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MOTORWAY: M40 - SOUTHBOUND - OVERTURNED CARAVAN

Warwickshire Police's Operational Patrol Unit have shared a picture of an overturned caravan on the M40 between Junction 16 and Junction 15.

Traffic officers have removed the overturned caravan and managed to get another lane open but one lane is still closed to traffic and delays are building.

Revised plans for former Daw Mill Colliery revealed

Revised plans for turning the former Daw Mill Colliery in north Warwickshire into a 'low-density rail hub' have been revealed.

The site would be used by a company related to the rail industry to manufacture goods and then distribute them, using trains to carry products to and from the site.

Dawmill Colliery in 2012 before it closed Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Harworth Estates, the company planning to redevelop the site, revised their planning application after community groups, local residents and councillors expressed their views on the plans.

Changes to the planned development include:

  • Reducing the size of the overall built development by nearly two-thirds to 265,000 sq ft
  • Cutting the proposed amount of traffic to and from the site
  • Reducing the number of HGV movements to around 50 per day

Harworth is holding an open public consultation event on Tuesday 14 July from 5.00pm-8.00pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, where it will reveal plans in more detail.

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Woman says she was raped by suspected police impersonator

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted on a road near to Rugby at around 11.30pm on Friday 26 June.

The woman driver was travelling in the direction of Rugby on the B4453 Credit: PA

The woman driver was travelling in the direction of Rugby on the B4453, when a black Audi A4 with a '59' registration plate indicated her to pull over.

A man got out of the Audi and then raped the woman who is in her 30s.

A full investigation has launched and initial lines of inquiry suggest that this man was not a police officer.

We appreciate the alarm that this may cause to both drivers and people living in the Warwickshire area, however our initial lines of inquiry suggest that this man is not a police officer."

– Detective Inspector Neil Candelent

Anyone who was in the area at this time or who may have seen a vehicle being stopped by a black Audi, should contact police immediately on 101 quoting reference 508 of 26 June.

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the B4455 Fosseway, between Harwoods House and Moreton Morrell at around 2pm on Saturday 27th June.

A black motorcycle was travelling south after overtaking a blue Ford Mondeo, where it then crashed into a a blue and orange KTM motorcycle, which was travelling in the opposite direction. The rider of the triumph, a 66-year-old man from Rugby, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call 101, quoting incident 214 of 27th June.

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Four adults and a child injured in Warwickshire car crash

Four adults and a child who were travelling in the same car were taken to hospital. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Four adults and a child who were travelling in the same car were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Blyth Road at just before 8am this morning.

Two cars had been involved in a collision with the male driver of the family car, believed to be in his forties, treated for minor injuries.

The second passenger, a woman also in her forties, was treated for back pain whilst a child, aged 9, had back and leg injuries.

A second woman in her sixties, sustained abdominal and leg pain.

Whilst a further female in her twenties was trapped in the rear of the car, and was later treated for back and leg injuries.

Cyclist dies in road traffic collision in Warwickshire

A cyclist has died in a road traffic collision with a car. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A cyclist has died in a road traffic collision with a car near Kenilworth, Warwickshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident on Honiley Road just after 10.30am.

Despite the CPR efforts of an off duty police officer, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man who was confirmed dead at the scene.

The male car driver was assessed at the scene and later discharged.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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