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Visiting restrictions lifted at hospital ward after outbreak

Hereford County Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Visiting restrictions have been lifted at a hospital unit after an outbreak of sickness and diarrhoea.

The restrictions apply to Hereford County Hospital's Gilwern Unit. The unit which looks after frail and elderly patients has been closed to visitors for a number of days after the sickness outbreak.

Health officials say that even though visitors are now allowed back on the ward, they're asking for anyone with diarrhoea and vomiting not to visit until they're free of the symptoms for 48 hours.

Wye Valley NHS Trust say the restrictions were put in place to protect patients, as part of a zero-tolerance approach to healthcare-associated infections.

Christian Bagley death: CCTV released

Police have issued CCTV footage of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the death of a man from Hereford.

Christian Bagley was killed in Hereford on Father's Day last year on his way home from visiting his daughter. The 30-year-old suffered major blood loss after he was stabbed in the arm and back while walking under the Hunderton Bridge. He died after collapsing in Rogers Avenue.

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Officers are keen to stress that the person in the CCTV is not a suspect, but hasn't been identified and could provide vital information.

No further action will be taken against four people who were arrested in connection with the incident in August of this year.



Due to flooding between Craven Arms and Shrewsbury some train lines are blocked causing disruption on some routes.

The line is closed between Hereford and Shrewsbury and is expected to be until 9.30am this morning.

Tickets are being accepted on London Midland, Cross Country and Virgin Trains.


Appeal following Hereford assault

A 53 year-old man was assaulted by two men in Hereford Credit: ITV News

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after an assault took place in Hereford last Wednesday night (17 August).

The incident happened at 11.30pm and midnight where a 53 year-old man was assaulted by two men outside the Methodist Church on Commercial Road.

The victim sustained head and back injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Two 36 year-old men from Hereford have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are on bail until 30 August 2016.

Four arrests made in Christian Bagley murder investigation

Police are appealing for further information in the investigation.

Police have arrested four people from Hereford in connection with the death of Christian Bagley who died on Father's Day last year. Two men, aged 27 and 36, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody at this time. Two women, aged 34 and 51, were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. They have both been released on bail.

A murder investigation has been ongoing since Christian's death last year when the 30 year old suffered two stab wounds as he walked under the Hunderton Bridge in Hereford. Police would like to remind the community that a £10,000 reward is available for any information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Christian's death. Anyone with information is asked to come forward to police by calling the non-emergency 101 number.

Season ticket sales top 1,700 for Hereford FC

More than 1,700 season tickets have been sold for Hereford FC's new season.

There have been almost 200 more season tickets sold for the Meadow End alone compared to last year.

Season ticket sales will continue from the Addison’s Bar Reception tomorrow between 10am-4pm, and on Saturday between 10am-12noon.

On behalf of the Board, the staff, players and Management I want to express our deep gratitude to our fantastic supporters in helping us reach over 1,700 season ticket sales. This is an incredible level to reach as a level 8 club, and I want every one to know how important your support is to the club going forward."

– Hereford FC Chairman Jon Hale
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