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Police searching for missing 14-year-old boy

Troy Reily has been missing since Monday. Credit: Wolverhampton Police

Police are currently searching for a missing 14-year-old who went missing from his home in Wolverhampton.

Troy Reily has been missing from his home in Ashmore Park since 8am on Monday 19th September.

He's never been missing before and his family and police would like him or anyone who knows where he is to let them know he's safe and well.

Troy is described as black, 5ft 9ins tall, with short black hair.

He was last seen wearing his school uniform, black trousers, a black blazer, white shirt and a black and purple tie.

He was also wearing a khaki jacket and was carrying a black backpack.

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Paul Gascoigne fined £1000 for racist comment

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been fined £1,000 for making a racist comment to a black security guard at a public event. Dudley Magistrates' Court heard Gascoigne humiliated Errol Rowe, who had been assigned to protect him during his An Evening with Gazza show, by asking him: "Can you smile please, because I can't see you?"

Ordering Gascoigne to pay Mr Rowe £1,000 in compensation and pay a £1000 fine, District Judge Graham Wilkinson told the retired star: "You sought to get a laugh from an audience of over 1,000 people because of the colour of Mr Rowe's skin." He also ordered him to pay £500 towards prosecution costs within 14 days after describing the offence as “an insidious act”.

The ex-international, who retired from football in 2005, also played for Middlesbrough and Italian club Lazio, and made 57 appearances for England between 1988 and 1998.

His problems with alcohol are well documented but he was clean shaven and smartly-dressed during his court appearance, wearing a pair of designer glasses, pin stripe suit and pink shirt.

During the case, the prosecutor read out a victim statement:

“To have your hero as a footballer talk to me in a racial manner has made me so upset and angry. That evening, I went home and sat and cried.”

– Errol Rowe

Gascoigne had previously denied the charges before changing his plea this morning.

Gascoigne facing 'financial penalty for offence'

District Judge Graham Wilkinson was told the offence was committed during an on-stage performance by Gascoigne as he directed the offensive comments towards security guard Errol Rowe on November 30 last year at Wolverhampton's Civic Hall. After Gascoigne's change of plea, Judge Wilkinson said the ex-player had admitted "the sort of insidious racism" that needed to be challenged. The judge said Gascoigne would face a financial penalty for the offence, details of which have yet to be outlined to the court.

Paul Gascoigne pleads guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence. The 49-year-old, whose career included spells at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers, admitted using "threatening or abusive words or behaviour" during An Evening With Gazza show in Wolverhampton. He had previously denied the charges.

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Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne appears in court ahead of one day trial

Paul Gascoigne posed for 'selfies' with fans outside court Credit: PA

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has appeared at Dudley Magistrates court today ahead of a one day trial accused of a racially aggravated public order offence.

The 49 year old was arrested after allegations he had used threatening or abusive words or behaviour against a security guard during an ‘Evening with Gazza’ event in Wolverhampton on November 30th last year. Up to four witnesses are expected to give evidence at the trial before a district judge.

He was granted unconditional bail after appearing at Dudley Magistrates court in June.

Gascoigne denies the charges.

Further delays and cancellations on London Midland

There are currently cancellations to services at Birmingham International due to a fault with the signalling system.

This means services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 15 minutes with disruption expected until 18:00.

There is also damage to the overhead electric wires between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

The Birmingham bound line is blocked and services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

The disruption between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street is expected until 19:00.

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Wolverhampton businesses get mobile app to fight crime

A thousand businesses across the Midlands have signed up to an online app to help fight petty crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Facewatch App allows firms to report crimes by uploading CCTV directly to police, but also to share pictures of suspected criminals.

Today Wolverhampton created its own network. It's the first time companies across the entire city have joined together in this way. Chris Halpin reports.

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