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Long delays on M40 after crash

There are long delays on the M40 this morning. Credit: PA

Two lanes are closed and there are long delays on the M40 Southbound after a crash between J14 A452 (Royal Leamington Spa) and J13 A452 / B4100 (Bishop's Tachbrook).

There is congestion back to M42 J3A. Travel time is around 60 minutes.


Arrests after man has part of ear bitten off in 'savage' assault

Five people have been arrested over an unprovoked attack in which part of a man's ear was bitten off.

The victim, who has not been named, suffered what police describe as life-changing injuries during the altercation between two groups of men in Warwick on Boxing Day.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said five local men in their 40s arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of wounding had been bailed until February 4.

Anyone with information about the assault, which happened at the Spice Hut restaurant in Market Square, is urged to contact Detective Constable Karen Rook.

Two injured in kebab shop assault

Warwickshire police are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted in a kebab shop in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Two men were assaulted in a kebab shop in Stratford-Upon Avon Credit: PA Wire

One man was knocked unconscious during the attack in Stratford Kebab Shop on December 29.

Police believe the incident was witnessed by several people, including two women who were thought to have filmed the assault on their phones.

Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17 years-old, have been arrested in connection with the attack and are on police bail until mid January.


Travel Update: M6 closure until mid-morning with diversion in place

The M6 Southbound in Warwickshire is likely to be closed until mid-morning following a serious accident involving a lorry and a van earlier between Junctions 1 and 2.

There is congestion back to Corley Services between Junctions 3 and 4 and travel time is an estimated 45 minutes.

The following diversion is in place:

  • Drivers are advised to leave the M6 at Junction 2 and and join the M69 following the hollow triangle symbol.
  • Head northbound to Junction 1 and then take the A5 southbound towards Churchover
  • At the junction with the A426 head southbound and and re-join the M6 at Junction 1.
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