Live updates


Man dies on roadside after being hit by lorry

A man has died after being hit by a lorry Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a lorry yesterday morning.

It happened on the A38 between Weeford and Swinfin just before 11.00am.

When paramedics arrived they found police officers and members of the public giving the man CPR. The pedestrian was in traumatic cardiac arrest.

The pedestrian, a man, had reportedly been involved in a collision with a lorry. Paramedics and the doctor took over resuscitation efforts.

Sadly, after more than 30 minutes of advanced life support nothing more could be done to save the man’s life and he was confirmed dead on scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

Motorcyclist skids along Warwickshire road

The scene on Broad Lane yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after coming off his bike and skidding along a road in Warwickshire.

Paramedics were called to Broad Lane, Tamworth-In-Arden at 6.45pm yesterday.

The motorcyclist - a man in his fifties - had suffered a head and chest injury.

He was sedated at the scene and then airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.


Gardener suffers electrical burns after hitting power cable

A man who sustained thirteen percent burns after hitting a power cable whilst gardening has been airlifted to a major trauma centre for specialist burns treatment.

Ambulances were called to reports a man had suffered burns after touching a power cable in the garden of a Tamworth property just before 10am this morning.

When ambulance staff arrived they found a 56-year-old man who had sustained nasty electrical burns to his left arm, shoulder and chest after reportedly hitting a power cable whilst using gardening tools.

“The man was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help stabilise his condition before they applied cooling burns dressings to his wounds. Ambulance staff also carried out checks on his heart to rule out any cardiac concerns following the incident."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The man was transferred by ambulance to an awaiting helicopter which landed in a school field nearby. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated at a specialist trauma and burns unit.

Funeral to take place for Lincolnshire Tunisia victim

A book of condolence will close today for a woman from Lincolnshire who died in the Tunisia terror attacks.

Carly Lovett was killed in the Tunisia beach attacks Credit: ITV Central News

Former Lincoln University student, Carly Lovett, was on holiday with her fiance when she was killed by the gunman who opened fire on the innocent tourists.

Her funeral will be held in Gainsborough tomorrow.

Load more updates