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."
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
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 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.
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
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.
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 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."
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.
Disruption on First Great Western between London Paddington and Hereford due to animals on the line at Kingham. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.
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A trailer has overturned at a roundabout in Herefordshire, killing around 20 sheep.
It happened on the A49 Belmont Island in Hereford, outside Asda, at 6:20am.
The trailer had been carrying around 100 sheep, two of which have escaped.
Emergency Services spent more than an hour clearing the busy roundabout, and police are searching for the two outstanding animals.
Asda roundabout update. The trailer has just been put back up on its wheels and currently as I tweet it's moving into a safe place
Yep. All clear now. Everyone ok. Tractor driver looks abit sheepish but ok. (Sorry)
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