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Police are investigating reports of a teenage girl carrying a gun through a busy town centre.
West Mercia Police warned anyone who saw the girl - thought to be in her mid to late teens - not to approach her but to call 999.
An area around the High Street in Droitwich, Worcestershire, was sealed off after police were alerted at about 6.20pm yesterday.
A police spokesman said she was described as white with short light brown hair, and wearing a pink T-shirt.
The affected area has now reopened but officers are continuing searches.
If anyone has any information that can help police locate her they should call 101 and quote incident 0566s of 12th July 2015. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers.
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A man has been rushed to hospital after crashing into a car on the opposite lane of the A38.
Paramedics were called to the scene near Droitwich at 8am this morning. They found a 21-year-old man trapped in his car, who was suffering from neck and back pain and had suspected abdominal injuries. The 28-year-old woman in the other car was uninjured.
The man was extricated from his car by firefighters, and then taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital in an ambulance
M5 Northbound blocked, stationary traffic due to multi-vehicle accident and debris on road between J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester) and J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold), congestion on M5 to J7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham).
Two drivers spent 45 minutes trapped in their cars after a serious crash in Droitwich this morning.
The accident happened on the A38 at Briar Hill at around 8.20am.
Ambulance crews believe one of the cars had crossed over to the opposite side of the dual carriageway before the vehicles collided.
One woman suffered head and pelvic injuries, and a man was treated for chest and back injuries.
It's believed a nine-year-old boy was dragged underneath a car during a collision this morning in Droitwich.
It happened on Salwarpe Road shortly before 9:30.
He had abdominal pain and elbow and shoulder injuries and was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital after being helped at the scene by paramedics including the Midlands Air Ambulance team.
More than £11,000 has been raised towards a new children's play area in Droitwich after a suspected arson attack this week.
The play area at Lido Park was set alight on Wednesday, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage and forcing council bosses to close the park.
Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 10.30pm on Wednesday night by two people who were skating in the park.
A JustGiving page was set up by people living in the area with the aim of raising £5,000 towards a new play area - but donations have poured in and they have smashed that target, with the total currently standing at £11,090.
A statement on the JustGiving page by the appeal coordinators says while the council has confirmed the park was insured, they hope the money raised will enable the play area to be rebuilt before the summer holidays - and potentially even make some improvements.
We've all been past it or used it with our children at some point. It's important to the local area and therefore important to us.
We need to raise as much as we can locally to help the local council replace and improve the park, hopefully with enough money raised it can be expedited so children can enjoy it this summer.
If there is any money left it can be used on any other areas requiring attention.
A road in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is closed in both directions after a car hit a nine-year-old boy this morning.
The accident happened in Salwarpe Road, between Kidderminster Road and Ombersley Way, at around 9.20am.
Salwarpe Road in Droitwich is closed following a collision an involving a young pedestrian and a car.
The air ambulance has landed in the King George playing fields while paramedics attend to the boy, whose parents are with him.
The driver of the silver Corsa - an 84-year-old woman from Droitwich - was not injured.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are urged to call officers on 101.
A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at a house in Hanbury near Drotiwich.
Officers were called to out to an address in the village yesterday afternoon, where a woman in her forties was found.