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Three rushed to hospital after balcony collapse

The balcony collapsed on Saturday morning. Credit: Craig Cotterill / ITV News Central

Three people have been rushed to hospital after a balcony they were standing on collapsed at a house in Worcestershire.

Emergency services were called to the property on Mount Pleasant in Redditch at 6.39 on Saturday morning.

There is no further information at this stage on the condition of the three adults injured.

This balcony collapsed off the back of the house on Mount Pleasant in Redditch. Credit: Craig Cotterill / ITV News Central

Appeal to trace prisoner who absconded from prison in Worcestershire

Bilal Bashir escaped on Monday

Police are appealing to trace 26-year-old Bilal Bashir who absconded from HMP Hewell Redditch on Monday 28 March.

He was convicted of burglary at Warwick Crown Court in February 2015 and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Bashir is described as an Asian man, approximately 5ft 11ins and of a medium build. He has brown eyes and short black hair.

It is believed that he may be in the West Midlands as he has links to the area.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of this man is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101.



Homeless charity in desperate need of funds

A homeless charity in Worcestershire says they need £40,000 within the next six months - or they'll have to stop helping the most vulnerable

Despite receiving a £25,000 anonymous donation before Christmas, Nightstop say they need more funds to help youngsters as they're four times busier than this time last year.

The charity offers emergency accommodation with local families.

Barbara Treen is a volunteer host.

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital following collision with bus

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a bus this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Church Hill Way and Eagle Road in Moons Moat, Redditch, at 8.50am and sent an ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the scene.

Crews arrived at the scene to discover a pedestrian lying at the roadside following a collision with a bus.

The man, thought to be in his 20s, was assessed by ambulance staff and treated for a serious chest injury.

Crews worked quickly to stabilise his condition and administer pain relief before loading him on to the ambulance - the man remained conscious throughout.

He was then transported to the waiting air ambulance, which had landed on nearby basketball courts, before being flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Police concerned for welfare of missing Redditch man

36-year-old Marriusz Pawlak Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Redditch.

Marriusz Pawlak has not been seen since 5.25pm yesterday after he left an address in Woodrow.

The 36-year-old, who is Polish, was last known to be wearing a grey or black jumper, jeans and socks.

He is described as white, about 6ft tall and with short dark hair and speaks little English.

He is unfamiliar with the area and thought to be in Redditch or Studley.

Anyone who sees Marriusz, or a man matching his description, should call police on 101.

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