News Friday, August 12th

News roundup: Tyrrells crisp brand sold for £300m

  • Tyrrells, the fancy crisp firm founded by Herefordshire farmer William Chase, has been sold to the US company that makes Skinny Popcorn. Chase - who used the money he made from Tyrrells to set up the Chase Distillery - sold his luxury crisp brand to a Dubai-based investor back in 2013. 

Tyrrells chips packaging design crop

  • A 22-year-old law graduate who was seriously injured in a motorway crash while travelling home to Hereford remains in hospital. The Hereford Times reports that Sam Hemming was injured in a crash on July 20, while travelling on the M6. Friends have now established a fundraising page to pay for specialist care.
  • A "father figure" who worked at Herefordshire's private Lucton School in the 70s and 80s has been jailed for grooming children into sexual activity. 68-year-old David Panter was branded a "serial child abuser" by a judge sitting at Worcester Crown Court.

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