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Police search for 27-year-old man last seen in Corby

Can you help the police locate missing man Tom Roe? Credit: Leicestershire Police

Tom Roe, 27-years-old from Uppingham in Rutland, has been reported missing by his family.

He was last seen in Corby, Northamptonshire at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st July and was reported missing by a family member the next day.

Tom is described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build. He is clean shaven and has short brown hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white shirt, possibly checked or striped and a blue light weight waterproof jacket.


Sir David Attenborough opens £1.1m Rutland centre

Sir David Attenborough opening the Rutland training centre Credit: ITV News Central

A new multi-million pound volunteer training centre in Rutland has been officially unveiled by Sir David Attenborough today.

The centre cost £1.1 million Credit: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

The centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve cost £1.1 million and will train volunteers in conservation.

Volunteers already lend more than 35,000 hours of their time supporting the reserve.

We hope that the new centre will serve as the hub of an active, supportive community in which volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can participate and make a real difference to our natural heritage, to their lives and to Rutland Water and other nature reserves in the area.

The centre will deliver an exciting and innovative range of learning opportunities, from dry-stone walling and hedge-laying, to bird ringing and wildlife recording.

– Simon Bentley, Director of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Riot in Rutland prison leaves officer injured

Police outside HMP Ashwell near Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire as specialist officers deal with a disturbance inside the prison. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A prison officer has been hurt after a riot broke out in Rutland.

The brawl involved around 60 prisoners who assaulted the officer in what is being described as a "serious incident of indiscipline", according to a Prison Service spokeswoman.

Police and fire crews were called in after small blazes were lit during the disturbance.

The officer who was assaulted was treated in hospital and discharged on Sunday night, while four prisoners were taken to hospital and two officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Order was not restored in the prison until specially-trained officers intervened.

Around 30 inmates have been transferred to other prisons.

This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and can spend significantly longer behind bars. Those suspected of being actively involved in this incident have already been moved to higher security prisons."

– A Prison Service spokeswoman


Stop smoking service opens in Leicestershire and Rutland

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit Credit: PA Wire

A new service to help people stop smoking has been launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit, in order to improve their health.

Commissioned by Leicestershire County Council, the free service is easily accessible through the internet and public venues such as pharmacies, GP surgeries, dentists and hospitals.

Driver killed in two-lorry crash named by police

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, was one of the lorry drivers involved in the incident in Little Casterton on Monday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing and officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the lorries beforehand to call DC Kath Orr on 101.

Police name driver killed in two-lorry crash in Rutland

Police investigating a collision between two HGVs in Rutland have named the lorry driver who was killed.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, died in hospital after the accident which happened in Ryhall Road, Little Casterton, at the junction with Salters Lane, at around 3.40pm on Monday.

The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Ryhall Road was closed for several hours for investigations after the accident.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Credit: PA
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