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Birmingham Police arrest man over Lisa Bennet Murder

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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lisa Bennett have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

Lisa disappeared on May 9th 2013 when she was last spotted in a shop within the Selly Oak area of Birmingham

Lisa mother had not heard from her in a number of weeks and contacted West Midlands Police to report her missing on the 23rd of May.

After a eight months of extensive investigations, detectives have failed to find any evidence that Lisa is still alive.

Detectives from the West Midlands Police Major Investigation Team attended an address Today (5th February) where a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lisa.

The man is being questioned at a Police Station within Birmingham.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “For some time now we have been piecing together Lisa’s last known movements and speaking to friends or associates in a bid to find any clues as to what might have happened to her.

“To date we have found nothing to suggest that Lisa had planned to leave or even that she is still alive.

“Detailed investigation shows that she has not accessed any of her accounts or claimed any benefits since last May and we strongly suspect that she may have been a victim of crime.

“We urge people who know Lisa, or have information about her disappearance to contact us as soon as possible.”

Lisa is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short dark brown hair and a tattoo of a flower on her right shoulder

DI Hines added: “Regardless of what has caused her disappearance, Lisa is still missing. We need to find her and give her family some answers. That is why it is so important that people call us if they know anything at all.”

Lisa’s mother Janet Bennett said: “All Lisa’s family and friends who know her in Burton love her to bits. All we want to do is find out what has happened to her. Even though she can be a bit of a rebel, she is a lovely girl and we all miss her very much.”

Anyone with any information to help the police investigation should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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Major incident: Hinckley Road Leicester following explosion.

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Police said they are dealing with an ongoing ‘major incident’ after an explosion has ripped through a shop and flat in Leicester.

Members of the public reported hearing a massive explosion.

Leicestershire Fire Service have conformed they were called to a reported explosion and a building collapse.

Leicestershire Police has declared a major incident and have asked people to stay away from the area.

The shop was located behind a busy bus stop and had a flat above it.

It is believed the stop was a Londis store which recently changed it’s name to Western Park Store.

It is not known if anyone was inside the store, flat above or the bus stop outside the shop at the time of the incident.

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hit-and-run driver calls judge ‘f***ing p***k’ in shock court outburst

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The alleged driver in a hit and run than killed a two year old and six year old boy has appeared in court accused of their deaths.

During his appearance he called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before the courts for seven minutes and during this time he had to be restrained after yelling ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ in the bizarre outburst.

He also called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k”.

Both defendants had grey t-shirts as they appeared in the dock to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, in Wyken, Coventry, also faces charges of driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison, of Triumph Close, also in Wyken, faces a further allegation of common assault.

They were remanded in custody after the case was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin.

The Two brothers Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six tragically killed following hit and run.

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.

They will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.

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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

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 and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

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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