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Grieving daughter wants extra funding into brain cancer research

A woman whose mother died from a brain tumour has gone to Westminster to try to persuade MPs to allocate more money for research into the condition.

Breast cancer and leukaemia get around £30m a year from the government, but brain cancer gets only £3m - despite it being the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40.

Clare Davis from Nuneaton is trying to convince MPs that brain tumour research should get the same amount of money as other cancers.


Man found dead in Warwickshire linked to hotel murder

Premier Inn in Bedford where woman's body was found Credit: ITV News Central

Police say they believe the man they found dead on a railway line in Nuneaton in Warwickshire yesterday was the partner of a woman who's body was found in a hotel room in Bedfordshire.

Police launched a murder inquiry after finding the woman's body in a premier inn in Bedford. She was believed to be in her forties.

Officers have said they are now not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Teenage boy sexually assaulted in Nuneaton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Nuneaton on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for information about the attack Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The boy was walking home on Manor Court Road on Sunday, 7 September, at around 9:30pm, when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.

The man grabbed him and then touched him in a sexually inappropriate manner. As the victim fled, the suspect ran off towards the Abbey Green Area.

Warwickshire police are looking for a white man, around 6’2’’ tall, of a muscular/average build, with very short or shaven hair. He was wearing a pale hooded top and black straight legged jeans.

Man already jailed for rape admits attacking second woman

Mark Anthony Harrison has already been jailed for an attack in 1992 Credit: Warwickshire Police

A man from Nuneaton who was given a 20 year jail sentence earlier this year for raping a mother in 1992, has admitted attacking another woman ten years later.

Mark Anthony Harrison appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and actual bodily harm.

They relate to an attack on a 26-year-old woman which he carried out as she walked along Manor Court Road in Nuneaton, on Saturday 24 August 2002.

The 43-year-old admitted all three charges and was returned to prison to await sentencing.

This is all about the courage and bravery shown by two women at the time of these horrific attacks and every day thereafter. I can not begin to understand what these strong women have had to deal with over the years.

– Detective Inspector Pete Hill, Warwickshire Police

Harrison was arrested in June 2013 for the attack in 1992 after a cold case investigation. Following that arrest, DNA was taken which also linked him to the most recent attack.

He appeared at Warwick Crown Court in December over the 1992 attack, where he denied rape and grievous bodily harm. But he was unanimously found guilty, and was handed a total of 20 years behind bars.

The jury were told a mother in her early 30s had gone out for the evening with friends on 7 February 1992, but headed home alone while others stayed out.

She went down Edward Street, where Harrison lived, and was attacked from behind.

As a result of the attack, her upper jaw was crushed and she also lost two teeth.

Woman 'seriously injured' in RTC in Nuneaton

A woman has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Nuneaton this afternoon.

The crash occurred on Ansley Road at around 4.50pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a serious collision. Both vehicles had suffered substantial damage.

The woman, believed to be in her late 40s, suffered "multiple serious injuries" and was trapped in the vehicle for around 50 minutes. Her injuries are considered to be "life threatening."

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