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One lane of the A38 near Burton will remain closed as investigations continue into the death of a woman last night (July 6th).

The southbound carriageway reopened at 10pm last night, but the northbound carriageway remained fully closed until earlier this morning.

The incident was reported at about 8:30 yesterday and an air ambulance attended the scene between Clay Mills and Branston.


WATCH: Could you help solve this murder mystery from 1971?

Police investigating the murder of a man in Burton-on-Trent more than 45-years-ago have created reconstructed images of what the victim may have looked like.

At 7.30pm on 27 March 1971, an off-duty special constable was out walking in the Newton Road area of Burton-on-Trent when he saw a fragment of bone, which turned out to be the skull of a man buried in a shallow grave close to the River Trent.

The man's identity remains unknown.


Man released in stabbing investigation

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Police in Staffordshire have released a man arrested earlier today on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Burton-Upon-Trent.

It comes after officers were called to the scene and found a man with serious stab wounds by the canal close to Abbots Fold Court.

Police say the victim is in a stable condition in hospital and they are now actively pursuing lines of enquiry to trace another man who is believed to have been involved in the incident.

The force said:

"We would like to reassure the community that all individuals involved in this incident were known to each other, and therefore whilst the incident was serious, members of the public are not at risk. We are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact us on 101, quoting incident 3 of 16 April."

– Staffordshire Police.

Arrest made after man stabbed in Burton-Upon-Trent

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Staffordshire police has confirmed that it is investigating a serious incident after a man was stabbed in Burton-Upon-Trent.

Officers were called at 12.16am this morning to reports of a man with serious stab wounds near to the canal near to Abbots Fold Court. The 36-year-old local man is in a stable condition in hospital.

A 32-year-old man, from the area has been arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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