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Death of man at house in Staffordshire 'unexplained'

Officers were called to Sparrow Terrace in Newcastle-under-Lyme yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

Police are investigating the death of a man in his twenties at a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.

Officers were called to a property on Sparrow Terrace in Porthill at 7:15pm on Friday, where they found the man's body. Formal identification is yet to take place.

The death at the house in the Porthill area is being treated as 'unexplained' Credit: ITV Central

The death is being treated as unexplained. and police say a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Motorcyclist 'seriously injured' in crash with car

The motorcyclist suffered serious head, leg and pelvic injuries Credit: PA

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Staffordshire last night.

The accident occurred at the junction of the A5 and Ivetsey Road, Wheaton Aston at around 9.10pm.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man riding the motorbike suffered "serious head, leg and pelvic injures."

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was transferred to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further emergency treatment.

A child who was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash was treated for minor injuries at the scene, before she was transferred to New Cross Hospital for further treatment.

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Petition to ban police tasers signed by 800 people

An online petition calling for police to scrap the use of tasers has been signed by more than 800 people Credit: Scott Heppell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

An online petition calling for police to stop using tasers has been signed by more than 800 people.

It was started after a man, named locally as Adrian McDonald, died when he was tasered by police officers responding to reports of a burglary in Chesterton, Staffordshire in December.

The petition says: 'Questions about the safety of taser stun guns used by police forces across the globe have been raging ever since the supposedly non-lethal weapons first came into use over a decade ago.'

The Independent Police Complaints Commission continues to investigate the incident.

Tina Montgomery's husband charged with her murder

The husband of a Tamworth woman found dead at the home they shared has been charged with her murder.

Iain Montgomery, 38, of Cross St, Kettlebrook, Tamworth, will appear at Burton Magistrates Court today.

Ms Montgomery, of the same address, was found on Friday with multiple head injuries.

She worked at the Cut Hair Salon in Glascote, Tamworth.

Dozens of friends and relatives, including Ms Montgomery’s daughter Robbie-Marie, attended a memorial in her honour at Kettlebrook Working Mens Club on Sunday.

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Man charged with the murder of Tina Montgomery

A man has been charged with the murder of Tina Montgomery (centre) Credit: BPM Media

A man has been charged with the murder of a Tamworth woman found dead at her home.

Iain Montgomery, 38, of Cross Street, Kettlebrook, will appear at Burton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Ms Montgomery - a 50-year-old hairdresser - was found on Cross Street on Friday with multiple head injuries.

Dozens of friends and relatives, including Ms Montgomery’s daughter Robbie-Marie, attended a memorial in her honour at Kettlebrook Working Mens Club on Sunday.

Post-mortem: Tina Montgomery died of multiple head injuries

Family and friends of Tina Montgomery lay flowers outside her home Credit: BPM Media

A post-mortem examination carried out on a woman found collapsed at a house in Tamworth has revealed she died of multiple head injuries.

Tina Montgomery was discovered at an address in Cross Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire.

A Home Office pathologist carried out an examination on the 50-year-old's body, Staffordshire Police said.

Detectives are continuing to question a 38-year-old man from the town in connection with the death after they were granted further time to hold him.

"The Home Office post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was multiple head injuries.

"Staffordshire Police's Major Investigation Department continues to investigate the murder."

– Staffordshire Police spokesman
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