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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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Police appeal for missing man

Jason Wheeler went missing in the Bierton Road area

Police are appealing to the public for any information of a vulnerable missing man from Aylesbury.

Mr Wheeler is 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen in the Bierton Road area where he was wearing grey tracksuit trousers, a grey t-shirt, jacket and sand-coloured boots.

Shooting was "not a random attack"

Thames Valley Police has welcomed the news that a £2,000 reward has been offered, more than a year after a shooting in Aylesbury.

The investigation into this horrific shooting is continuing and I welcome the significant reward being offered by Crimestoppers. Over a year may have passed but we are as committed as ever to finding the culprits behind this incident and bringing them to justice. I believe someone out there holds vital information that could assist us this investigation and hope that the reward might encourage them to come forward.

We still do not believe this was a random attack and so I urge anyone with information to contact police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Gill Wootton


Shooting attack was "callous"

Crimestoppers is offering a £2,000 reward a year after a shooting in Aylesbury and says people can give information without fear of anything happening to them.

Someone out there knows who carried out this callous attack but it may be they are just too scared to speak to the police for fear of repercussions. Our 24/7 phone and online services give the public a way of speaking up safely, without fear of being identified or connected to the call. We urge anyone with information to contact us; we don’t judge or need to know details about you. We simply act as a ‘middle-man’ to get your information to the police and help bring these criminals to justice and prevent any future attacks."

– Julia Hughes, Crimestoppers regional manager, in Thames Valley

£2,000 offered as anniversary approaches

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in the shooting of a man in Aylesbury last year and says fear is no longer a barrier to speaking up.

The shooting of the victim, Kevin Williams, occurred at 10am on 28th March 2012. He was found at an address in Stour Close with gunshot wounds to his arms and head. Kevin, who is now 34, was left in a critical condition and suffered life-changing injuries.


Body of woman sleeping rough found on bridge

The body of a woman who was sleeping rough in a tent has been found on a canal bridge in Aylesbury.

The woman was white, about 5ft 4in tall, approximately 18 to 22-years-old, of large build and has black-dyed hair above the shoulder. She was wearing a black hoodie with 'Lonsdale' in bright pink writing across the front, blue jeans and black Nike trainers with fluorescent green/yellow thick laces.

Police, who were called to the bridge on Monday morning, believe that the woman may have been sleeping rough in a tent in a barn. DI Deborah Goff says the death is being treated as unexplained and wants anyone with information to contact her via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Arrest made after girl and man knocked over

Thames Valley Police investigating an accident in which a 10-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man were knocked down and seriously injured in a collision with a car, have arrested a man. It happened on the A413 Wendover Road at its junction with Eascote Road just after midnight on Sunday 3rd February.

A 29-year-old man from Aylesbury was arrested on the evening of Wednesday 6th February on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop and report an accident. He has been released on bail until 22nd March pending further inquiries.

PC Colin Riley, of the Joint Roads Policing Unit based in Amersham is appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information can contact the police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by telephone on 0800 555 111 or on the Crimestoppers website.

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