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Ram-raider jailed for life after driving car into Welwyn Garden City building society and stealing £70,000

Wayne Colligan smashed his Nissan Micra into the Halifax building society in Welwyn Garden City.
Wayne Colligan smashed his Nissan Micra into the Halifax building society in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

A man has been jailed for life after ram-raiding a bank in Hertfordshire and stealing almost £70,000.

Wayne Colligan smashed his Nissan Micra into the Halifax building society in Welwyn Garden City last year.

He hit a worker before making off with the cash.

The 43-year-old was sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of seven years. ** **

Man charged with murder over Welwyn Garden City stabbing

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man has been charged with the murder of a 26-year-old who was stabbed to death in Welwyn Garden City at the weekend.

Scott Stone was found at Guinness House, Little Hardings, on Sunday. He died at the scene.

Paul Dillon, 52, of Little Hardings, has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court later today.

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Man stabbed to death in Welwyn Garden City

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Welwyn Garden City. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Police were called to Guinness House at Little Hardings at about 6.35pm on Sunday.

They found a 26-year-old man from Welwyn Garden City with a stab wound. He died at the scene.

A police cordon has been put around the immediate area where the attack took place while officers carry out inquiries.

Hertfordshire campaigners camp outside aristocrat's estate in protest over "manorial rights"

The campaigners gather outside Hatfield House today.
The campaigners gather outside Hatfield House today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners fighting an aristocrat's claims over their homes and land are staging a second protest outside his Hertfordshire estate.

Last year, the Marquess of Salisbury decided to legally register his "manorial rights" over land in Welwyn Garden City.

Campaigners are upset at "manorial rights."
Campaigners are upset at "manorial rights." Credit: ITV News Anglia

The protesters have been gathering outside Hatfield House. They want the rights abolished across England and Wales.

"It's 21st century Britain, the serfs have left the building," one campaigner told ITV News Anglia.

"There's just no place for these laws in our society today. They are just plain wrong."

Second protest in campaign against "manorial rights"

Protesters stage a march outside Hatfield House in 2013. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Campaigners fighting an aristocrat's claims over their homes and land will today stage a second protest outside his Hertfordshire estate.

Last year, the Marquess of Salisbury decided to legally register his "manorial rights" over land in Welwyn Garden City.

The protesters, who will gather outside Hatfield House, originally only wanted the Marquess to relinquish those rights, which in theory allow him to hunt, fish and shoot on their land.

But now the so-called Peasants' Revolt is going one step further and aims to have the ancient law abolished across England and Wales.

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Suspect package at a bookies is blown up

Army experts have carried out two controlled explosions after a "suspect package" was left at a bookmakers in Hertfordshire.

People were evacuated from their homes and businesses in Welwyn Garden City, Herts, after reports that a robbery had taken place at Ladbrokes on Cole Green Lane.

Officers also received information that a suspect package had been left at the scene during the incident, which happened at around 4.50pm yesterday (Fri)

A hundred metre cordon was put in place around the scene and army experts carried out two controlled explosions.

A Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "No one was injured and the cordons were lifted at around 9.30pm.

"Investigations into the incident are already under way and anyone with any information about what happened is asked to contact Herts Police on the non emergency number 101."

Sheep dies after arson attack

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a suspected arson attack on a sheep near Welwyn Garden City.

It happened between 6.30pm on Monday 5th August and 11am on Tuesday 6th August. It's thought the offender or offenders have approached a gate securing a field near Tewin Water.

Once in the field, they are then believed to have set the ram alight by an unidentified means before leaving the field in unknown direction. The animal is believed to have died as a result of its injuries.

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