Police have released a description of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a suspected abduction attempt of a 15-year-old girl in Worcestershire.
The incident occurred at approximately 2.00 am this morning on Abberley Close, Redditch, on a path known locally as the ‘black path’.
The man is described as black, in his 20s, medium build and possibly with a shaved head. He's described as having protruding cheek bones, big lips and blue eyes. He was wearing dark clothing and had a local accent.
The girl told police she was making a phone call when she was approached by a man who tried to grab her, she received minor cuts and bruises but no serious injuries.
We’re extremely concerned about this incident which has been traumatic for the victim but which could have been a lot more serious. We are very keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at this time or who saw anyone acting suspiciously.
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The parents of a 12-week-old baby from Redditch in Worcestershire are due to be sentenced today for killing their daughter.
Jessica Wiggins was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Isabella Vallance. She died of a head injury in December 2012.
Her father Tyler John Vallance admitted a charge of manslaughter earlier this year.
A serious case review has been launched into Isabella's death.
The Midlands Air Ambulance has been called out to a supermarket in Worcestershire after a man was injured in an incident involving a cherry picker.
It happened during work being carried out in the car park of the Sainsbury's store at Enfield in Redditch. It's thought the cherry picker may have collapsed.
The supermarket is currently closed for refurbishment. The helicopter arrived at the scene at 12.25pm, and the injured man was treated for a suspected pelvic injury.
A woman has been found guilty of not acting to prevent the death of her baby daughter in Redditch.
Isabella Vallance was 12 weeks old and died from head injuries following an attack by her father, Tyler Vallance. He admitted grievous bodily harm and manslaughter earlier this year.
Isabella's mother Jessica Wiggins has been cleared of child cruelty but was today convicted for failing to prevent Isabella's death. The pair are due to be sentenced next month.
A school in Worcestershire which was forced to close after a suspected outbreak of Norovirus is due to reopen today.
70 students and staff became ill last week at the Birchensale Middle School in Redditch.
The building has had a large scale clean over the weekend.
A school in Redditch has been closed following an outbreak of the winter norovirus which has affected more than 70 pupils and several members of staff.
Birchensale Middle School on Bridley Moor Road is closed while a deep clean of the premises is carried out.
It is expected to re-open on Monday following discussions between the school and Redditch Borough Council.
This decision has been taken due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community, which has affected the school. This decision has been made with the local authority....
The health and safety of our staff and pupils continue to be of the utmost importance.
Parents have been issued with advice to help reduce the spread of infection.
Symptoms of the norovirus include diarrhoea and vomiting.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire began at a block of flats in Winslow Close, Redditch.
The fire which was reported at 7pm on Saturday caused around sixty residents to be evacuated from their homes.
One person required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation and several others have been re-housed in temporary accommodation due to smoke damage.
It is believed that the fire started at a property in the middle of the block but fortunately the fire was contained and did not cause any major damage.
An investigation is underway after a fire at a block of bungalows in Redditch in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It's thought to have started at the back of the buildings on Johnson Close before spreading and damaging three terraced bungalows as the fire spread through the roof space.
Five elderly people were treated at the scene and four people have been re-housed.
“At the moment we are treating this incident as suspicious and we will work closely with the fire service to establish the exact cause of the fire. Following this incident we will be increasing patrols in the area. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information that will help with this investigation.”