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Two inmates charged after double murderer found strangled in cell

Brett Rogers, double murderer found strangled in his cell.

Two inmates have been charged after a double murderer from Essex was found strangled in his cell.

Brett Rogers, who was 25, was jailed for a minimum of 32 years for stabbing to death his mother and her friend at their home in Stansted Mountfitchet.

Rogers was found dead at a jail in Worcestershire last week. Two other prisoners will appear at court tomorrow charged with his murder.



Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to an accident on the M5 Northbound Credit: Google Maps

Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to an accident on the M5 Northbound between J7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham) and J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).

Lane one (of three) is closed. All traffic was briefly held to move the vehicles involved. It is affecting traffic travelling towards Worcester from Cheltenham.

New store expected to create 150 jobs

The Waitrose store is due to be completed in March 2018 Credit: PA

150 jobs are expected to be created when a new Waitrose store opens in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Work has started on the store which is expected to be completed in March 2018.

Vic Allison, Deputy Managing Director at Wychavon District Council, said:

We’ve already seen the benefits that having a Waitrose store in town brings from the impact of the Droitwich scheme, and we’re confident Evesham will benefit in a similar way.

– Wychavon District Council, Vic Allison

Waitrose Development Surveyor, Jonathan Banham, said:

While we appreciate there will be a period of disruption with a project of this scale, we are looking forward to delivering a quality food store that will provide our very latest offer and ensure we make a positive contribution to the town's future.

– Waitrose Development Surveyor

As with the Droitwich Waitrose store, Wychavon District Council is funding the building of the store in Evesham, which the supermarket chain will lease back from the Council and pay a commercial rent on.

Wychavon will retain ownership of the building.


Police believe explosion was 'misadventure' with criminal element

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West Mercia Police have confirmed an explosion in Malvern last night was not linked to terrorism, but believe it was the result of 'misadventure'.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell, policing commander for South Worcestershire, said:

At this stage, I am able to confirm that the man arrested and the location are not connected to any terrorism related matters.

While we are keeping an open mind, one of our lines of enquiry is that this was a case of misadventure albeit with a criminal element.

Initially we did not know what we were dealing with so we took every necessary precaution.

The cordon has now been lifted and people have been allowed to return to their homes, however a scene guard remains in place.

– Superintendent Kevin Purcell

Police looking for man wanted on recall to prison

Rudi Bellaby has links to Droitwich and Kidderminster Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police is appealing for the public's help to find a man who is wanted on recall to prison after breaking the terms of his release.

Rudi Bellaby (also known as Rudi Kendall) is 39-years-old and is from Wolverhampton. He has breached a restraining order.

He has links to the Droitwich and Kidderminster areas of Worcestershire.

Bellaby is 5ft 9ins tall, with short dark hair.

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