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Police appeal for witnesses following stabbing

The victim received serious injuries Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are investigating a serious assault that happened yesterday evening.

At around 8pm, a man in his 40s was stabbed at an address in Castlefields, Oswestry.

The victim received serious injuries, required immediate medical attention and is still being treated in hospital.

The suspects are three black men, believed to be in their early 20s.

Two of the men are around 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall and the third man is around 6ft tall.

This was a vicious attack on a man which has left him with very serious injuries.

I would urge anyone who may have been in the area just before the attack, or who may have seen the men leaving the property to contact us immediately.

We don't believe there is any risk to the local community, but there will be an increased police presence to provide reassurance to people in the area.

– Detective Inspector Rob Mountford

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

Man dies in Shropshire crash

A man has died and two others have been injured following a road traffic collision in Shropshire in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred on the A41, near to the Bell public house, Tong, Shifnal at around 1.00am.

A rapid response vehicle, three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Trusts MERIT Team attended the scene, along with the Police and Fire service.

One man had suffered multiple serious injuries in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Crews arrived to find two vehicles that had been in a significant collision.

One man had suffered multiple serious injuries in the crash and was in traumatic cardiac arrest at the scene.

Advanced life support was immediately carried out by medics but unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save him and sadly he was confirmed dead at the scene.

A second man suffered head and leg injuries in the crash and received advanced trauma care at the scene of the incident. He was then transferred to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further emergency treatment.

A third man was treated at the scene for multiple minor injuries. Following treatment the man was transferred to Princess Royal hospital for further emergency care.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


999 call after bull attacks farmer

Emergency services responded to a 999 call this morning Credit: Midlands Air Ambulance based at Cosford Twitter account

Emergency services responded to a 999 call this morning after a bull attacked a farmer.

Crews travelled to the Hinstock area of Shropshire to find the farmer, who had suffered back and pelvis injuries.

He was flown to hospital.

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Weekend Picks: Deer Feeding

Deer Feeding: Sat 16 Jan (Attingham Park, Shropshire)

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Visitors are being invited to Attingham Park this weekend for family friendly deer feeding event. Those at the event will get the chance to get close with the fallow deer and feed them. The deer will be fed in the park every weekend through the cold winter months.

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Thousands needed to get 11-year-old cancer patient home from hospital

The friends and family of an 11-year-old boy from Shropshire who's been left paralysed are trying to raise thousands of pounds to bring him home from hospital.

Matthew Cooper suddenly became ill last summer and cancerous tumours were found on his brain and spine. He's been in Birmingham Children's Hospital ever since, and can only return home once it's been specially adapted.

Now his school friends from Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School and the local community have come together to try to make it happen, raising thousands online and attempting their own DIY SOS.

Chris Halpin has the story.

Motorist seriously injured after crash in Shropshire

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A man has been flown to a major trauma centre after the car he was driving collided with another in Shropshire.

The incident happened on the B4396 between Knockin and Llynclys shortly before 6.30am.

An air ambulance attended the scene where a man was airlifted to hospital.

The second driver suffered minor injuries.

"One of the drivers, a man in his twenties, was trapped in his car and had to be freed with the help of the fire service. He had numerous serious injuries. He was given advanced pain relief and was immobilised at the scene. He was then taken by land ambulance to the waiting air ambulance at Oswestry for the flight to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment from its trauma team.

– West Midlands Air Ambulance

Arriva strike cancels all services in Shropshire

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A 24-hour strike by drivers from Arriva Trains Wales has cancelled all of the operator’s services through Shropshire.

Members of the Aslef union have walked out in a row over pay and conditions, causing travel chaos on the first day back to work after the festive break.

The company said all its services are cancelled because of the strike and some early morning trains could also be disrupted tomorrow

Weekend Picks: New Year’s Walk

New Year’s Walk: 3rd January (Weston Park, Shropshire)

New Year's walk at Weston Park Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

This weekend Weston Park are putting on a special guided walk to start off the New Year. Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead the three and a half mile walk around areas of the park that are not usually accessible to the public. Walkers will be able to climb up to Knoll Tower and see landscape views overlooking Shropshire and beyond.

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