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Five people arrested in connection with assault & robbery in Stoke-on-Trent

Five more people have been arrested in connection with a suspected assault and robbery in Shelton. Credit: PA Images

Five more people have been arrested in connection with a suspected assault and robbery in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Three men and two women, are currently in custody following the incident, which occurred yesterday morning, near the railway bridge on Stoke Road.

Emergency services were called to the location at around 2.40am, where they found a 45-year-old man with serious head and facial injuries.

An investigation was launched and two men, aged 29 and 35, were arrested yesterday. They've since been bailed, pending further inquiries.

Police inquiries led to the arrest of a further five people, all from Stoke-on-Trent.

A 38-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

Two men, aged 19 and 21, and an 18-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Police appeal for public's help to find missing owl

The missing owl Credit: Staffordshire Police

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding an owl that has been stolen from an aviary in Staffordshire.

The Southern white-faced Scops Owl is believed to have been taken from the aviary in Stuart Michael Way in Brinsford between March 27 and March 28.

If you have any information please contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

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Man in hospital with serous head injury after car overturns

A man has been anaesthetised and taken to a major trauma centre after the car he was travelling in overturned in Staffordshire last night.

The car he was travelling in overturned in Staffordshire last night. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of Dingle Lane and Sandon Road in Hilderstone shortly before 10.30pm.

Crews discovered a car that had come to rest on all four wheels despite reportedly overturning after leaving the road and colliding with a tree. There was significant damage to the passenger side of the car. The sole occupant of the car, a man in his 20s, was treated by ambulance staff for a serious head injury before being anaesthetised."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

Stafford's cardiology and critical care services to move Stoke

Stafford's cardiology and critical care services will move to the Royal Stoke University Hospital from today Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stafford's cardiology and critical care services will move to the Royal Stoke University Hospital from today.

Last week, the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust voted to approve the transfer of services from County Hospital in Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent.

Last month, Accident & Emergency services were stopped last month after they were found to be clinically unsustainable.

V Festival 2015: Further acts announced

V Festival have announced more acts to be added to the line-up for this year's event.

170,000 people attended last year's V Festival across two sites. Credit: PA

Wretch 32 and The Charlatans, Sigma, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods, Lawson and Indiana.

Big name acts who have already been confirmed include Leicester rockers Kasabian- who are headliners, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Olly Murs and The Script.

The festival takes place at Weston Park in Staffordshire in August.

Leicester rockers Kasabian are headliners Credit: Yui Mok/PA

Couple run down by their own car

A couple have been taken to hospital after they appeared to have been run down by their own car.

The pair appear to have got out of their car as it rolled forward. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Emergency services were called to Lid lane in Cheadle, Staffordshire just before 2pm yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say the pair appear to have got out of their car as it rolled forward, injuring them both.

A man in his twenties was treated for a fractured leg at the scene. He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar, splint and spinal board. Pain relief was administered before he was conveyed to the Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance. A woman also in her twenties received leg injuries and she was taken to the University hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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James DeGale hoping to win a world title in USA

Packing a punch - DeGale in training at St George's Park. Credit: ITV News Central

Boxing gold medalist James DeGale is hoping to be the first British Olympic champion to win a world title when he fights in the USA in May.

He's been training at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent.

DeGale has always been open about his intentions to fight Carl Froch from Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire.

But first he must face the American Andre Dirrell in Boston, with a narrow win enough to catapult him to world boxing superstar status.

Elderly man airlifted after falling into pub cellar

Paramedics treat an elderly man who fell into a pub cellar yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after falling into a pub cellar in Burntwood.

It happened at 11.15am yesterday in the High Street in Chasetown.

Paramedics treat an elderly man who fell into a pub cellar yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An ambulance and an air ambulance arrived at the scene to find that the man in his eighties was still conscious after having fallen two metres into the cellar.

Paramedics treated him for a head injury before airlifting him to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

He was airlifted to hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
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