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Olympic Torch Day 53 info

The Olympic Torch facts for Tuesday 10th July. We will run updates throughout the day online and on Meridian Tonight on ITV1 at 6pm.

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The flame arrives in our region

The Olympic Torch visits Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Bicester, Kirtlington, Woodstock, Kidlington to Oxford on Monday 9th July. Full details here

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Police call for information after a man was shot in Aylesbury yesterday morning.

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Search for missing Aylesbury teen

Kirsty Winfield was last seen at her home in Weedon Hill Credit: Thames Valley Police

An appeal has been launched to find a missing schoolgirl from Aylesbury.

14-year-old Kirsty Winfield was last seen in the Weedon Hill district at around 6.30pm on Monday 14th April.

She was meant to return home at 8pm but was not seen again.

Kirsty was last seen wearing a white vest top, checked shirt, black leggings and plimsoll shoes.

The teen is described as 5ft 3ins, of large build with dark long red/ brown hair with a nose ring.

Police urge anyone with information to contact 101.

Young men charged in connection with Aylesbury shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a man in Aylesbury.

Nicholas Talburt, 22, from Fellows Park Gardens, Walsall, was charged with attempted murder, possession of firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and conspiracy to supply a class A drug

Marcus Macintosh, 20, of Waterside St, West Bromwich, was charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to supply a class A drug.

The men have been charged in connection with an incident on 16 March when a 43-year-old man was shot in Hilton Avenue, Aylesbury.

They both appeared at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court this morning and have been remanded in custody until Monday, when they are due to appear at Reading Crown Court.


Tiny telescope reverses vision loss

The gift of sight is being given to blind patients thanks to a tiny telescope - the size of a pea - that's being implanted in their eyes. One of the first hospitals to carry out this visionary procedure is in Reading and it has already started to transform lives in our region.

Nia Mason reports on what the operation meant for Margaret Ward, one of the first patients to undergo the procedure. We also hear from Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon Ahmed El-Amir.

Milk tanker crashes into home

A milk tanker has collided with a house this morning in Aylesbury.

The crash happened at 9.25 this morning at Ellen Road in Southcourt, near the Witham Way junction.

There are no reported injuries apart from the driver of the lorry who has minor injuries.

The road is closed in both directions as firefighters access the structural damage to the affected building.

The road is likely to be closed for some time.


Soldier arrested in firearms investigation

Police guard the scene Credit: ITV Meridian

A serving soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences after bomb disposal teams were seen at a premises in Buckinghamshire.

It is thought the arrest of the soldier, in Aylesbury, is linked to ammunition that was found.

Up to three bomb disposal units were reportedly seen at a premises in Aylesbury on Sunday afternoon.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that a soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm a serving soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences.

"The matter has been handed over to the Royal Military Police.

"With their investigation ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment any further."

Man given 42 month sentence for burglaries

David Rowe has been charged for committing two burglaries in Aylesbury Credit: Thames Valley Police

A 27 year old man from Aylesbury has been sentenced to 42 months imprisonment for committing two burglaries.

David Rowe, from Eeles Close, admitted a dwelling burglary and a non-dwelling burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court.

The dwelling burglary took place between Thursday 12th September and Friday 13th September in St Catherine's Court and the non-dwelling burglary took place on Monday 26th June.

Sergeant Jim Forrest, from Aylesbury local CID, said:

"This sentence sends out a clear message that burglary will not be tolerated in the area. Burglary is an intrusive crime and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that it is both prevented and offenders who commit burglary in our area and brought to justice.”

Local MP visits snail farm in Aylesbury

MP David Lidington with Sophie Wharton, the owner of the snail farm Credit: Member of Parliament for Aylesvury

Local MP David Lidington visited what is thought to be the last remaining snail farm in the UK.

Sophie Wharton, the owner of Aylesbury Escargots, told the MP what is involved with farming snails.

Mr Lidington said, "Having never visited a snail farm before, this was an entirely new experience and it was fascinating to visit Aylesbury Escargots to learn about the snail farming process as well as their plans for the future."

Aylesbury Escargots supplies a large number of chefs throughout the UK, especially those in London, as well as getting enquiries from European countries.

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