Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Two men killed in A525 crash between Nantwich and Whitchurch

Two men have died after an accident on the A525 at Broughall between Nantwich and Whitchurch.
The incident involved a motorcyclist and pedestrian and happened on Nantwich Road.
Police and paramedics were called just after 3.30pm today, say West Mercia Police.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and the road has been closed all afternoon as investigators examine the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a community paramedic and a paramedic area support officer to the scene.
The Midlands Air Ambulances from Strensham and Cosford, one with a MERIT trauma doctor on board, also attended.
WMAS spokeswoman said paramedics found both victims in cardiac arrest at the scene.
Despite efforts, both men were confirmed dead.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “The collision between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian occurred today (Tuesday 21 March) at around 3.30pm. Both were confirmed dead at the scene.
Investigations are on going and the A525 remains closed.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 449S of 21 March.”

Monday, 13 March 2017

Teenager attacked and robbed of phone by Nantwich hoodies

A 19-year-old was attacked by a gang of up to eight men dressed in hoodies in Nantwich town centre.
The victim had his phone stolen in the incident on Bowers Row, as he walked towards High Street.
At approximately 3.30am on Wednesday, 1 March
The victim was walking with his friend along Bowers Row towards the High Street when it happened.
As they neared to where it narrows into a ginnel, they were set up on by around six to eight men who were wearing hoodies.
The victim was hit to the side of the head, suffering minor injuries, and one of the offenders ran off with his phone.
The incident happened at around 3.30am on Wednesday March 1 after the town hosted its weekly Student Night on a Tuesday.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place or have any information to help officers identify the men is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 597 of 1 March.
Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Crewe man jailed for minimum 20 years for 'appalling' murder of Stephen O'Brien

A MAN from Crewe has today been jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murder.

Oliver John Dabbs, 19, of Wood Street, was found guilty of the murder of Stephen O’Brien, 51, yesterday following a 14-day trial at Chester Crown Court.
Dabbs was sentenced today to life imprisonment.
He will serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars before he will be considered for release.
Stephen died on August 31, 2016, following an incident in a service road off Edleston Road, Crewe.
He died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest, which penetrated his heart. He had also suffered a fractured eye socket, voice box and cheekbone.
Det Insp Helena Banusic, who was in charge of the case, said: “Sadly we may never know the reasons behind Dabbs’ appalling actions on that day.
This has been a complex investigation and I would like to thank all those who were involved in the case. I would also like to express my deepest sympathy to Stephen’s family who have been deeply affected by his death.
“Throughout this trial they have acted with dignity and patience, and I hope that Dabbs’ conviction will provide some closure for them.”
Following his death a murder investigation was launched by Cheshire Police’s Major Investigation Team.
Dabbs was quickly identified as a suspect in the case. All efforts were made to locate him, with enquiries and searches taking place throughout the night and into the early hours. He was located the day after the incident and arrested on suspicion of murder.
During the investigation officers gathered vital evidence, carried out forensic enquiries, spoke to numerous witnesses, analysed mobile phone data and viewed hours of CCTV footage.
Following the investigation a file of evidence was presented to the Crown Prosecution Service who agreed that there was sufficient evidence to charge Dabbs with murder.
Chief Inspector Paul Beauchamp, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “Stephen’s death has had a major impact on the local community, and I would like to thank local people for all of the support that they have provided throughout this investigation.”