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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.


20 sheep die as trailer overturns on roundabout

The trailer overturned at one of Hereford's busiest traffic islands Credit: Twitter/ Mo Davies

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.


Hereford FC given 5-year lease of Edgar Street

Hereford FC have successfully negotiated a five-year lease with Herefordshire Council to ensure they can play football at Edgar Street.

Edgar Street while it was being used by Hereford United Credit: PA

The agreement and lease is due to run from March 2015 but is subject to contract and solicitor's final comment.

This means that the club can be registered with the Football Association in time to ensure that Edgar Street sees football back at the ground in time for the 2015/16 season.

We are delighted to announce Hereford Football Club as the new tenants for the ground. The last few months have been fraught; there has been great uncertainty over the future of the ground and I am personally extremely pleased that we have been able to put an end to that uncertainty after a difficult few months. We hope that the historic supporters of the club will welcome the news and support Hereford Football Club with the same passion and fervour as Hereford United.”

– Cllr Tony Johnson, leader of Herefordshire Council
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