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Inquest into death of man killed at a fairground

The fairground sealed off after the accident Credit: ITV News Anglia

The inquest of a man killed at a fairground in Northamptonshire is due to take place.

45-year-old Michael O'Brien died on 27 April 2011, at Bassetts Park in Wellingborough.

He was discovered under the wheels of a lorry that was moving one of the rides into position, sustaining fatal head injuries.

Tributes left at the scene Credit: ITV News Anglia


Anglia weather: Clear and chilly overnight

Clear and chilly overnight. Fine and mainly dry on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight: Mainly dry overnight with long clear spells, the odd shower possible near the coast, and perhaps the odd mist patch in prone locations by dawn. A chilly night, especially in rural spots where a touch of grass frost is possible. Minimum temperature 3 deg C (37 deg F).

Monday: Any mist quickly clearing leaving sunny spells and the odd light shower on the Norfolk coast. After a cool start feeling pleasant in sunshine and light winds by the afternoon. Maximum temperature 18 deg C (64 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Dry through Tuesday with some sunshine, rain in places overnight. Becoming dry on Wednesday with some sunshine developing. Cloudier and breezier on Thursday but staying generally dry.

Anglia weather: Cloudy: with patchy locally heavy rain

Today: Patchy rain, perhaps locally heavy and thundery. Conditions will slowly improve, but still with the risk of an occasional thundery shower through the afternoon. Some brighter spells are possible in the north. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).

Tonight: Showers slowly dying out overnight with clear spells developing. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Sunday: Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Fresh feeling northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Dry with bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Police Chief calls for crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police is leading national calls to crack down on drink-fuelled violence.

Adrian Lee wants the responsibility for, and the cost of, drunken behaviour to lie squarely with individuals.

Despite numerous anti binge drinking campaigns, new police figures suggest nearly half of violent crimes are still alcohol-related.

Click below to watch a report from Sarah Cooper:

Former police officer jailed for misconduct in public office

A former Thames Valley Police constable has been jailed after being convicted of misconduct in public office.

Martin McElvenna Credit: Thames Valley Police

54-year-old Martin McElvenna from Wills Walk in Northampton was convicted by a jury on 31 July at Southwark Crown Court following a nine-week trial.

In September 2013, McElvenna was working as a PC in Milton Keynes, he accessed the Police National Computer (PNC) in order to assist in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the UK.

He was found not guilty on two separate counts of misconduct in public office and the jury failed to reach a decision on a third.

McElvenna was dismissed from Thames Valley Police in November 2013, following a misconduct hearing.

He was today sentenced to 18 months in prison.

This abuse of position was completely unacceptable and so we fully accept the decision of the judge made today.

It is imperative that the public has complete trust in the police and so we hope this investigation shows that we will always investigate any accusations of wrongdoing and will always take seriously the behaviour of our officers, whether they are on or off duty.

– Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.


George North: "Wasps defeat was an eye-opener for Northampton Saints"

George North in action for Northampton Saints against Gloucester earlier this season. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints star George North says his side won't dwell on last weekend's surprise defeat to Wasps.

The reigning Premiership champions lost for the first time this season at Adams Park, but North is hopeful of putting things right on Sunday at Newcastle Falcons.

"Obviously Gloucester went so well, and when you go down to Wasps, it's a completely different atmosphere and a different game.

But for us, it was a bit of an eye-opener and we'll take that on the chin and work on the next one."

– George North, Northampton Saints

Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints, Aviva Premiership, Sunday 21 September, 2pm

Sanctions for authorities who sell treasures

The Sekhemka statue sold for nearly £16m Credit: ITV Anglia

The sale of an ancient Egyptian statue in Northampton could lead to new sanctions for museums and authorities that sell their treasures.

Northampton Borough Council lost its accreditation from Arts Council England after selling the Sekhemka statue for nearly £16m.

The Museums Association is now considering tougher sanctions to deter future sales.

Warning over excessive drinking

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police says more needs to be done to combat excessive drinking in our towns and cities.

Adrian Lee has made the comments as part of national campaign to encourage responsible drinking.

The Alcohol Week of Action also aims to raise awareness of the drain on police resources caused by drunkenness.

Temperatures reach 25°C on the warmest day in over a month

Temperatures peaked during Thursday afternoon at 23 to 25°C across the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office.

Thursday's prolonged sunshine across inland parts of the Anglia region has boosted temperatures to 25°C at Marham in Norfolk, Santon Downham in Suffolk and Writtle in Essex.

The last time 25°C was reached in the East of England was the 10th of August, making Thursday the warmest day for almost six weeks.

This follows news that the UK has experienced its driest start to September in more than half a century.

Not everywhere enjoyed today's warm sunshine. The north Norfolk coast was affected by low cloud and temperatures here were suppressed to 18°C.

The warm and mostly dry weather will continue during the next few days, although the humidity on Friday could spark some localised heavy thunderstorms.

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