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Teenage boy sexually assaulted in Nuneaton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Nuneaton on Sunday night.

Police are appealing for information about the attack Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The boy was walking home on Manor Court Road on Sunday, 7 September, at around 9:30pm, when he was approached from behind by an unknown man.

The man grabbed him and then touched him in a sexually inappropriate manner. As the victim fled, the suspect ran off towards the Abbey Green Area.

Warwickshire police are looking for a white man, around 6’2’’ tall, of a muscular/average build, with very short or shaven hair. He was wearing a pale hooded top and black straight legged jeans.

Potential reading record breakers arriving at Warwick

Parents and their children are arriving at Warwick Castle ahead of their world record attempt this morning.

Parents and their children are arriving at Warwick Castle Credit: ITV News Central

Around 250 parents are going to try and break the record for the number of parents reading the same book to their children at the same time.

They are to attempt to break a reading world record Credit: ITV News Central


Reading world record attempt to take place in Warwick

250 parents will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of parents reading the same book to their children at the same time.

It's part of a campaign to get more children reading Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It is taking place at Warwick Castle this morning and it involves children from schools in the area.

It is part of Good Morning Britain's 'Just Read' campaign to get more children reading, and more parents reading to their children.

The attempt is being held at Warwick Castle Credit: ITV News Central

Mother of expat killed in shark attack pays tribute

The mother of a British expat from Warwickshire who was killed in a shark attack off an Australian beach has paid tribute to him.

Paul Wilcox is reported to have emigrated almost 30 years ago Credit: LinkedIn

Paul Wilcox, 50, was attacked at around 10.40am local time on Tuesday by what is believed to have been a great white as he swam around 15 metres from shore in Byron Bay, New South Wales (NSW).

His mother Marie Wilcox, who lives in North Wales where he grew up, told the BBC she had "adored" her son and took comfort from the fact he would have had a quick death.

I had a happy, well-adjusted lovely son talking to me the day before.

Twenty-four hours later he is dead and I still cannot take it in.

It is so cruel. My only comfort is he died rather than be injured (or) maimed, and have to be nursed.

He was on the other side of the world and I couldn't give him my love and help him and his wife Victoria - she will need lots of comfort.

– Marie Wilcox, mother

Mr Wilcox, who was born in Coventry, is reported to have emigrated almost 30 years ago, living in Sydney before moving to Byron Bay, a popular resort town south of the Gold Coast in northern NSW.

Warwickshire man killed in Australia shark attack

A British expat from Warwickshire has been killed in a shark attack off an Australian beach.

Paul Wilcox, originally from Warwickshire, has been killed in a shark attack Credit: LinkedIn

Paul Wilcox, 50 was attacked by what is believed to have been a great white as he swam around 15 metres from shore in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

Police said his wife Victoria was walking on the beach at the time of the attack at around 10.40am local time on Tuesday.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported that Mr Wilcox was a British expat, originally from Warwickshire, who had lived in Sydney before moving to the popular resort town south of the Gold Coast.

NSW Police said he was bitten on the right leg off Clarkes Beach, with a spokesman saying: "He was seen floating in shallow water, close to the shore line, and dragged onto the beach.

"An ambulance was called and he was pronounced dead a short time later."

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLS) said it believed Mr Wilcox was swimming a popular route between the beach and a point called The Pass when he was attacked.

It is currently spring in Australia and SLS said there were no lifeguards on duty because local cover starts on September 20.

Byron Shire Council, the local authority, has closed the beach for 24 hours and said that lifeguards will be posted to keep people out of the water.

The man who pulled Mr Wilcox from the water told the Australian Associated Press how he ran into the water after seeing the attack by what he said was a six to seven-foot shark.

Lawyer Mark Hickey, from Newcastle in NSW, told AAP: "The shark came back to him and had another go. I didn't know it was a person but when I realised I ran out and waded to the bank and grabbed him."

The great white, which can be found in waters all around the continent, are a protected species.

Reports Warwickshire man dies in "shark attack"

It's being reported by the Daily Mail that a man from Warwickshire is the person who was killed in a shark attack in Australia.

According to officials emergency services were called out to the suspected attack at Byron Bay yesterday morning, a popular tourist destination on Australia's east coast.

The man in his 50s, who has yet to be named, was pulled from the water where he was treated by a doctor, but was later pronounced dead.

Helicopter footage from the scene showed a great white shark in the bay, but it is not known whether it is the same shark that attacked the man.


Motorcyclist lands headfirst in large pile of slurry

A motorcyclist had to be hosed off by firefighters after landing headfirst in a large pile of slurry in a particularly unfortunate crash overnight.

The bike was found still upright in the pile Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The man, in his 30s, was driving along Newbold On Stour in Warwickshire at around 8.15pm when he hit the load, which had been shed by a tractor which had overturned on the road near the war memorial.

Paramedics found the bike still upright in the mess, but he had flown right over the handlebars and landed in the pile.

The tractor had overturned, spilling its load onto the road Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The tractor was on its roof and the trailer was on its side, with the contents spilling over the road.

The 30-year-old driver was taken to hospital after being helped free by emergency crews, suffering from neck and back pain.

The motorcyclist was not injured and, after the bike was cleared of slurry, he was able to ride home.

007 James Bond set to buy former Warwickshire mill

James Bond is well known for staying in glamorous, exotic locations and it is being reported he is now looking to buy a former Warwickshire mill.

Daniel Craig Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The actor Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz are apparently attempting to snap up Blackdown Mill, a grade ll listed home alongside the Avon.

He has reportedly already been to see the eight-bedroom property, which has its own small cinema, a large lake and five acres of land bordering the river.

The owner says negotiations are underway with an “A-lister” buyer and he is prepared to sell if the price is right.

Blackdown Mill Credit: BPM Media

Midlands clinic to offer pioneering new eye operation

A pioneering new eye operation to reverse vision problems could banish reading glasses to the history book.

The Space Healthcare clinic in Leamington Spa is the first place in the UK to offer the procedure, known as Raindrop corneal inlay, after it was developed in America.

Reading glasses could be a thing of the past thanks to a new operation Credit: PA

It involves a tiny implant, no bigger than a pinhead, which sits inside the cornea and increases its curvature, allowing the eye to focus properly again.

It's designed to tackle presbyopia - a condition which affects people's ability to switch focus between near and distant objects, especially in old age.

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