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Police appeal for missing Bedworth man

43-year-old Adrian Turner has been missing since Boxing Day Credit: Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police are growing increasingly concerned for the well-being of a missing 43-year-old man from Bedworth.

Adrian Turner has not been seen since 9:30am on Boxing Day at his home address on Silk Weavers Way.

He said he was going to Sainsbury's on Coventry Road in Exhall however Adrian was not picked up on CCTV at the store.

Adrian is described as white, 5'7" tall with short brown hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, grey t-shirt, and jeans.

He has links to the Birmingham area.

Adrian has been missing for some time and his family are concerned about him. We are following up a number of lines of enquiry to try and establish what has happened to Adrian.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who might have seen Adrian in Bedworth on Boxing Day, and I would appeal for Adrian or anyone who knows where he is to get in touch so we can establish that he is safe.

– Inspector Andy Reynolds

His family have said that is totally out of character for Adrian, and they are becoming more concerned for his safety and welfare.

If you have seen Adrian or have information on his whereabouts please call Warwickshire Police on 101.

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Police appeal after serious assault in Warwick

Detectives in Warwick are appealing for witnesses and information after an attack took place which left a 36-year-old man with part of his ear bitten off.

The assault happened at around 11pm yesterday evening at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, Warwick.

A disagreement began between two groups of men in the restaurant, which resulted in the physical altercation.

This man has been left with life changing injuries, in what was a savage and unprovoked attack.

We are keen to hear from anyone near the restaurant or in Market Square who can help our investigation in any way.

Presently the description we have of the offenders is that there are four men, two are described as white, in their mid 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of a stocky build. The third man is described as mixed race in his mid 30s and of average build and the fourth man is described as white, aged mid 30s to 40s, 6ft tall and of a large, stocky build.

– Detective Inspector Jon Belcher

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 854 Karen Rook on 101 quoting incident 333 of 26 December or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers UK

Watchdog clears former Northamptonshire Police boss of 'gross misconduct'

Martin Jelley has been cleared by the investigation Credit: PA

A former deputy chief constable at Northamptonshire Police has "no case to answer" for gross misconduct following an investigation, a police watchdog has found.

Martin Jelley, who is now chief constable at Warwickshire Police, had been under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) since March.

It followed a claim against Mr Jelley, during his time at Northamptonshire Police, of possible inappropriate conduct for a delay in referring a separate matter to the watchdog.

"Following a thorough investigation, we have found Chief Constable Martin Jelley has no case to answer for gross misconduct or misconduct."

– Rachel Cerfontyne, IPCC deputy chair,

The Commission wouldn't release further details of the investigation at this time due to a linked inquiry into possible misconduct by Northamptonshire Police deputy chief constable Andy Frost.

Earlier this year, the IPCC announced investigations into Mr Jelley and then assistant chief constable Mr Frost over claims in relation to an "internal professional standards matter".

The IPCC confirmed the investigation into possible misconduct by Mr Frost, who was promoted in the summer, is continuing.

Warwickshire Police appoints new Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley from Northamptonshire Police has been appointed as the new Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police.

DCC Jelley was named as Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball’s preferred candidate earlier this month.

He will take up his new post from 1st April 2015 for five years until 31st March 2020, and will replace the force’s current Chief Constable Andy Parker, who is taking retirement.

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Man still missing six weeks after wedding argument

Police are re-appealing for information six weeks after a man from Nottingham disappeared following an argument with family at a wedding.

Baljeev Johal was last seen on Sunday 5th October Credit: ITV News Central

Twenty-four-year-old Baljeev Johal has been missing since he left a party in Warwickshire in the early hours of Sunday 5th October.

He and his parents had been at a pre-wedding celebration in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, but when they went to leave shortly before midnight, Baljeev's father said there was a brief argument about who would drive home, and Baljeev walked off.

His disappearance has been described as 'completely out of character'.

Man jailed for life for Leamington pensioner murder

Scott Melville must serve a minimum of 26 years in prison Credit: Warwickshire Police

A man who murdered a Leamington pensioner has been jailed for life with a minimum of 26 years.

91-year-old Sydney Pavier was attacked at his home in Gordon Street in September last year and died as a result of his injuries six weeks later.

Sydney had served in the army and worked as a carpenter Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police say they do not know why Scott Melville, 39, of no fixed address, broke into Mr Pavier's home.

DCI James Essex from Warwickshire Police said:

“Sydney was found badly beaten, lying unconscious on his bed, when relatives called to see him on the morning of 16 September last year.

"The door had been kicked in and the house ransacked.

“Despite his horrendous injuries, Sydney battled to live, but more than a month later on the 28th October he sadly lost his fight for life.”

Three new puppies recruited to police forces

A fully grown Belgium Shepherd Malinois police dog Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Three puppies have been recruited to the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police forces, and they are about to start their training.

The Belgium Shepherd Malinois dogs named Echo, Delta and Luna are to be walked into towns and around bus stations, train stations and other bust places so they can get used to crowds and traffic.

The will also undergo obedience training, so as they grow bigger, they will learn basic police dog skills like tracking and barking on command.

29 men charged with violent disorder at football match

Warwickshire Police have charged 29 men with violent disorder Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Warwickshire Police have charged 29 men with violent disorder following a football match between Atherstone Town and Barrow AFC in October 2013.

Violence broke out at Atherstone's home ground - 'The Snake Pit' - on October 12th 2013, during an FA Cup 3rd round qualifying tie.

Following an investigation, Warwickshire Police made 34 arrests in total and along with the 29 arrested, four more accepted police cautions whilst another man was released without charge.

The men charged will appear before Lemaington Spa Magistrates Court on February 28th.

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