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Appeal to find girl missing during trip to Birmingham

Police are appealing for help to find a girl who's gone missing during a trip to Birmingham.

Bonnie Rose Clarke went missing in Birmingham yesterday Credit: West Midlands Police

Officers believe Bonnie Rose Clarke may be trying to get back home to Shropshire, and are asking people to keep an eye out for her on buses and trains.

The 15-year-old was last seen near Brindley Place. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a ponytail, and wearing a black jacket and pale blue jeans.


Police warning after sharp rise in Telford burglaries

Burglaries are on the rise in Telford Credit: Julian Stratenschulte/DPA/Press Association Images

Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a sharp rise in burglaries in Telford.

Twelve burglaries have been reported to police in the Hadley and Leegomery areas since the beginning of this year. Ten of those were 'sneak in' burglaries - that means that the homeowners were in when the offenders walked in through unlocked doors.

Jewellery, purses, designer luggage, mobile phones, game consoles and tablets were amongst the possessions which were taken.

“Our message to the public is to keep all doors and windows locked when they are unattended. Ensure they are locked before going to bed at night and also in the morning after letting your pets outside.

“We do not want to panic the public but urging them to be vigilant, as this is a repetitive theme and the offenders are taking full advantage."

– Detective Sergeant Jonathan Taylor, of Proactive CID in Telford

TRAINS: Delays of up to 50 minutes between Shrewsbury & Crewe

There are travel delays of up to 50 minutes for anyone travelling on the Arriva Trains Wales service southbound between Crewe and Shrewsbury.

This is due to an earlier broken down train at Whitchurch in Shropshire.

The lines have re-opened but services are still subject to knock on delays.

There's no estimate for when a normal service will resume.

Another police officer given misconduct notice over Jamie Reynolds

Another West Mercia Police officer has been given a misconduct notice over the way the force dealt with a previous attack by a convicted murderer.

Jamie Reynolds, who killed Georgia Williams and tried to strangle another teenage girl five years earlier Credit: West Mercia Police

Jamie Reynolds was jailed for life for the murder of Georgia Williams in 2013.

In 2008, he lured a young girl back to his home in Telford and tried to strangle her.

A total of eight officers and one member of police staff have been served with misconduct notices by an investigating force.


Woman killed in Shropshire car crash

A woman has been killed in a car crash in Shropshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has been killed in a car crash in Shropshire this evening.

The accident happened on the A456 just outside Burford at around 5:15pm.

Paramedics arrived to find that two cars had crashed. One of the cars' drivers - a woman - was trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle, which had rolled over.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent to staff that nothing could be done to save the patient and she was confirmed dead on scene."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

The man in the other car suffered abdominal pain but was discharged at the scene.

£20m pledged to reduce flood risk in Severn and Wye area

A postwoman struggles through the flooded River Severn Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Over £20 million of public investment has been pledged to reduce the flood risk across the English Severn and Wye area over the next six years.

Members of the Environment Agency's Coastal Committee pledged around £6 million to help pay for flood alleviation works across the area.

National Grant in Aid funds were announced by the government last month.

The extra money will pay for the following schemes:

  • A £1.2 million flood alleviation scheme in Much Wenlock which will involve creating flood storage to reduce the risk of flooding to 142 properties
  • The £3 million Badsey Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 290 properties along Badsey and Bunches Brook in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot
  • The £1.6 million surface water flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to up to 159 properties in Whaddon, Cheltenham
  • The £300,000 Bedworth Flood Alleviation scheme, which reduces the risk of flooding to 40 properties in the Delamere Road area of Bedworth
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