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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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Prisoners raise funds for hospice by recycling bikes

Prisoners at a jail in Aylesbury have been recycling bikes

A prison education programme is teaching inmates how to repair old bicycles so they can be sold, with the proceeds going to charity. Prisoners at HMP Aylesbury have been renewing bikes, salvaged from a rubbish dump. The project is part of a rehabilitation scheme.

Once they have been fixed and cleaned up at the jail, the old and unwanted bicycles are then sold on at a recycle shop run by a local hospice.

Ear found in church grounds is not human

Thames Valley Police say an ear found in church grounds in Aylesbury is not human. Officers have concluded their investigation into a report received last month that what might be a human body part had been found in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Aylesbury.

Following a forensic examination, the force has confirmed that the ear found at the scene is not human.

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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.

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