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Five lucky to survive 4x4 crash that crushed traffic lights

Five people have survived a serious crash in Leamington Spa town centre last night, after a 4x4 rolled over and demolished a set of traffic lights.

The second car involved in the crash Credit: WMAS

The crash happened at the junction of Warwick Street and the Parade at around 9.50pm.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service say all involved were "extremely lucky" not to have suffered more serious injuries.

WMAS were not able to release a photograph of the 4x4 Credit: WMAS

Crews arrived to find a car and a 4x4 type vehicle that had been in a serious crash. Due to the crash the 4x4 vehicle had rolled over and demolished a set of traffic lights.

Fortunately, the three occupants of the 4x4 vehicle, and the two occupants of the car, all suffered no serious injuries and were checked over by ambulance crews before being discharged at the scene.

Travelling in the 4x4 were three men in their 20’s, and in the car and man in his early 20’s and a woman in her late teens.

Considering the location of the crash it is extremely fortunate that neither the occupants of the vehicles or any pedestrians suffered more serious injuries.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Search for man who fell from a bridge in Leamington Spa

Specialist search teams have spent today looking for a man believed to have fallen into the River Leam.

Bridge and River Leam in Leamington Spa Credit: ITV News Central

The man was seen falling from the York Road foot bridge yesterday evening at around 9.30pm.

Police and fire services started a search and rescue operation which continued today.

Rescue services at the scene Credit: ITV News Central

Runaway driver caused two crashes in one night

Police are hunting a runaway driver who caused two Leamington road accidents on Friday night Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are hunting a runaway driver who caused two Leamington road accidents in one night.

The first crash happened at 10.30pm on Friday, when the black Peugeot 307 left the Shakespeare Inn and then smashed into a parked black Honda on Mill Street in Harbury.

The collision forced the Honda into the wall of a residential home on the street, significantly damaging the car and the building.

The car left in the direction of Southam before crashing into a ditch on the Bascote crossroads on the A425. The driver, a man, was seen leaving the scene on foot.

Midlands clinic to offer pioneering new eye operation

A pioneering new eye operation to reverse vision problems could banish reading glasses to the history book.

The Space Healthcare clinic in Leamington Spa is the first place in the UK to offer the procedure, known as Raindrop corneal inlay, after it was developed in America.

Reading glasses could be a thing of the past thanks to a new operation Credit: PA

It involves a tiny implant, no bigger than a pinhead, which sits inside the cornea and increases its curvature, allowing the eye to focus properly again.

It's designed to tackle presbyopia - a condition which affects people's ability to switch focus between near and distant objects, especially in old age.


Police seek witnesses to sexual assault

Police are seeking witnesses to a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Leamington Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are seeking witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a Leamington bus stop.

The teenager was waiting outside 'Savers' on Leamington Parade at 3.30pm on August 20.

She was approached by a man in his 60s or 70s who sat next to her and began 'whispering in her ear' before touching her inappropriately.

The victim then stood up and got on the number 67 bus, and the man followed her on board. He got off at a stop on Campion Hill, and walked down Leicester Street.

Exceptionally clear CCTV pictures released after assault at train station

British Transport Police CCTV Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released these pictures of people they would like to speak to following an assault at Leamington Spa railway station.

A 25-year-old man from Southam was chased and assaulted by two men as he walked back to the station with a friend in the early hours of Sunday 24 May.

Police think these men will be able to help with their inquiries. Credit: British Transport Police

Police think these men will be able to help with their inquiries.

Man jailed for life for Leamington pensioner murder

Scott Melville must serve a minimum of 26 years in prison Credit: Warwickshire Police

A man who murdered a Leamington pensioner has been jailed for life with a minimum of 26 years.

91-year-old Sydney Pavier was attacked at his home in Gordon Street in September last year and died as a result of his injuries six weeks later.

Sydney had served in the army and worked as a carpenter Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police say they do not know why Scott Melville, 39, of no fixed address, broke into Mr Pavier's home.

DCI James Essex from Warwickshire Police said:

“Sydney was found badly beaten, lying unconscious on his bed, when relatives called to see him on the morning of 16 September last year.

"The door had been kicked in and the house ransacked.

“Despite his horrendous injuries, Sydney battled to live, but more than a month later on the 28th October he sadly lost his fight for life.”

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