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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.

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

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Police officer injured after being shot in the eye

Breaking news 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.

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

350 jobs could be created in Rugeley distribution centre

The Amazon distribution centre in Rugeley Credit: ITV News Central

350 jobs could be created at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugeley, after the firm applied for planning permission to expand the building.

The jobs at the Towers Business Park will only be created however, if the application is successful.

If approved, there will be a new entrance to the building, and improved infrastructure around the site. The interior of the building will also be reconfigured so the capacity will be doubled.

The company has also said it plans to create about 2,500 seasonal roles in Rugeley this Christmas.

9-year-old devastated after "scam" website fails to deliver One Direction tickets

Watch the video to see the moment when 9-year-old Denver found out that she would be going to a One Direction concert.

The tickets were bought as a present: except they have failed to arrive and the concert is tonight. In total 9 tickets were bought by a group of friends for their children at a cost of £80 each.

Staffordshire Trading Standards has branded the website selloutworld.com a "scam." ITV News Central contacted the website by phone and email to ask where the tickets are but has received no response.

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