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40th anniversary of 1975 Nuneaton rail disaster

Aerial shot of the mangled carriages after the sleeper train from London to Glasgow came off the tracks at Trent Valley Station Credit: PA

Hundreds of people are expected at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nuneaton station rail disaster.

A sleeper train from London to Glasgow with a hundred people on board came off the tracks at Trent Valley Station at more than 70 miles an hour, leaving six people dead and 38 injured.

The memorial plaque will be unveiled this afternoon to remember the tragedy and to pay tribute to the emergency services.

Travel: Two lanes closed on M40 Southbound

Two lanes are closed and there's slow traffic due to an accident on the M40 Southbound between Junction 16 A3400 (Henley In Arden) and Junction 15 A46 / A429 (Longbridge Island/Warwick).

Police hunt man wanted for recall to prison

Jamie Baker Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police are asking for the public's help in tracing a man from Rugby who is wanted for recall to prison.

Jamie Baker has been recalled to prison by the probation service for breaking the terms of his licence.

The 38 -year-old was released from prison last month after serving 11 years in jail for robbery and wounding.

"We are keen to trace Jamie Baker as soon as possible and would ask the public not to approach him if they see him, but to call police.

"Mr Baker has a number of connections to the Rugby and Nuneaton area"

"If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, we would urge you to contact us."

– Investigating officer T/DS Gardner


War medal stolen in Warwickshire burglary

A map of the area where the burglary took place. Credit: Google maps

Warwickshire Police have issued an appeal for witnesses or information following a house burglary, in which a war medal was stolen in Princes Drive, Leamington Spa.

The burglary took place between 9am on Saturday 25 July and 12.30pm on Tuesday 28 July.

A number of items were stolen during the burglary, including a Sony HD 42" flat screen TV, a 19" Hitachi flat screen TV, a gold coloured Shaffer fountain pen and a 1939-1945 Second World war campaign medal which resembles a silver coin, bearing the image of King George VI.

The dates 1939-1945 and words "war medal" were inscribed on the medal.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale. Please call police on 101, quoting incident 145 of the 28/7/15.

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