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BREAKING: Man arrested following fake train bomb scare

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A man has been arrested at Hinckley station in Leicestershire following a security alert this afternoon.

Officers say they attended the scene following reports of a security alert on board a train at around 13:30.

As a precaution, the train was evacuated whilst enquiries were made and a suspicious item which was on board the train was examined and found not to be suspicious.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of communicating false information alleging the presence of a bomb.

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A5 near Hinckley closed after lorry hits bridge

The A5 has been closed completely in both directions between Nutts Lane and Dodwells Roundabout as emergency services deal with a lorry stuck under a bridge.

Commuters have been tweeting photos of the scene, including this photo of the A5 shut both ways by the railway bridge.

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Train delays through Hinckley after truck hits bridge

There are currently delays on trains going between Birmingham and Leicester after a truck hit a bridge on the A5 in Hinckley. Fire services are on the scene and police are directing traffic.

Man identified from CCTV image of Hinckley defibrillator damage

The £13,000 defibrillator was found destroyed after it was taken from a paramedic in Hinckley. Credit: East Midlands Ambulance Service

Police have identified the person in CCTV images in connection to a defibrillator that was stolen and damaged in Hinckley.

The defibrillator was taken from a paramedic as he treated a patient on Regent Street on 4th December.

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