A van driver was killed when he crashed with an HGV lorry in Worcestershire today.
The man was driving along the main A449 in Kidderminster when the crash happened, between the VOSA test centre and the Black bridge, at around 11.45am today.
The man suffered multiple serious injuries in the smash and was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighters had to use ultra-heavy rescue equipment to free him.
He was airlifted to the major trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, but nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
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Kidderminster Harriers manager Steve Burr has left the club as directors push for promotion this season.
The team are currently in seventh place in the Conference Premier - but a statement by club bosses states they will take "whatever step necessary" to get back into the Football League.
The Board of Directors released a statement today confirming Burr had left Aggborough Stadium with immediate effect.
Everybody at the club would like to place on record its unreserved thanks to Steve for his efforts whilst in post.
The Board of Directors would like to state explicitly again that its sole ambition for this season is to achieve promotion back to the Football League and that they are fully committed to taking whatever step necessary to reach that goal.
A tree which caused traffic chaos when it was blown down by high winds in Worcestershire has been removed, and the road reopened.
Motorists faced long delays after the tree fell on the A451 between Kidderminster and Stourport earlier today, blocking the road in both directions.
The tree was removed at around 2.30pm.
Detectives investigating the death of a man found in a Kidderminster pond have appealed for help in finding out what happened in his "missing hours".
Paul Humphries, aged 41, was found dead in a pond in Chaucer Crescent, Offmore, just a few minutes from his home in Tennyson Way, at around 9am on Boxing Day.
He was last seen at home at 1.30am.
Det Insp Leighton Harding, of North Worcestershire CID, said any information at all could help piece together the mystery of his death.
Mr Humphries was found dead in tragic circumstances but his final hours are a bit of a mystery.
He would have been known to people in that area and in order to piece together his last movements we want to hear from anyone who saw or had any contact with him in the seven-and-a-half hours between when he was last seen alive and found dead in Chaucer Crescent.
We also want to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Humphries walking around in the Tennyson Way and Chaucer Crescent area during those ‘missing hours’.
He was a white male with short dark hair and a beard, and was dressed in dark clothing.
We need to understand the full sequence of events.
A man found dead in a Worcestershire pond just minutes from his home has been named as 41-year-old Paul Humphries.
Mr Humphries was found dead at the front of a house in Chaucer Crescent, Kidderminster, at 9am on Boxing Day morning - just a short walk from his own home in Tennyson Way.
He was last seen at around 1.30am when a friend checked on him at home, as he had been taken ill earlier that evening.
The death is being treated as 'unexplained' by police and a post mortem will take place tomorrow.
Police are now appealing for information on the "missing hours" between 1.30am and 9am.
A main road through Worcestershire is blocked after a tree was blown down by the strong winds this morning.
The A451 between Kidderminster and Stourport came down near the former sugar beet factory shortly before 11.30am and is completely blocking the road.
Drivers in the area are being warned of heavy traffic congestion as motorists try to do a U-turn, and anyone planning to make the journey is urged to find an alternative route.
Police do not believe anybody has been injured.
An investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a Worcestershire pond in the early hours of Boxing Day.
The man was spotted in the water near Chaucer Street, Kidderminster.
1/3: Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a pond near Chaucer Street in Kidderminster this morning.
2/3: The man is yet to be identified and the scene is cordoned off at the present time while investigative work continues.
3/3: This investigation is at an early stage and it is unlikely that any further information will be released today.
Two masked robbers hit a security guard with a hammer in an attack on a cash-in-transit van before escaping in a stolen car, police revealed today.
The men, who were wearing balaclavas, threatened the driver and stole a cash box from the van as it was parked outside the Tesco Express store in Stourbridge Road, Kidderminster.
They then made off in a blue Mercedes, which was fitted with false number plates and had been stolen in a car key burglary in Bloxwich last month.
The cash box - with all cash still inside - was later found inside the car, which was abandoned around half a mile away in Roden Avenue.
The driver was hit during the robbery but was not injured.
Police have described Alan Evans as a 'manipulative character' after being found guilty of killing his wife.
Detective Inspector Dean Jones, West Mercia Police, said that Evans has paid a heavy price for his crime.