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Police ask for help catching terrorists

Police have renewed appeals for the public to help them identify would-be terrorists from the West Midlands who are planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.

The appeal comes after one of Britain's most senior counter terrorism officers revealed there had been a five-fold rise in the number of Syria-related investigations both in this region and London. Officers say they need family members to alert them of anyone showing signs of radicalisation. They add many youngsters who are suspected of travelling to conflict zones have no previous links to extremist groups.

Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Southern from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit told ITV News Central that there are still concerns about the numbers travelling abroad to get involved in conflict.

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Derbyshire Police hunt prison runaway

Andrew Keith Taylor, who absconded from HMP Sudbury today
Andrew Keith Taylor, who absconded from HMP Sudbury today Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police are on the hunt for a convicted robber who has escaped from prison.

Andrew Keith Taylor ran away from HMP Sudbury today.

The 25-year-old was sentenced to 88 months imprisonment last year.

His last known address was in Sheffield and he has links to Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

Walsall FC player dropped off at Albion training ground

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Ha, some Walsall FC player turned up at our training ground this morning in a taxi, Sorry lad, wrong team!

A Walsall FC player got a shock this morning, when his taxi dropped him off at West Bromwich Albion by mistake.

Staff and players at West Brom could not resist poking fun at the anonymous hapless player, with goalkeeper Ben Foster spilling the beans on twitter.

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Lincolnshire man airlifted after head injury

A Lincolnshire man has been airlifted to hospital in Nottinghamshire after suffering a head injury
A Lincolnshire man has been airlifted to hospital in Nottinghamshire after suffering a head injury Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man has recently been airlifted from Coronation Close in Spalding to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The patient - who is in his 40s - was suffering with a head injury and Lincolnshire Police officers are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his condition.

He was taken to hospital at lunchtime today.

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