11:55 am, Sat 16 Feb 2013 Child killer death: Two charged
Two prisoners in court over child killer's death
Two prisoners have appeared in court charged with murdering a convicted child killer in jail.
Gary David Smith, 47, and Lee William Newell, 44, appeared before Worcester Magistrates today charged with the murder of Subhan Anwar, who was found to have a broken neck in the post mortem examination.
Undated West Yorkshire Police handout photo of Subhan Anwar.
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The two men are fellow inmates at Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire, where Anwar was serving a minimum of 23 years for murdering a two-year-old girl from Huddersfield.
Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday February 19.
8:22 am, Sat 16 Feb 2013 Child killer death: Two charged
Prisoners charged with murder of child killer
Two prisoners have been charged with murder after the death of a child killer in jail.
The body of Subhan Anwar, 25, was found by prison officers at Long Lartin prison near Evesham, in Worcestershire, on Thursday evening.
Two men, aged 47 and 45, were arrested at the scene and taken into police custody, and were charged late last night, West Mercia Police said.
They will appear at Worcester Magistrates' Court today.
Anwar was serving a minimum 23-year prison term for the torture and murder of a two-year-old girl in 2009.
11:36 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013 Torturer found dead in prison
Two arrested in child killer murder
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A Prison Service spokeswoman said: "An incident at HMP Long Lartin on Thursday February 14 resulted in the death of prisoner Subhan Anwar.
"Two prisoners are now in police custody and the matter is being investigated by police."
11:00 am, Fri 15 Feb 2013 Torturer found dead in prison
Child torturer killed in prison
Two prisoners are being held in police custody after Subhan Anwar, who was jailed for torturing and murdering his partner's two year old daughter, was found dead in his cell, the Ministry of Justice said.
Anwar, who was jailed for a minimum of 23 years in 2009 for the murder of Sanam Navsarka, is understood to have been held hostage in a cell at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire before he was killed.
His partner, Zahbeena Navsarka, was cleared of her daughter's murder but found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for nine years.
5:11 pm, Sat 22 Dec 2012 Flood warnings across UK
Worcestershire hit by floods
Heavy rain has left Worcestershire facing a wet Christmas, with six flood warnings in place.
Swans enjoy more room to roam as the river Severn burst its bank at Worcester, close to the cathedral.
The River Severn bust its bank at Worcester, close to the cathedral and the city's racecourse was flooded.
Many rail passengers heading home for Christmas have been warned not to travel and the Environment Agency has issued four severe flood warnings in the southwest of the country.
Kayakers train on a flooded Worcester Racecourse.
2:56 pm, Mon 26 Nov 2012 Risk of floods as rivers swell
Flood defences 'protect almost 40,000 properties'
The Environment Agency reports that its flood defences have protected almost 40,000 properties in England and Wales from flooding in the last week.
Flood defence barriers on the outskirts of the town of Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire
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1:17 pm, Mon 26 Nov 2012 Risk of floods as rivers swell
River Severn breaks banks despite flood defences
The River Severn has burst its banks at Kempsey in Worcestershire despite the recent installation of a pump to defend the area from flooding.
Read more on the ITV Central website.
River Severn in Kempsey in Worcestershire
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Flood water surrounds the failed pump
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12:36 pm, Tue 06 Nov 2012
Police investigate unexplained death of woman found at primary school
Police are investigating the unexplained death of a woman whose body was found at a primary school.
The woman, in her 40s, was pronounced dead at Sytchampton Endowed First School, at Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, after police and paramedics were called to the scene yesterday at 4.20pm.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said:
Officers are investigating the death, which is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious, and they are compiling a report that will be passed to the Worcestershire coroner.
The local safer neighbourhoods team is also liaising with the school's authorities as they deal with the incident.
The school will be closed today and tomorrow, Worcestershire County Council said in a statement that it was aware of a "serious incident" at the school.