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The A38 Northbound is closed at A5121 Wellington Road due to an accident. Credit: PA

The A38 Northbound is closed at A5121 Wellington Road due to an accident and recovery work. There's congestion to the B5016 Barton-under-Needwood / Walton-on-trent Turn Off.

Southbound, the A38 is closed between Wellington Road and Derby Road, with congestion to the A5132 Carriers Road Willington / Eggington Turn Off.

Company release statement after carbon monoxide incident

The site in Burton Credit: ITV News Central

Transport company Kuehne + Nagel has released a statement following an incident at their site in Burton which saw six people hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Read their statement below.

“Kuehne + Nagel can confirm that an incident occurred at our Draycott in the Clay site involving a suspected carbon monoxide leak. Emergency services were called when a couple of people in one area of the site became unwell. A number of people were given oxygen at the site and six were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. They are not in immediate danger.

A National Grid engineer attended site and isolated the gas supply to the building.

A thorough investigation is underway and until then we are unable to provide further details.”

– Natalie Henderson, Kuehne + Nagel

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Burton hospitals urge residents to avoid A&E for minor injuries

People in Burton are being urged to avoid going to the A&E for minor injuries.

The Burton Hospitals Trust says Accident and Emergency units are busier than usual and are reminding patients to only use them in a genuine emergency.

Staff are reminding people of other options for less serious ailments such as advice from getting pharmacies and using the NHS 111 service.

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Police investigate theft of church donations in Staffordshire

Police investigate a theft of donations at a church Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are investigating a theft of donations at a church over the Christmas period in Burton upon Trent.

Between 23 and 24 December, unknown offenders entered the Catholic Church on Wales Lane in Barton-under-Needwood where they stole the contents of the Votive candle box.

Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have CCTV from surrounding houses and businesses to make contact with them.

Police granted further time to question six terror suspects

Police have been granted further time to question six people who were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.

Four men from Derby age 22, 27, 35 and 36, a 27-year-old man from Burton on Trent and a 32-year-old woman from London have all been arrested on suspicion of engaging in the Preparation of an Act of Terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The ongoing investigation has been led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit supported by officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police. In a statement the North East Counter Terrorism Unit said:

"The North East Counter Terrorism Unit can confirm it has been granted a warrant of further detention to continue questioning six people on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006. Detectives now have until Monday December 26 to question the subjects. The arrests were made on Monday (December 12), as part of an ongoing investigation led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, supported by local officers from Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police."

– NECTU Statement.
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