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Three Men Wanted For Theft Of Tyres In Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire Police is appealing for help to identify three men captured on camera in relation to a burglary of tyres in Stoke-on-Trent in March.

Officers were called to Michelin Tyres on Campbell Road on the morning of 23 March. The CCTV shows three men arriving in a white Iveco 7.5 tonne van at around 4:25am and then footage of a cutting tool being used to gain access to the compound.

The three men appear to be white, all with an average build and height.

Anyone who can help officers identify the men captured on CCTV or witnessed suspicious behaviour in the area at that time should contact Staffordshire Police quoting incident number 185 of 23 March 2019.

Man jailed for kidnap and sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

A Stoke-on-Trent man has been jailed for six years for the kidnap and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in March.

Mark Baddeley, 31, of Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading guilty to four offences on Monday (29 April).

He pleaded guilty to meeting a girl under 16-years-old following grooming, possession of a knife in a public place, kidnap and kidnap/false imprisonment with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Baddeley has been sentenced to six years with an extended license for five years. A Sexual Harm Prevention Order has been imposed on Baddeley indefinitely. He will also be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The offences relate to an incident that took place in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, on 24 March 2019. A girl was approached by Baddeley at 2.20pm and threatened with a knife. He pulled her towards a pathway but then let her go. She was not injured. Following the release of a CCTV image Baddeley was arrested on 27 March.

DC Andrew Rushton, of Staffordshire Police’s Child Protection and Exploitation Team, said: “This was a terrifying incident for the victim. I hope this result has provided her with some justice when coming to terms with what she experienced.”

NEW Slides For WaterWorld !

WaterWorld in Hanley is undergoing a massive £10m expansion and introducing four new rides. Take a look at the image below, the new rides look amazing, and we cant wait to try them out.

Owner Mo Chaudry said: “Waterworld is already one of the largest leisure attractions of its kind, but you don’t get anywhere by standing still; you always have to be thinking of the next big innovation. The new rides are something really special. The tallest of them will be fully four metres higher than anything we have had here before, which is why we are having to raise the roof.”

Mo has been behind the growth of Waterworld since he took over in 1999. The previous loss-making operation was ran by The Rank Group.

Plan of the new slides – Image WaterWorld
Construction of the new slides – Image WaterWorld