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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.


Man cutting the grass trapped underneath ride on mower

Man airlifted to hospital after getting trapped under lawn mower. Credit: PA Images

A man cutting the grass has been airlifted to hospital after being trapped underneath a ride on mower that had rolled down an embankment.

At around 2.35pm the man, in his 50's, was found at Titley Station to the south village of Titley in Herefordshire.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

He was airlifted to Hereford County Hospital with injuries to his leg and back.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to free himself and was trapped for about 30 minutes at the bottom of the 15 foot embankment.

Thankfully once the man was freed, his injuries were found not to be as serious as they could have been.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service


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Arriva Trains Wales are not running between Hereford and Shrewsbury due to person being hit by a train.

Tickets are being accepted on CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and London Midland services.

Trains are unable to run on any of the lines due to the incident.


Concern for missing Hereford man

Jeremy Holder Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 29-year-old Jeremy Holder, from Hereford, who was reported missing at approximately 9.50pm last night (Wednesday 6 July).

Jeremy has not been seen for several weeks. He is believed to still be in Herefordshire but has links to the London area.

He is described at white, 5'9" tall and of medium build. It is not known what clothing he may be wearing at this time.

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.

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