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Body found in Stourport-on-Severn

A man's body has been found on a road in Stourport-on-Severn in the early hours of the morning.

It's thought the man was dragged down the road by a vehicle Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for anyone to come forward with information after the body of the 36-year-old was discovered on Hillary Road just before 4am.

Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene, and police say early indications suggest he had been struck by a vehicle

It would appear that the man has been hit by a vehicle and dragged some distance down the road. He received multiple injuries consistent with this.

While the investigation is in its early stages, I would say it extremely unlikely that the person driving the vehicle would not have realised they had hit something, so I would appeal to the driver of that vehicle to contact us immediately.

There are signs that damage was caused to the vehicle involved so I would encourage anyone who spots a damaged car in the area to contact us so we can carry out enquiries.

The last sighting of the man was at 11.30pm last night and his body was discovered at around 4am this morning. This is the timeframe we are currently looking at and we will be carrying out enquiries to identify vehicles in the area at this time.

I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible."

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Austin, West Mercia Police

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Pictures show damage to buses after they are separated

Pictures sent in to ITV News by an witness show the damage caused to both buses after they collided head-on.

The damage to both buses can be clearly seen Credit: Dawn Holroyd/Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore said emergency serviced had to use a winch to prise the buses apart after the crash, with one embedded into the other.

Emergency crews are on the scene and the road is closed Credit: Dawn Holroyd/Thomas Moore

Two buses crash head-on in Birmingham

Two buses have collided head-on in Birmingham, with 13 people being treated for injuries.

The buses collided head-on Credit: Dawn Holroyd/Thomas Moore

It happened on Addison Road a short while ago, between a single and double decker buses.

West Midlands Fire Service has tweeted to say the road will be closed for at least 3 hours, between High Street and Goldsmith Road.

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Train disruption this weekend between Birmingham and Liverpool

Network Rail are urging passengers to check rail information before they travel this weekend, due to planned works to the railway near Stafford, which could affect journeys.

London Midlands trains will be replaced by buses between Birmingham and Crewe Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

The work to improve performance, reliability and line speed began last night, and will continue until Tuesday.

As a result, services provided by Virgin, CrossCountry and London Midlands will not be running through Stafford, and will be diverted, resulting in longer journey times.

A bus replacement service is running between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, calling at Stone.

On London Midlands services between Birmingham and Liverpool, trains will only be running between Liverpool and Crewe, with buses replacing the rest of the journey, calling at the usual stations along the way.

This is vital work will help to deliver regional and national benefits as the demand for passenger and freight services continues to increase on the West Coast main line.

We have carefully planned the work to take place over the August bank holiday weekend when it is traditionally quieter. However we appreciate that it will still cause disruption to passengers and I thank them for their cooperation and patience.

– Mark Killick, Network Rail
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