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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.

Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service announces his retirement

Chris Sims,the Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service. Credit: West Midlands Police

The Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service, Chris Sims, has announced that he is to retire.

An outstanding public servant, Chris Sims has devoted his life to protecting the security and the safety of the public in the West Midlands.

"He is rightly regarded to be one of Britain’s best police chiefs.

"He will be sorely missed, but he is entitled to be proud of what he has achieved.”

– Jack Dromey, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington and Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister


Riot in Rutland prison leaves officer injured

Police outside HMP Ashwell near Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire as specialist officers deal with a disturbance inside the prison. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A prison officer has been hurt after a riot broke out in Rutland.

The brawl involved around 60 prisoners who assaulted the officer in what is being described as a "serious incident of indiscipline", according to a Prison Service spokeswoman.

Police and fire crews were called in after small blazes were lit during the disturbance.

The officer who was assaulted was treated in hospital and discharged on Sunday night, while four prisoners were taken to hospital and two officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Order was not restored in the prison until specially-trained officers intervened.

Around 30 inmates have been transferred to other prisons.

This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and can spend significantly longer behind bars. Those suspected of being actively involved in this incident have already been moved to higher security prisons."

– A Prison Service spokeswoman


More than 400 attacks on police in West Mids

Police officers in the West Midlands are being attacked on a daily basis according to new figures released by Parliament. There were 423 assaults against officers on the force between April 2013 and April 2014. They included a near fatal car raid and a stabbing.

The Police Federation are calling on courts to hand out tougher sentences to anyone convicted of attacking a police officer at work.

Attacks on West Midlands Police officers Credit: Matthew Cooper/PA Archive/Press Association Images

“It shows how difficult the job is, but it should not be accepted as part of the job.

“You should be able to go out to work without the fear of being stabbed or ran over. It’s not just police officers that are attacked.....

I think anybody who is convicted of attacking any public servant should be dealt with as harshly as possible.

– Ian Edwards, chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation
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