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Anniversary appeal for information into mystery death of man found by M54

The remains of the father of three was found close to the M54 last year. Credit: West Midlands Police

Detectives are renewing their appeal for information a year after the remains of a man from Oldbury, who had been missing since 2008, were found close to the M54 in Shropshire.

Surjit Takhar was 37 when he was reported missing from his home in October 2008. He was last seen by his family nine days before and a detailed investigation was carried out at the time of his disappearance.

Nearly seven years later maintenance workers found his remains at the bottom of an embankment next to the slip road of junction 4 of the M54 in Telford on 20 August 2015.

Now detectives are re-appealing for information which will help uncover how the father if three died.

Appeal for witnesses after M5 motorway crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured on the M5 motorway on Thursday.

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Officers were called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 at around 3.40pm following reports that a red and silver Kawasaki motorbike had hit the central reservation.

The motorway was closed for several hours and an air ambulance was called to take the driver to hospital.

The 57-year-old, from Wolverhampton, continues to be treated in hospital for his injuries where his condition is described as serious but stable.

This happened at a busy time of day on a busy stretch of the M5 and we are appealing to any passing motorists who saw what happened to get in touch.

The motorway was closed for several hours while we dealt with the collision and all lanes were reopened at around 7pm.

Specialist officers are supporting the family and the driver at this time and investigations continue to establish the circumstances that led to the crash.

– PC Stuart Thorpe, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit
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