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Two-year-old and elderly woman airlifted after crash

A two-year-old child was knocked unconscious in a two-car smash which left an elderly woman trapped in her car for almost two hours.

Both were airlifted to hospital for treatment after the crash, which happened on the on the B4361 at Nordan, north of Leominster.

Both people were airlifted to hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The elderly woman was freed from her car by emergency services and treated for chest injuries, before being flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

The young child was in the second car and was knocked unconscious with serious head injuries in the crash, which happened at around 11.30pm yesterday, and was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

A woman who was travelling with the child was assessed at the scene but later released.

Four people taken to hospital after Herefordshire road crash

Four people have been taken to hospital after two cars collided on the A44 west of Leominster near Monkland in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the A44 just after 16.15 today (11 November).

"Crews arrived on scene to find two cars had been in collision.

“A female front seat passenger in her seventies was trapped in the vehicle. Once released, the woman was treated for chest and arm injuries. She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.

“The male driver of the car, believed to be in his seventies, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Hereford Hospital.

“Two patients travelling in the second car received minor injuries and were conveyed to Hereford Hospital.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson


Man charged with murder of missing woman

A man has been charged with the murder of a 63-year-old woman from Orleton in Herefordshire who has been reported missing since January.

Police say the suspect is a 60-year-old man and will appear before magistrates in Hereford tomorrow charged with the murder of Alethea Taylor.

Alethea Taylor was reported missing on 19th January this year. Extensive searches by police have been unsuccessful.

"I can confirm that earlier today a 60-year-old man was charged with the murder of Alethea Taylor.

"He will be appearing at Hereford Magistrates' Court in the morning.

"Although this represents a significant step forward in our inquiry, our work on this case will be continuing and we remain keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have information about Alethea's disappearance."

– Detective Inspector Dave Williams, West Mercia Police