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Seven-year-old boy killed in car crash

A seven-year-old boy has been killed in a car crash in Stoke Hammond near Leighton Buzzard.

Location of crash in Stoke Hammond Credit: ITV News Anglia

A car and a lorry collided on the southbound carriageway of the A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass near the junction with Leighton Road at approximately 2.15pm yesterday afternoon.

The boy, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene - three other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

"This is a very sad case where a young boy has lost his life. We are in the process of investigating the circumstances which led to these tragic consequences and so would urge anyone who was in the area before this time and saw the incident itself or who had seen either vehicle prior to the collision to please contact us as a matter of urgency."

– Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry

Anyone with information can contact PC Terry via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.


Henry's dying wish: the little boy who wanted to make other children smile

Henry Allen Credit: ITV News Anglia

The parents of a four year old boy from Bletchley near Milton Keynes say they're carrying out his dying wish after he lost his fight against a rare cancer.

Brave Henry Allen told his Mum and Dad he just wanted to make other sick children and their parents happy and told them they should give away his toys because he wouldn't get to play with them.

Now a foundation has been set up in Henry's name to spread a little bit of happiness.

Watch Russell Hookey's report below...

Appeal for witnesses after firearms incident in Bletchley

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a firearms incident in Bletchley last night.

At around 9.15pm, offenders attempted to enter a property in St Helena Avenue, Newton Leys and a shot was fired at the door.

No one was injured during the incident.

“This was a frightening incident for the residents of the property who were at home at the time.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt but this was a serious offence in which a firearm was discharged. Officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information, or who saw anything which could help us in this investigation, to contact me via the 101 number immediately.

“We currently have a scene watch in place and officers are in the area conducting house to house enquiries. If anyone has any concerns or questions, please speak to the officers.”

– Supt Jim O’Ryan, LPA Commander for Milton Keynes

Anyone with information should contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

'Unexplained death' at Blue Lagoon lake

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man at the Blue Lagoon lake near Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

At around 6.40pm yesterday officers were called to a report of a man who had got into in difficulties in the water, while retrieving a ball from the lake.

It is believed the 61-year-old man from Bletchley suffered a "medical episode" and was pulled out of the water by a member of the public.

The ambulance service attended and treated the man but he was declared dead at the scene.

Police cordoned off an area at the site while they carried out an investigation to determine the circumstances leading up to the man’s death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

This was a tragic incident, which has led to the sad loss of a life and our thoughts are with this man’s family at this time.

We would urge people to be aware of the hazards of getting into open water such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers, no matter how tempting it must be in the hot weather.

– Det Insp Matthew Darnell of Milton Keynes CID

Cylinder safety warning after gas explosion destroys several houses in Buckinghamshire

Two houses and a garage were on fire and another two had blast damage.

The fire service is urging people to store gas cylinders safely, following an explosion which destroyed a garage and damaged several houses in Buckinghamshire.

The explosion happened yesterday morning in Turnberry Close in Bletchley, causing a fire and forcing some homes to be evacuated.

The fire service say gas cylinders should be stored outdoors, not in sheds or garages.


"It was like a thunderbolt!": eyewitness describes explosion

An investigation is underway after an explosion and fire in a residential street in Bletchley this morning left a scene of devastation. Miraculously nobody was hurt.

Four fire engines were called to Turnberry Close about half four in the morning, and four homes had to be evacuated.

Two houses and a garage were on fire and another two had blast damage. The fire started after a gas cylinder exploded, as Elodie Harper reports:

Four houses damaged when gas cylinder explodes

YouTube video footage by @Bizibugdevon

Two houses and a garage were damaged by fire and two other houses suffered roof damage when a gas cylinder exploded in a garage at Bletchley near Milton Keynes early this morning. Four homes were evacuated.

Fire crews were called to Turnberry Close at a quarter to five.Firefighters used three jets and four sets of breathing apparatus. Two elderly people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police appeal for witnesses over road rage attack

Road rage attack in Bletchley

Police are still searching for witnesses to a road rage attack which left a man with a broken jaw. The incident took place last month in Watling Street in Fenny Stratford, Bletchley.

A 36-year-old driver of a silver Vauxhall was injured when he was attacked by the driver of a blue Audi A3.

Detectives are particularly interested in speaking to a woman who was driving a Landrover and who may have witnessed the whole incident.

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