Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a three-day manhunt following the fatal shooting of a man in the West Country.
Officers arrested 37-year-old John Broadway, in the Staffordshire city. He is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and firearms offences.
Two women who were at the same location were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Broadway is suspected of shooting dead a Wilfred Isaacs in Somerset earlier this week. A second man was shot, but was not killed. A police manhunt followed.
All three arrested in Lichfield yesterday were taken to the Avon and Somerset force area for questioning. The total number of arrests in relation to the murder is now seven.
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Sir Tom Jones is to perform in Lichfield this summer, it has been announced.
The legendary Welsh singer is bringing his huge repertoire of hits including It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah, Sex Bomb, What’s New Pussycat, Green, Mama Told Me Not To Come and Green Grass Of Home to Beacon Park on 12 June.
A replacement bus service is running between Blake Street and Lichfield Trent Valley because of a broken down London Midland train at Chester Road.
Minibus services are operating between Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent.
A defibrillator has been vandalised in Staffordshire, leaving it out of 24/7 use.
The incident happened outside Lloyds Bank on Market Street in Lichfield last Thursday (10 December) The cabinet that protects the equipment was damaged, resulting in the life-saving device being left open.
As a result of the damage the defibrillator is now having to be kept inside the bank and therefore is only available for the community to use whenever it is open.
West Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Manager Matt Heward, said:
This is extremely frustrating and could potentially end up costing a life. Defibrillators are there in the event of someone having a cardiac arrest; when they stop breathing and their heart stops beating.
Unfortunately, if a cardiac arrest takes place in Lichfield whilst the bank is closed, we currently have one less defibrillator available to potentially save a life.”
A six foot tall singing Santa figure has been stolen from a nursing home in Lichfield.
The thieves took money, documents and jewellery as well as the festive figure when they broke into the home on Wissage Road sometime between 7.15 pm on Saturday 5 December and 9 am on Monday 7 December.
The Santa decoration had been standing in the home's unlocked porch.
Anyone who has seen (or heard) anything which may help officers catch the burglars is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 111 of 7 December.
Lichfield Christmas Festival: 5th - 6th December (Lichfield City Centre)
Get into the Christmas spirit this weekend in the small historic city of Lichfield.
The event includes a market near Lichfield Cathedral selling vintage and traditional Christmas gifts.
A street food event will also take place along the city's Bird Street where local restaurants will offer a selection of food from their menus on the street.
For youngsters there’s a chance to visit Santa in his grotto and take part in festive craft activities.
“This year is set to be even bigger and better with a huge array of gift ideas, festive food and drink, the chance to visit Father Christmas, as well as stilt walkers, fire breathers and colourful costumed characters entertaining festival goers."
For prices, times and more information visit: www.visitlichfield.co.uk/christmasfestival