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Further unexploded devices found in Leicestershire

Earlier today, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit were called to a scene in Leicester to dispose of what was believed to be an unexploded bomb. One hour later, two more devices have been found and more areas have been evacuated.


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

British figure skater to be sentenced after admitting 16 sexual offences

Jamie Whiteman when he competed in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

A British figure skater, who competed as part of the Youth Team GB Olympic Squad, is due to be sentenced today after admitting 16 sexual offences against five school girls.

Jamie Whiteman, from Mansfield, groomed teenagers who had a schoolgirl crush on him, encouraging them in a string of sexual acts as he moved from one girl to another over 20 months.

Whiteman pleaded guilty to one charge of making indecent photographs of children, eight charges of inciting or causing children to engage in sexual activity, one charge of voyeurism and four charges of sexual activity with a child.

Police release information regarding stolen disability car

The stolen van Credit: Facebook

Police were called to an address in Mill View, Kitts Green on Monday 20 July after a blue Peugeot Tepee was stolen during a car key burglary.

They have confirmed that the vehicle registration of the stolen van is WA12 GXE.

The car had been specifically adapted for a severely disabled man and the theft has virtually left him housebound as his family will struggle to transport him anywhere.

“This is a particularly callous crime as it would have been obvious to the thief that the car was used for a disabled person and the impact of the theft would be great.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious on Monday afternoon or anyone who has knowledge of the car to contact us on 101.*

– Detective Inspector Jonathan Ashman
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