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Police concerned for missing Milton Keynes man

Alex Todd-Weller, 21, has been reported missing in Milton Keynes. Credit: Thames Valley

Police in Milton Keynes are concerned for the safety of a 21-year-old man who was last seen at a nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.

Alex Todd-Weller, from Shenley Brook End, was last seen at 4am at Pink Punters nightclub in Watling Street.

Thames Valley officers are concerned for his welfare because it is out of character for him not to return home or contact his family.

Alex is 6ft 2ins tall, with dark brown shaven hair. When he was last seen he was wearing a black hooded jumper.

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Woman sexually assaulted in Milton Keynes

A woman has been sexually assaulted in Milton Keynes. It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning between Redhouse Park and New Bradwell.

Location of assault in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 21-year-old woman got into a car driven by a man described as Asian, in his 20s or 30s with black hair and a full beard. He was wearing a light-coloured zipped-top.

Police are appealing for information.

Men sentenced to 19 years in jail for false imprisonment

Two men have been sentenced to 19 years in prison for false imprisonment and assault in Milton Keynes.

Location of assault in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

24-year-old Ashley Read from Mothers Square in London, was sentenced to ten years in prison for false imprisonment and four years in prison for ABH, to run concurrently.

21-year-old Sanjeet Singh from Abbey Lane in London, was sentenced to nine years in prison for false imprisonment and four years in prison for ABH, to run concurrently.

They were both sentenced after being found guilty by jury.

On 22 February 2013, Singh and Read falsely imprisoned a 34-year-old woman at a property in New Bradwell, Milton Keynes between 5pm and 9pm. They assaulted her, causing her serious facial injuries.

Read was arrested on 7 May 2013 and charged on 11 June 2013. Singh was arrested on 15 April 2013 and charged on 14 June 2013.

I welcome the sentence imposed upon Read and Singh and I hope that it will help to put the victim’s mind at rest to know that the violent men responsible for her frightening ordeal are off the streets and behind bars.

Thames Valley Police will not tolerate violence in our community and those people who commit crime can expect to be identified, investigated and dealt with robustly.

– Det Con Darren Street from Force CID

Have you seen missing Courtney Pinchen?

Thames Valley Police is searching for a missing teenager from Milton Keynes.

Courtney Pinchen Credit: Thames Valley Police

14-year-old Courtney Pinchen was last seen at her home in New Bradwell at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Police describe Courtney as white, 5ft 7ins tall, with red hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black and white jacket with skulls on it and black wedge boots with zips. She was carrying a black and white Lee Cooper bag.

If anyone has seen someone matching Courtney’s description, or has any information which could help police to locate her, contact Thames Valley Police via the enquiry line 101, quoting URN 1187 of 6/9.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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'Super Casino' celebrates first Birthday but some believe it should never have been allowed

If you were in the centre of Milton Keynes today and spotted people jumping from the top of the Xscape complex your eyes were not deceiving you.

The zip wire was part of celebrations for the first Birthday of The Casino MK - which has had more than half a million visitors over the last 12 months.

Opponents of the 'Super Casino' were not celebrating though. They still believe it should never have been allowed.

Bletchley code-breaking machine to be used in school history lessons

The World War Two Enigma code-breaking machine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The World War Two Enigma code-breaking machine at Bletchley Park is among a hundred artefacts chosen to reinvigorate school history lessons.

The British Museum has compiled the list to encourage school visits and bring history books to life by focussing on objects that played a crucial part in the shaping of our nation.

Also listed is the Sutton Hoo helmet in Suffolk, the Early Iron Age boat, Vivacity, in Peterborough and a chest belonging to the anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson in Wisbech.

"I think it's a brilliant thing to happen for Bletchley Park and for all the children in all the schools in the country.

We already think that Enigma machines are a brilliant way of teaching children about maths and history and this is going to highlight that for us."

– Vicky Worpole, Bletchley Park
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