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Birmingham to remember Srebrenica massacre

Birmingham City Council is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre by hosting a memorial event in collaboration with the UK charity, Remembering Srebrenica.

In 1995 8,372 Bosnians were killed in the worst massacre in Europe since the end of the Second World War. The genocide took place during the war in Yugoslavia which saw the country break up into independent states.

More than 8,000 people died in the massacre Credit: Thomas Brey/DPA/Press Association Images

At the event messages will be shared from delegates who were given the opportunity to visit both Sarajevo and Srebrenica where they were able to meet survivors of the genocide and understand about the ongoing procedure of identifying the dead.


Concern for missing Northamptonshire teenage mother and baby

Katie Kelly and her baby have gone missing Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an appeal for information to find 15-year-old Katie Kelly and her 12 week old baby girl, who have not been seen since yesterday.

They were last seen in the area of Daventry and the police think they may be in the Northampton area.

Katie is described at 5ft 7ins, slim build, long, dark brown, straight hair and green eyes.

She was wearing a diamond effect bracelet and gold locket. She had black leggings on, a white t-shirt and trainers.

Police appeal to find missing Nottingham boy

Thomas Welch is 12 years old. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are appealing to the public to help them find a missing 12-year-old boy from Nottingham.

Thomas Welch was last seen at about 4.10pm on Monday 6 July in Mapperley Park, Nottingham. Police say he often visits the St Ann’s area.

He is white, about 4ft 11ins with short, dark hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and grey shorts.

Coventry police officer charged with child sex offences

An officer with West Midlands Police has been charged with five offences of indecency with a child.

PC Richard Chamberlain, 49 has been suspended from his role at Coventry Police Station and has been bailed to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4 August.

He was arrested by officers from the public protection unit in October last year, following historical allegations of indecency with a child.

He has been charged with five offences, two indecent assaults on a child, then aged under 14 and three offences of gross indecency on a child aged under 14 at the time.


Do you know anyone staying at Cyprus hotel?

The Anastasia Beach Complex hotel in Protaras. Credit: Thomas Cook

British holidaymakers have been moved after a child-snatching gang trying to lure youngsters into cars allegedly struck at a Thomas Cook resort in Cyprus.

Around 50 people were put in different hotels following the incident at the Anastasia Beach Hotel in Protaras on June 16.

The tour operator said they were now working closely with police who are investigating.

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