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Sussex police officers help deliver baby at petrol station

Two police officers helped deliver baby Thea Credit: Sussex Police

Two police officers stepped in to help deliver a baby at a petrol station in Shoreham.

PC's Roisin Vafaee and Jenny Pietersen were at the Shell garage in Brighton Road, Shoreham, on Wednesday when they were approached by man who had just pulled up at a lay-by there.

His wife was about to give birth in their car so the two officers went to her aid and comforted her. Minutes later they assisted with the birth of a baby girl.

An ambulance took mother and baby to nearby Worthing Hospital where baby Thea weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

Mum, Beth Marcantonio, said, "In a situation where I should have been absolutely terrified I was bizarrely calm and totally reassured by Roisin's voice and I still remember exactly her first words to me, "Hello it's all ok we are both mums, you're going to be absolutely fine!"

Have you seen Craig? Police appeal for missing man

Craig Robert-Miles
Craig Robert-Miles was last seen at his home on Friday 7th March 2014 Credit: Sussex Police

Officers from Sussex Police have renewed their appeals for help to trace a missing 22-year-old man from Shoreham in Sussex.

Craig Robert-Miles was last seen at his home in Garden Close at 12.30pm on Friday 7th March. He has not been seen by family or friends since then.

Detectives have said they are concerned for his welfare because he has mental health issues, but did not take any medication with him when he left the property.

PC Sally Howarth said: "This behaviour is completely out of character for Craig. He left his home address without informing anyone of his intentions and without making provision to stay away from home.

"We are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and we are keen to speak to anybody who may be able to help us find him so that he can be safely reunited with his family as soon as possible."

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Craig Roberts-Miles is asked to contact 101 quoting serial 1079 of 10/3 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk . If he appears hurt or in danger Sussex Police have said to call 999.

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Shoreham Airport's "thoughts are with those affected"

Brighton City Airport, known as Shoreham Airport, released this statement yesterday regarding the plane crash in Germany:

Brighton City Airport, also known as “Shoreham Airport” is aware of the aircraft accident near Trier, Germany today and can confirm that a Cessna Citation 501 departed Brighton City Airport for Trier Airport in Germany at 0954 GMT this morning.

Brighton City Airport sends its condolences to all involved in the accident and our thoughts are with those affected. Brighton City Airport will assist with any subsequent investigation as required by the authorities.

– Brighton City Airport

Shoreham Airport assisting with crash investigation

Brighton City Airport, also known as “Shoreham Airport” is aware of the aircraftaccident near Trier, Germany today and can confirm that a Cessna Citation 501departed Brighton City Airport for Trier Airport in Germany at 0954 GMT thismorning. Brighton City Airport sends its condolences to all involved in the accident and ourthoughts are with those affected. Brighton City Airport will assist with anysubsequent investigation as required by the authorities.

– Spokesperson from Shoreham Airport

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Image appears to show German plane wreckage

A photo posted on the aviation-focused Twitter account Bizjets101 appears to show the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Germany during a flight from England today:

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Four dead as plane flying from UK to Germany crashes

Four people are believed to have died when a jet from England crashed in Germany, police said.

The small plane came down at lunchtime at a rubbish site near the city of Trier.

Trier is located in western Germany around 30 miles from Luxembourg. Credit: Google Maps

Police said the plane appeared to be a Cessna Citation business jet carrying two pilots and two passengers from England to an airfield at Foehren, near the crash site. All on board appeared to have died.

The aircraft damaged an electricity pylon as it came down and was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene.

There was no immediate word on a possible cause for the crash or the identity of the people aboard.

Flooded airport to re-open

The Environment Agency says it's made a temporary repair to flood defences at Shoreham Airport, which are holding. The airport is expected to re-open today. But many businesses have been affected and it will take some time for the area to get back to normal.

The Airport management have been working closely with the Adur and Worthing and Brighton and Hove Councils and other major stakeholders in Shoreham including Shoreham Port, Ricardo’s and Northbrook College to secure the funding for new Tidal Walls for the River Adur through the Brighton City Deals initiative."

– Ric Belfield, General Manager, Brighton Shoreham Airport
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