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CCTV released after Telford bus robbery

The suspect grabbed the bus driver's hand and snatched the money back Credit: West Mercia Police

Police investigating a robbery which happened on a bus in Telford have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to.

It happened between 3:30pm and 3:45pm on Thursday 12 March as the bus was travelling through Brookside.

A man got on at a stop adjacent to Bembridge and handed over a counterfeit note, which the bus driver checked with an ultraviolet torch.

The man handed over a counterfeit note Credit: West Mercia Police

At the same time he reached through a gap in the plastic security glass of the driver's cabin, grabbed her hand, then snatched the money back from her as well as a handful of £1 coins.

He than got off and ran away in the direction of Brookside.

The suspect is described as being white, around 5ft 7ins, slim, with dark brown hair and a long fringe.

Police want to speak to anyone who may recognise him.


14-year-old girl missing for two days

Charlotte Corbett Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for two days from the Telford area.

Charlotte Corbett was last seen at her home in Oakfield Road, Shawbirch, on Tuesday 5th May 2015 having not gone to school.

Charlotte is white with shoulder length blonde hair, of a medium build and around 5ft tall.

She has connections to the Birmingham area.


Police warning after sharp rise in Telford burglaries

Burglaries are on the rise in Telford Credit: Julian Stratenschulte/DPA/Press Association Images

Police are warning residents to be vigilant after a sharp rise in burglaries in Telford.

Twelve burglaries have been reported to police in the Hadley and Leegomery areas since the beginning of this year. Ten of those were 'sneak in' burglaries - that means that the homeowners were in when the offenders walked in through unlocked doors.

Jewellery, purses, designer luggage, mobile phones, game consoles and tablets were amongst the possessions which were taken.

“Our message to the public is to keep all doors and windows locked when they are unattended. Ensure they are locked before going to bed at night and also in the morning after letting your pets outside.

“We do not want to panic the public but urging them to be vigilant, as this is a repetitive theme and the offenders are taking full advantage."

– Detective Sergeant Jonathan Taylor, of Proactive CID in Telford
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