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Police appeal over missing Shropshire teenage girl

Melissa Bowles was last seen in Oswestry Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing fourteen-year-old girl from Shropshire.

Melissa Bowles was reported missing from Mainstone in Bishop's Castle near Shrewsbury yesterday. She was last seen in Oswestry in Shropshire at around 9pm.

Melissa is described as white, slim and around 5"7 tall. She has long blonde hair in a ponytail and a nose piercing. She was last seen wearing a green hooded jacket, black leggings and black shoes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact the police on 101.


Road crash demo for student drivers in Shropshire

More than 300 students will watch a car crash 'victim' released from the wreckage of a vehicle by firefighters at a road safety education event in Newport today.

The demonstration in front of students aged 18 to 25 will be staged at Harper Adams University this evening by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will organise the road safety education event Credit: Davie Higgens/PA Wire

Martin Richardson, Crew Manager at Newport Fire Station, will provide a live commentary for students as a team of eight firefighters carry out the extrication to simulate what happens in a real road traffic collision.

We want to bring it home to them that a number of road traffic collisions we attend, involve that age group. A car can be a very dangerous machine when handled irresponsibly

– Martin Richardson, Crew Manager at Newport Fire Station

He said excess speed, misuse of alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, mobile phones and poor car maintenance were the main reasons behind the high number of road crashes among men in the 17 to 29 age group.


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