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Three arrested in Lichfield after manhunt following murder

Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a three-day manhunt following the fatal shooting of a man in the West Country.

Police searches in Somerset Credit: ITV News

Officers arrested 37-year-old John Broadway, in the Staffordshire city. He is being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and firearms offences.

Two women who were at the same location were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Broadway is suspected of shooting dead a Wilfred Isaacs in Somerset earlier this week. A second man was shot, but was not killed. A police manhunt followed.

All three arrested in Lichfield yesterday were taken to the Avon and Somerset force area for questioning. The total number of arrests in relation to the murder is now seven.

Matthew Ellis voted in for second term as Staffordshire PCC

Conservative candidate Matthew Ellis has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.

Our reporter Chris Halpin was at the count:


PCC Elections 2016: Second counting completed in Staffordshire

PCC Elections 2016: First round of counts show Matthew Ellis out in front in Staffordshire

Five out of nine of Staffordshire's council areas have declared first round of results for Police and Crime Commissioners elections.

So far, Conservative candidate Matthew Ellis is out in the front:

Matthew Ellis was the first Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, having been elected to the position in November 2012. Credit: ITV News Central

Lorry driver trapped for 50 minutes on the M6 in Stafford

A man who ended up trapped in the cab of his lorry for 50 minutes following a collision with a HGV miraculously walked away with just minor injuries.

Collision on the M6. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the M6 between junctions 14 and 13 in Stafford shortly after midnight this morning.

After around 50 minutes the man was able to get out of the cab unaided. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

When crews arrived they found a lorry with significant front end damage which had left the driver, a man in his 40s, trapped inside his cab due to the wreckage.

Upon assessment the man was fully conscious but was trapped by his legs by the dash and steering wheel. Ambulance staff and the medic worked closely with the fire service to cut the man out of the wreckage.

After around 50 minutes the man was able to get out of the cab unaided. Remarkably, he had suffered no serious injuries but, as a precaution due to the mechanism of the collision, ambulance staff conveyed him by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for a full check-up.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman


Boy, 11, with cerebral palsy delivers letter to the PM

An eleven year boy who's calling for NHS funding for his cerebral palsy treatment has delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street.

Ben Baddeley, from Silverdale in Staffordshire, has had to rely on private donations and fund-raising efforts for his treatment so far.

He was unimpressed by what he called a lack of answers from the Prime Minister in an earlier reply. He had this message for David Cameron today:

In a statement, North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:

Our priority is to ensure that any child receives the NHS care and treatment that is clinically appropriate for their needs.

We would encourage the family to contact us if they need any support in applying for private physiotherapy.

– North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
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