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Man pleads not guilty after alleged Leamington Sikh temple incident

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A man has pleaded not guilty to religiously aggravated assault after an alleged incident at a Sikh temple in Leamington in September.

Gursharan Singh, 33, of Coventry is charged with racially/religiously aggravated common assault after a Warwickshire Police investigation.

Singh pleaded not guilty after appearing at court this afternoon and is to appear before Leamington Justice Centre on February 10th.

55 people were originally arrested after an alleged disturbance at the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Leamington Spa, in September, Gursharan Singh was one of 2 people charged.

Four and a half years prison for jewellery burglar

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A man from Derby has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison for a burglary that took place in Dunchurch near Rugby.

Ricky Lee Allen, aged 38 of Thurrows Way, Chellaston, appeared at Warwick Crown Court in relation to the offence.

The burglary took place at a home in Dunchurch, near Rugby, on 5 April last year and a quantity of jewellery and currency was stolen.

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M6 crash victims - driver identified

The driver of a vehicle in a crash on the M6 has been identified. Credit: Motorway cameras

A driver who died in a crash on the M6 Southbound this morning (January 9) has been identified as a man from the Coventry area by officers investigating the accident.

The passenger in the car was a female who has not yet been identified. Both people were declared dead at the scene after the single vehicle crash. Inspector Lucy Sewell from Warwickshire Police said:

"Following our initial enquiries we believe we have identified one of the occupants of the car and we are in the process of informing their family. While we are waiting formal identification, at this stage we believe the driver to be a man from the Coventry area. We are currently carrying out enquiries to identify the passenger."

– Inspector Lucy Sewell, Warwickshire Police

Vehicle fire closes M40 Southbound

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The M40 is closed Southbound and there is stationary traffic due to a vehicle fire between J13 A452 / B4100 (Bishop's Tachbrook) and J12 B4451 (Gaydon).

The congestion on the M40 is now to J15 A46 / A429 (Longbridge Island/Warwick).

The road has been blocked whilst the vehicle fire is being extinguished. The vehicle has come to rest in lanes two and three.

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