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Trampoline blown onto train power cables as strong winds sweep region

Credit: Coventry Telegraph.

Train services have been affected between Nuneaton and Atherstone this afternoon after a trampoline blew on to the rail line power cables following strong winds.

There was also disruption to the road network due to fallen trees, the A6 was blocked due to a fallen tree at Vernon Green.

Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes and the disruption on the line is expected to last until 1.30pm.

Have you witnessed the effects of the high winds? email us your pictures at centralweb@itv.com or send them via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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TRAINS: LONDON MIDLAND - COVENTRY - NUNEATON

Replacement bus services are running between Coventry and Nuneaton due to a faulty train.

London Midland services are currently unable to run on the line between the stations.

Disruption is expected to continue this morning until 8:15am.

TRAINS: LONDON MIDLAND SERVICES DELAYED DUE TO TRESPASSER

TRAINS: LONDON MIDLAND SERVICES DELAYED DUE TO TRESPASSER Credit: PA

There are delays of up to one hour on London Midland trains between Tamworth and Nuneaton due to a trespasser at Atherstone.

It is also affecting Virgin West Coast trains.

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Thief avoids jail after stealing wallet and phone from fatally injured man

Morgan Hehir was stabbed to death in Nuneaton last Halloween

A thief stole a wallet and mobile phone from a man who had been fatally attacked on Halloween, police said.

Miroslav Holan, of Oak Lane, Bradford, avoided jail after pleading guilty to taking the items from 20-year-old Morgan Hehir in Nuneaton.

The 23-year-old took the items at around 9.15pm, shortly after Mr Hehir was attacked at Pool Bank Recreational Park.

He died in hospital overnight. Separate court proceedings in connection with the death are under way, police said.

Holan was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, reduced to 12 weeks suspended for 12 months with a condition that he attends 35 days of rehabilitation activities. Police said he was also ordered to pay £135 in costs and a surcharge of £80 after appearing at Warwickshire Magistrates' Court.

This individual took advantage of a man who has been fatally injured in order to steal his phone and wallet. This act has caused further distress to Morgan's family, particularly as Morgan's phone would have contained irreplaceable photographs and memories. These items were never recovered."

– Detective Sergeant Andy Denny
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