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Man trapped in car wedged between trees after smash

A man was left trapped in his car for an hour after he veered off the road and smashed into trees in Shropshire in the early hours of today.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was driving along the A442 near Sutton Hill, Telford, when he crashed shortly before 1am.

The crash happened near Sutton Hill, Telford, shortly before 1am Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics arrived to find the wedged between some trees, having suffered considerable damage to the front and side.

Once emergency crews managed to free him he was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for treatment to neck and back injuries.

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Mobile phone use to become biggest killer on roads

Figures from the Department for Transport suggest mobile phone use in cars will be the biggest killer on the roads in 2015.

Police in the West Midlands are cracking down on the problem with a two week campaign starting next Friday, with the help of a mother whose daughter died when a driver was using his phone.

Sion Hathaway, from the Central Motorway Police Group says it is a massive problem.

Mother: Daughter's death didn't have to happen

A mother from Stafford whose daughter died after a lorry smashed her car into her says it didn't have to happen, because the lorry driver was using his mobile phone to browse pornographic websites at the time.

Lisa Thomas' daughter Laura died last year. She's now backing a campaign to crack down on those using their phones while driving. She says she wants to help prevent future deaths.

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Police hunt missing teenage boy in Shropshire

Police are searching for 15-year-old Lewis Foster, who was reported missing from Sundorne Education Centre, Shrewsbury yesterday Credit: West Mercia Police

A teenage boy from Shropshire has gone missing.

Police are searching for 15-year-old Lewis Foster, who was reported missing from Sundorne Education Centre, Shrewsbury at 9.30am yesterday morning. He is originally from Market Drayton.

Lewis is white, of slim build and around 5ft7ins tall. He has short, platinum blond, wavy hair. He was last seen wearing a rust coloured hooded top, with a grey v neck t-shirt, dark blue jeans and a blue suede 'skater' style shoes.

"Lewis may well have travelled to a secluded location to spend some time on his own, but he is also known to have hitch hiked in the past.

"Both police and Lewis' family are now very keen to establish that he is safe and well."

– Inspector Ed Hancox of West Mercia Police

Police appeal for missing Shropshire man

A search has been launched to find a missing man from Ellesmere, Shropshire.

Ian Venner, 48, was last seen at his home at 11:30am yesterday.

Ian Venner was last seen at 11:30am yesterday Credit: West Mercia Police

It is thought he may be in the north Wales coastal area.

He is described as about 5’10” tall, of broad build, with receding hair which is gray at the temples, clean shaven and with an English accent.

Mr Venner wears glasses and when last seen he was thought to be wearing a Help for Heroes wristband and a few other leather bracelets, a black and white striped Barbarians rugby shirt and blue jeans. He may also have a black Gloucester Rugby Club bag.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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