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Footballers burglary woman charged

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Police investigating the burglary of Swansea City football player Garry Monk have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman from Bonymaen with handling stolen goods.

A 37-year-old woman from Cwmavon, Port Talbot, has also been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and is currently on police bail while an investigation continues.

Officers have carried out three warrants where a significant amount of property stolen during the burglary has been found and returned.

The incident happened at Gower Road in Killay, Swansea between 9am on Friday 15th November and 2.45pm on Monday 18th November and resulted in a large quantity of property being stolen.

Among the items taken were high-value watches and jewellery, laptop computers and computer equipment, mobile phones and a Swansea City kitbag marked with the Number 16 and his name.

Detective Constable Chris Grey of Swansea CID said: “As part of our investigation into the burglary we have recovered some of the property and two women have been arrested for handling stolen goods.

“While these arrests are a significant development there is still a large quantity of property outstanding. Much of what was stolen is of huge sentimental value to the victim and his family which we obviously want to trace and recover.

“We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in order to trace those responsible for the burglary. I appeal to anyone with information about the location of this property to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers in complete confidence.”

The 33-year-old woman is due to appear at Swansea Magistrates Court in the new year.

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Mackay added: “Getting burgled is an upsetting experience and we always pursue every line of enquiry to trace those responsible and return stolen property to victims.

“We currently have one of the highest detection rates for house burglaries in the country and we are determined to maintain our record and continue to deliver the best quality of service to victims of crime.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62130363685.

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Two Brothers killed hit-and-run named as Casper and Corey Platt-May

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Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.
Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Two year old boy killed in hit and run his brother aged six fighting for his life

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A two-year-old boy has tragically died following a hit and in in Coventry.

The baby boy and his six year old brother were hit by a car on MacDonald Road at around 2pm on Thursday February 22.

Both boys were rushed to hospital sadly the boy aged 5two died at the scene.

His older brother is fighting for his life in a critical condition.

Police found a black Ford Focus was found abandoned a short time after the crash.

A 22-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the death.

The road remains closed while emergency services are at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit, said:

“We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to an officer should call us on 101.

“This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will be supporting them as our investigation continues.”

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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill

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The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.

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