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Police presence at house where remains of two bodies found

Police are at the house Credit: ITV News Central

Police are present at the house on Blenheim Close at Forest Town in Mansfield, where remains of two bodies have been unearthed in the back garden.

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Two bodies were found buried in the back garden of this property Credit: ITV News Central

Human remains "there for some time" in Mansfield

An investigation is underway following the discovery of human remains in Mansfield.

The remains of two people, who have not yet been formally identified, were unearthed by police in the back garden of a house in Blenheim Close, in Forest Town, yesterday.

They are believed to have been there for some time.

A post-mortem to establish cause of death is due to take place today.

Detectives were led to the property after information came in last week about an incident which is alleged to have taken place in the late 1990s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


Cryer family call on Foreign Office for justice

The family of Matthew Cryer - the teenager from South Yorkshire who was killed on his first foreign holiday without his family - has been back to the Foreign Office today to try and get justice.

They say the system is failing them and many other families who were in London today to make an official protest. Matthew, from Killamarsh, was 17 and died on the island of Zante. A coroner has said he was unlawfully killed but there's never been a trial. Paul Brand reports.

Families of 20 families killed abroad will protest in London

The family of a teenager from Derbyshire killed on a Greek island will protest in London today. Matthew, from Killamarsh near Rotherham, was killed outside a bar in Laganas, Zante, on July 21 2008.

A coroner in the UK concluded Matthew had been unlawfully killed and criticised the Greek authorities for failing to find out how he was injured.

The demonstration outside the Foreign Office will begin at 11am. It is expected 20 people who died abroad in suspicious circumstances will be represented. Matthew's family say their biggest problems were with the Greek legal process, translation and support for witnesses travelling abroad.


100 people expected at foreign death protest

Matthew Cryer

The family of a teenager from Derbyshire killed on a Greek island will protest in London today.

Matthew Cryer's family will be joined by others who say they haven't received enough support after the death of loved ones abroad in suspicious circumstances.

David Cryer, Matthew's father, will be taking part in the protest outside the foreign office with up to 100 others this afternoon. Matthew, from Killamarsh near Rotherham, was killed outside a bar in Laganas, Zante, on July 21 2008.

Soldier deaths: Goole lorry driver found guilty of death by careless driving

A lorry driver from East Yorkshire accused of killing two soldiers has been acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving - but found guilty of causing death by careless driving.

Colin Pattison crashed in Cumbria at around 30mph into the back of an Army Land-Rover. The army vehicle had hit the trailer of an articulated lorry which had broken down following “catastrophic engine failure”.

Private Jim Austin, 24, of 400 Troop Royal Logistics Corps, and Lance Sergeant David Gartland, 40, of the Grenadier Guards died. They were both based at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

Report: Soldier dies in North Yorkshire training exercise

The Ministry of Defence have confirmed the death of a soldier during a training exercise on the North Yorkshire Moors.

Private Michael Ihemere from the West Mercian Regiment was taking part in a routine training exercise in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The 26-year-old soldier had recently returned from Afghanistan and was based at Marne Barracks near Catterick. Today, his colleagues, joined by his widow held a parade in his memory. Claire Ashforth reports.

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Training death soldier 'had a bright future in the Army'

Michael Ihemere's commanding officer has paid tribute to the British army soldier who died on Wednesday, describing the 26-year-old Nigerian as "likeable, kind and talented".

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood said:

Private Ihemere quickly established himself as a valued member of his platoon. He proved to be a reliable, talented and popular soldier, respected by all across the Company. His likeable and kind nature immediately endeared him to those he worked with.

Whilst on operations, he was involved in some fierce fighting but always remained calm, did his job well and supported his friends and colleagues with resolute loyalty. Private Ihemere showed early signs that he had the potential to progress in the Army and had a bright future.

His loss will be keenly felt across the battalion and the thoughts, prayers and sympathies of all those that had the pleasure to know Private Ihemere are with his wife and family at this difficult time.

– Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ellwood
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