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Elderly woman dies in crash with skip lorry

A woman has died in a car crash in Shropshire this afternoon. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An elderly woman has died in a crash between a car and a skip lorry.

It happened just after 3.30pm on the A529 Market Drayton to Hinstock road at the crossroads for Lightwoods in Shropshire.

Paramedics arrived to find the elderly woman - who was a front seat passenger in the car - in cardiac arrest.

They started life support but they were not able to save her, and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

The elderly man who was driving the car suffered serious chest injuries with suspected multiple fractures. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

“The car had suffered significant front and rear damage. The skip lorry had front end damage.

“The driver of the lorry, a man estimated to be in his 50s was out of the vehicle when crews arrived. He had a minor head laceration but did not want to go to hospital.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson


Woman dies after two-car crash in Shropshire

A woman has died after she was involved in a two-car crash in Shropshire this afternoon.

Paramedics were unable to save the woman at the scene Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened at around 12.45pm on Station Road in Whitchurch. Ambulance crews and an air ambulance attended the scene, but they were unable to save the woman.

Crews arrived to find CPR already in progress on the woman before they took over to administer advanced life support to try and resuscitate her.

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone it became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

Crews also assessed a man from the second car for minor injuries, but he did not require any further treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Shropshire Police Community Support Officer dismissed

Allegations were made against the PCSO relating to a "personal relationship". Credit: West Mercia Police

Aa West Mercia Police Community Support Officer has been dismissed with immediate effect for Gross Misconduct after a hearing conducted last week.

It follows an investigation by the Professional Standards Department after an allegation of discreditable conduct was made against the Police Community Support Officer relating to a "personal relationship".

The Police Community Support Officer had completed six years' service with West Mercia Police. Following the allegation being made, the Police Community Support Officer was immediately suspended from their duties within the Safer Neighbourhood Team where they worked in Shropshire, and a thorough investigation was launched.

The outcome of the hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.

"The Misconduct Hearing found that the behaviour of the Police Community Support Officer fell below the standards we expect from our officers and staff, and amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour.

This fell outside the expectations made clear in the Code of Ethics and our joint values, and amounted to Gross Misconduct.

It is for this reason that the PCSO was dismissed."

– Detective Superintendent Gary Watson, Head of Standards for West Mercia and Warwickshire Police.

Pictures: Shrewsbury overjoyed, Cheltenham destroyed

Shrewsbury Town's Mark Ellis celebrates his teams win after the Sky Bet League Two match at the Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham. Credit: PA

In a cruel twist, by Shrewsbury Town beating Cheltenham this afternoon in League Two, the winners were promoted, and the losers dumped out of the football league.

Cheltenham Town's Omari Sterling-James shows his dejection Credit: PA

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro earned Shrewsbury automatic promotion but sentenced Cheltenham to relegation.

The striker struck the decisive goal in the 20th minute with a deflected effort which gave Trevor Carson no chance.

Shrewsbury Town's Liam Lawrence celebrates promotion to League One with fans Credit: PA
Shrewsbury Town players celebrate after winning, wearing T-Shirts in memory of BBC Radio presenter Colin Bloomfield who lost his fight with skin cancer Credit: PA

Shrewsbury Town promoted to League One

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