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Swan causes chaos on morning commute

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Police were called out last week in Telford to reports of a swan causing "traffic chaos" on the A442 at Hortonwood.

Members of the public were concerned that it was running loose on the road.

A wildlife rescue volunteer managed to catch the bird and place it in a specially designed "swan bag" to carry it to a safer location.

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.

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