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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.


Tributes left for man who died after collision at Jaguar Land Rover

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The victim of a tragic accident at Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant has been named locally as 23 year-old Kieren Rowe from Tamworth.

The father of a three year old girl, died on Monday afternoon after colliding with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road within the factory complex.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them urgently following the accident in Damson Lane at around 4.40pm.

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The mother of his daughter, Stacey Gilbert, said on Facebook: “Today my little girl lost her daddy. “He was the best person I could have asked for as a dad. “We grew up together and he was my best friend..."

The Birmingham City University Criminology student, added: “He was a pain in the arse but one of the most caring people I’d ever met.

“His life will live on in her. Kieren Rowe. Love you always and I will look after your baby.”

Kieren was pronounced dead at the scene after an ambulance and Midlands Air Ambulance were despatched.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it was ‘aware of the incident’ and assisting the police with their investigation.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision

Man taken to hospital following motorbike and car collision Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 26 year-old man was taken to hospital by air ambulance yesterday (28 September) evening following a collision between a motorbike and a car.

The incident happened outside Stonydelph Lane in Wilnecote, Tamworth at around 5.15pm.

Two ambulances, a community paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill were sent to the scene.

The motorcyclist sustained serious leg injuries and pelvic pain in the collision. The driver of the car, a 25-year-old woman was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Good Hope Hospital.

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Weekend Picks: Food Gusto Festival

Food Gusto Festival: Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept (Castle Pleasure Grounds, Tamworth)

Food Gusto Tamworth Festival Credit: Food Gusto Tamworth Festival

The annual Food Gusto Tamworth Festival will take place across two days this weekend. Visitors can enjoy live music, cookery demonstrations and a range of local produce from the area.

There will also be locally brewed beers and local English wines in the beer tent.

For times, prices and more information visit:


Two bailed over death of boy, five, at water park

Two people arrested after the death of a five-year-old boy at a water park in Leicestershire have been bailed.

Two people arrested after the death of a five-year-old boy at a water park have been bailed Credit: Google Street View

The pair, believed to be his mother and stepfather, were held after the child named locally as Charlie Dunn, died in hospital following the incident at Bosworth Water Park.

It has been claimed an 11-year-old boy pulled him out of the lagoon, having discovered his lifeless body at around 3.50pm on Saturday.

The five-year-old has been named locally as Charlie Dunn Credit: SWNS

We would continue to ask people not to speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations.

– Leicestershire Police

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: "Our investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing. The two people arrested in connection with the incident and have now been released on police bail pending further enquiries."

"We would continue to ask people not to speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations."

Eyewitnesses took to social media to describe what they saw - posting on Facebook, Sheena Thomas said: "My 11-year-old nephew pulled this lil boy from the water after feeling his hair whilst searching for his goggles he had lost."

The outdoor attraction near Market Bosworth and Nuneaton includes 50 acres of parkland and 20 acres of lakes and lagoons for boating, fishing and sailing,according to its website.

"From all of the staff at Bosworth Water Park, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by this tragic loss of life."

– Bosworth Water Park

Sharon Robinson commented on a post by the water park, saying: "Would like to thank everyone involving in trying to help the emergency services and a big thank you to Walgrave Hospital for the help and support.

"I am a family member it was my grandson please do not speculate as no one really knows what happened, but it is a very sad time for us all and a very sad loss of such a young life."

Witness Raegan Birley said on the social media site: "We were quite near and were totally shaken seeing this happen.

"To everyone that helped, you worked so so hard, it must be devastating to see this news.

"To this little boy's family I am so so sorry. Things can change in seconds and this must be horrific for any family to go through."

Penny Broughton said: "I was helping today with the CPR and it truly was (the) most heartbreaking thing I've done."

Melanie Allen posted: "Saw this horrible tragedy yesterday and will never get those images out of my head."

Officers have asked that anyone who witnessed the incident or those who have footage at the park around the blue lagoon beach to call 101, quoting incident 440 of July 23.

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