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Fire service called after man impales leg on fence

Firefighters were called to the scene Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/PA Images

A man had to be rescued in Bedworth in the early hours of this morning after he impaled his leg on a metal fence.

Members of the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service ere called by the ambulance service to help with the incident on King Street in Bedworth at around 02.46am this morning.

A doctor was on scene to provide guidance and firefighters released the man using specialist cutting equipment.

CCTV released after woman's hair set alight in club

The three men police want to speak to about the assault Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police have released CCTV footage of a group of men after a woman's hair was set alight in a Nuneaton nightclub.

The victim - a 31-year-old woman from Bedworth - was in Fever nightclub on Newdgate Street on Saturday 2nd May at around 11:30pm when a man she did not know set fire to her hair. He then left the nightclub through the back door.

The victim suffered minor injuries from the assault.

The suspect is a white man and at the time of the incident, he was wearing a white shirt with dark jeans.

"This is a seemingly senseless, unprovoked attack which could have resulted in serious injuries.

"Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured though the incident has been very distressing for her.

"We are very keen to hear from the three men pictured in the CCTV and urge them, or anyone who knows them, to get in contact as soon as possible."

– PC Adam James from Nuneaton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team


Suspected illegal immigrants climb into back of moving lorry

A teacher from Bedworth in Warwickshire has been talking to ITV News about the moment he saw suspected illegal immigrants climbing into the back of a moving lorry in Calais.

Matt Stanley was on the way back from holiday in Dusseldorf when he saw the men and women open the back of the lorry as it queued up towards the Calais Docks.

They then make a desperate attempt to clamber into the back of the van while it was still moving.

Mr Stanley filmed the incident as it unfolded.

Challenge for identification say Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are encouraging council tenants and leaseholders to challenge anyone who arrives to work on their properties for identification.

It follows an incident, last week, where lead roofing was stolen from a Council-owned building by thieves who were wearing overalls, leading tenants to think they were carrying out repairs on behalf of the Council.

"This theft is a very serious incident and we are working with the police to catch those responsible."**

– Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council spokesman

The thieves were caught performing the same scam at two different locations on CCTV.

Anyone who is unsure about visitors to their home can always ask for identification as all Council employees and contractors must carry it with them at all times. For more information call 024 7637 6406.

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