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Prisoner absconds from HMP Sudbury

Daniel Kirkland Credit: Derbyshire Police

A prisoner has been missing from HMP Sudbury since Friday.

Daniel William Kirkland, 29, absconded from HMP Sudbury on 10th April 2015.

He is serving a sentence for GBH and was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on 13 October 2006.

He is described as white, six feet one inch tall, of slim build, with brown hair. He has a tribal tattoo on his right leg.

Kirkland has connections to the Stoke area of Staffordshire.

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Police appeal for witnesses after Cannock hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses in Cannock. Credit: PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Cannock, Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to the top of Green Heath Road just after 1am following the report of a man lying in the road.

The 21-year-old was walking home from Cannock town centre when a dark-coloured vehicle, described as green in colour, failed to stop.

The vehicle is believed to have turned left on Broadhurst Green towards the Pye Green Road.

The man was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with suspected leg injuries.

The driver has shown little regard for the pedestrian by leaving the scene and would have known a collision had occurred.

I would ask anyone with information, or who knows the identity of the vehicle or its driver, to come forward.

– Chief Inspector Steve Morrey

Stephen Sutton's mum says son is with her in spirit

Stephen Sutton's mum says her son is with her in spirit as she trains for the London Marathon.

Stephen Sutton Credit: Stephen's Story/Facebook/PA Wire

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror Jane Sutton describes how the teenager from Staffordshire is her driving force.

My son was an athlete himself who participated in cross country and track events. Despite being diagnosed with cancer he continued to run and he was determined to complete a marathon. He never managed that – but now his determination is helping me.”

– Jane Sutton

The inspirational 19-year-old became known around the world as he raised millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust before his death last year.

Next month marks the first ­anniversary of Stephen’s death.

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.

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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.

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
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