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Cyclist killed in crash named as lorry driver questioned

A cyclist who died after being hit by a passing vehicle in Shropshire has today been named as 61-year-old Michael John Saunders.

Mr Saunders, from the Bayston Hill area of Shrewsbury, was found dead at the side of the A49 Hereford Road between Leebotwood and Dorrington in the early hours of Monday morning.

The road was closed between the junction of the A5 and Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton for several hours
The road was closed between the junction of the A5 and Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton for several hours Credit: ITV News Central

He had been cycling home from his workplace in Church Stretton. The road was closed between the junction of the A5 and Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton for several hours after his body was spotted by a tractor driver.

Police have managed to track down a lorry which they believe was involved in the crash. The driver, a 39-year-old man from South Wales, is now being interviewed by police.

Police hunt driver after death of cyclist in Shropshire

Police are hunting the driver of a car they'd like to speak to following the death of a cyclist in Shropshire this morning.

The 61-year-old was discovered around 5am and police say it's believed he may have been involved in an accident with a vehicle that failed to stop following a multi-vehicle accident.

Read: One person dies in multi-vehicle crash in Shropshire

61 year old cyclist dies following multi-vehicle crash

A 61 year old local man has died after a multi-vehicle crash in Shropshire this morning.

The cyclist was discovered by a tractor driver around 5am between Bayston Hill and Church Stretton.

Police say it's believed he may have been involved in an accident with another vehicle that failed to stop following the incident.

Police say the victim's not yet been formally identified.

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One person has died in a multi-vehicle crash in Shropshire

One person has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the A49 in Bayston Hill in Shropshire.

The road is closed due to an investigation into the accident which happened this morning just north of Cockpitt Cottage.

Read: Major road closed after multi-vehicle crash

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Diversions are in place following a fatal collision on the A49 in Dorrington. The road is closed between Bayston Hill and Church Stretton.

Major road closed after multi-vehicle crash

The A49 in Bayston Hill, Shropshire, is closed due to an investigation into a multi-vehicle crash just north of Cockpitt Cottage this morning.

Hereford Road is closed between the A5112 / A5 (Dobbies Island) and B4371 Sandford Avenue.

Hereford Road is closed between the A5 junction and Sandford Avenue
Hereford Road is closed between the A5 junction and Sandford Avenue Credit: ITV News Central

Diversions are in place. Northbound traffic is being taken along the B4371 at Church Stretton east to Much Wenlock. At the A458, take the A458 north to A5.

Southbound traffic is diverted from Hollow Circle. At the A5/A49 junction, take the A458 south to Morville. At B4368 head west to A49 at Craven Arms.

Woman dies & child seriously injured in crash

Stock shot of a West Midlands Ambulance Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has died and an eight-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a crash in Shropshire this morning.

It happened on the B5061, Uckington, near to the Horseshoe Inn, in Shrewsbury at around 11.30am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road, been in collision with a tree and had come to rest in a ditch.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the woman driving the car and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The passenger in the car, a boy believed to be eight years old, suffered multiple serious leg injuries and suspected abdominal injuries and was trapped in the vehicle. The boy received emergency treatment whilst in the car and was then carefully extricated by the emergency services.

“The boys condition was stabilised and he was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment. > “The hospital had been pre alerted to the childs arrival and his injuries. Unfortunately the boys injuries were considered very serious.”

Woman threatens to 'rip faces off' medics after loss

A woman has threatened to 'rip the faces off' ambulance workers in Shropshire who were trying to treat someone during England's World Cup game.

West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene
West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene Credit: WMAS

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called out at around 9.30pm to reports of a semi-conscious woman at the Duke of York pub in Market Street in Telford.

When they tried to treat her another woman refused to move then made the threat.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "Their way was blocked by another woman who refused to move and threatened to 'rip their faces off'."

Police were then called to the scene but she had already left the pub.

Assistant Area Manager, Rob Marsh, said: “Whilst we understand people were upset at the result and had apparently had a drink, there is absolutely no excuse for behaviour of this sort. To be verbally abused in this way is absolutely abhorrent."

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