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Burton hit-and-run treated as attempted murder

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was hit by a car in Burton on Monday evening.

Police say around 10pm on Monday 20 July, emergency services were called to a report of an injured man in Shobnall Street, Burton.

The 49-year-old was taken to the trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. He has serious, life-threatening injuries.

Staffordshire Police have now launched an attempted murder investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Man arrested after train crashes into empty car on level crossing

A man has been arrested after a train carrying 42 people crashed into an empty car on a railway track.

The results of a collision between a train and a car. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The incident happened at about 7.25pm on 20 July in the Stretton area of Burton upon Trent.

British Transport Police said the 35-year-old is being held on suspicion of obstructing the railway after the crash at Claymills level crossing in Staffordshire.

The driver of the car was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash but was found unhurt in nearby Meadow Lane.

On arrival, crews found the ‘Cross Country’ train approximately 500 yards from the level crossing. The car involved had been destroyed by the impact, but fortunately the train hadn’t derailed.

“An initial search of the area could find no sign of the car driver and he was later found nearby unhurt; he wasn’t in the car when the impact happened.

“There were 39 passengers and three crew on the train. All were offered a check-up. There were initially five people who required further assessment, three with back pain. Thankfully, after they were seen by medics, all were discharged at the scene.

“All ambulance staff were clear by 9.10pm.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
The empty car following the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service


Man suffers critical injuries after being found in road

A man has suffered critical injuries after being found unconscious in a road.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene. Credit: DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

The man was found in Shobnall Street in Burton On Trent at just before 10.00pm on Monday evening.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

The crew found a 49 year old man who was unconscious with heavy blood loss in street. It was not clear exactly what had happened. “The crew stabilised his airway at the scene before taking him the short distance to Queens Hospital.

“The patient was anaesthetised in hospital and his condition stabilised further.

“The MERIT Trauma Doctor who was in the area after the earlier train crash, went to the hospital and then travelled with the ambulance as the patient was transferred by ambulance to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital arriving at 11.40pm.

“The man had very serious head, facial, chest and pelvic injuries.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Four more charged with Burton murder

Four more people have been charged with the murder of a man in Burton.

Police forensics work on All Saints Road where a 29-year-old man was found unconscious in Burton-upon-Trent. Credit: ITV News Central

The men, who are all aged between 29 and 35, are due before magistrates in Cannock.

A 31-year-old man from the Branston area of Burton is also charged with murder and appeared in court on Friday.

13 people have been arrested in connection with the death of Tomaz Bachta who was found unconscious on All Saints Road on Wednesday morning. He died after being stabbed in the neck.

Eight people have been released on bail.

Burton murder victim named by police

A man who was stabbed to death in the street in Burton on Trent has been named by police.

Police name Burton murder victim Credit: DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

29-year-old Tomaz Bach-ta was found unconscious on All Saints Road on Wednesday morning. He died later that day.

Mr Bachta's family are continuing to receive support from specially trained officers.

A post-mortem examination took place on 16 July and the cause of death was given as a stab wound to the neck.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tomasz at this difficult time and we will ensure they get all the support they need.

"An investigation to understand exactly what happened in All Saints Road yesterday morning is ongoing and detectives are pursuing a number of positive lines of inquiry.

"I would like to reiterate my thanks to the residents of All Saints Road, and the wider community, for their continued patience and understanding whilst necessary investigation work goes on.

– Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey

Twelve people have been questioned by detectives. Five have been released on bail.


Burton-on-Trent woman charged with IS membership

A woman from Staffordshire has been charged with inciting terrorism and being a member of Islamic State.

The 26-year-old, who is from Burton-on-Trent stands accused of sending tweets encouraging others to "commit, prepare or instigate" acts of terror.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with belonging to a banned organisation, Islamic State, between October 2014 and January this year, according to West Midlands Police.

Hasselbaink thanks fans after Burton claim League Two Title

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he is determined to repay the club's fans for their support since he took charge, guiding the club to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history.

The former Chelsea and Leeds striker, who was capped several times for the Netherlands during his playing career took over as boss in November.

Burton sealed the League Two title beating Cambridge 3-2, after coming from 2-1 behind and having their goalkeeper sent off.

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