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Mother: 'I won't rest until Christian's murderer is found'

The mother of a man murdered in Hereford says she will not rest until her son's killer is found.

Christian Bagley was stabbed two months ago after visiting his two year old daughter on Father's Day.

Today Janette Bagley went back to the scene of the stabbing by the River Wye, to appeal to the conscience of the person who knows what happened to her son. Chris Halpin reports.

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Father's Day murder victim's funeral

Christian Bagley Credit: West Mercia Police

The funeral of a man from Hereford who was murdered on Father's Day will take place today.

Police were forced to apologise to his family yesterday after it was revealed the body of 30-year-old Christian Bagley had decomposed while being kept in a mortuary.

His body was being stored at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Officials have apologised. An investigation is underway to discover how it happened.

"This is truly regrettable. We have explained as much as we can to Christian's family and will provide them with a full explanation as soon as we understand what has happened."

– West Mercia Police

Mr Bagley was stabbed in his arm and back as he returned from seeing his two-year-old daughter on Father's Day. He died in hospital.

Three men arrested on suspicion of murder have been released without charge

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Police appeal for missing teenagers

Jessica Morgan Credit: Warwickshire Police

Police are still searching for two teenagers who went missing at approximately 6:30pm on Friday 17th July.

Jessica, 16, and Ellie, 15, were both last seen by Waitrose in Hereford heading towards the High Street.

Jessica is white, around 5ft in height, of a small build and has short light blonde hair with a long black wig over the top. Her lip and left nostril are also pierced. She was wearing light blue jeans, dark blue jumper with silver chain around her neck, white trainers and a black baseball cap with white writing on the front.

Ellie Remington Credit: Warwickshire Police

Ellie is white, with green eyes around 5ft 9ins in height, of a medium build, two toned long brown coloured hair which is shoulder length, her upper lip is also pierced. She was wearing flowery style top, black leggings, black shoes with a black handbag.

Rugby World Cup on tour

Former World Cup winner Jason Leonard gets his hands on the trophy he won in 2003 Credit: ITV News Central/Michael Sibert

As England prepares to host the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Trophy is on tour in the West Midlands.

Former World Cup winner Jason Leonard, at Hereford Cathedral, gets

his hands on the trophy he won in 2003 as part of England's winning

side.

Fans will also have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the Cup at Sixways in Worcester this afternoon and at a party in Telford at 6pm this evening.

Man injured at motocross event in Herefordshire

A 60 year-old man has been left with minor injuries after a motocross incident in Hereford. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man in his 60's, has been taken to hospital after being injured at a motocross event in Wolferlow in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene shortly before 10.55am today.

The man was not a rider but he was standing behind protective pallets which were hit by a sidecar.

He was reported to have back and some hip pain but paramedics said there were no obvious signs of injury.

He was taken by ambulance to the Hereford County Hospital following the incident.

Police name victim in Hereford murder

Police have confirmed the name of the man who died after being assaulted in Hereford as 30-year-old Christian Bagley Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police have confirmed the name of the man who died after being assaulted in Hereford as 30-year-old Christian Bagley from Friars Street in Hereford.

Christian was found with serious stab wounds in Rogers Avenue, Hereford on Sunday 21 June and was taken to Hereford hospital where he sadly died.

The initial attack, which occurred between 10.40pm and 11pm that evening, is thought to have taken place under the Hunderton Bridge near the Great Western Way, locally known as 'the lines'.

"I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest condolences to Christian's family. We will continue to offer any support they may need to help them through this very difficult time.

"My team are working hard to discover the exact details leading up to Christian's death. We believe he was assaulted under the Hunderton Bridge and ask anyone who was anywhere near the area to come forward. You could have seen something which may seem small but could be extremely useful to the investigation."

– Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee

At the time of his death Christian is thought to have been wearing a blue Adidas jacket, blue jeans and Adidas trainers.

Anyone who has any further information is asked to call 101 and quote the incident reference 717s of 21st June.

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