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A 28-year-old man and 19-year-old woman have been charged following the death of a woman in Nuneaton over the weekend.

The body of 27-year-old Dionne Clark from Nuneaton was discovered at a house on Cornish Close on Saturday 17 June.

Dominic Wallis, aged 28 and Elizabeth Ellis, aged 19 both of Nuneaton in Warwickshire have been charged with murder and false imprisonment.

They then appeared at Leamington Magistrates’ Court, at 10am yesterda (Thursday 29).

The 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman from Nuneaton, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, have been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Anna Middleton of the Major Investigations Unit for Warwickshire Police, said: “I would like to thank the public and the local community for their response and support of our ongoing investigation.”

Police are appealing for information after a woman’s body was found in a house on Cornish Close, Nuneaton on Saturday (17 June) night.

Dionne Clarke

Dionne Clarke

The body of 27-year-old Dionne Clark from Nuneaton was discovered at the house on Saturday. Paramedics attended but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this stage police are treating the death as unexplained and are carrying out enquiries to establish exactly what occurred. An initial post mortem was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out to establish a cause of death.

A 19-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Nuneaton, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and perverting the course of justice in connection with death. They currently remain in police custody.

A 33-year-old woman from Nuneaton arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

Following further enquires; a 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman from Nuneaton have also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector Anna Middleton of the Major Investigations Unit, said: “We are also appealing to anyone who may have found the deceased’s phone, a Samsung Galaxy, which may have been discarded near to the rocks at Manor Court School.

“If anyone has any information that could help police with their enquiries they should call 101 and quote incident 492 of 17 June 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org”

At Tamworth Informed, our thoughts are with all involved in this incident, particularly the friends and family of Dionne.

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A TEENAGE boy who was arrested at a school in Nuneaton yesterday has been charged by the Police with a number of offences.

Theboy from Nuneaton has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intention to endanger life and possession of an article with a blade on school premises following an incident at a school in Nuneaton yesterday.

 The incident occurred at Higham Lane School on Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton.

Police were called to the incident at the school yesterday (Tuesday 13 June) at 9.15am where the boy was arrested and a firearm and ammunition seized. He was also later found to be in possession of a pocket knife.

The boy has been detained and will appear at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 14 June).

Superintendent David Gardner said yesterday: “We responded promptly and the boy was quickly isolated and the incident contained to ensure there was no risk to pupils and staff.

“We have seized a shotgun and ammunition.

“The initial report was received from the suspect himself and he was cooperative with police throughout. Officers were on the scene quickly and he was placed under arrest.

“I would like to thank staff and pupils at the school for their assistance while we managed this incident. Officers will be at the school for the rest of the day to provide reassurance.

“We will now carry out enquiries to establish exactly what happened and address any issues around the firearm.”

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A TEENAGE boy has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm following an incident at Higham Lane School on Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton.

Officers responded to a report at 9.15am that the boy was in possession of a firearm on the school site.

Superintendent David Gardner said: “We responded promptly and the boy was quickly isolated and the incident contained to ensure there was no risk to pupils and staff.

“We have seized a shotgun and ammunition.

“The initial report was received from the suspect himself and he was cooperative with police throughout. Officers were on the scene quickly and he was placed under arrest.

“I would like to thank staff and pupils at the school for their assistance while we managed this incident. Officers will be at the school for the rest of the day to provide reassurance.

“We will now carry out enquiries to establish exactly what happened and address any issues around the firearm.”

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A MAN from the Earls Road area of Nuneaton has been arrested by Anti-Terror police in connection with the terrorist attack in Manchester this week.

Following the arrest, Warwickshire Police have said that they would like to reassure local communities that there are extra officers out on patrol, to offer reassurance and address any concerns from members of the public.

Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans from Warwickshire Police said: “I know many people in our communities will be very concerned about the raised terror level threat and the recent arrest in Nuneaton, our colleagues from Greater Manchester Police are leading on this investigation .

“We will continue to have increased high visibility police patrols across Warwickshire to provide community reassurance.

“I continue to urge the public to be vigilant, to remain alert but not alarmed and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”

In a statement Greater Manchester Police have said: “These searches are connected to an attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage”.

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Watling Street collision

OFFICERS are investigating a collision which happened on the A5 Watling Street near Higham on the Hill, Nuneaton, on Sunday 14 May, that sadly resulted in the death of local man Connor Elund.

A statement issued on behalf of the family reads: “It is with great sadness that the family announce the death of Connor Elund, aged 22, on Saturday 20 May in the critical Care Unit at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, six days after a tragic accident on the A5 in Nuneaton.”

The incident happened outside the entrance to The King’s Lodge around 11.15am when the silver Renault Clio Connor was driving in the direction of Hinckley was involved in a collision with a red Ford Focus and red Vauxhall Astra.

The driver of the red Focus that was travelling north towards Atherstone, a man in his 40’s, was taken to hospital with hip and chest pain and later discharged.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision itself and anyone who may have seen the vehicles involved and the manner in which they were being driven prior to the collision.

If you have any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 153 of 14 May.

We ask that people respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time.  Our thoughts are with all involved.

green waste

THE collection of green waste is to be suspended in North Warwickshire.

The green/food waste service will be suspended between Sat 24 December 2016 and Sun 22 January 2017.

The last collections will be on Friday 23 December 2016, starting again on Monday 23 January 2017.

North Warwickshire Borough Council say: “We have decided to suspend the service to assist in the collection of other waste streams. Black bin and recycling tonnages almost double over this period while green/food waste tonnages are at their lowest and are only 25% of what they are earlier in the year.

“This short suspension will allow them to reallocate resources to ensure that our other services can operate as scheduled. We have only provided a 12 month green waste service since October 2013 and prior to this date the service was always reduced over the winter period without any problems.”

The news comes just days after the report from Tamworth Borough Council that they may have to start charging local residents for Green Waste collection.  Read more here.

LADY JUSTICE STATUE

A FORMER manager of a Nuneaton children’s home has been convicted of child sex and child cruelty offences.

Robert James Brown, 69, of Eastern Avenue, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth was found guilty of a total of 18 child sex and child cruelty offences at Warwick Crown Court today (Friday 5 August, 2016).

Following a three week trial, he was found guilty of 14 counts of indecent assault on a male and four counts of cruelty to a person under 16.

The offences involved seven boys aged under 16 and took place in the 1970s at Manor Court Children’s Home, Nuneaton, where Brown was the manager. The home is now closed.

The 69 year-old was also found not guilty of two counts of child cruelty, one count of attempted buggery of a male under 16 and two counts of indecent assault.

Brown will be sentenced on Monday 8 August at Warwick Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Denny, who led the Warwickshire Police investigation said: “Robert Brown subjected these children to abhorrent abuse.

“The people involved have shown incredible bravery throughout the investigation and court process, giving evidence against Robert Brown, which cannot have been an easy thing to do.

“The guilty verdicts today sees justice for those subjected to these horrific offences.”

police crime

POLICE are appealing for information after an 86-year-old pensioner was victim of a robbery today.

Warwickshire police are looking for anyone who was close to Attleborough Road, Nuneaton at 130pm today, 19 May 2016, following the report of this horrendous crime.

The victim was walking along Caernarfon Drive, when a lone male offender riding a bicycle has approached her from behind and snatched her handbag.

The victim was thrown to the floor and was seriously injured.

DS 423 Bower of Nuneaton CID is investigating and asks anyone in the area at this time who saw either the victim or a suspicious male on a bicycle in the area or who finds a small black shoulder bag to call 101 quoting incident 214 – 19/05/2016. Police remain in the area, conducting enquiries and looking for the offender.

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.

Lets make sure we catch this offender as soon as possible.

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