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Horse rider airlifted to hospital after accident

A horse rider has been airlifted to hospital after falling from her horse in Atherstone, Warwickshire on 15 July.

A horse rider has been airlifted to hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened on Main Road at just before 5.45pm.

Crews treated a woman who had fallen from a horse in Baxterley this afternoon.

“The patient, believed to be in her fifties, was treated for neck and back pain after falling from her horse onto the road.

“The woman was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint, neck collar and placed on a spinal board as a precaution.

“The patient was also given pain relief before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further assessment and treatment.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Rail hub regeneration plans for Daw Mill colliery

General view of Daw Mill colliery Credit: PA

Plans for the regeneration of Daw Mill Pit in Warwickshire are being discussed at a public meeting this evening.

Developers want to build a rail hub for light industry at the pit which closed two years ago. People living nearby are concerned about the number of vehicles that would use the site.

The developers Harworth Estates say they've revised they plans and say this new proposal will bring employment to the site and minimise disruption to the local community.

Warwickshire police appeal for witnesses of fatal accident

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the Oxford Road in Princethorpe, Warwickshire.

Police appeal for witnesses of fatal accident Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The incident happened on Saturday 11 July at around 9.22pm.

A motorcyclist was travelling along the Oxford Road (A423) from Southam towards Ryton, when it collided with a Fiat Bravo travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the motorcycle sadly died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 417 of Saturday 11 July.



Warwickshire Police's Operational Patrol Unit have shared a picture of an overturned caravan on the M40 between Junction 16 and Junction 15.

Traffic officers have removed the overturned caravan and managed to get another lane open but one lane is still closed to traffic and delays are building.

Revised plans for former Daw Mill Colliery revealed

Revised plans for turning the former Daw Mill Colliery in north Warwickshire into a 'low-density rail hub' have been revealed.

The site would be used by a company related to the rail industry to manufacture goods and then distribute them, using trains to carry products to and from the site.

Dawmill Colliery in 2012 before it closed Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Harworth Estates, the company planning to redevelop the site, revised their planning application after community groups, local residents and councillors expressed their views on the plans.

Changes to the planned development include:

  • Reducing the size of the overall built development by nearly two-thirds to 265,000 sq ft
  • Cutting the proposed amount of traffic to and from the site
  • Reducing the number of HGV movements to around 50 per day

Harworth is holding an open public consultation event on Tuesday 14 July from 5.00pm-8.00pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, where it will reveal plans in more detail.

Woman says she was raped by suspected police impersonator

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted on a road near to Rugby at around 11.30pm on Friday 26 June.

The woman driver was travelling in the direction of Rugby on the B4453 Credit: PA

The woman driver was travelling in the direction of Rugby on the B4453, when a black Audi A4 with a '59' registration plate indicated her to pull over.

A man got out of the Audi and then raped the woman who is in her 30s.

A full investigation has launched and initial lines of inquiry suggest that this man was not a police officer.

We appreciate the alarm that this may cause to both drivers and people living in the Warwickshire area, however our initial lines of inquiry suggest that this man is not a police officer."

– Detective Inspector Neil Candelent

Anyone who was in the area at this time or who may have seen a vehicle being stopped by a black Audi, should contact police immediately on 101 quoting reference 508 of 26 June.

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