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Tesco make Cheltenham man new voice of self checkout

Tesco have replaced the voice of their self-service checkout counter with a more 'gentle' sounding tone. The replacement voice belongs to a Andy Turvey from Cheltenham.

The change comes after the store responded to shoppers complaints that the original female voice was too abrasive and demanding.

Andy Turvey is a professional voice artist who has featured in over 60 cartoon series around the world. He has also worked with several large companies, including Discovery, Boeing, Sony, Zurich and Microsoft.


Four men and 2 teenage boys charged over Wolverhampton assault

Detectives investigating an attack in Wolverhampton, which left Watford FC fan Nic Cruwys with potentially life-changing injuries, have charged four men and two teenage boys over the assault.

Mr Cruwys, aged 44, received serious head injuries when he was assaulted on 7 March after travelling to the Black Country to watch his team take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A total of 13 individuals have been questioned over the attack. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A total of 13 teenage men and boys have been questioned over the attack and detectives have charged a number of them in connection with it.

Three men and a 14-year-old boy were charged on Sunday, 2 August with wounding with intent:

- Daniel Lloyd, a student, aged 18 and of Tillington Street, Stafford.

- Joseph Lister, a carpenter, aged 18 and of Palmer Close, Wednesfield.

- Robert Beech, estate agent, aged 18 and of Springhill Road, Wednesfield.

Another man and a teenage boy, also aged 14, were charged with the same offence on Monday, 3 August:

- Ryan Meer, scaffolder, aged 18 and of Gailey, Staffordshire.

All the men are due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on 18 September while the two boys are due before Wolverhampton Youth Court on 20 September.

I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information following the various appeals we have made during this investigation.

“Our inquiries are not yet over and we are still working to get justice for Nic and his family as they continue to help Nic on his road to recovery.”

– Detective Sergeant Adam Keen

Police appeal for witnesses after incident involving 5-year-old girl

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young girl was approached in a park in Sandwell. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police in Sandwell are appealing for witnesses to contact them after a suspicious incident where a five-year-old girl was approached by a unknown woman on 3 August.

The incident took place between 2.45-2.50pm in Dartmouth Park, Sandwell Valley. The child was with her mother at the time.

The woman is described as mixed race, aged in her mid-30s, she had black hair in a bun and wore a red T-shirt.

We are anxious to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened in the park yesterday, we believe there were a number of people about at the time.

"The child is safe and officers are continuing with their enquiries and checking local CCTV in a bid to identify the woman.

"Whilst we are keeping an open mind regarding the incident, it is important to stress this is an isolated incident”

– Detective Inspector Ronan Tyrer from Force CID

Anyone with information should call police at Sandwell on 101.


Police search for missing Wolverhampton man

Police in Wolverhampton are appealing for any information regarding a man who failed to arrive home after leaving work yesterday evening.

Simon Wilkes, aged 45, went missing on 3 August. Credit: West Midlands Police

Simon Wilkes, aged 45, left his work place in Ettingshall Road at 4.30pm Monday 3 August, but didn’t arrive at his home in Wood end Road, Wednesfield.

Police and his family are concerned as Simon takes medication for a medical condition, which he hasn’t got on him.

Officers have been searching canal routes where Simon cycles to and from work and are appealing for anyone who has seen him to contact them on 101.

He is described as white and was wearing a navy uniform of trousers and sweat shirt and a reflective jacket with a reflective tabard underneath and a blue cap. He was riding a burgundy mountain bike.

We are extremely concerned about Simon, who has never been missing before. We are searching the route he would have taken by the canal through Ettingshall and Bilston. If anyone can help please contact us.”

– PC Damian Roe from Wolverhampton Police

Man charged with Market Square assault

The man will appear in court this morning. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A 30-year-old Nottingham man has been charged with GBH, following an assault in Market Square on Sunday 2 August, in which a man sustained stab wounds.

He was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre and has since been released.

Jamie Swann, of Watcombe Circus, Carrington, has been charged with GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday 4 August 2015).

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