Police are investigating the rape of a woman in Leamington Spa yesterday.
It happened between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Riverside Walk, close to the River Leam off Newbold Terrace East.
The 19-year-old woman was approached by a man who gave his name as 'Tom' or 'Thomas' and who physically and sexually assaulted her.
The rapist is described as a white man, over 5”3 tall, of medium build, in his mid to late 20s, with dark brown hair. He had a pale spotty complexion, bushy eyebrows and was clean shaven. He spoke with a local accent and was smoking a cigarette when he approached the victim.
At the time of the rape he was wearing dark blue jeans, a grey top with long sleeves and a black jacket.
“This was a very serious and frightening attack by a stranger. We are doing all we can to trace the suspect."
Network Rail has released a timelapse video showing their progress in repairing the line from Leamington Spa to Banbury.
It has been closed since 31 January, when a 350,000 tonne landslip happened near Harbury, a few miles south of Leamington Spa.
The line reopened today, three weeks ahead of schedule, as Wesley Smith reports.
The railway line between Leamington Spa and Banbury is due to reopen today - three weeks earlier than originally expected.
It has been closed since 31 January following a 350,000 tonne landslip near Harbury, a few miles south of Leamington Spa.
The key route between Birmingham and London Marylebone is used by 130 passenger and freight trains a day.
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 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.
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.
A 350,000 tonne landslip in the Harbury area between Leamington Spa and Banbury yesterday is affecting both train services.Read the full story ›
Specialist search teams have spent today looking for a man believed to have fallen into the River Leam.
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.
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.
A445 Leamington Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to accident, car and a motorbike involved between Paget's Lane and A423 Oxford Road.
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.
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 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.