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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.


Fresh warnings over swimming in quarry lakes

A quarry lake in Worcestershire where a teenager died swimming last year
A quarry lake in Worcestershire where a teenager died swimming last year Credit: ITV News Central

Quarry operators across the Midlands are warning young people about the dangers of swimming in quarry lakes as the warm weather continues.

Four young men have died in quarry lakes since May, and the campaign is being supported by Stephen Harris, whose 18-year-old son died after falling into a quarry lake in Nuneaton in 2009.

The number of young people who may be tempted to swim in them increases during the school holidays.

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


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