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'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.

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"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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Man charged after mosque attack

A 30-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow after an arson attack on a mosque in Milton Keynes early yesterday morning (Sat).

Ryan Bevington from North Street in Bletchley has been charged with two counts of arson one racially and religiously aggravated public order offence and possession of Class A and Class B drugs.He has been remanded in custody. No one was hurt in the attack

Man held in attempted murder inquiry

A 28 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a woman in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

Police were called to an address in Stoke Road,yesterday morning.

A 29-year-old woman was found with head and leg injuries. She is being treated at Milton Keynes General Hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.The man is currently in police custody

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