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– Superintendent Claire Bell, Coventry Police
This gang has impacted upon the whole of Coventry over a number of years; they ruled the community through fear and intimidation and rarely would a victim come forward and give evidence against them.
Jones, in particular, was known to carry out indiscriminate attacks after minor disputes with local people and also try to settle scores with extreme violence.
We knew that we could not convict the gang through a victim’s evidence but that it would have to be based on intelligence instead.
The mother of the teenager who was raped and strangled before being dumped in a field 30 years ago told ITV News Central in 2010 how she felt when she saw her daughter's killer in court.
Jacqui Kirkby said she could not believe how Paul Hutchinson could sit there "as if he was waiting for a bus" while on trial for the murder of Colette Aram.
Detective Superintendent Kevin Flint, from Nottinghamshire Police, told ITV News in 2010 that he could not understand the mentality behind someone killing a teenager and then going straight to the pub.
Paul Hutchinson was jailed for life for the murder of Colette Aram who was killed 30 years ago.
Ringleaders of a Coventry drug gang have today been sentenced to more than 70 years for their involvement in importing and dealing cocaine.
A total of nine men have been jailed for importing £1.6million worth of cocaine from the Netherlands, on eight separate occasions.
A police operation was launched in June 2012 with a dedicated team of eight officers who monitored the lorry travelling from Holland via the Channel Tunnel into the UK and then up to the Midlands.
The charity Childline says its Nottingham office is getting hundreds of calls a week in the Midlands from teenagers suffering exam stress.
It's urging students who are feeling anxious about their GCSEs to get in touch.
Last year, the charity received more than 1500 calls from young people under 18 who were worried about their exams.
- The RHS Great Spring Show was first held in the now vanished RHS garden in Kensington in 1862.
- Between 1888 and 1911 it was held in the Temple Gardens. It moved to its current site at Chelsea Hospital in 1913.
- The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars.
- Of the firms that exhibited at the first Show in 1913, only two are still showing: McBean’s Orchids, and Blackmore and Langdon.
- It is the flower show most associated with the Royal family.
- The Chelsea rules forbid the use of coloured sculptures. So garden gnomes have been forbidden throughout its history.