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18-year-old bailed after being questioned over man's death

An 18-year-old man has been released on bail after being questioned over the death of a man who died in a suspected hit and run in Rugeley.

Flowers left on railings at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Joseph Hunt was found with serious injuries on Saturday morning at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street.

His family say Joe was a much loved son and brother, who was known by many people and loved by all.

Family paid tribute to 22-year-old killed in suspected hit & run

The family of a 22-year-old who died yesterday following a suspected hit-and-run in Western Springs Road, Rugeley, have paid tribute to him.

Joseph Hunt Credit: Family handout

Although Joseph Hunt has not yet been formally identified, his family have released a statement saying:

The family would like to say Joe was a much loved son and brother, who was known by many people and loved by all."

– Family statement

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Flowers left at scene of suspected hit & run in Rugeley

Flowers left on railings at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Flowers have been left at the roadside where a 22-year-old man died in s suspected hit & run in Rugeley in Staffordshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are questioning an 18-year-old in connection with the death Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

The man was found by passers by at around 2:30am at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street.

Passers by found the 22-year-old victim with serious injuries in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man, who is being questioned in connection with the incident.

Man arrested after 22-year-old dies in Rugeley

Officers were called to a footpath on Western Springs Road in Rugeley at 2:30am Credit: PA

Police have arrested a man after a 22-year-old died after sustaining serious head injuries in Rugeley.

Officers were called to a footpath on Western Springs Road, at its junction with Church Street, in the early hours of this morning after members of the public found the injured man.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services to save the man he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. He has yet to be formally identified.

In the last hour Cannock police has tweeted they have a man in custody.

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Police looking for missing man find pieces of bone

Police searching for a man from Rugeley, who's been missing for six months, say they've found pieces of bone at a site in Staffordshire.

Police have been looking for Stephen Greatrix since April Credit: Staffordshire Police

Stephen Greatrix, who's 45, was last seen at his home in April. Police say they also found his bag and an item of his clothing in a field off Slitting Mill Road. The bone will now undergo specialist examiniation.

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Map of location where police officer was shot in the eye

The incident happened yesterday evening Credit: ITV News Central

A police officer has been injured after he was shot in the eye with a suspected air weapon during an incident in Rugeley in Staffordshire yesterday evening.

The officer, who is believed to be from Cannock, is being treated at a trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

A 34-year-old man from Rugeley has been arrested.

34-year-old man arrested after police officer shot in eye

A 34-year-old man from Rugeley has been arrested after a police officer was shot in the eye with a suspected air weapon during an incident in Rugeley in Staffordshire yesterday.

"This is a distressing incident whereby one of my officers has been injured whilst protecting members of the public.

Whilst we are fortunate that incidents like this are very rare, it is a prudent reminder of the danger that officers face daily in their lawful duty to protect members of our communities. The Sergeant has done what the public would expect without hesitation, he should be commended for carrying out his duty in this way.

My thoughts are currently with the officer and his family hoping that the injury is not permanent. We are currently supporting his family and we are all hoping that he is able to make a swift recovery.

The incident is now being investigated by detectives and we are not seeking anybody else in relation to this matter. The local policing team and I will be supporting and reassuring the community as a result of the incident."

– Chief Inspector Stephen Morrey, the local policing commander for the district

Police officer injured after being shot in the eye

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A police officer has been injured after he was shot in the eye with a suspected air weapon during an incident in Rugeley in Staffordshire yesterday.

The officer, who is believed to be from Cannock, is being treated at a trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

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