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Man hospitalised after Hereford assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault in Hereford Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Commercial Road in Hereford.

At 3.15am on January 25, a man in his late 20s was head butted, kicked and punched. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hereford County Hospital.

Three men, aged 21, 23 and 27 were arrested in connection with the incident, and have been released on bail until March 20, while further enquiries are carried out.


Famous Battle of Britain hero's medals go missing

Paddy Finucane (back, with black hair) stands with pilots of the 452 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force Credit: PA

The family of a famous Second World War pilot are asking for the public's help in tracing his missing medals.

Wing Commander Paddy Finucane's brother-in-law sent the medals to the Royal Air Force Museum in London, where they were due to be exhibited. Although he got a proof of postage, the medals never arrived at the museum.

The medals are of huge sentimental family to Mr Finucane's family, and they are said to be 'devastated' that they have gone missing.

Mr Finucane's lost medals Credit: West Mercia Police

Paddy Finucane

Paddy Finucane was a fighter pilot and flying ace with the Royal Air Force.

The Irish-born hero was credited with 28 air victories and become the RAF's youngest ever wing commander in 1942.

On the 15th of July that year, Finucane took off with his flight for a mission over France. His Spitfire was damaged by ground–fire. Finucane attempted to fly back to England across the English Channel but was forced to ditch into the sea. He was never seen again.

Over 2,500 people attended his memorial at Westminster Cathedral, and his name is inscribed among 'The Few' on the Battle of Britain Memorial on London's Embankment.

Mr Finucane's lost medals Credit: West Mercia Police

Sinkhole causes road closure in Hereford

A sinkhole has appeared in the road on Union Street in Hereford. The road has been closed which could cause disruption to cars and buses today and tomorrow.

Hereford Fire Service and Herefordshire Council have tweeted:

Two women badly hurt after 'incident' in Hereford

Two women have been taken to hospital - one with life-threatening injuries - after an 'incident' at a house in Hereford.

Both women were taken to hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police officers were called to reports of a concern for a person's safety at an address in Kempton Road, just after midday today.

There, a woman in her 50s had suffered serious injuries and she has been taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A second woman, in her 30s, also sustained what police said were believed to be serious injuries, and she was taken to the same hospital.

No arrests have been made, and it's not thought anyone else was involved.


Hereford United's football ban lifted by FA

The FA has announced that it is lifting Hereford United's suspension with immediate effect.

In a short statement, the FA said:

"The suspension of Hereford United and Alan McCarthy from all football and football activity has been lifted with immediate effect.

"This follows their compliance with the orders of the Independent Regulatory Commission."

– Statement from the Football Association

Appeal to find taxi driver after 80-year old goes missing

Police are appealing for information about a taxi driver who may know the whereabouts of an 80-year old missing woman. Ann Grisman travelled from Hereford to see relatives in Somerset on Friday. Officers say she suffers from problems with her memory.

Ann Grisman, 80, has not been seen since Friday Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Officers say she was dropped off in Wellington town centre near the Christmas tree on Friday morning so she could catch the bus for some shopping. She was one of four people who it's believed took a taxi from Taunton to Wellington. It's thought she got out of the taxi, and may have become confused and got back in the vehicle.

Police are looking for a black Eurocab that's believed to have left the Red Lion Court. The driver is thought to have been wearing a green coat or jacket and had a foreign accent.

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Police search for taxi driver after elderly lady missing

Police search for taxi driver after elderly lady missing Credit: ITV News

Police are intensifying their search for an 80 year old woman who has been missing since Friday evening. Ann Grisman suffers from problems with her memory. She travelled from Hereford to stay with relatives in Wellington.

Police search nearby fields and outbuildings Credit: ITV News

It's known she shared a taxi from Taunton to Wellington on Friday evening after a shopping trip. Police are asking shoppers in Wellington if they've seen her and are trying to find the taxi driver. They think she may have got back in his cab.

A large team of police, along with the Exmoor Search and Rescue unit and Devon and Somerset Fire officers have spent the day searching nearby fields and outbuildings.

Sergeant James Williams is from Avon & Somerset Police:

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