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Man fleeing parking attendant to avoid ticket knocks down elderly lady

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Officers are investigating a non-stop collision in Cheltenham where an elderly lady was knocked over.

At around 3.20pm on Friday 8 January, a parking attendant was issuing a ticket to a vehicle parked outside WH Smiths on the High Street.

To avoid receiving the ticket, the driver of the brown Volkswagen jumped into his car and drove off, knocking over the woman who was crossing the road.

The vehicle carried on driving and did not stop at the scene.

Police are keen to speak to some witnesses who came forward to help.


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Temporary reprieve from execution for Lindsay Sandiford

Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in 2013 after being found guilty of smuggling over £1 million worth of cocaine into Indonesia. Credit: PA

A grandmother from Cheltenham has been granted a reprieve from execution by an Indonesian firing squad, after the country announced a temporary halt in its use of the death sentence.

59-year-old Lindsay Sandiford is due to be executed after she was convicted of trying to smuggle 3.8kg of cocaine into Bali in 2012.

Indonesia's Chief Security Minister Luhut Panjaitan told a new conference the country would temporarily stop all executions.

Indonesia has some of the toughest drug laws in the world. This year it has executed 14 people by firing squad.

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