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Fire service warning after two more tumble dryer fires

Further safety advice is being issued after two more tumble dryer fires this weekend. Credit: ITV News

Further safety advice is being issued after two more tumble dryer fires this weekend.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the separate incidents where the appliances were both on fire.

The manufacturer of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda branded dryers admitted to a widespread safety defect last October. The fault can lead to fluff inside the machine catching fire.


Car driver dies after a crash with lorry

The driver of a car has died after a collision with an HGV in Herefordshire.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened at just before 8.00pm on Sunday evening on the A44 Kington to Leominster road near Lyonshall in Herefordshire.

On arrival, ambulance staff found a man in the car who had suffered very serious injuries.

Working with firefighters, he was rapidly extricated, but his condition worsened and advanced life support was carried out by ambulance staff.

Sadly, despite all efforts, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver was shaken but uninjured.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the MERIT Trauma Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were at the scene.


Trains disrupted as car crashes onto railway line

The car crashed down the bank in Herefordshire on Thursday morning. Credit: Twitter / @NetworkRailBHM

Commuters faced disruption in Herefordshire after a car crashed down an embankment and onto a railway line.

The incident happened on Thursday morning between Hereford and Great Malvern.

Great Western Railway services were suspended, but have since resumed.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said no one was injured.

Man bailed over murder of Christian Bagley

A 30-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man to death has been released on bail until 15th June.

Christian Bagley, 30, died after he was stabbed in the arm and back under Hunderton Bridge in Hereford as he walked home from seeing his daughter on Father's day last year ( June 21).

Meanwhile officers have re-released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with Mr Bagley's death.

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