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Arrest after man murdered in Staffordshire

Officers were called out to reports of a man with a serious stab wound Credit: Staffordshire Police

A murder investigation has been launched in Staffordshire after the death of a man in Stone this morning.

Police were called out to Whitemill Lane at 12:20am to reports that a 22-year-old man had suffered a serious stab wound.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene.

Officers say a weapon was also recovered and an autopsy will take place later today.

A 29-year-old man from Stone was arrested in connection with the incident at around 2:50am this morning.

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Police appeal for help finding missing Burton woman

Wendy Richards, 43, has been missing since 9.30pm on Saturday 22nd March
Wendy Richards, 43, has been missing since 9.30pm on Saturday 22nd March Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are appealing for help after a 43-year-old woman from Burton has been reported missing.

Wendy Richards, from Horton Avenue, Stretton, was last seen at her home at 9.30pm last night and was reported missing at 11am this morning.

She is white, 5ft 4inches tall, slim, with shoulder-length brown hair and was last seen wearing blue flowery pyjamas and a brown dressing gown.

Mrs Richards has a medical condition which means she is prone to sleep-walking and has been found far from home in the past. Officers though, are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

School bus involved in a crash

A crash involving a school coach and a silver Mercedes happened on the A41 near the Perton crossroads just after 8.05am. Some children suffered minor injuries according to Staffordshire police but none requiring medical treatment.

The bus was believed to be a Hills coach carrying children to Adams Grammar School in Newport.

The driver of the Mercedes and the driver of the bus suffered slight injuries and are being assessed by paramedics at the scene.

Police officers have notified the school so parents can be informed and alternative transport has been arranged to get the children to school.

The collision is currently blocking the road and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Police appeal for help finding missing Lucy Green

Police are appealing for help finding a woman who has been missing from the Bruntwood area of Staffordshire for a fortnight.

Lucy Jane Green, 32, of Park Road, was last seen on Friday, January 10th, at around 9:50am and was reported missing two days later.

32-year-old Lucy Jane Green, from Bruntwood, has been missing since January 10th... Credit: Staffordshire Police

Lucy is white, 5'4" tall, with short, dark-brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a navy waxed-type jacket and sometimes wears brown framed glasses.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said:

"We consider Lucy to be vulnerable and we are concerned for her welfare. Extensive searches are underway to locate her and we would ask that anyone who has seen her, or had any contact, to get in touch."

Police speak to two teenage boys over abusive Collymore tweets

The former footballer has been calling on Twitter to do more to stop abusive users Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at Stan Collymore on Twitter say they have spoken to two teenage boys.

Staffordshire Police say they have been working with a number of forces over the last few days.

A 14-year-old boy from the Liverpool area and a 15-year-old in Bedfordshire have ben spoken to, neither have been arrested.

Chief Inspector Carl Ratcliffe, Staffordshire’s lead officer on hate crime said:

"We will not tolerate hate crime – it has no place in our community and social media is just the same.

"Sadly some people mistakenly believe that anything said or done on Twitter or Facebook somehow doesn’t count, they think it doesn’t matter because it’s not face-to-face, they are very wrong."

Kevin Nunes murder: six police officers will not be charged

Kevin Nunes was shot dead in 2002. Credit: Staffordshire Police

Six current or former police officers who were investigated for the way they dealt with a protected witness involved in a murder trial in 2008 will not be charged.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission looked into how the officers acted before the trial of five men over the death of Kevin Nunes, 20, who was shot dead in Pattingham, Staffordshire in 2002.

It had been alleged the officers had conspired together to pervert the course of justice by collectively agreeing to omit details of an alleged theft.

The CPS found there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against the officers.

The involvement of nine other officers, who all held senior positions at Staffordshire Police at the time of the trial, is still being investigated.

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