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Police believe body found in Cannock is that of missing man

The body found in Cannock Chase this morning is believed to be the missing person Carl Wood. Credit: PA

The body found in Cannock Chase this morning is believed to be that of the missing man, Carl Wood.

Formal identification hasn't yet been completed, but officers are confident they have enough proof to identify him.

Carl, who was 54-years-old was last seen on Wednesday 1 March and was reported missing a day later. Officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

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Boy airlifted to hospital after car collision

A young boy has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries following a collision with a car this morning.

The collision took place on the junction of Hemlock Way and Sidon Hill Way, Cannock Credit: Google Maps

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the junction of Hemlock Way and Sidon Hill Way in Heath Hayes, Cannock, shortly after 8.20am.

The driver of the car, a woman, was uninjured in the incident.

Crews arrived to find a 12-year-old boy with a number of serious injuries following a collision with a car. He was assessed and treated for head, arm, leg and abdominal injuries.

He was immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Birmingham Childrens Hospital. Unfortunately, his injuries are thought to be extremely serious."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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