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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


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.

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