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Inquest due to begin following plane crash

Inquest due to being into deaths of Lewis and Sally Tonkinson Credit: Warwickshire Police

An inquest into the deaths of a couple from Warwickshire who died in a plane crash last year is due to take place today.

50-year-old businessman Lewis Tonkinson, and his wife Sally, who was 44, from Alcester, died in Janaury 2015 when the light aircraft came down in woodland in Micheldever, Hampshire.

Their six-year-old son George was left fighting for his life after he was pulled from the wreckage of the plane crash.

The couple were described at the time by their son's headteacher as 'part and parcel of the school community'.

Scene of plane crash in Hampshire Credit: ITV News Central

Appeal for witnesses after man dies following assault in Leamington

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man has died from his injuries following an assault in Leamington Spa in the early hours of this morning.

The street where the assault is believed to have taken place. Credit: Google Street View

At approximately 1am an altercation was believed to have taken place between two groups of people outside the front of Moo Bar on Russell Street (between Warwick Street and Clarendon Avenue).

At 1.20am, a man in his twenties was then assaulted on Russell Street. He sustained serious head injuries.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he later died.

Specialist officers will be supporting the family at this time.

Two 30 year-old men, both from Birmingham, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any information. Please call police on 101, quoting incident number 26 of 10 April 2016.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.


Police renew appeal to find missing Navi Uppal

Navi Uppal was last seen on the February 14

42-year-old Sakhminder Uppal, was last seen two months ago at his home address in Freshwater Grove in Leamington Spa.

Navi was picked up by a taxi from his home address and dropped near Victoria Park on Sunday 14 February at approximately 10pm.

He is 5ft 8ins tall and of athletic build with short black hair. When he left home he was clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a bright blue jumper, a white t-shirt and tan coloured ankle boots.

His family have said that they "miss him terribly."

Navi is a much loved son and brother and we miss him terribly. We would appeal to anyone who may have any information about his whereabouts; if you have seen him please get in touch with police. No matter how insignificant you may think it is, any information is valuable. "Navi, if you see this, please get in touch, we just want to know you are safe. We all miss you and we love you."

– Navi Uppal's family

Thief avoids jail after stealing wallet and phone from fatally injured man

Morgan Hehir was stabbed to death in Nuneaton last Halloween

A thief stole a wallet and mobile phone from a man who had been fatally attacked on Halloween, police said.

Miroslav Holan, of Oak Lane, Bradford, avoided jail after pleading guilty to taking the items from 20-year-old Morgan Hehir in Nuneaton.

The 23-year-old took the items at around 9.15pm, shortly after Mr Hehir was attacked at Pool Bank Recreational Park.

He died in hospital overnight. Separate court proceedings in connection with the death are under way, police said.

Holan was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, reduced to 12 weeks suspended for 12 months with a condition that he attends 35 days of rehabilitation activities. Police said he was also ordered to pay £135 in costs and a surcharge of £80 after appearing at Warwickshire Magistrates' Court.

This individual took advantage of a man who has been fatally injured in order to steal his phone and wallet. This act has caused further distress to Morgan's family, particularly as Morgan's phone would have contained irreplaceable photographs and memories. These items were never recovered."

– Detective Sergeant Andy Denny
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