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Man suffers cardiac arrest on Herefordshire golf course

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course in Wormsley, Herefordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the golf club around 10am, where a golfer had been taken ill on the tenth hole.

Two ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

There was a defibrillator in the clubhouse which someone went to get and club members performed CPR while ambulance crews were en-route.

When crews arrived, they continued attempts to try to resuscitate him but despite all those best efforts of everyone involved, he was confirmed dead at the scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

'Political speed dating' to get young people into politics

A charity based in Hereford are staging 'political speed dating' today to help get young people involved in politics.

The charity say they feel local young people weren't being addressed or informed in the run up to the election Credit: ITV News Central

The Hope charity is run by young people to support others when a close family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

But their Youth Management Group say they are active in a number of areas of social engagement, so it has arranged the event to allow younger people in Herefordshire. to directly engage with political parties.

MPs from all the main parties were invited to attend, and the charity say all have accepted.

It is being held this afternoon at Hereford College of Arts, with young people from several schools and colleges across the county attending.


Midlands servicemen who died in Afghanistan to be honoured at memorial service

Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan Credit: Ministry of Defence

The family of two Midlands servicemen who died in combat in Afghanistan are due to attend a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral later to mark the end of military operations there.

Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan from Leicester was killed in a helicopter crash in April last year, alongside Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas from Hereford.

Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas Credit: Ministry of Defence
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Celtic Manor resort 'deeply saddened' by man's death

The Celtic Manor Resort is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatal accident took place on its Twenty Ten Course at around 7.50am on Tuesday 3rd March.

The incident is subject to an ongoing investigation which the Celtic Manor Resort is co-operating with fully.

The Resort is unable to comment further at this stage. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

– Celtic Manor

Gwent Police and a health & safety team from Newport City Council are investigating the incident.

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Man dies after Celtic Manor golf course incident

Gwent Police have confirmed a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle went into a lake on a golf course at the Celtic Manor resort this morning.

The man, from the Ross-on-Wye area, was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in a critical condition this morning after an agricultural spraying vehicle that he was in went into the water.

The man's vehicle went into a lake on the Twenty Ten course Credit: PA

Police say a 46-year-old man, also from the Ross-on-Wye area, who was also in the vehicle was taken to the hospital remains in hospital.

He is being treated for minor injuries.


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Celtic Manor incident involved vehicle rolling into lake

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service say they were called to the Celtic Manor after reports of "a small agricultural sprayer" that had rolled into a lake.

An aerial view of the Celtic Manor resort Credit: PA

A man was released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire crews, and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Human rights organisation welcomes Harris sentence

International Justice Mission, the human rights organisation which helped bring Simon Harris to justice, has praised both British and Kenyan police, after the ex-teacher from Herefordshire was sentenced to 17 years and four months for the abuse of Kenyan street children.

The organisation said the case showed that international borders should present no barrier to the prosecution of paedophiles like Harris.

Hannah Flint told ITV News the charity is "delighted" that many more children are protected from ever coming across Simon Harris.

Meanwhile Kelvin Lay, from the National Crime Agency, said the length of his sentence "reflects the crimes that Simon Harris has committed".

Report: The background to the trial of Simon Harris

A former teacher from Herefordshire has been sentenced to 17 years and four months in prison after being found guilty of abusing young boys in Kenya.

Simon Harris has been jailed for 17 years for abusing vulnerable Kenyan children Credit: West Mercia Police

In December, 55-year-old Simon Harris, from Pudleston near Leominster, was convicted of indecent and sexual assault on youngsters, and possessing indecent images of children.

Jailing Harris, the judge told the University of Southampton classics graduate he would serve half his sentence on licence and also handed him a life-long sexual offences prevention order.

Nancy Cole reports on the background to the case:

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