– Detective Sergeant Carl Russell, West Midlands Police
We would like to thank the media and the public for their overwhelming support in helping us to try to identify this lady.
We are pleased that we have finally been able to identify her and will be passing our findings onto the coroner.
A woman who was found in a canal in Wolverhampton has been identified.
A family in Hemel Hempstead alerted a cousin in Wolverhampton that their mother had gone missing. That person then contacted the police and confirmed the identity of the body found in the canal.
Enquiries are now taking place at the Merridale house where the woman lived. They also continue to search the canal where the woman’s body was found, for clues as to the circumstances of her death.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police have begun searching a canal in Wolverhampton where a woman's body was found.
They are looking for any items which may help identify her.
The woman's body was found in the canal basin at Broad Street on July 24.
Police are trying to identify the body of a woman found dead in a canal in Wolverhampton last month.
This is all we know about her:
• Found in the canal basin at Broad Street in the Wolverhampton city centre in the early hours of 24th July.
• A post mortem revealed she died as a result of drowning.
• She was found wearing both traditional engagement and wedding bands.
• Further tests have shown that the woman was a mother.
• She was dressed appropriately for the weather, and was fit and healthy with no apparent physical marks, scars or abnormalities.
Police are urging anyone who recognises this woman to call them on 101 or leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Specialist search teams will be in Wolverhampton City Centre this morning searching a canal where a woman's body was found almost two weeks ago.
An artist's impression of the woman has been re-issued by officers who are trying to identify the woman who was found in the canal basin at Broad Street on 24th July.
Officers say they are searching for items that may lead them to her identity.
One man has died and two others have been taken to hospital after a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorcycle on Coventry Road in Birmingham early this morning.
West Midlands Police said the pedestrian suffered a cardiac arrest and was confirmed dead at the scene.
The two men riding the motorbike are in a critical condition.
A coach driver has pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving following an accident on the M5 in March last year which killed two and injured 41 people.
Jasminder Dhesi, 50, from Great Barr, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court earlier today, he was released on bail and will be sentenced on 12th February.
The accident happened in the early hours of Saturday 24 March 2012 when a lorry hit a coach on the southbound carriageway near to junction three in thick fog.
Sergeant Chris Jones, said:
“Mr Dhesi’s coach was not roadworthy on the day of the crash and he should not have been driving it.
“He had already broken down on two occasions before the collision happened and had managed to pull over onto the hard shoulder and get the vehicle moving again.
“Despite the fog and the unreliability of the coach he carried on with the journey, but came unstuck on the third breakdown, when there was no hard shoulder to pull over on to.
“The broken down coach came to a stop in a live lane of traffic, when it was hit by Mr Mapstone’s lorry."
A man has died following an accident between a car and a lorry on the A17 in Nottinghamshire.
It happened just before 1.00pm today as a car crashed into a stationary lorry.
The driver of the car who is believed to be in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road in Coddington remains closed in both directions and is expected to for some time.
A man has been injured after his car crashed into a bridge on the M6 Toll in the early hours of this morning.
The accident happened between junctions 5 and 6 on the Eastbound carriage around 3.35am.
Emergency crews arrived to find the car had split into at least three piece after it is believed it crashed into road signs and a bridge
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
– West Midlands Ambulance Service
“The driver of the car, a man in his mid 20’s, was found on scene and had suffered multiple minor injuries, but was extremely disorientated. “He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised.
“Considering the damage to the vehicle the man was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries."
A teenage girl has been seriously injured by a tram in Nottinghamshire.
It happened around 7.00pm tonight (Wednesday 28 November) near to the junction of Hucknall Lane and Nottingham Road in Hucknall.
Tram services to Hucknall have been terminated at Moor Bridge while initial enquiries and a forensic examination is carried out at the scene.