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Police investigation after 'teenage girl with gun' alert

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. Credit: Google Maps

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.

Man rushed to hospital after Droitwich crash

The scene of the crash this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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


Drivers trapped for 45 minutes after car crash

Two people were trapped for 45 minutes after a car crash today Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

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.

Donations top £11k to replace fire-ravaged play area

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.

The fire was reported by two people skating through the park Credit: Richard Farmer

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.

The blaze left the park completely destroyed Credit: Richard Farmer

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.

The play area at Lido Park was set on fire on Wednesday Credit: Google Maps

Road closed after car hits nine-year-old boy

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.

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.

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