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Body of man missing for six months found in river

The body of a man who has been missing for six months has been recovered from the River Leam in Rugby.

Baljeev Johal Credit: ITV News Central

24-year-old Baljeev Johal, from Nottingham, was reported missing on 5 October 2014 from Ryton-on-Dunsmore.

His body was found on Monday 6 April, a day after the six month anniversary of his disappearance.

Baljeev Johal Credit: Warwickshire Police

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

His disappearance was described as 'completely out of character'.


Women cut free after three vehicle crash

One of the cars after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two women had to be cut free from their cars after a three-vehicle crash near Alcester this evening.

Paramedics were called to the Alcester Bypass in Oversley Green just before 6pm.

Two cars and a van had been in a serious crash - two of the cars were carrying women who were both trapped.

One of the cars after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“Ambulance staff worked carefully with the fire service to cut them free, but one of the women had to be freed with the use of specialist equipment in the form of a Kendrick Extrication Device.

This device secures the upper body and allows the patient to be removed from the vehicle in an upright, seated position.

“The woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, was treated for chest injuries and back pain and had pain relief administered before being transported to the Alexandra Hospital."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

Alcester crash: three teenagers in hospital

Three teenagers are in hospital after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three teenagers have been taken to hospital after their car overturned in a crash in Warwickshire.

The accident happened on Wilmcote Lane near Haselor, Alcester just before 10.50pm last night.

The driver had extricated himself from the vehicle and was treated for minor injuries before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

Crews also treated two further patients for serious head injuries.

A 17 year old was trapped for approximately thirty minutes. She was treated for a serious head injury a fractured right arm and suspected back and pelvic injuries.

The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.

The MERIT Doctor anaesthetised the patient before she was pre-alerted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.> A man was also trapped and treated for serious head and facial injuries as well as chest and suspected back and pelvic injuries.

The patient was also immobilised and anesthetised before being conveyed to the University hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Little girl and two adults in hospital after car crash

A small child and two adults have been taken to hospital after a car crash in Warwickshire yesterday Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A small child and two adults have been taken to hospital after a car crash in Warwickshire yesterday.

Paramedics were called to Campden Road in Lower Quinton - just south of Stratford Upon Avon - shortly after 7.20pm.

They found a three-year-old girl and her mother in one of the two cars involved. The child had facial injuries and neck and back pain. The trauma doctor at the scene was concerned about her condition, and she was sent to hospital in an ambulance.

Her mother - who is in her thirties - was suffering from abdominal pain, and she travelled to hospital in the same ambulance.

A man in his thirties was the only person in the other car. To begin with, he was unconscious and trapped in his car. Firefighters cut him free from his car, and he was sent to hospital with serious leg injuries.


Police keen to trace witnesses in connection with Leamington Spa rape

I am particularly keen to hear from a male dog walker who walked passed the victim as she walked along the riverside footpath in the direction of the leisure centre.

I would also like to hear from anyone who used the footpath between 5pm and 7pm on Friday 13th March 2015 as they may hold valuable information that could assist identifying the attacker.

– Detective Chief Inspector Pete Hill

Woman raped in Leamington yesterday evening

Police are investigating a rape in Leamington Credit: PA

Police are investigating the rape of a woman in Leamington Spa yesterday.

It happened between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Riverside Walk, close to the River Leam off Newbold Terrace East.

The 19-year-old woman was approached by a man who gave his name as 'Tom' or 'Thomas' and who physically and sexually assaulted her.

The rapist is described as a white man, over 5”3 tall, of medium build, in his mid to late 20s, with dark brown hair. He had a pale spotty complexion, bushy eyebrows and was clean shaven. He spoke with a local accent and was smoking a cigarette when he approached the victim.

At the time of the rape he was wearing dark blue jeans, a grey top with long sleeves and a black jacket.

“This was a very serious and frightening attack by a stranger. We are doing all we can to trace the suspect."

– Detective Inspector Graham Farren, Warwickshire Police

Timelapse video of repairs to Harbury landslip line

Network Rail has released a timelapse video showing their progress in repairing the line from Leamington Spa to Banbury.

It has been closed since 31 January, when a 350,000 tonne landslip happened near Harbury, a few miles south of Leamington Spa.

The line reopened today, three weeks ahead of schedule, as Wesley Smith reports.

Man dies in Kenilworth car crash this morning

A man was confirmed dead at the scene Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A driver has been killed in a car crash in Kenilworth in the early hours of this morning.

Paramedics were called to the scene on the A46, near the junction with the A452 at 5am.

They found that a car had left the road and crashed into a tree. The man driving the car was confirmed dead at the scene.

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