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War medal stolen in Warwickshire burglary

A map of the area where the burglary took place. Credit: Google maps

Warwickshire Police have issued an appeal for witnesses or information following a house burglary, in which a war medal was stolen in Princes Drive, Leamington Spa.

The burglary took place between 9am on Saturday 25 July and 12.30pm on Tuesday 28 July.

A number of items were stolen during the burglary, including a Sony HD 42" flat screen TV, a 19" Hitachi flat screen TV, a gold coloured Shaffer fountain pen and a 1939-1945 Second World war campaign medal which resembles a silver coin, bearing the image of King George VI.

The dates 1939-1945 and words "war medal" were inscribed on the medal.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale. Please call police on 101, quoting incident 145 of the 28/7/15.


Three 'seriously injured' in two-car Warwickshire crash

Three people were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Warwickshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Harbury Lane at 11.30pm.

One man was dragged by ambulance crews from his burning car, with a broken leg and a suspected fractured pelvis. A woman in her 40s was freed from the same car with chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries and multiple lower limb fractures.

A man in his 20s, travelling in the other car, was taken to hospital with multiple rib and lower limb fractures and serious chest and abdominal injuries.


Two men trapped in car wreckage after collision with lorry

Two men trapped in car after collision with lorry Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two men became trapped in their car following a collision with a lorry on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 5.40am.

When crews arrived they found two men, the driver and passenger of the car trapped in the wreckage.

Ambulance staff assessed both men and found the passenger had sustained suspected serious injuries to his leg and pelvis whilst the driver escaped with less serious injuries.

"Whilst fire colleagues worked to release the two men, ambulance staff and the doctor continued treatment. The passenger was given pain relief before he was extricated from the car and immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.

"The man was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further treatment. The doctor travelled in the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The driver, who had sustained a collarbone injury, was also immobilised and taken to the same hospital for further treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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