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16-year-old girl missing from home for almost a week

Kayleigh Butler Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a teenager who has been missing from her home in Sutton Coldfield for almost a week.

16-year-old Kayleigh Butler was last seen early on Sunday afternoon, when she left her home on Westwood Road and told her family she was visiting friends.

She never came home, and police think she may have gone to Stourbridge or Herefordshire to see family. She was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a green coat with a fur hood.


What's on weekend: The Hidden Valley

The Hidden Valley, Herefordshire Credit: Richard Aldred

The Hidden Valley is taking this weekend in Herefordshire.

It’s become one of the region’s leading annual boutique festivals and this weekend, Nozstock The Hidden Valley event, is back with a sci-fi inspired theme.

Run in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside with father (Noz) and daughter (Ella). Now in it’s 17th year the festival has become one of the most popular family events in the country. with a variety of music and entertainment, arts and crafts for all ages and dance workshops for all.

“We are really ecstatic with our 2015 line up. We really feel this is a step up for us in terms of the amazing names we are bringing to Bromyard… as well as the huge range of artists, DJs and comedians who are set to make it a really magical year for us as we celebrate our 17th year.”

– Ella Nosworthy, Festival Co-Founder.

Man rescued after falling 15ft into Ross on Wye river

The man had fallen approximately 15 feet into the river. Credit: PA Image

A man in his 30's has been rescued after falling 15 feet into a river in Ross on Wye, in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to The Biblins in Whitchurch just after 1.10 am where they found the man in the water.

The rescue operation took crews around two hours as there were concerns about his injuries, due to the area he had fallen in being quite rocky.

He was treated for suspected fractures to his wrist and ankle as well as a pelvis injury.

Crews launched a boat further upstream and made their way down to the patient before getting him on board and travelling back upstream.

The man was then carried up a steep bank before being transport to Hereford County Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Police launch campaign against identity fraud

West Mercia and Warwickshire police launch their #Be Cyber Smart Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Archive/Press Association Images

West Mercia and Warwickshire police are warning people to be extra vigilant with incidents of cyber crime on the rise across the Midlands.

They are launching as new awareness campaign urging people to better protect themselves when they share personal details online.

Identity theft cost the country more than £3 billion last year.

"Identity theft is the UK's fastest-growing method used to carry out criminal activity. Once a criminal has got hold of your personal details they can use them to commit identity crime, such as fraud.

"The internet provides numerous opportunities for fraudsters to harvest the personal data of unsuspecting members of the public and they don't even have to leave the comfort of their own homes.

"While the vast majority of people know what measures to take to stay safe in the real world, by keeping their cars and homes locked for example, some are not as well versed on what they should do to protect themselves in cyber space.

"This phase of our #Be Cyber Smart campaign seeks to highlight the simple and yet effective steps people living and working across Warwickshire and West Mercia can take to help them avoid falling victim."

– DCI Sean Paley, from Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police
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