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Specially-trained prison security teams have been drafted in to deal with an incident at HMP Hewell. So-called Tornado squads, equipped to deal with riots, were sent to the jail near Redditch in Worcestershire. Trouble broke out on a prison wing about 7:30pm on Saturday.
We are currently managing an ongoing incident on a wing at HMP Hewell. A small number of prisoners are involved and there is no risk to the public. We are absolutely clear that offenders who behave in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars.
It is understood the incident ended shortly after loud quickfire bangs, thought to be distraction bursts used by prison authorities, were heard at around midnight. Prison authorities are now back in full control of the affected wing.
A teenage boy had a knife held against his throat when he was robbed by in Northampton.
The offender approached the 14-year-old victim from behind close to the bird aviary in Abington Park, before holding him in a headlock grip and holding the knife to the victim's throat.
The robber demanded the victim's phone and money before searching his jacket and trousers. He then ran off towards the roundabout on Park Avenue South.
Local people say it's family friendly park and they're scared to hear about what happened, but, many say they won't let it stop them enjoying their time here.
The offender was 6ft 1in, skinny and aged in his 20s. He was wearing a full black tracksuit, black gloves which had a white Nike tick on the top of them and all black Nike Air Max trainers.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
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The North West Ambulance Service have confirmed that three people have been taken to hospital after a crane collapse in Crewe. One patient has been taken to North Staffs Hospital in Newcastle Under Lyme. The extent of their injuries hasnt been revealed.
Ambulance staff say one adult and a child have gone to Leighton hospital for a check up. Their injuries are not thought to be serious. The collapse happened at a new build site near Morrisons in Dunwoody Way trapping three people underneath. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for missing Hayley McKinnon from Northamptonshire who hasn't been seen for three days.
The 39-year-old was last seen on the morning of 8 June in the Daventry area.
She is described as:
- White female
- 5’4” in height
- of a heavy build, with short blonde hair and pale complexion
- last seen wearing a long sleeved grey top and black leggings.
Officers are appealing for Hayley to make contact with her family and the police and for anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
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