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TRAINS: Delays of up to 50 minutes between Shrewsbury & Crewe

There are travel delays of up to 50 minutes for anyone travelling on the Arriva Trains Wales service southbound between Crewe and Shrewsbury.

This is due to an earlier broken down train at Whitchurch in Shropshire.

The lines have re-opened but services are still subject to knock on delays.

There's no estimate for when a normal service will resume.


Woman found dead on site of primary school identified

The body of a woman found on the site of a primary school in Shrewsbury has been formally identified.

23-year-old Charlotte Christodoulou from Walsall was found at Harlescott Junior School shortly before midnight on Sunday.

Two men and a woman who were originally arrested on suspicion of murder have instead been rearrested on suspicion of obstructing the coroner.

All three have been released on bail pending further police inquiries.


Police identify body after unexplained death in Shrewsbury

Police investigating the unexplained death of a woman in Shrewsbury on Christmas Eve have formally identified her body.

The body was found in Feather Lane, Shrewsbury Credit: ITV News Central

The body of 47-year-old Julie Mercer, from Buttington Road in Shrewsbury, was discovered in a business building on Feather Lane on the morning of Wednesday 24 December.

A man who had been arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed while detectives continue their investigations.

Our investigation is ongoing at the present time and although we do not yet know the exact cause of Mrs.Mercer’s death, we are continuing to treat this as a murder investigation while we await the result of further tests.

I would like to reassure local residents that a significant number of resources continue to be dedicated to this investigation and we will continue to use specialist officers until we resolve this case.

The 45-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, 24 December as part of the investigation has been released on police bail while inquiries continue.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, West Mercia Police

Officers continue to appeal for information that could be linked to the death.

Flood barriers deployed in Shropshire this afternoon

Police search for missing man focuses on the River Severn

The police search for Daniel Hodgin, who went missing last Sunday morning, has focused on exploring the various routes he could have taken on his way home.

Volunteers were asked to search riverbanks and nearby parks for any signs of Daniel.

Whilst search and rescue teams made their way along the river itself.

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