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Motorcyclist dies after crashing with car

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A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car yesterday evening. It happened on Cannock Road in the Chase Terrace area of Burntwood, Staffordshire at about 5.45pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“The rider was initially conscious and talking to staff as they assessed his condition, he was immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place and was en-route to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance when his condition deteriorated rapidly and he suffered a cardiac arrest.The motorcyclist was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later died."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Two men steal £3,000 from 80-year-old woman

An e-fit produced by police of the man thought to have stolen the cash. Credit: Staffordshire Police.

Detectives are trying to trace 2 men who tricked their way in to the home of an 80-year-old woman in Staffordshire before stealing more than £3,000.

The woman answered a knock on her door at her home in Burntwood, on Wednesday at around 8:30am.

One of the men told her he would look at her fencing before he made an offer to repair it, he then stole £3,100 in cash before leaving the property.

The man is described as a white male in his 40s, around 5ft 9" to 6ft tall, of large build, he was wearing a black, long-sleeved top, dark trousers and a hat, a second man was in a vehicle, described as a clean white or silver Vauxhall Astra car derived van, which had no sign writing on it.

He is described as a white male, aged 18-19, of sturdy build, with light blond hair and wearing a dark polo shirt.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

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