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Police hunt three men over Telford knife attack

Police are appealing for witnesses over a knife attack in which a 31-year old man suffered facial injuries. It happened around 10.30pm last night at Wantage, Woodside in Telford.

Officers say the victim was confronted by three white men, one of who had a knife. The victim was attacked by all three men and suffered what's being described as "significant" facial injuries. He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital.

"We are appealing for any witnesses who may have been within the area around the time of this violent attack, or may have any information regarding the three suspects who had committed this assault".

– West Mercia Police

The three suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with a slight beard and moustache, who was wearing dark clothing.

Suspect 2: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with short dark hair, who was clean-shaven and wearing dark clothing.

Suspect 3: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with a dark beard and dark clothing.

Pair taken to hospital after Shropshire camping fire

The pair were taken to hospital Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two men have been taken to hospital following a camping incident in south Shropshire overnight.

Ambulance crews were called to a woodland location near Bridgend Lane, Bucknell just after 3am.

The two men, both in their thirties, had apparently thrown fire accelerant onto a camp fire which then flared back and set them alight.

They were both treated for serious partial thickness burns. One man received burns to his legs and was taken to Hereford Hospital.

The other was burnt on his hands, arms, chest and lower body and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.


Light aircraft completely destroyed after crashing in Shropshire

The light aircraft is pictured upside down after the crash. Credit: @wmasrobmarsh

West Midlands Ambulance Service have shared a picture on social media of a light aircraft, which has been completely destroyed after crashing in Shifnal, Shropshire.

Emergency services were called to the crash at Shifnal airfield shortly after 10.45am today.

The pilot, a man in his 60's, was freed by the emergency services but he was the more seriously injured of the two. He had a dislocated right shoulder, a broken arm, a broken leg and a broken ankle.

The passenger, a man in his 50's, sustained head and neck injuries and was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Crews working to free the pilot after he was trapped in the craft. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance service have praised the eyewitness as a 'hero' after his quick actions, prevented the crash from being far, far more serious:

In addition to calling the ambulance service a man ran towards the burning craft with a fire extinguisher. He put out the fire and dragged the passenger out. But the fire re-ignited around the feet of the pilot and this was again extinguished. The man was unable to pull the pilot free because he was trapped.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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