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Women cut free after three vehicle crash

One of the cars after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two women had to be cut free from their cars after a three-vehicle crash near Alcester this evening.

Paramedics were called to the Alcester Bypass in Oversley Green just before 6pm.

Two cars and a van had been in a serious crash - two of the cars were carrying women who were both trapped.

One of the cars after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

“Ambulance staff worked carefully with the fire service to cut them free, but one of the women had to be freed with the use of specialist equipment in the form of a Kendrick Extrication Device.

This device secures the upper body and allows the patient to be removed from the vehicle in an upright, seated position.

“The woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, was treated for chest injuries and back pain and had pain relief administered before being transported to the Alexandra Hospital."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

Alcester crash: three teenagers in hospital

Three teenagers are in hospital after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three teenagers have been taken to hospital after their car overturned in a crash in Warwickshire.

The accident happened on Wilmcote Lane near Haselor, Alcester just before 10.50pm last night.

The driver had extricated himself from the vehicle and was treated for minor injuries before being taken to Warwick Hospital.

Crews also treated two further patients for serious head injuries.

A 17 year old was trapped for approximately thirty minutes. She was treated for a serious head injury a fractured right arm and suspected back and pelvic injuries.

The patient was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.

The MERIT Doctor anaesthetised the patient before she was pre-alerted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.> A man was also trapped and treated for serious head and facial injuries as well as chest and suspected back and pelvic injuries.

The patient was also immobilised and anesthetised before being conveyed to the University hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Motorcyclist airlifted after Alcester crash

The motorbike was badly damaged Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after an accident on the A46 near Alcester today.

Paramedics were called to the scene - just outside Haselor Hill - at around 8am.

The motorcycle had collided with a car, and had been badly damaged. A man in his forties was treated for head lacerations and back injuries before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for more treatment.

The female driver was checked over but did not require hospital treatment.

Escaped child killer 'may be in Alcester area'

A manhunt for escaped murderer Alan Giles continues today, as police believe he may be hiding out in Warwickshire.

West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are searching for the 56-year-old, who went missing from HMP Hewell in Redditch earlier this week.

Escaped prisoner Alan Giles Credit: West Mercia Police

Giles, from Oldbury, was serving two life sentences for the murder and kidnap of 16-year-old Quinton student Kevin Ricketts in 1995.

He walked out of an open area of the prison on Monday.

Missing Alcester man

Police are concerned about a 62-year-old man who was reported missing from his home in Alcester earlier today.

Ernest John Grainger, known as John, was last seen at about 5.15 at his home in Alne Bank Road.

He is 5' 8" tall and of slender build. He wears glasses and is thought to have a single walking crutch with him. He was probably wearing a brown, woolly jacket and a flat cap.

Police officers have searched the area with dogs and the force helicopter but so far there is no sign of him.

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One of three missing teenage girls found

One of three "vulnerable" teenage girls who went missing from the Alcester area has been found.

Fourteen-year-old Jenny Mitchell was discovered in the Cardiff area overnight and is now being cared for there.

She was reported missing in the early hours of Friday morning along with 16-year-old Naomi Smallwood and Sophie Hands, 15.

Warwickshire Police say they are still concerned for the welfare of the other two girls and are "working hard" to find them.

They were last spotted in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.

Police release pictures of missing 16-year-old

Detectives investigating the disappearance of three teenage girls from Alcester in Warwickshire have released pictures of the eldest of the trio.

Naomi Smallwood, aged 16, was reported missing in the early hours of Friday morning and has not been seen since.

Naomi Smallwood, who has been missing from Alcester since Friday Credit: Warwickshire Police

She is believed to be with two others from the same area - Sophie Hands, 15 and Jenny Mitchell, 14.

Police have described them as "vulnerable" due to their age.

Descriptions released of missing teenage girls

Descriptions of three missing teenage girls have been released by police.

Naomi Smallwood, aged 16, Sophie Hands, 15 and Jenny Mitchell, 14, were reported missing from the Alcester area of Warwickshire in the early hours of Friday.

Naomi is around 5ft 7ins and slim, with blonde hair dyed pink. She was last seen wearing a purple tracksuit.

Sophie is 5ft 6ins and slim, with long pink hair shaved on one side. She was wearing jeans and a body warmer.

And Jenny is 5ft 8ins with blonde hair coloured with pink and orange dye, also shaved on one side. She was wearing a pink tracksuit.

All three girls are white and may have connections in Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester.

Hunt for missing teenage girls launched

A manhunt for three "vulnerable" teenage girls who went missing from the Alcester area has been launched by police.

Naomi Smallwood, aged 16, Sophie Hands, 15, and 14-year-old Jenny Mitchell were reported missing shortly after 1.30am on Friday and have not been seen since.

The three girls have contacts in Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff.

Warwickshire Police say all three girls are considered "vulnerable" due to their age.

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