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Family of man missing in Peru help with search effort

Harry Greaves went missing more than a week ago Credit: Family handout

The family of a man from Shropshire who's missing in Peru have travelled there to help with the search.

Harry Greaves from Oswestry hasn't been seen since he went on a mountain expedition more than a week ago. The Foreign Office is supporting his family.

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Four charged with kidnap involving woman and three children

Google Street View Leg Street, Owestry Credit: Google Maps

Four men have been charged with kidnap after an incident involving a woman and three children in Shropshire.

Police say it happened outside of Griffin Courtyard on Leg Street in Oswestry at around 4pm.

Two men received minor injuries during the incident, although the woman and children were said to be unharmed.

Zahoor Hussain, Muserat Khan, Mohammed Anser Khan and Ateek Khan, who are all from West Bromwich, are due to appear before magistrates in Telford tomorrow.

Det Insp Jason Everett said:

I would like to thank the public for their help so far and I would like to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident. Enquiries are still ongoing but I would encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please contact us on 101.

– Det Insp Jason Everett, West Mercia Police

Run from Shropshire to London for 53 marathon champion - before tackling London Marathon

Credit: Amy Huges

A runner from Shropshire who smashed a world record by completing 53 marathons in 53 days is beginning a new challenge today - running from Oswestry in Shropshire to London, before taking on the London Marathon.

Amy Hughes completed the 53 marathons to raise money for a children's brain tumour research charity and to promote healthy living.

Her itinerary for the next few days is:

  • Saturday 18th Oswestry - Telford. (33 miles)
  • Sunday 19th Telford - Birmingham (35 miles)
  • Monday 20th Birmingham - Rugby (35 miles)
  • Tuesday 21st Rugby - Northampton (22 miles)
  • Wednesday 22nd Northampton - Luton (37 miles)
  • Thursday 23rd Luton - St Albans (12 miles)
  • Thursday 23rd Travel to Bedford to attend a Kelly Holmes event.
  • Friday 24th St Albans - Trafalgar Square (25 miles)
  • Friday 24th Attend and present an award at the running awards at the O2 arena.
  • Saturday 25th Marathon registration.
  • Sunday 26th London Marathon Day (26.2 miles)

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Police incident forces 5 hour road closure in Shropshire

Mount Road in Oswestry is expected to remain closed for the next five hours as police investigate an incident.

There's reports that it is involving a postbox which has been damaged.

It's shut off at the crossroads with Llanfillin Road and Racecourse Road, drivers are being told to find an alternative route.

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Deepcut: Fresh inquest into 18-year-old soldier's death

Private Cheryl James Credit: PA

The High Court has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of soldier Private Cheryl James who died at Deepcut barracks.

It was after a challenge by her family who are from Shropshire.

The 18-year-old was found dead from a single gunshot wound in November 1995. An inquest recorded an open verdict.

She was one of four soldiers who died at the Surrey barracks between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse.

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