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UK summit held to highlight plight of Hedgehogs

The numbers of hedgehogs are dwindling in the UK. Credit: PA

The first UK summit in a decade to highlight the plight of the hedgehog is taking place in Telford today.

The Day of the Hedgehog is organised by wildlife charities British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species as part of their joint Hedgehog Street initiative.

According to ecologists, tens of thousands of hedgehogs are being killed by traffic on our roads each year.

Other factors contributing to their increasing demise in population include habitat loss, temperature change and increases in housing and industrial developments

The summit is being held at the Telford International Convention Centre


Police launch fresh appeal to identify human remains

An unidentified male's human remains were found near the M54 near Telford Credit: ITV News Central

Police are appealing for the public to help identify the man whose remains were found near the M54 near Telford.

They were discovered by a highway worker in August. Officers have put together a DNA profile and released photos of the clothes he was believed to be wearing.

These are the clothes the unidentified man was believed to have been wearing Credit: West Mercia Police

A post mortem examination was carried out last month but the results were inconclusive and the cause of death remains unknown.

Childseat saves two year old boy in car collision

A properly fitted childseat saved a two-year-old boy when the car he was in collided with another car in Telford.

The two cars that collided in Telford on Tuesday evening. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The crash happened at the junction of Leegate Avenue and Chichester Drive in Leegomery.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 4.40pm and sent three ambulance crews and a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle.

The boy who was in the back of the car was securely wrapped up in the childseat which prevented any injury to him despite the significant damage done to both cars by the crash. The driver of this car, a woman in her forties had a minor seatbelt injury.

A man who was the rear seat passenger in the other car had to be anaesthetised by the trauma doctor and his airway maintained. He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital. The driver, a man in his twenties, had a minor seatbelt injury and hip pain. His front seat passenger was uninjured.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Girl suffers serious burns in house fire

A girl believed to be 9 years old was injured after a house fire in Telford. The child suffered serious burns to her face, arms, hands and legs after the blaze at Green Moors in Lightmoor Village.

It happened around 11.05am. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

"Crews arrived to find a girl who was out of the house that had suffered serious injuries. It is believe the fire happened in a bedroom.

“She immediately received emergency treatment by medics at the scene and her condition was stabilised.

“Following treatment, the girl was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment.

“No one else was injured in the fire".

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

More remains found on slip road to the M54

The slip road remains closed. Credit: ITV News Central

Police have confirmed that more remains have been found at the slip road on Junction 4 of the M54 in Telford.

A search is continuing for personal items in the same location.

Forensic enquiries at the scene are ongoing and the slip road remains closed.

M54 slip road in Telford closed as human skull investigations continue

The M54 slip road in Telford, where a human skull and other remains were found last month, is closed today as police continue with their investigations.

The skeletal remains were discovered by maintenance workers near the eastbound slip road of Junction 4 of the M54 back in August.

Police have confirmed that the skull was that of a male adult and that they are currently working to identify the body.

The slip road close to Priorslee and the Shifnal services is likely to be closed for most of the day.

Photos: Skulls and remains found on Telford motorway

Here are the latest photos from ITV News Central from the scene in Telford, where police investigating the discovery of a human skull near a motorway slip road in Telford have found further skeletal remains.

Experts remain on the scene Credit: ITV Central
The area has been cordoned off Credit: ITV Central
The area has been cordoned off Credit: ITV Central
The discovery was made on the M54 by Junction 4 Credit: ITV Central
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