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Codebreakers' reunion 75 years on - now their story will hit the big screen

80 Bletchley Park veterans have returned for a reunion 75 years after the War. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's 75 years since Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, became a secret base for code-breakers during the Second World War.

The milestone comes with the release of a film, in November, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. The Bletchley team was credited with bringing an early end to the war by cracking the German's Enigma machine.

Turing was one of thousands working at Bletchley from 1939 - now 80 of those veterans have returned, some for the first time in many years.

ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington reports

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.


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


'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.

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