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Police search for missing Brandon Jones

Police are seeking the whereabouts of Brandon Jones, who has gone missing in Stroud.

Brandon Jones is missing. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Brandon,18, was last seen at his supported housing accommodation in central Stroud on 27July at about 08.50 am. His mobile phone was found near the Council Offices in Ebley.

Brandon is white, about 5' 7'' tall, with green eyes, medium build, pale complexion, short black hair, and clean shaven. He has a scar on the left side of his neck and a spider tattoo on his neck.

Brandon may have difficulty communicating with people.

Police are concerned for his welfare and would urge Brandon or anyone who has seen him to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 353 of 28 July.


24-year-old man dies in A45 car crash

A man who died as a result of a collision on the A45 on Sunday 26 July has been named as 24-year-old Ashley James Foley from Rugby.

24-year-old Ashley James Foley died on 26 July. Credit: Warwickshire Police

Ashley suffered fatal injuries after his vehicle collided with a tree on the A45.

The incident occurred at around 12:45pm on Sunday 26 July.

Family and friends of Ashley are devastated by his loss and kindly request their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Investigating officers would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information which could help with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident number 212 of Sunday 26th July.


Girl's body found in Australia is not Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 aged three Credit: PA

Police have confirmed that a little girl's body found in a suitcase in Australia is not the body of missing Madeleine McCann.

It has been confirmed that she had been "totally excluded" as a potential victim along with 42 other missing children.

The decomposed body is that of a fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed at another location in at least 2007.

Blonde Madeleine was three years old when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007.

I can confirm that Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim and UK police have been advised."

– South Australia Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray

Fellow soldiers to pay respects to first Briton killed fighting against Islamic state

Crowds waiting for the return of the soldier's body earlier this year. Credit: Chris Kiddey

Three men who fought against ISIS in Syria alongside a Nottinghamshire based man are coming to a cemetery in the city to pay their respects.

Konstandinos Scurfield was a British ex-Royal Marine, who was killed earlier this year.

His mother has launched her own awareness campaign, which includes documenting the death of every single person killed by ISIS.

She says that the "thought that British-born people are going out to fight for ISIS, killing innocent people and then coming back to this country is sickening".

The body of Konstandinos Erik Scurfield was brought home in March earlier this year.

He has been hailed a "hero" by the Kurdish community in Britain.

Disruptions expected in Leicestershire this weekend due to Caribbean Carnival

Police are reminding motorists and shoppers that there will be disruption on the roads around the city centre this Saturday (August 1 2015) during the Caribbean Carnival.

The Caribbean Carnival in Leicestershire. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Approximately 80,000 people are expected to join the celebrations along the parade route.

There will be three music stages plus a variety of art, craft and food stalls from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, children's village and funfair.

The official opening ceremony begins at 12.30pm followed by the street carnival. The procession will set off from Victoria Park, travel down London Road and Charles Street before returning to the park via Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street and London Road arriving back at the park at about 4.30pm. The carnival ends at 8pm.

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