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Man appears in court charged with explosives offences

Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody
Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody Credit: PA

A 55-year-old man has appeared in court charged with offences including making an explosive substance.

Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning.

It's after around 200 people had to be evacuated from their homes on Belvoir Crescent on Saturday evening.

He'll next appear at Derby Crown Court in August.

Man charged with explosive offences identified

A man charged with explosive offences identified as Glenn Robinson
A man charged with explosive offences identified as Glenn Robinson Credit: PA

A man charged with offences including making an explosive substance has been identified as Glenn Robinson from Newhall.

The 55-year-old was arrested at a flat on Belvoir Crescent after around 200 people were evacuated from their homes on Saturday evening following the discovery of a 'potentially volatile' substance.

He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today

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Man charged with explosive offences after 200 evacuated in Derbyshire

The man arrested after suspected explosives were found in a flat in Newhall has been charged with explosive and drug offences.

Six controlled explosions were carried out by bomb disposal experts following the discovery in Belvoir Crescent in Newhall on Saturday night.

Around 200 people were evacuated from their homes and a 100-metre cordon put in place around the flat.

All residents were allowed back into their homes yesterday afternoon.

Police investigate death at GlobalGathering festival

Warwickshire Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who became unwell at the GlobalGathering event in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Police say he was taken from the event to Warwick Hospital by ambulance around 11 o'clock last night. Despite attempts to save him, he was declared dead in the early hours of the morning.

His death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem is due to take place. The man's next of kin have been informed.

Two arrested after knife-point robbery at petrol station

Armed robbers stormed a Black Country petrol station and forced staff to hand over cash and cigarettes at knife-point in a terrifying raid in the early hours of this morning.

A member of staff at the Esso in Wolverhampton Road in Willenhall, Walsall, managed to dial 999 to report the robbery shortly before 4.30am.

The Esso in Wolverhampton Road, Willenhall
The Esso in Wolverhampton Road, Willenhall Credit: Google Maps

Officers were on the scene within minutes and arrested two men, aged 26 and 34, nearby in Clarkes Road.

They recovered cigarettes and a quantity of cash. Police are now trawling CCTV for evidence.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to call officers in 101.

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Police stop car travelling with three children in the boot

Traffic cops in the West Midlands have stopped a man driving his car with three children in the boot.

In total, 8 children were crammed into the Ford Mondeo that was stopped in Walsall this afternoon.

The force tweeted that the man would be 'straight to court' for the offence.

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Just stopped a gent in Walsall who thought it was ok to carry 8 children in his Ford Mondeo.3 of whom were in the boot.Straight to court!!!

Followers on Twitter replied to the Police post in amazement:

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@trafficwmp unbelievable. Thank goodness he was caught before any potential.incident.

Concerns for woman missing for more than a week

Eve Cullen went missing more than a week ago
Eve Cullen went missing more than a week ago Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman missing from Hollywood, in Birmingham, due to the length of time since she disappeared.

Eve Cullen has not been seen since Thursday 17 July, when she left her home at about 2.30pm.

The 52-year-old is described as 5ft 9ins tall, with brown collar-length hair and glasses. She was last seen in a mustard t-shirt, green three-quarter length trousers and white trainers.

Man arrested over bomb hoax in West Bromwich

A man has been arrested after a bomb hoax caused chaos in West Bromwich during rush hour on Tuesday.

A suspicious package was left at a business, and police cordoned off the area on the High Street, and closed a number of roads just after 4pm.

More than a dozen police officers and sniffer dogs eventually determined that the package was in fact harmless.

Roads were reopened just before 6pm, but a small cordon was left in place while police started an investigation into the hoax.

A 60-year-old man was arrested this morning and is helping police with their investigation.

Warnings as children left in cars in the hot weather

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West Mercia Police have had several reports of children being left in cars in this hot weather - THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!

Police are warning parents not to leave their children in the cars during the hot weather.

A heatwave is expected across the Midlands as we head towards the weekend.

Read: Tips on how to stay safe during the heatwave

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