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Man anaesthetised at scene of serious crash

The crash happened near the Co-op in the Northwood area of Stoke on Trent. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver of a car involved in a collision has been anaesthetised at the scene after suffering serious injuries.

The crash happened near the Co-op on Keelings Lane in the Northwood area of Stoke on Trent at lunchtime on Sunday.

A rapid response vehicle arrived four minutes after the call at 12.08pm. The paramedic was backed up by three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a doctor from the North Staffordshire BASICS Doctors scheme.

The silver and white cars involved had both suffered significant front end damage in the collision.

The most seriously injured patient was the driver of the white car. The 35 year old was semi-conscious and had suspected traumatic abdominal injuries and a head injury.

After assessing his condition, the doctor anaesthetised him at the scene before he was taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

There were two men in their 30s in the silver car. Both had managed to get out of the vehicle but were suffering from lower leg and ankle injuries. Both were taken to the same hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Dog with tumors dumped in Stoke-on-Trent

The dog was found abandoned Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with two big tumours was found abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent.

The white Staffordshire bull terrier, who has been nicknamed Bubbles, was found in Garsdale Crescent, Blurton, on Tuesday morning.

Bubbles has a tumour inside her mouth and another on the right side of her body. She is currently being treated and being kept comfortable at a veterinary practice.

She is a lovely, very friendly girl but is unfortunately riddled with tumours which obviously haven’t been treated. Sadly she is very poorly. We would like to find out more about where she came from.

– RSPCA Inspector Laura Bryant
Bubbles has two major tumors Credit: RSPCA

Anyone with information should call the RSPCA on 0345 123 8018.

Staffordshire Police appeal for help in daylight robbery

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Stone Road in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent.

The house had been empty since 8.45am that day and unknown offenders gained access to the property and removed a large LED TV and other electronic equipment.

Investigating officer, DC Simon Beardmore said the offence would have taken place in broad daylight on a busy road and it's likely that someone would have noticed a large TV being taken out of a house.

Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident 535 of 28 August.

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