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Man goes missing after family wedding

Baljeev Johal, who went missing after a family wedding in Derbyshire Credit: Warwickshire Police

A 24-year-old Nottingham man has gone missing after attending a family wedding in Warwickshire.

Baljeev Johal was last seen at 12.30am on Sunday at the Sports Connexion on Leamington Road in Ryton on Dunsmore, where the reception was taking place.

Police are urgently appealing for the public's help in finding him because they say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Baljeev is from the Bramcote area of Nottingham. He is 6ft 3in, wears glasses and was last seen wearing a slim white shirt with a black jacket and black trousers.

Police find body after man goes missing in Warwickshire

Christopher was reported missing on September 24th. Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police searching for a missing man, Christopher Sherwood, 47, have found a body in a garden in Constable Road, Hillmorton, Rugby.

The body was found at 10:50am today and Christopher’s family have been informed.

Christopher, who lives on a narrowboat moored on the canal on Cathiron Lane, was reported missing on September 24th.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.


Hundreds sign up for women's cycling event

Hundreds of women have gathered in Warwickshire today as part of a new campaign to encourage women to get involved in cycling.

Ride leader Tracey Price with friends Credit: ITV News Central

The Breeze Challenge Cycling Event set off from the University of Warwick at 9am for 50km and 100km routes through the Midland countryside.

And with other events being rolled out across the UK, organisers are hoping more and more women will start to sign on.

The woman prepare to set off Credit: ITV News Central

Pensioner has purse stolen in distraction burglary

The man police wish to speak to in connection with a burglary in Warwickshire Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police are hunting a man who robbed a pensioner in a distraction burglary.

Officers have released images of a man they wish to speak to after a 77-year-old woman had her purse taken on Stratford Road in Atherstone.

On the evening of August 2, a man approached the elderly woman and asked her for writing paper and envelopes so he could leave a note for a neighbour.

Whilst she was distracted, her purse containing cash, cards and her PIN was stolen.

Less than an hour later, a man was caught on CCTV at Sainsbury’s and TK Maxx in Castle Vale using the card.

The suspect is described as in his early 30s, of medium build, around 5”9 and with short brown hair. He is believed to have an eastern European accent.

The suspect is described as in his early 30s, of medium build, around 5”9 and with short brown hair Credit: Warwickshire Police

Man charged with murder of toddler from Coventry

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody by magistrates, charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy from Coventry.

Khaleel Hussain died in hospital after suffering a severe head wound Credit: West Midlands Police

Toddler Khaleel Hussain died from a serious head injury at Birmingham Children's Hospital last year, having been taken to Coventry's University Hospital the previous day.

Keith Brown, from the Stoke area, will appear at Warwickshire Crown Court on Friday. A 24-year-old woman, Samina Kauser, has been charged with neglect and allowing the child's death.


MVP cricketer Jeetan Patel commits to Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that Jeetan Patel, who recently won the FTI Most Valuable Player (MVP) in County Cricket title, has committed to the Club for the next two seasons.

Jeetan Patel Credit: Warwickshire CCC

The 34-year-old has taken 107 wickets in all competitions for Warwickshire this season, helping the Bears to their first NatWest T20 Blast title and runner-up spot in the LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup.

Jeetan has given a huge amount to Warwickshire and is already recognised as one of the most successful overseas players in the Club’s history. Not only is he one of the leading spin bowlers in the world, but an outstanding fielder and a destructive batsman who can change the course of a match. His experience and cool head has helped the team triumph in many pressure situations and everyone at Warwickshire is thrilled to secure his return.”

– Dougie Brown, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC

Vandals may have targeted Coventry and Kenilworth cars

Police are investigating a spate of vandalism in Kenilworth that took place at the same time as 100 cars were shot at in Coventry Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are investigating a spate of vandalism in Kenilworth that took place at the same time as 100 cars were shot at in Coventry.

Three cars in Common Lane had windows smashed between 8pm on Saturday and 8am on Sunday.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said they didn’t know how the damage was caused, but residents suggest the damage was caused by an air weapon.

On the same night around 100 cars were targeted in the west of Coventry between 10pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday.

It’s the second time vandals have smashed up a large number of cars in the city.

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