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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


Appeal for information after man seriously injured

The incident happened in Oakengates, Telford Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after a man received serious head and face injures during an incident in Oakengates, Telford.

The incident happened between 4.25am and 4.30am today (8 April) on Lion Street in the town.

The man and a male friend were chased by a group of men after leaving a nightclub in the town. The man was caught and assaulted.

PC Thomas Jones said:

We'd like to speak to anyone who was in the Oakengates area in the early hours of this morning and witnessed this incident.

We're especially keen to speak to a man who intervened to help the victim but who left the scene following this.

– West Mercia Police, PC Thomas Jones

Appeal to trace Telford man wanted on warrant

Mark Andrew Purves Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing to the public to help them trace a man who is wanted on warrant after failing to attend court.

31-year-old Mark Andrew Purves, of Coachwell Close in Telford failed to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Wednesday 8 February, when a warrant was issued for his arrest, and again on Wednesday (28 March) when a further warrant was issued.

He has, in his absence, been found guilty of burglary and a number of motoring offences, and was sentenced to a total of three years in prison.

Purves is described as a white man, 6ft tall with short dark hair.

West Mercia Police believe that he is in the Telford area and would like to hear from anyone who sees him or has any information about his whereabouts.


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
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