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Three escape serious injury after car collides with stone brick wall

Two men and a woman avoided serious injuries in Staffordshire early on Sunday morning after their car collided with a stone brick wall and overturned.

All three occupants of the car escaped serious injuries. Credit: PA

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Station Road in Cheddleton, Leek in Staffordshire shortly before 1.00am on Sunday.

Two ambulances, two BASICS emergency doctors, a responder paramedic, a local community first responder and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

When crews arrived, all three occupants were already out of the wreckage. One passenger, a man, had initially been unconscious immediately after the collision but quickly regained consciousness. He was assessed by ambulance staff and was immobilised as a precaution.

The driver, a woman, had helped to get the unconscious passenger out of the car before we arrived. She too was assessed and immobilised. Both were taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.

The third occupant, a man, was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Staffordshire woman arrested after 77-year-old man stabbed

A woman has been arrested at Chasewater Country Park in connection with a domestic-related incident in Burntwood earlier this morning.

A 47-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing. Credit: PA

Police on the ground, supported by colleagues from the force’s Dog Support Unit and helicopter, have been searching the area’s countryside following an incident at an address in Chorley Road, Burntwood.

The 47-year-old woman had left the address prior to police arrival and following a detailed search of the area was located at the Park.

Staffordshire Police were called to Chorley Road just before 9.30am after a report was received of a 77-year-old man having sustained several stab wounds. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where his condition is described as stable.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

An investigation is now underway. Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 267 of November 8, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police 999 telephone lines not working in Staffordshire

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Staffordshire Police have issued an urgent alert warning people that there is a telephone fault affecting calls to their 999 and 101 lines in the county.

They say that engineers are working to repair the fault and they hope to have things back to normal as soon as possible.

They're assuring the public that calls to 999 will be answered by colleagues at West Midlands Police, who will send the details immediately to the Staffordshire Police control room.

But the force are asking people not to ring 101 at present.

Family tributes to father who died in crash with tree

The family of a father who died when the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Staffordshire, have paid tribute to a "kind-hearted" man.

William Marren died on Sunday morning Credit: Staffordshire Police

William Marren was driving along the B5030 at Crakemarsh near Uttoxeter in thick fog when the car crashed into a tree.

A five-year-old girl in the car survived the crash with minor injuries.

William was a young man with his whole life ahead of him. He worked really hard to support his family and adored his two little girls, Jessica and Freya. He was the partner of Lucie and also the loving son of Carl and Julie and brother of Kieran and Alex.

William had a kind-hearted, positive and fun personality. He was an experienced driver, having passed his driving test seven years ago and a keen sportsman. If he had been able to, he would have worked seven days a week.

His loss leaves a huge gap in all our lives and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We want to thank everyone for their kind messages, flowers and support at this very difficult time.

We would particularly like to extend a special thank you to the two cyclists who discovered the car on Sunday morning and hope that we will be able to meet them to thank them personally.

– Family statement


Child found hurt in Uttoxeter crash there for 'some time'

The car was discovered on Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Central

A five-year-old girl who was found in a car that had hit a tree and ended up in a ditch had been stranded there 'for some time'.

The driver of the car died in the crash, which discovered on Sunday morning by two cyclists in Crakemarsh in Uttoxeter.

The car was seriously damaged when discovered in very foggy conditions.

“Unfortunately, it was immediately obvious that the man driving had passed away."

“A five year old girl was found in the back of the car. She was complaining of abdominal and back pain. After being fully assessed on the back of the ambulance, she was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital."

“This was an extremely difficult incident for all involved including the two cyclists who made the discovery.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Uttoxeter

The crash happened on Sunday morning Credit: PA

Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in Crakemarsh in Uttoxeter.

Emergency services were called to Ashbourne Road at around 9.40am on Sunday morning.

The officers found a black coloured Ford Fiesta that had crashed into a tree.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from the local area, had sustained fatal injuries. A five-year-old girl, the man’s daughter, was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital for observations and treatment for what were described as minor injuries.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen the black Fiesta before the collision. It's not yet known when the crash happened.

Staffordshire man bailed over TalkTalk cyber attack

A 20-year old man from Staffordshire arrested in connection with a cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk has been released on bail.

Scotland Yard said he's been bailed to attend a police station in March next year, pending further inquiries.

The man who was detained at an address in Staffordshire on Saturday, was being held on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act. He's the third person to be questioned over the alleged data theft. Two teenagers have previously been arrested over the cyber attack.

The Metropolitan Police's cyber crime unit, the Police Service of Northern Ireland's cyber crime centre and the National Crime Agency are all carrying out the investigation.

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