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Report: Coventry gang jailed for assaulting teenage girls

Five men from Coventry have been jailed for a total of more than forty years for their roles in the rapes and assaults of two teenage girls they met on social media.

Waqaar Khan, Kadeem Bourne, Keenan Kelly, Marcus Woolcock and Zahid Choudhary received sentences ranging from fourteen and a half years to eighteen months.

  • Watch Callum Watkinson's report here:

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BREAKING: Coventry gang sentenced for grooming teenage girls

They were found guilty of a total of 18 offences just before Christmas. Credit: West Midlands Police

Five men involved in a human trafficking ring in Coventry have been sentenced for a string of sexual offences and trafficking of teenage girls.

  • Waqaar Khan - 14 and a half years
  • Kadeem Bourne - 13 and a half years
  • Keenan Kelly - 10 years (including one year for a separate drug dealing charge)
  • Marcus Woolcock - 2 and a half years
  • Zahid Chaudhary - 18 months

More to follow.

Fire crews Labradoodle rescue mission

Credit: WFRS.

Fire crews from Warwickshire set tongues wagging today after they rescued a 7 month old puppy from fast flowing water. In a tweet, the service said they had rescued Toby the Labradoodle after he came of a bridge on the Stoneleigh Road. His owners were said to be very grateful, (we think Toby probably was too).

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Appeal for witnesses after swan killed by dog

A sign at Coombe Country Park in Coventry Credit: PA

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a swan was killed by a dog at Coombe Abbey Country Park.

The incident happened at about 11.45am on Saturday (20 January) in the park which is in Binley, Coventry.

The dog was described as a black terrier-type with a white chest. It was not on a lead.

Police are seeking to trace the owner, who was described as a white man in his 30s wearing a red coat.

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