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Murder charge dropped over man killed at caravan site in Leighton Buzzard

Patrick Maloney died after the attack at Little Billington Credit: Bedfordshire police/ ITV News Anglia

A murder charge has been dropped against a man accused of running over a father-of-three at a travellers' site near Leighton Buzzard.

43-year-old Patrick Maloney died from "multiple crushing injuries" after being hit by a vehicle at Toddbury Farm on 2 August.

Brothers Thomas and Christopher McCarthy had been charged with this murder, but prosectors today said they're only continuing with the case against Christopher.

His trial's expected to take place in January.

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Man charged over death of teenage girl in crash

Wanessa Lewandowska died in the crash Credit: Beds Police

A man's appeared in court charged with causing the death of 15-year-old Wanessa Lewandowska following a collision in Luton.

Michael Fludgate, 20, of no fixed address, was arrested on Friday 19th August following his release from Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he had been treated since the crash in High Town Road shortly before 10.30pm on Tuesday 9 August.

He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while unlicensed/uninsured and failing to stop for police.

Wanessa, who was in the back seat, was fatally injured when the car crashed into a shop. Two other men in the car were hurt.

He appeared before Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Saturday 20th August and has been remanded in custody.

A separate Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the actions of police prior to the collision continues.

The silver Golf crashed into a shop on High Town Road in Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

I am Team GB: Why not take up swimming?

Our very own Aidan McGivern takes to the pool to improve his fitness Credit: ITV News Anglia

At the end of this month we're helping to stage the nation's biggest ever sports day - I Am Team GB.

The event, in partnership with the National Lottery is designed to get thousands of us off the sofa and out and about taking part in sport.

Thousands of free events will be available across the region and the ITV News Anglia Team has been getting involved too.

Click below to see how out our weather man Aidan McGivern got on trying to improve his fitness in the swimming pool...

Record number of students gain university places

Video report by ITV News' Dani Crawshaw

Teenagers across our region have been celebrating, or not, after finding out their A-level results this morning.

Nationally the gap between the top performing boys and girls at A level has narrowed while the number of A stars has dropped.

Meanwhile Childline say they've seen a 20% increase in counselling for teenagers worried about their exams.

Dad brands Tory inquiry into bullying a 'whitewash'

Elliott Johnson's dad Ray (right) isn't happy about how the Conservatives have dealt with allegations of bullying. Credit: PA/ITV News

The father of a tory activist from Cambridgeshire who committed suicide after complaining of bullying within the party has called the inqiury into bullying allegations 'a whitewash'.

Elliott Johnson was 21 years old when he was found dead on the tracks at Sandy railway station in Bedfordshire.

The report said 13 individuals were victims of alleged bullying by former tory activist Mark Clarke, but Elliott's father believes the party have not taken responsibility.

My feeling is that it is nothing more than a whitewash.

It annoys me to a certain extent. The Conservative party confined £2 million to fund this inquiry, yet they haven't got the will to stand up and say we're sorry and we've made mistakes.

– Ray Johnson, Elliotts's dad

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Man charged with murder following Leighton Buzzard death

Patrick Maloney died after the attack at Little Billington. Credit: Bedfordshire Police/ITV News Anglia

Police investigating the death of a man in Leighton Buzzard have charged a 21-year-old man with murder.

43 year old Patrick Maloney was found dead at the Toddbury Farm traveller's site in Little Billington just over two weeks ago.

21-year-old Christopher McCarthy is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday.

A 24-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman have already been arrested.

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