Boy hurt, medication warning, flat fire, village fete, tribute paid - The Rugby Observer

Boy hurt, medication warning, flat fire, village fete, tribute paid

Rugby Editorial 9th Jul, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

PASSENGERS in a car that knocked an 11-year-old boy was knocked off his bike were heard laughing as the driver sped off.

The victim told police he was hit at around on Bawnmore Road close to Bawnmore Infant School by a blue car, He suffered only minor injuries.

It is not known in which direction the car drove off in after the incident at around 4pm on Wednesday, June 18.

POTENTIALLY harmful medication has been left on the number four bus.




Zopiclone, Marazepine and Quetiapine was misplaced by a passenger on the bus on Friday while travelling from Rugby town centre to Brownsover.

Thee drugs could be harmful if taken by someone they are not intended for and anyone anyone who finds them should hand them into a police station, a health centre or a pharmacist, a spokesman for Warwickshire Police said.


CREWS spent two hours tackling a blaze on Hillmorton Road on Monday.

Firefighters were called to the grade II listed Danielle House at around 12.30pm after a fire broke out on the first floor of the three-storey building.

An additional engine was sent from Southam as someone was thought to be inside the building but after extinguishing the fire it was confirmed the property was empty.

No-one was believed to have been injured.

BARBY Church Fete take place at the village’s playing field on Sunday.

There will be live music from The Bearcats Blue Band, demonstrations by Focus Tae Kwon Do and All Star Dance Academy as well as teddy parachuting and the usual stalls and sideshows between 2pm.

PRINCIPLED, calm and a champion of real ale – that is how West Midlands police commissioner Bob Jones will be remembered by his friends in Rugby.

Mr Jones, who died suddenly last Monday at his home in Wolverhampton aged 59, was a regular visitor to events organised by the Rugby Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) as a member of the group in his home city.

Spokesman Steve Heighton said he met Mr Jones while both were active trade unionists in the engineering sector in the Midlands, describing him as a knowledgeable man and great company over a pint.

“Bob was a genuinely great man in his police work to his long and proud record of being a real ale man of some knowledge.

“The local branch raised a glass to Bob on Saturday at the Rugby Festival of Culture.”

Ron Ball, Warwickshire’s police commissioner, added: “Bob was very principled and made eloquent calm arguments in the face of often turbulent discussions and debate. We shall remember him as a man who has made a huge contribution to the policing agenda.”

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