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In pictures: Impassable streets across the Midlands

Streets across the Midlands looked eerily quiet as people took refuge indoors after torrential rain hit the region.

The following pictures have been submitted to us by viewers.

Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
Digbeth, Birmingham Credit: Nathan Coyle
G-Scales nursery, Lichfield Credit: Charlotte Woodward

Woman's body discovered in Lichfield hotel

Swan Road in Lichfield Credit: Google Maps

A woman's body has been discovered at a hotel in Lichfield following an unexplained death.

Police and paramedics were called to the Premier Inn on Saturday afternoon after the sudden death of a woman.

The 28-year-old's body was discovered in a hotel room at the Swan Road location.

The woman's family have been informed of her death although formal identification has not yet taken place.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.


Three arrested in Lichfield after manhunt following murder

Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a three-day manhunt following the fatal shooting of a man in the West Country.

Police searches in Somerset Credit: ITV News

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.


Sir Tom Jones to perform at Lichfield's Beacon Park

Sir Tom Jones is coming to Lichfield in June. Credit: PA

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.

'Lives put at risk' after defibrillator vandalised in Lichfield

The case of a defibrillator has been vandalised in Lichfield

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.”

– Matt Heward
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