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Flowers left at scene of suspected hit & run in Rugeley

Flowers left on railings at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Flowers have been left at the roadside where a 22-year-old man died in s suspected hit & run in Rugeley in Staffordshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police are questioning an 18-year-old in connection with the death Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

The man was found by passers by at around 2:30am at the junction of Western Springs Road and Church Street.

Passers by found the 22-year-old victim with serious injuries in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man, who is being questioned in connection with the incident.

Man arrested after 22-year-old dies in Rugeley

Officers were called to a footpath on Western Springs Road in Rugeley at 2:30am Credit: PA

Police have arrested a man after a 22-year-old died after sustaining serious head injuries in Rugeley.

Officers were called to a footpath on Western Springs Road, at its junction with Church Street, in the early hours of this morning after members of the public found the injured man.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services to save the man he was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. He has yet to be formally identified.

In the last hour Cannock police has tweeted they have a man in custody.


Yobs vandalise Christmas Tree dedicated to Stephen Sutton

Credit: Stephen's Story/Facebook/PA Wire

Vandals have destroyed a Christmas Tree decorated with hundreds of yellow ribbons - in tribute to Stephen Sutton.

Stephen's mother switched on the lights last weekend in Burntwood in Staffordshire, but just days later the ribbons have been ripped off and the lights smashed.

Credit: ITV

Organisers say they may now erect fences around the tree to prevent any future attacks.

19-year-old Stephen Sutton touched people around the world as he raised millions for the Teenage Cancer Trust during his own battle with bowel cancer - at the same time as completing his own bucket list of challenges before his death in May.

Yellow ribbons became a symbol of his courage and positive nature.

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Lost letter from WW1 Christmas Day truce uncovered

It's one of the most famous stories from the First World War and this Christmas marks 100 years since soldiers fighting in the trenches, put aside their weapons and their differences for a few short hours.

A long lost letter written by a soldier from Stafford who was in the trenches during the Christmas day truce was unveiled for the first time today.

This weekend football teams across the Midlands will pay their own tributes, with Stoke City holding a special press conference this afternoon. Chris Halpin reports.


Staffordshire gritters prepare for cold snap

43% of Staffordshire's roads will be gritted this evening Credit: PA

Staffordshire's gritting and snow plough crews are preparing for the cold snap by gritting 43% of the county's roads today.

The council claims this is more than any other in the West Midlands.

Temperatures are expected to fall later this week.

28,000 tonnes of salt have been stockpiled and shared between five winter depots - Stafford, Leek, Gailey, Lichfield and Hemmingslow.

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