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Police name teen killed in crash

A teenager who died in a collision near Tadley on Friday has been named as 15-year-old Sam Owen Belcher, of Bowmonts Road in the town.

The collision on Silchester Road at Pamber Heath, happened at around 2.30am last Friday and involved a black Ford Ka.

The driver, an 18-year-old Tadley woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and bailed until March 21, 2013.

Police are continuing their appeal for anyone who may have seen thecollision or either Sam or the car prior to it.

Airman killed in Afghanistan

Corporal Brent John McCarthy Credit: MOD

Corporal McCarthy was assigned to RAF Brize Norton in July 2009 where he volunteered to deploy with 174 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police as part of the Theatre Provost Group.

During his pre-deployment training Corporal McCarthy showed an aptitude for mentoring and was a natural choice to embed with the Welsh Guards as part of the Police Mentoring Advisory Group.

Corporal McCarthy leaves behind his father John, mother Sarah, sister Jodie, his partner Sarah and his niece Miajay and nephew Kyron.

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Family pay tribute to airman

Corporal McCarthy leaves behind his father John, mother Sarah, sister Jodie, his partner Sarah and his niece Miajay and nephew Kyron.

Brent was a loving sensitive young man. He excelled at sport and had the whole world in front of him. He loved his family dearly and will always be a hero to his niece Miajay. Brent will be sadly missed not only by us but also by his loving partner Sarah and her devoted family. Life will never be the same for any of us. We will love you always. God bless."

– Corporal McCarthy's family

RAF Brize Norton airman killed

Corporal Brent John McCarthy and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies Credit: MOD

An airman based at RAF Brize Norton was one of two servicemen killed in Afghanistan. Corporal Brent John McCarthy and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, were shot by someone dressed as a member of the Afghan Police Force in Helmand province on Saturday.

They were serving as part of an advisory team and were providing security for a meeting with local officials when the attack happened. Cpl McCarthy was assigned to RAF Brize Norton in July 2009, where he volunteered to deploy with 174 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police.

Pensioner killed in Kent collision

Police in Kent are investigating a collision where an elderly woman was killed.

The incident in Mount Pleasant Road in Tunbridge Wells happened yesterday after a white Ford Transit van collided with the pensioner near to the railway station.

Ambulance crews attended, but were unable to revive the woman who sustained a head injury.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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Man gets life sentence for beheading

Johnathan Limani has been sentenced to life for manslaughter Credit: INS

An Albanian man who admitted beheading another man at an Oxfordshire golf club with a weapon believed to be a cheese knife has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Johnathan Limani killed restaurant manager Chris Varian in August 2010.

The 34 year old waiter pleaded guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Limani has been sentenced to life behind bars with minimum tariff of 19 years - but a judge ruled he must go to Broadmoor Hospital and if is ever released from there then he must go to prison