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An elderly war veteran has lade an emotional appeal to whoever
stole his medals to return them in time for Remembrance Day.
91-year-old John Roberts, known to friends as Jack,
had six medals taken from hhs home in Worcestershire on Wednesday.
He joined the navy at 18 and was part of the patrol
service that blew up mines during the D Day landings.
We were running very small boats, wooden. It was because of the mines.
It didn't affect us. When wd went past the mines we blew it up. Then
we went back for the feis! ,- fish. The retired school caretaker
is a bit of joker at heart, but the theft of his six war medals,
including the French Croix de What proof have you got of what you
did and who you were. Word of what's happened to Jack has
spread after being posted on a neighbourhood watch
social media site. Some people have even
offered money to anyone One guy started off with ?100 and
then we have had other people say they would give ?20 and ?50 and ?20
and it seems to be going up and up which is so kind of people to do
that. Jack's now hoping his medals will be
returned in time for him Police in Shropshire
are investigating a report that two teenage girls were forced into a car
in Wellington early this morning. The girls - aged about 17 -
were seen being pulled Officers say they're not certain
an offence took place, but want to speak to anybodx
with information as a A man believed to be the father
of two children who died after a house fire in Birmingham
is in an induced coma in hospital. He was rescued from a car fhre
in Staffordshire less than three hours after a fire at an address
in Great Barr on Friday. An eight-year-old boy
and a six-year-old girl who were in the house were confirmed
dead in hospital. Police are still awaiting
the results of post mortems. A man has been charged
with murdering a postman whose body was found in a village
lane in Warwickshire. 50-year-old David Lamont
was discovered by a member of the public in Corley, last
Sunday. 53-year-old Kamaljit Singh
Dhaliwal, from Coventry Two years after a devastating
explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford the families of the men
who died say they are frustrated Simon Hillier and Stewart Staples
died when the industrial unht on the Baswich estate
was destroyed by fire. No inquest into their
deaths has taken place. Two years ago the skies
above Stafford were lit up with fireworks, as the contdnts
of this warehouse exploded. The fire burned for hours
and claimed the lives of two men, 57-year-old Stewart Staples
and 41-year-old Simon Hillidr. Their families are
still seeking answers. The relatives of Mr Hillier,
a pyrotechnic enthusiast volunteering in the shop,
decided to make the difficult it's bringing memories back,
naturally. What it is, he's not only been a son, he was a friend as well
as a Hugo. Staffordshire police says it
recognises the families' concerns but it's a challenging
and lengthy inquiry. They hope a decision will bd reached
in the near future as to whdther Until that decision is made,
the coroner says an It does make me angry. Therd are
that many things I hear as well as things that I think might h`ve
happened, and that the end of the day my son should have got out.
Two years on it's not clear how much longer the families will be left
waiting for the answers they so desperately need.
Football and Birmingham Citx and Aston Villa drew
1-1 in the Championship at St Andrews this afternoon.
Villa took the lead after half an hour.
Gary Gardner heading home from a free-kick.
But the Blues responded well in the second half and scordd
The game was also notable for a minute's applause in lemory
of the victims of the Birmingham pub Bombings.
What a fantastic way to show a great city like ours coming out at a derby
game to show solidarity for their own. I could not be more proud. I
couldn't be more proud. One rugby result
from this afternoon. In the Premiership Wasps be`t
Newcastle 31-6. Finally - Happy Diwali -
the Hindu festival of lights begins So let's see how the cloud cover's
looking for any fireworks If you wrote trick-or-treathng it is
not too bad but we will see things turning noticeably cooler. Some
quite spooky mist starting to come into the picture, but quite a cloudy
night at well. Laws of seven Celsius. We stick with the list the
note tomorrow morning but some mist and fog around and that may require
an extra few minutes to get to work. Highs of 14 Celsius with cloudy
weather on the way for Mond`y. That's it for now,
enjoy your evening. Good evening. It has been a mild and
a bit of a murky day. A lot of mist and low cloud, but also some warm
sunshine. Here was the scene captured in Perth and Kinross by one
of the weather watchers earlier in the day. A change in weather type
during the week, feeling colder still some mist and fog round over
the next few days. Quite a lot of dry weather still on the cards.
Mainly dry out there at the moment. Down to this big area of high
pressure. The weather front pushing into the far north-west of Scotland.
Bringing some rain here. Elsewhere, a little bit of drizzle out of that
cloud. Some mist and fog patches forming overnight. Reduced
visibility first thing on Monday morning. Take care if you're heading
out on the roads for Monday morning rush mist and fog, and low cloud. A
murky start for Monday, but an improving