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Appeal to help find missing teenager

Abigail Walford, aged 19, from Malvern Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are concerned regarding the whereabouts of 19-year-old Abigail Walford, from Malvern.

Abigail was last seen at around 11.00pm yesterday when friends walked her to Worcester Foregate Street railway station following a night out.

However, it is believed that she didn't get on the train and she may still be in the Worcester area, as a person matching her description was seen near to Sabrina Bridge crossing the River Severn, at approximately 8:30am today.

We are extremely concerned for Abigail's wellbeing.

She was due to get a train home but we don't believe she got on the train and that she may have been near to the river on Sunday morning.

We're keen to speak to anyone who has seen her since 11.30pm last night and especially anyone who has seen her in Worcester this morning at which time we believe she was in the area around Sabrina Bridge and Café 7, near to the coach park on Croft Road. Please call us as a matter of urgency if you have any information that may help to locate her.

– Inspector Mark Smith

5-year-old injured in hit and run collision

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision that happened in Malvern.

The incident occurred on Thursday 18 June at around 6.15pm on Moat Way.

A five-year-old boy was crossing the road when he was in collision with a vehicle, which failed to stop and drove off from the scene.

Thankfully, the boy sustained only minor injuries.

The vehicle involved is believed to be a four by four style vehicle and was seen driving towards the shops on Moat Way.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to help police with their inquiries, is asked to call 101 quoting incident 592S of Thursday 18 June.

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Malvern Spring Festival gets underway in 30th year

The Malvern Spring Festival gets underway today, with a special show to celebrate the event's 30th anniversary.

The show is in its 30th year Credit: ITV News Central

It is the oldest regional Royal Horticultural Society show, and takes place at the Three Counties Showground until Sunday.

Demonstrations from famous chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Gregg Wallace will mark the milestone.

The annual event takes place at the Three Counties Showground Credit: ITV News Central

Sunday has also been christened Family Day, designed to get young budding gardeners interested, with workshops from children's TV hosts and Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins.

Missing: Malvern man last seen in December

Jason Jeffries Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 32-year-old man who has gone missing.

Jason Jeffries left his home in Hanley Road, Malvern, on December 29 to travel to Worcester, but he has not been seen since.

It is believed that Jason had mentioned wanting to be in Bristol for the New Year. Since then, Jason is thought to have stayed at the Travelodge in Worcester on February 8.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and are asking the public to contact them if they see him.

Jason is white, of a medium build and around 5ft 11ins tall, with shoulder length blonde hair.

When he went missing, he is thought to have been wearing black trousers, a black t-shirt with a blue check jacket and a black cap along with a green and black poncho.

Residents allowed home after evacuation in Malvern

Map of Walwyn Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Colwall, near Malvern, Worcestershire are being allowed to return to their homes after a cordon was lifted.

Police had to evacuate a number of properties earlier today after the discovery of chemicals and ammunition at a property in Walwyn Road.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives in relation to the incident.

Explosives experts were called in to assess the finds but are happy that the property is safe and there is no danger to the public.

Police will continue their investigations at the property.

Man arrested after discovery of 'chemicals and ammunition'

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after police discovered 'chemicals and ammunition' during an ongoing investigation in Walwyn Road, Colwall near Malvern.

A small number of residents were evacuated immediately from their homes and a cordon was put in place while officers carried out further work at the property.

A full investigation is now under way following the man's arrest and inquiries are being made to establish the exact nature of the chemicals.

The police have stressed that there is nothing to suggest that this is in any way linked to any terrorist activity.

We are receiving assistance from the Army and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to make sure all the items are removed and made safe.

We would like to reassure members of the public that the incident has been contained and that no-one has been injured.

– Superintendent Sue Thomas
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