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Managers to be sentenced over wall crush death

Gareth Jones with his son Casey and widow Lianne. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Managers at a Hertfordshire building firm are due to be sentenced today in connection with the death of a worker.

28-year-old Gareth Jones died when a wall collapsed on him while working for Linley Developments of Welwyn Garden City.

The company has admitted corporate manslaughter. Contractor Trevor Hyatt and project manager Alfred Barker have each pleaded guilty to contravening Health and Safety Regulations.

They will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court.


Police appeal for witnesses after car crashes into three vehicles

The crash happened in Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City on Thursday 10 September 2015. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Hertfordshire are appealing for witnesses after a car crashed into three stationary vehicles in Welwyn Garden City. The driver was taken with hospital with serious injuries.

The incident happened in Ludwick Way at around 2.15pm on Thursday 10 September. A silver Kia Sorento collided with three stationary vehicles.

The driver of the Kia, a man in his 60s is still in hospital in a serious condition. No one else was injured.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or events leading up to it, to contact them.

Three men jailed for iron bar attack on 80-year-old woman

Three men have been jailed for attacking an 80-year-old woman. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

Three men have been jailed for beating an 80-year-old woman with an iron bar in Hertfordshire.

The gang, all from London, broke into the woman's house in Westly Wood, in Welwyn Garden City, last July.

They hit her with the bar then stole cash.

Clinton Jackson was jailed for 18 years, while Marvin Semper and Jermaine Kellman got 13 years. A fourth man will be sentenced later this month.


Shopping trolley thrown on to train

A shopping trolley was thrown into the path of a commuter train. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A £1,000 reward is being offered to help catch the person who threw a shopping trolley into the path of a high-speed commuter train in Hertfordshire.

It was thrown off the bridge at Digswell Rise in Welwyn Garden City last month.

The Cambridge to King's Cross service was travelling at 100mph when it was hit.

British Transport Police say they are amazed the train did not derail.

It happened just after 6pm on Tuesday February 10. The driver of the 5.17pm train was forced to make an emergency stop.

Tesco announces move as sales fall

Tesco is shutting its head office Credit: ITV News Anglia

Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco has unveiled it is moving its head office to Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.

The restructuring comes as the company announced it will close 43 unprofitable stores as part of a raft of new measures.

Figures released today reveal like-for-like sales have dropped by 2.9% over the past five months.

90-year-old conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers

Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a 90-year-old woman from Welwyn Garden City was conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers.

She bought a mobile phone, iPad and Playstation in her home town before travelling to London where she bought two watches in Selfridges.

Hertfordshire police say she had been targeted in telephone calls from a man claiming to be a police officer on September 23.

The telephone that was used to contact the pensioner is believed to have been topped up in a convenience store in Midland Road, Bedford.

"The two men pictured are believed to have been in the store around the time the phone was topped up and so we would like to speak with them as they may be able to assist our investigation."

– Detective Constable Mark Cotte

Anyone who recognises the men, or has any other information about this incident, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/14/2834. They could also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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