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Smoking ban in cars with children from tomorrow

Credit: PA

From tomorrow, smoking in cars with children will be banned.The law is changing to protect under 18-year-olds from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales including those aged 17 and those with a provisional driving licence. The law does not apply if the driver is 17 years old and is on their own in the car.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said:

Three million children are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars, putting their health at risk. We know that many of them feel embarrassed or frightened to ask adults to stop smoking which is why the regulations are an important step in protecting children from the harms of secondhand smoke.

– Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister

CCTV released following attack in supermarket car park

CCTV images have been released by police following the attack Credit: WILTSHIRE POLICE

CCTV images have been released following an unprovoked attack on a 43-year-old man in Freshbrook Village Centre, Swindon.

The incident happened shortly after 10pm on 22nd August 2015.

The victim was walking back across the car park from Tesco to go home, when a man ran up to him and punched him in the head. He then ran off towards the housing estate opposite Tesco.

The victim sustained mouth and eye injuries as a result.

Police want to speak to the man in this CCTV.

Police want to speak to this man Credit: Wiltshire Police
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