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Double Olympic champion inspires students

Double gold-medal-winning Olympic champion Max Whitlock was at Loughborough University today for the start of the National School Games.

Double Olympic Champions Max Whitlock (right) with our East Midlands Correspondent Phil Brewster. Credit: ITV News Central

The gymnast was there to showcase his skills on the floor and the pummel-horse to inspire the next generation of Team GB Olympians.



Man due in court after a police officer was hit by van

A 34-year-old man from Leicester has been charged with a number of offences after a police officer was injured in Loughborough at the weekend.

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Mark Courtney Johnson, from Armadale Drive in Leicester, has been charged with Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm, dangerous driving causing injury, driving whilst disqualified and two counts of robbery.

He is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today.

The charge relates to an incident on August 14 during which a yellow Ford Transit flatbed vehicle hit a police officer in Allendale Road at the junction with Hillcrest Drive.

The male officer was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and is in a "stable condition".

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