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Teenager in court over assault and indecent exposures

A teenage boy is due in court today charged with sexual assault and a number of indecent exposures in Bartley Green, near Birmingham.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with six counts of exposure and one sexual assault.

The charges relate to offences which took place in Senneleys Park between October 2014 and April 2015.

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Man stabbed in Peterborough city centre car park

A man has been stabbed in a Peterborough car park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been stabbed in a Peterborough car park.

It happened in a car park off St Mark's Street in the city centre at about 2am this morning (July 31).

The man, who was in his 20s, suffered serious injuries - although they're not thought to be life-threatening.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital.


Ward at Ludlow Hospital closes due to nurse shortages

Stretton ward at Ludlow Community Hospital is to close today because of a lack of trained nurses. It is merging with Dinham ward on the ground floor of the hospital.

Ludlow Community Hospital has faced nurse shortages Credit: ITV News

More than 2,600 people signed a petition over the decision.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust says it will still be providing the same number of beds and access for patients.

In a statement, the trust said:

We have experienced some serious nurse shortages over the last couple of years and despite many creative recruitment drives still do not have enough trained nurses.

If the nurses are on the same floor it is much easier for them to support each other across the wards areas, keeping patients and carers safe and providing a much more supportive working environment for our staff.

The move is an interim arrangement and will be monitored carefully to ensure there are no unintended consequences.

– Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
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