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Fresh appeal for missing elderly deaf man

Thomas Swan is 70 years old and profoundly deaf Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police are issuing a fresh appeal for help to find missing Thomas Swan. He is 70 years old and profoundly deaf.

He has not been seen since he left his home in Hove on Friday (16 Jan).

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for him as they have been unable to confirm where he is or where he has been.

He was last seen in Old Shoreham Road in Hove Credit: Sussex Police

DNA screening to 'eliminate' men from murder inquiry

Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves will today start mass voluntary DNA screening to eliminate men who live or work in Bosham, West Sussex.

No one has ever been charged with the murder of Valerie Graves

Screening, involving a mouth swab and thumbprint will take place at the Millstream Hotel, in Bosham Lane.

The 55-year-old was bludgeoned to death with what's believed to have been a claw hammer, as she house-sat in Smugglers Lane on 30 December 2013.

Valerie Graves was house-sitting while the property's owners holidayed abroad over Christmas

Despite an exhaustive inquiry, no-one has been charged.


The teenager who stabbed women because he couldn't lose his virginity

Ben Moynihan stabbed three women Credit: Hampshire Police

This is the teenager found guilty of the attempted murder of three women who he attacked in random stabbings, out of revenge because he could not lose his virginity.

Ben Moynihan, who is now 18, of The Ridings, Portsmouth, Hampshire, was found guilty by a jury at Winchester Crown Court of the three charges following a week-long trial.

Moynihan, who called himself the "unhappy geezer", left two letters for the police confessing to his crimes in which he stated that "all women need to die" and that he liked to smell the "flesh he had ripped out".

The letter, left on a police van, stated: "All women needs to die and hopefully next time I can gouge their eyeballs out.

The letter left for police by Moynihan Credit: Hampshire Police
Moynihan will be sentenced at a later date Credit: Hampshire Police

Blue Monday

It's meant to be the most depressing day of the year. A combination of cold weather, a working week, the Christmas bills arriving, and the realisation that Easter is still several months away make January 19th "Blue Monday".

So the staff and students of Canterbury College have been tackling any possible depression with a combination of blue candy floss, huge blue balloons, a steel band - and a promise wall, where people write out their Reasons to be Cheerful.


Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears

Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears Credit: Kent Police

A man from Kent who disappeared after a night out in Maidstone died from immersion, an inquest has heard.

Pat Lamb, who was 28, was last seen heading down towards the river Medway in December.

His body was found in the water at Cuxton one month later. The inquest has been adjourned until April.

Man crushed to death by falling tree

A man has been crushed to death by a falling tree in what police are calling an industrial accident.

The victim, aged 52, was pronounced dead at the scene at Painter's Forstal Road in Faversham, this afternoon.

The air ambulance and three land ambulances were sent to the scene at 12.15pm, but attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful

Kent air ambulance attended the scene at 12.15 Credit: ITV Meridian

The man is believed to have been working at the time, and a spokesman for Kent Police said: "Next of kin have been made aware and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

Can you help find missing Oxford woman?

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of 61 year old Sheila Weatherhead, who's been missing from her home in Oxford since Thursday.

Sheila was last seen near her home in Butler Close on Thursday Credit: Thames Valley Police

The last known sighting of her was near her home in Butler Close, Oxford.

Officers are concerned for Sheila’s wellbeing and so ask for anyone who has seen her since to get in touch.

Sheila is 5ft 6ins, slim and has collar-length grey hair. It is not known what she was wearing when she went missing.

Sheila is known to frequent churches in the area and likes to walk in open spaces, including Oxford University Parks and Port Meadow.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting URN 1205 of 17/1.

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