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Going, going, not gone...auctioneer’s delight as police return stolen property

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Wednesday 27 August 2014

When a vicar’s laptop was stolen during a train journey he could have been forgiven for asking for divine intervention to secure its safe return...but it transpired the helping hand he needed would come in the form of a Walsall police officer.

Reverend Rupert Toovey, who is also a full time auctioneer and may be recognisable to fans of the television programme Bargain Hunt, was travelling from Sussex to Shropshire back in May when his laptop was stolen as his train stopped off at Shrewsbury.

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Diligent driver snares lorry surfing suspect

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Wednesday 27 August 2014

A man has been arrested after he was discovered hiding behind an air spoiler of a lorry that had been travelling on the motorway yesterday evening (26 August).

Motorway cops were alerted by the driver who dialled 999 at around 6.30pm to report strange sounds coming from the top of his cab.

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Man punched in unprovoked attack

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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Detectives have released CCTV following an unprovoked attack on a man standing outside a Sparkbrook supermarket earlier this year.

The 24-year-old local man was waiting with his pushbike outside East & West Supermarket in Ladypool Road on 26 February just before 4.30pm when a couple pushing a pushchair walked past. The man from the couple returns seconds later and punches the man with the bike in the face seemingly for no reason.

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