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Inquest over death of father after gastric bypass surgery

Nadim Butt Credit: ITV News Central

An inquest into the death of a father-of-three from Stafford who died from multi-organ failure after gastric bypass surgery is due to conclude today.

48-year-old Nadim Butt died in September 2014 after an operation at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, which is now called the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Yesterday the court heard from some of his relatives who were with him when he died.


Police appeal over missing man from Stafford

David Baines Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police are appealing for information on a missing man from Stafford.

44-year-old David Baines, who lives in Stafford town city centre, was reported missing last Wednesday.

He is described as 6ft 1in tall, clean shaven and of stocky build. He has short dark brown hair and brown eyes and has a pale complexion.

David speaks with a Manchester accent and appears to be nervous. He may have been wearing a dark blue Karrimor jacket, jeans and black Air Walk trainers.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 101.


Three more charged in connection with Stafford death

Three more people have been charged in connection with the death of a man who was found seriously injured on a street in Stafford.

Carl Tindall, 35, died in August after he was discovered with serious head injuries on Cull Avenue.

Louise Hurmson, 32, and Sarah Hurmson, 35, who are both from Cannock, have been charged with assisting an offender. Anthony Boddison, 25, from Stafford, has also been charged with the same offence. All three have been bailed and will appear before magistrates in Cannock on January 13.

A fourth person, 35-year-old Jamie Sleigh, from Cannock, was charged in August with the manslaughter of Mr Tindall. He is due to appear at Stafford Crown Court in February.

Travel Update: Train delays up to midday on Wolverhampton - Stafford lines

Overhead wire problems in the Wolverhampton area are causing delays of up to 50 minutes to all services through the station.

This is expected to continue until 12:00.

Train are delayed on the Wolverhampton-Stafford lines. Credit: Google Street View

Weekend Picks: 'Santa' Visit at Shugborough

Santa at the Servants' Quarters: 19th - 20th December (Shugborough)

Meet Mrs Claus and get the Christmas pudding ready Credit: Geoff Kirby / Press Association Images

Visit Santa in the festively decorated Victorian Servants’ Quarters of the Shugborough Estate this weekend. Children will get the chance meet Mrs Claus, stir the Christmas pudding and make a wish. There will also be craft activities for children to take part in. Visitors can also enjoy a train ride around the estate grounds and formal gardens on the Christmas Land Train.

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