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Police step up patrols after serious sexual assault

The assault happened in Stirchley, Telford Credit: PA

Police have stepped up patrols after a serious sexual assault in Stirchley, Telford on Sunday (25 June).

West Mercia Police said a woman was walking in Havenwood, Stirchley at around 9.30pm when a man approached and sexually assaulted her.

The woman, in her 20s, approached a member of the public for help, who then called police.

Detective Inspector Rob Mountford said:

I understand that news of this incident will be alarming for the local community. West Mercia Police takes incidents of this nature very seriously. A full and thorough investigation is underway and reassurance patrols are also taking place.

I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anyone acting suspiciously to contact police; the information you have could prove vital to our investigation.

– Detective Inspector Rob Mountford


Ambulance called to home almost 500 times in one year

The figures were released as part of a Freedom of Information request Credit: PA

An ambulance was called to one Birmingham city centre address almost five hundred times in just one year.

And new figures have revealed a patient was taken to hospital 89 times from the unnamed Edgbaston property by West Midlands Ambulance staff.

A Freedom of Information request showed this was the number of 999/101 calls from the home in 2016

The full address has not been revealed, though it is believed to be in the city centre/Edgbaston region between Hagley Road and Edgbaston resevoir.

The Birmingham address takes over from a property in Alcester, Worcestershire, which received the most ambulance callouts in 2015 with 241 calls registered.

Three of the top ten addresses for ambulance calls in 2016 came from Wolverhampton, with three addresses accounting for 660 calls between them.

Addresses also responsible for a combined 442 calls between them were:

  • West Bromwich
  • Walsall
  • Telford

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman declined to comment on the figures. She said:

The trust cannot comment on individual cases due to patient confidentiality.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman


Concern for welfare of missing woman

Emma Bradley Credit: West Mercia Police

Officers are appealing for information to help them find a missing woman.

Emma Bradley was last seen in the Ketley Bank area of Telford on Thursday morning (4 May), but has not been seen or heard from since.

The 34-year-old is described as white, medium build, 5ft 5 tall, with dark shoulder length hair. It is unknown what she is currently wearing.

West Mercia Police said in a statement:

Emma's family are growing concerned for her welfare and police are asking anyone who sees her or has any information about her whereabouts to call 101.

– West Mercia Police

16-year-old boy missing from Telford since Sunday

Callum Smith Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for information in the search for a 16-year-old boy who has been missing from Telford since Sunday.

Callum Smith was last seen in the Doseley area at around midday.

He is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, slim with short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey North Face tracksuit and white trainers.

Callum has links to Telford, Shrewsbury and Stoke On Trent.

Woman in major trauma centre after car ends up vertical in crash

The car ended up vertical in a hedge Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after a car ended up vertical against a hedge.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said she was 'ejected' from the car.

The crash happened on the A5 between Shrewsbury and Telford at Uffington yesterday morning (3rd May).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

On arrival, the ambulance crew found an off-duty paramedic and an off-duty police officer assisting the woman.

The 57-year-old woman driving had suffered abrasions to her right arm, pain in chest, abdomen and back and a cut to the back of her head.

After being assessed at the scene, she was given pain relief, immobilised and taken to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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