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CCTV released after Telford bus robbery

The suspect grabbed the bus driver's hand and snatched the money back Credit: West Mercia Police

Police investigating a robbery which happened on a bus in Telford have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to.

It happened between 3:30pm and 3:45pm on Thursday 12 March as the bus was travelling through Brookside.

A man got on at a stop adjacent to Bembridge and handed over a counterfeit note, which the bus driver checked with an ultraviolet torch.

The man handed over a counterfeit note Credit: West Mercia Police

At the same time he reached through a gap in the plastic security glass of the driver's cabin, grabbed her hand, then snatched the money back from her as well as a handful of £1 coins.

He than got off and ran away in the direction of Brookside.

The suspect is described as being white, around 5ft 7ins, slim, with dark brown hair and a long fringe.

Police want to speak to anyone who may recognise him.

Evans relinquished of UKIP leadership after Farage's resignation rejected

Shrewsbury Ukip candidate Suzanne Evans will no longer be required to fulfil the role of interim leader after Nigel Farage's resignation as rejected.

Ukip deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans Credit: PA Wire

Farage named Evans as his preferred option to take on the role as acting leader the day after the election on Friday. Saying elections for the party leadership would take place in September.

He made a resignation speech and announced his intentions to step down after failing the win the seat of Thanet South in Kent.

However, Farage remains the leader of Ukip after his resignation was rejected by the party's national executive committee.

Ukip chairman Steve Crowther said the committee (NEC) had produced "overwhelming evidence" that members of the party did not want him to go, saying they believed the general election campaign had been "a great success".

Nigel Farage remains UKIP leader after his resignation was rejected by the party's executive committee. Credit: PA Wire


Shrewsbury candidate set to lead UKIP until party election

The UKIP candidate for Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury & Atcham and Deputy Party Chairman Suzanne Evans is set to lead the party, at least on a temporary basis.

Watch the moment Nigel Farage gave her his recommendation in his resignation speech this morning after failing to win the seat of Thanet South.

The party is set to hold elections for a new leader later this year.


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
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