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Vandals damage sports pavilion in Aylesbury

£2000 worth of damage has been caused Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Vandals have caused up to £2,000 worth of damage to a sports pavilion in Aylesbury.

The attack on the Edinburgh Playing Fields facility was discovered on Tuesday evening (10 Sept) and Aylesbury Vale District Council is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Aylesbury Vale District Council are appealing for witnesses Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Edinburgh Playing Fields has benefitted from a number of improvements in recent years including a new play area, fitness equipment, and ball court.

The damage was discovered on Tuesday evening (10 Sept) Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Alternatively people can contact AVDC’s Community Spaces Team on 01296 585235.

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Government backs HS2

The proposed new HS2 rail link have received a lot of criticism recently Credit: PA Wire

This weekend the government will begin their fightback against the recent criticism of High Speed 2 which will run through Aylesbury, Bicester and Banbury.

The Financial Times reported that Chancellor George Osbourne and other key Cabinet members will give a series of interviews to stop the mass negative comments in recent weeks.

Business leaders, MPs and campaign groups say there is no business case and the scheme should be scrapped.

However, the Government will say the scheme stands to create tens of thousands of jobs along the route.

Critics claim the scheme's cost could rise from £40 million to £80 million, however the Government say they remain 'rock solid' in support of the scheme.

Men sentenced for Aylesbury attack

The three men have been jailed for a total of more than 11 years Credit: Thames Valley Police

Three men have admitted assaulting a man in Aylesbury which left the victim with bleeding on the brain.

Tomasz Biernacki, 41, Gwedon Jakoc, 30, and Elias Cordero, 20, admitted carrying out the assault on the 42-year-old victim at around 2.30am in Aylesbury on 7th May.

The men have been sentenced for assaulting a man in Aylesbury Credit: Thames Valley Police

Biernacki and Jakoc were sentenced to five years in prison and Cordero was given an 18 month sentence for admitting Grevious Bodily Harm when they appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday 14th August.

Investigating officer Det Con Dave Phipps said: “This was an unprovoked attack that left their victim with serious injuries that required treatment in hospital.

“I hope these sentences send out a stark warning to people that mindless violence is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Police investigate rape in a back garden

A woman has been raped after a night out in Buckinghamshire.

The attack happened in the back garden of a property in the area of St Hilda’s Court and St Anthony Close in Aylesbury in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 49-year-old woman met her attacker in the Mendoza's bar in the town on Saturday night and got into a taxi with him.

Police are trying to trace anyone else in the nightclub who may have more information and the taxi driver.

Two arrests in murder investigation

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Buckinghamshire. The body of Darrell Farnham was discovered at his home on Belgrave Road in Aylesbury on Sunday.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both are currently in police custody.

A 40-year-old man from Aylesbury who was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 37-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender were both bailed until 28 June.

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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.

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.

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