with a gun, one armed with an axe and the final one armed with a broken bottle.

The offenders made off from the property with a set of car keys and were seen to travel towards Woodland Road.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called to reports of an aggravated burglary at an address on Quince, Tamworth at around 9.45pm last night.

“Three unknown offenders gained access to the property, and after an untidy search, they took a set of vehicle keys.

“The offenders all wore face coverings, gloves and dark clothing. One wore a black padded jacket and cap, and another dark grey tracksuit bottoms.

“Although weapons were not used and no one was injured, the offenders were believed to be carrying a handgun, axe and a broken bottle.

“They fled the scene in the direction of Woodlands Road in a dark coloured hatchback, possibly a Vauxhall.

“An investigation is underway and CCTV is being reviewed.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 769 of February 6.

You can also report information about 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.

recovered jewellery

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to find the owners of distinctive watches and jewellery recovered in a search.

The property, which includes a Longines watch, Regency and Pulse watches, chains, earrings, gold tigers and a decorative bracelet were recovered during a search of a property in the West Midlands.

They are believed to have been stolen in burglaries at addresses in south Staffordshire.

While enquiries continue, detectives from Lichfield CID are working to identify property found at the address.

Detective Constable Gareth Jones, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’re keen to speak to anyone who recognises these items or believes they can help put us in touch with the owners.”

If you can help with information please contact 01785 234533 and ask for DC Gareth Jones.

Mcdonalds, Ventura retail park, google maps

POLICE have announced that a teenager has died following an alleged assault at McDonalads in Tamworth last month.

The teenager, named as 18-year-old Liam Roche,  died in hospital following the alleged assault which took place on 22nd January.

Liam was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious head injuries, following an incident outside of McDonalds in Ventura Park, Tamworth on Monday 22 January between 10.30 and 11.30pm.

His family are receiving care and support from specially trained officers and they have asked for their privacy to be respected.

The investigation is on-going and we are working to establish the events leading up to this tragic incident.

This morning a 24-year-old male was arrested in connection with the offence and is currently helping Police with their enquiries.


READ MORE: Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Tamworth


Tamworth Informed would like to pass on our thougths to Liam’s family and friends, along with all those affected by this incident.

If you witnessed the assault, or have any information please contact us on 101 quoting incident 136 of 22 January.

You can also report information about 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.

Police have released images go the attack victim

DETECTIVES are urging the public to help trace a man after an elderly woman was left with horrific injuries when she was robbed in her home.

An investigation has been launched including specialist police teams to catch the “brutal and heartless” attacker.

The 87-year-old great-grandma had to crawl to a neighbour for help after the attack on Monday morning (29 January) when the raider disconnected her phone line.

horrific injuries

The 87-year-old great-grandma sustained extensive bruising

She didn’t initially hear the man break into her home – located just off Hillcrest Road in Wylde Green – at around 6.30am.

But the offender – who spoke with a local accent – forced her out of bed and took her around the house demanding money. He rifled through drawers stealing jewellery and other precious items.

Sierra Leone coin

An unusual commemorative coin was stolen – have you seen it?

A commemorative coin from Sierra Leone was taken and police are asking the public to keep a look out for the unusual item. If anyone has seen it or is offered this item for sale please contact the investigation team immediately.

DC Laura Halpin, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a brutal and heartless attack on this lady and we are absolutely determined to catch the person responsible.

“Our teams are carrying out extensive house to house, reviewing CCTV in the local area and conducting foot patrols. Forensics and other specialist teams have been gathering evidence from the address too,

Injures sustained

Police have released photos showing the pensioners injuries in a bid to trace the offender

but we need the local community to get on board; share our appeal and contact us with information.”

The man is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, aged between 18 and 25 and slim. He was wearing dark clothing and baseball hat with an orange rim.

DC Halpin added: “I’d urge people who may know who is responsible to look at the injuries of this lady and do the right thing – get in touch with us. Any information you have, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 quoting crime number 20BE/22740V/18. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

POLICE in Tamworth need your help to find the man responsible for a heartless, cruel and unprovoked attack on a frail senior citizen in Tamworth on Tuesday.

CCTV footage captured an 84-year-old man being shoved out of the way at the main entrance to the Ankerside Shopping Centre in Tamworth.

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team have issued new CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault.

The incident occurred at around 9:50am on Tuesday 30 January and so Police appealing for anyone who may be able to help identify the man to come forward.

CCTV stills taken from Ankerside Shopping Centre

CCTV stills taken from Ankerside Shopping Centre. Credit: Staffordshire Police

Chief Inspector Ashley Farrington, the commander for the Tamworth local policing team, said: “This is a despicable attack on an elderly gentleman who uses a stick to get around.

Fortunately, he only suffered minor injuries, but this sort of attack is never acceptable and so we are asking anyone who can help to get in touch so we can catch this bully.”

If you can identify the man shown in the video or know of his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting incident number 226 of 30 January.

You can also report information about 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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