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.
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.”
Megan, who lived in Fletcher Road, was found at a flat in Fletcher Road, at 3.20pm on Saturday (20 April).
Her family, who are continuing to receive support from specially-trained officers, have paid tribute to her.
“We just can’t believe what’s happened. Our hearts are broken and our family is devastated.
“Meg was a beautiful young woman who had everything to live for. She was into sport in a big way. She loved playing football and used to give up her weekends to work as an assistant coach for the under 7s. She loved working with children and was studying sports at college as well as holding three jobs down at the same time. Meg had plans for the future – she was so independent and knew what she wanted to do with her life. We were all behind her every step of the way and would have done anything for her.
“She was a young woman in the prime of life, so precious and loving and such a big part of our lives. We just adored her. Family meant everything to Meg and we’re all struggling with what’s happened. It just doesn’t feel real.”
Joseph Trevor, 18, of Trentham, who was charged with the murder of Megan Newton, was remanded in custody following his appearance at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle this morning. He will appear at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday 2 May.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 510 of 20 April or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.