Boys spike teacher's coffee

Police were called to a primary school in Warwickshire after pupils spiked their teachers coffee with a bleach-like liquid, The Sun said.

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Paedophile jailed for abusing young boy and girl

Malcolm Blood
Malcolm Blood Credit: Warwickshire Police

A man has been jailed for 18 years for sexually abusing children.

Malcolm Blood of Willow Meer, Kenilworth in Warwickshire was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court where he was found guilty of 18 historic sex offences.

The 69-year-old targeted one girl and one boy between the ages of eight and fourteen between 1978 and 1981.

Investigator Peter Herring from Warwickshire Police’s Child Protection Unit investigated the case:

Blood systematically abused these children over a number of years, abusing a position of trust. It took many years for one of his victims to contact the police and from there we were able to identify the other person he abused. I hope this will encourage other victims to speak out."

Three arrested after student dies in Rugby

Three men have been arrested after a student was found dead in Rugby in Warwickshire.

The body of James Steen from Newcastle-upon-Tyne was discovered at a home in Wood Street shortly after 6am on Saturday (5 July).

The 23-year-old was a student at Newcastle University.

Three men from the local area, aged 31, 29 and 25 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

All three have been bailed until September.


Driver cut free from car after smashing into off-licence

A pensioner had to be cut free from her car after veering off the road and smashing into an off-licence in Warwick this afternoon.

Paramedics were called to Stratwicks Ltd off-licence and video hire shop in Reardon Court, Woodloes Avenue South, shortly before 2.10pm.

The car crashed into Stratwicks Ltd in Woodloes Avenue South at around 2.10pm
The car crashed into Stratwicks Ltd in Woodloes Avenue South at around 2.10pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The woman, in her 80s, was shaken but not injured in the crash - but a man who was in the shop, believed to be in his 60s, suffered a minor leg injuries.

He was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

Winner misses deadline to claim £1 million lottery prize

A £1 million lottery winner in Warwick has missed out on picking up their prize because the deadline has passed.
A £1 million lottery winner in Warwick has missed out on picking up their prize because the deadline has passed. Credit: PA

A £1 million lottery winner in Warwickshire has missed out on picking up their prize because the deadline has passed.

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited have revealed that someone had won the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on New Year’s Eve last year but now it's too late to claim their prize because it's been more than 180 days.

The ticket-holder bought their ticket in Warwickshire.

A National Lottery spokesperson said:

“We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it’s a real shame that they have missed out, but there is still one winner – the nation. This money, and all the interest earned over the 180 days, will now go to benefit projects all over the UK funded by The National Lottery.”

Mum hopes daughter's surgery will help her walk again

The parents of a girl with cerebral palsy have raised £13,000 for her to have an operation which the NHS says it will not pay for.

Natalie rider hopes her daughter Sophie will walk again after the operation.

She is being treated at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, but the NHS will not pay for the operation because they say it is unproven.

Natalie, who has raised the money with the help of her fiancee, Gary, said:

We're hoping that they'll cut the spinal cord - so that'll kill all the bad nerves in her legs - and then make the good nerves that are working get stronger. We're hoping that one day she'll be able to get up and walk; get some independence for herself or even just crawl for herself.


Hunt for man recalled to prison for 'breaching licence'

A hunt has been launched for a man recalled to prison after being accused of breaking the conditions of his licence.

Steven Dubrava, aged 26, is believed to have connections in Warwick and may be in the area.

Steven Dubrava is wanted on recall to prison
Steven Dubrava is wanted on recall to prison Credit: Warwickshire Police

Officers have carried out searches but have not yet been able to track him down.

Anyone who knows where he might be is urged to call police immediately.

Teenager in intensive care after burns from 25,000-volt power cable

A 16-year-old is in intensive care after suffering serious burns from a 25,000-volt power cable.

The teenager touched the cable while playing with friends in a railway yard in Warwickshire.

He is in a stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The boy, who is from the Rugby area, was with two friends who were outside the yard when the incident took place. Both were uninjured.

Officers will be speaking to them in due course to ascertain further details about exactly what happened.

The injured boy's family is aware of the incident and officers are providing them with support at this difficult time.

At this stage we don't believe there are any suspicious circumstances and the incident appears to have been the result of a tragic accident.

– British Transport Police spokesman

Teenager suffers serious burns from high voltage cable

A teenager has suffered serious burns after coming into contact with a high voltage cable in Warwickshire.

It happened at the railway depot in Hunters Lane last night shortly before 10:00pm.

The teenage boy was reportedly playing with friends when he came into contact with an overhead cable.

He had serious burns to his neck and slighter burns to his shoulders and feet. His burns were treated and dressed at the scene. He was in a stable condition.

He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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