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Police were called to a primary school in Warwickshire after pupils spiked their teachers coffee with a bleach-like liquid, The Sun said.

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Government to announce driverless car trials by 2015

This car is controlled from a computer in its boot.
This car is controlled from a computer in its boot. Credit: Oxford University

The government will announce new measures today which will see driverless cars on the streets of Britain in 2015.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be speaking later at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton.

The first trials of the self-driving vehicles are due to start in January next year.

Two charged with murder of man in Rugby

Jordon Banton
Jordon Banton Credit: Warwickshire Police

Two men have been charged with the murder of a man in Rugby.

Jordon Banton, aged 23, was shot dead on Newton Road, near Newton Village, Rugby on Friday.

34-year-old Paul Michael Evan Dolan Clarke, of Bluebell Close in Rugby and 28-year-old Darell Akins, of Follager Road in Rugby, were arrested in Cardiff on Monday.

They will both appear in court this morning.

A further 19-year-old man from Rugby who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

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Man missing for 3 weeks has distinctive rucksack

James Henderson has been missing for 3 weeks
James Henderson has been missing for 3 weeks Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking the public for help in searching for a man missing from Birmingham, who was last seen in Warwickshire on 5 July.

James Henderson has been missing from his Northfield home for three weeks, but he was last pictured by CCTV in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The CCTV footage shows the 37-year-old carrying a distinctive rucksack, and police hope that will help trace him.

The rucksack pictured on James Henderson's back
CCTV shows the rucksack on James Henderson's back Credit: West Midlands Police

Mr Henderson has had no contact with his family since leaving, and they are extremely worried about him, urging anyone with information to come forward.

He is described as 5ft 7ins tall, slim build with cropped brown hair, brown eyes and possibly a stubbly beard.

James’ disappearance is completely out of character and his family are desperate to make sure that he is safe.

I would appeal directly to James to get in touch with either myself or a member of his family.

– Detective Sergeant Alisha Reavley, West Midlands Police

Two arrested over 'assassination-style' attack released

 Jordon Banton
Jordon Banton Credit: Warwickshire Police

Two men arrested on conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail following an assassination-style attack on a man in Rugby.

Jordon Banton was found shot dead in his car on Newton Road on Friday.

Three other men from the Rugby area aged 19, 28 and 34 arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody.

Two more arrested in Rugby murder investigation

Two more men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was shot in Rugby.

23-year-old Jordan Banton was found dead inside a car on Newton Road on Friday morning.

Police have also been given a further 28 hours to question a 19-year-old man.

Six arrests have been made so far.

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Police given more time to question man on suspicion of Rugby murder

Police have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was shot in Rugby on Friday.

23-year-old Jordan Banton was found dead inside a car on Newton Road on Friday morning.

The 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder can now remain in custody for a further 28 hours.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail.

Rugby shooting victim named as police find car

Police have named the man who was shot dead in an 'assassination-style' attack in Rugby on Friday as Jordan Matthew Banton.

The 23-year-old, from Rugby, was found in a car on Newton Road near Rugby at around 11.40am on Friday.

Post-mortem tests have revealed the cause of death to be a shotgun wound to the head, Warwickshire Police said.

Detectives are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry and a number of warrants are being executed in the Rugby area.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Two more men in their 30s who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder have been released on bail while a woman was released without any further action.

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Thanks for all the RTs- we have now found the Vauxhall Insignia believed to be involved in the Rugby murder, we really appreciate your help

It comes as police examine a silver Vauxhall Insignia which police believe was used by the gunman.

The car was found by a member of the public in the Hilmorton area of Rugby at around 7pm yesterday just hours after police issued a picture of the vehicle.

A force spokesman said Mr Banton's family have been kept fully updated in relation to the ongoing investigation and specially trained officers are providing support.

Police hunt car used in Rugby shooting

Detectives have released details of a car which they believe may have been used by gunmen who shot and killed a man in an "assassination-style" attack.

The man, in his 20s, was found dead in a car which had been forced off Newton Road in Rugby on Friday.

Officers are now looking for a silver hatchback, believed to be a Vauxhall Insignia with the numberplate VK63 LWL.

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Thanks for all RTs.We need everyone's help looking out for Vauxhall Insignia VK63 LWL,could have been used by offenders in Rugby shooting.

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