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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.

Inquests into deaths of father and sons opened and adjourned

Inquests into deaths of father and sons opened and adjourned Credit: Family Photograph

The inquests into the deaths of a father and his two sons from Hinckley have been opened and adjourned.

The bodies of 43-year-old David Stokes, and his sons five-year-old Matthew and his 11-year brother Adam, were found on Wednesday morning (2 November).

Our reporter Stacey Foster was in court:

£3000 mark smashed in fundraising for two dead boys found in Hinckley

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More than £3000 has been raised in less than a week in memory of two boys found dead at a house in Hinckley earlier this week, along with their father.

Richard Spalding set up the fundraising web site page on behalf of his son, who was the best friend of Adam Stokes, the older of the two boys.

People have donated
Raised over the last few days

Police were called to a house in Hinckley on Tuesday evening after reports of a disturbance.

After several hours of negotiations they entered the house and found the bodies of Adam and Matthew Stokes along with their father David. A woman is in a stable condition in hospital.

It's thought the money will go towards a community memorial - possibly a playground, and to support the family.

Read more: Three bodies found at a house in Hinckley

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