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Police appeal for missing teenager from Coventry

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a teenager who has gone missing in Coventry.

Charlotte Brown is missing Credit: West Midlands Police

Charlotte Brown was last seen just before 4pm at a relatives’ address in Sewell Highway on Friday 28 August.

The 16-year-old is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, medium build, long brown hair, blue eyes. She was last seen wearing white jeans, a black vest top, white plimsolls and a black leather jacket.

She was carrying a black handbag with a white pocket and a yellow shoulder bag.

“Charlotte has been missing before but she has now been gone for more than two days and we need to get her found as soon as possible.

“We would ask anyone who has seen Charlotte to call us on 101 and I would also appeal directly to Charlotte to get in touch and let us know she is safe and well."

– Inspector David Bailey, from Coventry Police

Information can be passed to Coventry Police on 101 or to the Missing People charity on 116 000.

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Man dies in Coventry flat fire

Credit: Michael Scott/Demotix/Press Association Images

Ambulance crews responded to reports of a serious fire at Wyken Court, Attoxhall Road, at around 17:20 last night.

The fire was burning inside one flat in the building.

Paramedics soon realised nothing could be done save a man in the flat who was pronounced dead at the scene.

'Spanish Plume' brings high temperatures and heavy rain to Midlands

High temperatures followed by heavy rain possible over the weekend Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.

As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.

Which areas will be affected?

Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.

What is a 'Spanish Plume'?

A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.

This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.

The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.

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