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Possible overnight closure for Princess Royal Hospital’s A&E service

Princess Royal Hospital Credit: ITV News

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust’s (SATH) has set out a recommendation for the overnight closure of the Princess Royal Hospital’s A&E service as early as September.

The board papers recommends a plan that in the next year would see A&E services at the PRH ceasing and the A&E unit downgraded to an “urgent care centre” overnight.

The trust board will be meeting tomorrow (30 March) to discuss the plans.

Cllr Shaun Davies, Telford and Wrekin council leader said:

We will fight this tooth and nail – allowing to go ahead it will effectively start the downgrading of our hospital by the backdoor.

– Cllr Shaun Davies



Man with distinctive tattoo reported missing in Telford

Mateusz Abramczuk has not been seen since Tuesday 17 Credit: West Mercia Police

A 29-year-old man from Telford has been reported missing.

Police say Mateusz Abramczuk has a distinctive Shakespeare tattoo on his left hand.

Mr Abramczuk has not been seen since leaving his home in Wellington on Tuesday morning.

His family are growing concerned for his welfare although police believe that he could be in the Coventry area.

Car deliberately driven at worker in attempted robbery

Police are investigating what happened Credit: PA

A car was deliberately driven at a security worker as part of an attempted cash-in-transit robbery, according to police.

The G4S employee ran into a petrol station during the incident at a Tesco store on the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford in Shropshire, at about 8.40am this morning.

It's believed the car was parked near the petrol station for up to an hour before the attempted robbery.

Nothing was stolen and the car then drove off in the direction of the Ketley Brook roundabout.

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