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Two bailed over death of boy, five, at water park

Two people arrested after the death of a five-year-old boy at a water park in Leicestershire have been bailed.

Two people arrested after the death of a five-year-old boy at a water park have been bailed Credit: Google Street View

The pair, believed to be his mother and stepfather, were held after the child named locally as Charlie Dunn, died in hospital following the incident at Bosworth Water Park.

It has been claimed an 11-year-old boy pulled him out of the lagoon, having discovered his lifeless body at around 3.50pm on Saturday.

The five-year-old has been named locally as Charlie Dunn Credit: SWNS

We would continue to ask people not to speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations.

– Leicestershire Police

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: "Our investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing. The two people arrested in connection with the incident and have now been released on police bail pending further enquiries."

"We would continue to ask people not to speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations."

Eyewitnesses took to social media to describe what they saw - posting on Facebook, Sheena Thomas said: "My 11-year-old nephew pulled this lil boy from the water after feeling his hair whilst searching for his goggles he had lost."

The outdoor attraction near Market Bosworth and Nuneaton includes 50 acres of parkland and 20 acres of lakes and lagoons for boating, fishing and sailing,according to its website.

"From all of the staff at Bosworth Water Park, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by this tragic loss of life."

– Bosworth Water Park

Sharon Robinson commented on a post by the water park, saying: "Would like to thank everyone involving in trying to help the emergency services and a big thank you to Walgrave Hospital for the help and support.

"I am a family member it was my grandson please do not speculate as no one really knows what happened, but it is a very sad time for us all and a very sad loss of such a young life."

Witness Raegan Birley said on the social media site: "We were quite near and were totally shaken seeing this happen.

"To everyone that helped, you worked so so hard, it must be devastating to see this news.

"To this little boy's family I am so so sorry. Things can change in seconds and this must be horrific for any family to go through."

Penny Broughton said: "I was helping today with the CPR and it truly was (the) most heartbreaking thing I've done."

Melanie Allen posted: "Saw this horrible tragedy yesterday and will never get those images out of my head."

Officers have asked that anyone who witnessed the incident or those who have footage at the park around the blue lagoon beach to call 101, quoting incident 440 of July 23.


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Weekend Picks: Belgrade Mela

The Belgrade Mela: Sat 23rd July (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)

Visitors can watch traditional South Asian dancing at the event Credit: Nicola Young

Coventry’s annual, one-day South Asian Arts Festival takes place this Saturday.

Showcasing the city’s South Asian arts, artists and arts organisations, the Belgrade Mela will see representatives come together to provide a platform for emerging South Asian talent.

A range of workshops will be held throughout the day including: An Introduction to Yoga, Learn Bollywood Dancing, An Introduction to Bharatanatyam Dancing, Learn to play the Dhol and Classical South Asian Instruments.

“The Belgrade Mela is very much a community-wide event in which all south Asian religions, cultures and communities can come together as one to enjoy their culture.

By choosing to hold the Mela at one of the city’s premiere arts venues – rather than outdoors which is the traditional setting for celebrations of this type – we hope to encourage better access to the theatre amongst Coventry’s South Asian communities.”

– Nasreen Akhtar Khan, Mela Artistic Director.

For opening times and more information visit:

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Weekend Picks: The Big Read

The Big Read: Sat 16th July - 13th September (Birmingham)

The Big Read book bench trail will run until 13th September Credit: Wild in Art

Over 170 BookBench sculptures, decorated by young people in the West Midlands as part of The Big Read, a unique arts project to promote literacy development, will be on public display in Birmingham.

There is also a whole host of literary-themed events and activities taking place around the displays to spark everybody’s interest in reading and writing.

Locations for the summer-long BookBench displays are widespread: Birmingham city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods, Solihull, Walsall, Sandwell and Coventry, with venues including Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Library of Birmingham, Grand Central, Waterstones, Foyles,Sarehole Mill, The Core and Coventry Central Library

Every decorated BookBench tells a special story and, together with a jam-packed summer of book-themed events and activities, we hope The Big Read encourages all generations to rekindle their passion for reading and writing.”

– Ben Reed, Development Director at Wild in Art

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Six charged over drugs network in Coventry

The men are charged with conspiracy to supply drugs Credit: PA

Six men have been charged with running a cocaine and ecstasy supply network across Coventry.

It followed a series of West Midlands Police raids across the city on July 13.

The men aged between 19 and 32-years-old have all been charged with conspiracy to supply drugs. They are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court later today.

Brothers Samuel and Elijah Enenche-John, plus 28-year-old Dahiru Barka were all arrested from an address in Humber Avenue.

Three others are suspected of selling cocaine and ecstasy, primarily in the Foleshill area of Coventry, are Haroon Tasharat, 32, from Dunbar Avenue, Mahmud Ali, 23, from St Georges Road, and Saif Mohammed Iqbal, 23, from Ransom Road.


Delays of up to an hour on trains between Birmingham International and Coventry

There are delays of up to one hour on London Midland trains between Birmingham International and Coventry and cancellations due to a faulty train.

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Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.

Trains are unable to run on some of the lines. Also affecting Virgin Trains West Coast and CrossCountry services.

Fire crews attending to 'severe' kitchen fire in Coventry

Three fire crews have been dealing with a 'severe' kitchen fire in Coventry this morning:

Credit: Foleshill Fire

West Midlands Fire Service have warned against the hazards of smoke inhalation as one person was taken to hospital:

Credit: Foleshill Fire
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