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Woman's body found near Droitwich: man arrested

Map showing Hanbury in relation to Droitwich Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Police have not given an exact address where the incident happened Credit: ITV News Central

Pictures of roof collapse wreckage which injured five

Pictures of a major roofing collapse which injured five contractors have been released by the Health and Safety Executive.

The men were working for Droitwich-based Adstone Construction Ltd on a new secondary school at the Abraham Darby Academy in Telford in August 2011, when a steel canopy collapsed.

The company has now been ordered to pay more than £200,000 in fines and costs.

The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford
The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford Credit: Health and Safety Executive

One of the workers, Philip Drury Sr, 54, from Mansfield, had a fractured ankle, three cracked ribs with internal bruising, head injuries and cuts and bruising to his face and head.

His son, Philip Drury Jr, 29, from Mansfield, was air-lifted to hospital strapped to a spinal board and was diagnosed with damage to two vertebrae and his shoulder.

The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford
The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford Credit: Health and Safety Executive

Meanwhile, James Buchanan, 32, also from Edwinstowe, suffered arm injuries and swelling and bruising to his neck. He had to wear a neck brace for the two days he spent in hospital, and needed ultrasound scans and x-rays.

Joshua Wolak, 24, from Edwinstowe, was kept in hospital overnight with a suspected fractured rib and multiple cuts and bruises.

And Mark Drury-Tuck, 32, who lives in Ripley, suffered pain to his ribs.

The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford
The roof collapse at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford Credit: Health and Safety Executive

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Firm ordered to pay £200k over major roofing collapse

A Midland construction firm has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 in fines and costs after five roofing contractors were seriously injured in a 43-foot plunge when steelwork gave way.

The five men were working for Droitwich-based Adstone Construction Ltd on a new secondary school at the Abraham Darby Academy in Telford in August 2011, when a steel canopy collapsed.

The scene of the collapse at the Abraham Darby Academy in Telford
The scene of the collapse at the Abraham Darby Academy in Telford Credit: Health and Safety Executive

They suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to multiple broken bones.

Shrewsbury Crown Court heard that key pieces of the canopy steelwork were insufficiently welded together - meaning when the workers added more materials to the roof, the welds failed and it collapsed.

As well as injuring the roofers, the collapse caused major damage to the front of the new school.

Adstone, of Wassage Way, Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate, was fined a total of 100,000 and ordered to pay £106,098 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Motor race near Droitwich 'had its own heart in motoring history'

A motor race near Droitwich, that has not taken place for nearly half a century, could return if campaigners get enough support to persuade the Motorsport Association to bring it back.

Rod Spollon, hotel owner, told ITV News Central the race 'had its own heart in motoring history'.

The Chateau Impney Hill Climb ran annually, from 1957 to 1967, when a variety of cars would race around the course in the grounds of the house.

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Second arrest in Worcester stabbing

A second man has been arrested connection with the murder of a 39-year-old man in Worcester.

Adrian Locke from Droitwich, was found by paramedics with stab wounds on Wednesday evening (2 January). He was confirmed dead at the scene.

On Sunday evening (6 January) a man in his 20s was arrested in Birmingham and is being held in custody at Worcester Police Station.

It follows the arrest on Friday (4 January) of another man in Birmingham who was also in his 20s. This morning, he was charged with three offences related to drug dealing and the possession of a firearm

Tributes to man stabbed in Worcester

The family of a man stabbed to death in Worcester last week have paid tribute to their ‘loveable rogue'.

On Wednesday evening (2 January), 39-year-old Adrian Locke was found with stab wounds in the Tolladine area of the city. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

His mother Lilly says:

Adie has sometimes been on the wrong side of the law, but he was a loveable rogue.

His family was his life and he was a brilliant uncle to his nieces and nephews, who idolised him. He was always generous and couldn't do enough for them.

He was a big kid himself and a real joker who was always teasing the kids with all sorts of tricks.

– Lilly Locke, mother of Adrian Locke

Anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police.

Worcester murder: Police given more time for questioning

Detectives have been given more time to question a man arrested in connection with the murder of a 39-year-old man in Worcester.

Police have been granted an additional 36 hours to question the man who was arrested in Birmingham in the early hours of the 4th January. He remains in custody at Worcester Police Station.

The victim, Adrian Locke, aged 39, was discovered by paramedics on Teme Road in the Tolladine area at 7.22pm on the 2nd January.

Mr Locke was confirmed dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

A post-mortem examination established the cause of death to be a stab wound to the torso.

Police name Worcester stab victim

Police have named the man who was found with multiple stab wounds outside a house in Worcester yesterday.

Adrian Locke, 39, was discovered by paramedics on Teme Road in the Tolladine area at 7.22pm after a call from members of the public.

Mr Locke, who was of no fixed abode, was confirmed dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

Police say Mr Locke, whose family are believed to be from Worcestershire, was staying with a friend when he was found outside a neighbouring property.

Leading the investigation Chief Inspector Paul Kinsella said:

"The investigation team are at a very early stage in their inquiries and need to speak to anyone who knew Adrian and who saw him yesterday.

"They are particularly interested in his whereabouts between 5pm and 7.20pm.

"We need to trace anyone who was at the scene, particularly before the emergency services arrived.

"We are especially keen to hear from anyone who saw someone or some people make off from the scene, whether that was on foot, by bike or in a vehicle."

– Chief Inspector Paul Kinsella, West Mercia Police
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