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Two found dead with gunshot wounds in Herefordshire

Two people have been found dead with gunshot wounds in the Ledbury area of Herefordshire, West Mercia Police said tonight.

I can confirm we are dealing with an incident in the Ledbury area where two people have been found dead at an address with gunshot wounds.

They have not been named as formal identification has not yet taken place by the family.

We are treating the deaths as unexplained.

It is too early to speculate what took place and police inquiries are continuing along with post mortems.

This took place yesterday, August 11th, at 0930.

– West Mercia Police spokesperson

Manhunt for missing teenage girl from Hereford

A manhunt has been launched to find a 15 year old girl from Hereford who has been missing for more than two days.

Sara Middleton was last seen leaving her home in Hunderton Avenue at 3pm on Sunday.

She is white, around 5ft 4ins tall and slim, with purple shoulder-length hair normally worn in a bun. She was wearing light blue jeans and a grey vest top with the letter H on it.

Anyone with information or who thinks they have seen Sara is urged to call officers on 101, quoting reference 0177s of August 4.

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Two killed and others injured in major smash

Two people have died and others left seriously injured in a major crash in Herefordshire overnight.

A silver Mercedes hatchback and a blue Citroen Saxo were involved in the smash, which happened on the A438 Brecon Road near Bridge Sollars at around 10pm.

The crash happened on the A438 near Bridge Sollars, Herefordshire
The crash happened on the A438 near Bridge Sollars, Herefordshire Credit: ITV News Central

The driver and passenger of one car were both killed, while the people inside the second car were badly hurt.

Police believe one of the cars was travelling with a Suzuki motorbike, and are appealing for any witnesses to call officers on 101.

Hereford fans protest over club ownership

Hereford fans are holding a protest against changes to the ownership of the club Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
Fans are holding a "funeral parade" through Hereford after their club was demoted Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
The grim reaper and a coffin are part of the parade by Hereford United fans. Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton

Hereford United fans are delivering a petition with more than 7000 signatures to Herefordshire Council today urging them not to assign the lease at Edgar Street over to the club's new owner.

A so-called "funeral parade" will leave Edgar Street shortly, before moving towards the council's Brockington Headquarters.

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Colonel pays proud tribute to chopper crash victim

Speaking at the memorial service to Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, who died last month in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. the Corps Colonel of the Intelligence Corps Col. Jon Murray said:

"The Intelligence Corps look on him as a very proud individual, he served the battalion the reservists he served the Corps he served the British Army and he served the British community exceptionally well and clearly he will be very sadly missed by all of us."

Pictures from memorial service for Herefordshire soldier

A memorial service for an army intelligence officer from Herefordshire has begun at St Mary's Church in Kington Credit: ITV News Central
Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, from Kington, died when a Lynx helicopter crashed in Southern Afghanistan on April 26th Credit: ITV News Central
The 26-year-old died along with Flight Lieutenent Rakesh Chauhan from Birmingham, and three other servicemen Credit: ITV News Central

Memorial for army officer killed in helicopter crash

Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, from Kington, died when a Lynx helicopter crashed in Southern Afghanistan on 26 April Credit: Ministry of Defence

A memorial service is taking place for an army intelligence officer from Herefordshire who was killed last month in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, from Kington, died when a Lynx helicopter crashed in Southern Afghanistan on 26 April. He died along with Flight Lieutenent Rakesh Chauhan from Birmingham, and three other servicemen.

Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan also lost his life in the crash Credit: Ministry of Defence

Lance Corporal Thomas was cremated in a private service yesterday, but today a service will take place at St Mary's Church, Kington from 13:00.

Read more about the fatal helicopter crash last month

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