Live updates

Appeal for witnesses after man found with facial injuries

Police are looking for witnesses Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with serious facial injuries in Stoke-on-Trent.

Officers were called to Lichfield Street, Joiners Square, at 10.50pm on Monday 18 May by paramedics.

A passer-by had reported seeing a man lying on the ground, near to the junction of Ephraim Street.

The 53-year-old man was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Officers are now trying to establish how the man was injured.

They are particularly keen to trace two men with a dog who appeared to be helping the injured man onto the pavement.

By the time the emergency services arrived the men had gone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101.

Advertisement

Tristram Hunt says he will not stand for Labour leadership

Tristram Hunt Credit: PA

Tristram Hunt - the MP for Stoke-on-Trent and Shadow Education Secretary - will not be running for the Labour leadership.

ITV Central's political correspondent Gareth Owen says the 40-year-old is instead expected to endorse Leicester West's Liz Kendall MP.

Man due in court charged with elderly woman's murder

Cecilia Powell was found dead at her home in Doncaster Lane Credit: ITV News Central

A 73-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 95-year-old woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Cecilia Powell was found dead at her home in Doncaster Lane on Thursday night.

A post-mortem examination found she died from head injuries. David Powell from Barlaston is due at Stafford Crown Court later.

Advertisement

73-year-old man remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with murder

Cecilia Powell died from head injuries at her home in Doncaster Lane. Credit: ITV News Central

A 73-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court this morning, charged with the murder of a 95-year-old woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

David Powell from Barlaston, is charged with the murder of Cecilia Powell at her home in Doncaster Lane.

Police were called to the address on Thursday night.

A post-mortem examination today established that she died from head injuries.

David Powell will next appear at Stafford Crown Court on Monday.

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.

Load more updates