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2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Northamptonshire border

The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland Credit: PA

People in Corby and Peterborough may have felt some tremors last night - It's down to an earthquake centred just across the Northamptonshire border in Oakham.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8.

Oakham Credit: ITV Anglia

The epicentre has not yet been confirmed but the British Geological Survey has reported that it was felt at approximately 22.40 yesterday evening.

It is the second time this year that tremors have been felt in Rutland. In January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded in the county.

Police appeal to find missing 81-year old man

Ashton Baines Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police in Leicestershire are appealing for help to find a missing man from Oakham.

Ashton Baines who's 81 and from Manton now hasn't been seen for nearly 48 hours. He has Alzheimer's and other medical conditions, and officers say they're growing concerned for his welfare.

Police have been carrying out extensive ground and CCTV searches. Mr Baines was last seen around 6pm on Tuesday 4th August at his residential home.

He is described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 10ins tall with grey receding hair. He is believed to be wearing a black fleece, dark blue shirt, green trousers and brown shoes.

“The more time that passes without us hearing from Ashton the more concerned we become.

We don’t believe he has any money with him so would be unable to travel too far, however, he is a fast walker and may have travelled some distance from where he lives.

His family are obviously extremely concerned and are desperate to find him.

Please, if you are out and about keep an eye out for Ashton. He is extremely vulnerable. Contact us on 999 straight away if you see him. It is imperative that we get there as soon as possible and give him the support he needs.”

– Sergeant James Cross, Missing Person team


Appeal launched following death of teenage girls in crash

A witness appeal has been launched following the deaths of two teenage girls in a crash with a bus.

A witness appeals has been launched following the teenager's deaths Credit: Instagram

A blue Peugeot 206 was involved in the accident with a single decker bus at 1.25pm on Friday on Empingham Lane near Tickencote.

Anna and Anastasia, who were both boarders at Oakham School, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police appeal for witness of fatal Rutland road crash

Police are appealing for witness after two teenage girls died when their car crashed into a bus in Rutland.

The crash happened at 1.25pm yesterday lunchtime on Empingham Lane near Tickencote, and involved a blue Peugeot 206 and a single decker bus.

The 17 and an 18-year-olds were both pronounced dead at the scene. ITV News Central understands they were both boarding students at private Oakham School.

The driver and eight passengers in the bus received superficial injuries.

Officers from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Detective Constable Pete Davies said:

“The car was travelling along Empingham Lane towards Empingham and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tickencote when the collision occurred.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to contact us."

– Detective Constable Pete Davies

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the 101 number.

Two teenage girls die in horror car crash with bus

Map showing the location of the crash near Empingham yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

A fatal crash involving a car and a bus in Rutland killed two teenage girls who were studying at Oakham School ITV News Central has learned.

The crash happened on Empingham Lane near Tickencote at 1.25pm yesterday lunchtime.

Sources have told ITV News the two girls in their final year at Oakham School both died instantly. They were boarders at the independent school, which teaches around 1000 students between the ages of 10 and 18.

Leicestershire Police have refused to comment on the incident, but a Twitter account run by Oakham Police did Tweet about the incident yesterday, describing it as a 'tough shift' for those officers involved.

A spokesperson for Oakham School has told ITV News Central the force has advised them not to release any information.

However a source told ITV News Central that a service was held for those in the boarding school last night, and a fundraising dinner planned for this evening has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

The spokeswoman did describe the incident as an:

Incredibly sad time for our community

– Oakham School spokesperson

One parent paid tribute to those killed on Twitter, describing the crash as 'utterly devastating'. They also sent their prayers for the parents of the two girls who died.

A number of people who were on the bus received minor injuries.

Empingham Lane near Rutland Water was closed yesterday, but has now reopened.

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