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Telford man jailed for domestic abuse that amounted to 'medieval torture'

A man who committed serious domestic violence and abuse against two former partners has been jailed for 21 years.

Dino Burley, aged 42 of Telford Credit: West Mercia Police

Dino Burley, aged 42 of Telford, must serve a minimum of 12 years before being considered for release.

Burley was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Tuesday 14th July after being convicted of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Burley was responsible for a number of assaults which left the victims permanently scarred. Some of the offences dated back to the early nineties.

In 2014, Burley caused life changing injuries to a different victim after throwing her down the stairs and pouring boiling water on her feet. On a further occasion between 1991 and 1993, Burley pushed screws into the fingers of one of the victims.

You are a jealous and controlling man who used extreme violence on your victims that amounted to medieval torture"

– His Honour Judge Onions

This was a horrific series of attacks which will have long term affects both physically and emotionally on the victims. We'd like to commend the courage of the two victims who attended court and gave evidence with great dignity.

"It is encouraging to see that Burley has been convicted of assaults dating back many years, as a result of the victim coming forward last year, and we hope this will provide reassurance to other people who have been subjected to domestic violence and abuse. We want people to know that they will be supported by the police. Reports will be taken very seriously and thoroughly investigated."

– Detective Sergeant Jo Delahey

Police hunt three men over Telford knife attack

Police are appealing for witnesses over a knife attack in which a 31-year old man suffered facial injuries. It happened around 10.30pm last night at Wantage, Woodside in Telford.

Officers say the victim was confronted by three white men, one of who had a knife. The victim was attacked by all three men and suffered what's being described as "significant" facial injuries. He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital.

"We are appealing for any witnesses who may have been within the area around the time of this violent attack, or may have any information regarding the three suspects who had committed this assault".

– West Mercia Police

The three suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with a slight beard and moustache, who was wearing dark clothing.

Suspect 2: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with short dark hair, who was clean-shaven and wearing dark clothing.

Suspect 3: a white man, approximately 5'9" to 5'10" in height with a dark beard and dark clothing.

Man charged in connection with Telford bomb hoax

A 20-year-old man from Wellington, Telford, has been charged with a bomb hoax following an incident in the town.

Alistair Taylor, aged 20, from Wellington, was arrested and will appear at Telford Magistrates Court on 13 July.

A 19-year-old man arrested shortly after the incident was released without charge.

The discovery of the "suspicious package" at Wellington Police Station led to Victoria Road being closed.

Police continue to appeal for information regarding the incident, especially from people who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Victoria Road area late Thursday night. To provide information please call 101 and quote reference 0091s of 10th July 2015.

Man arrested after 'suspicious package' found

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making an item "capable of causing an explosion or endangering people or property" in Wellington, near Telford.

It follows the discovery of a "suspicious package" on Victoria Road this morning.

A cordon was put up around the area after the package was taken to Wellington Police Station by a member of the public.

Superintendent David McWilliam said:

Military personnel carried out two controlled explosions. People are now being allowed to return to their properties and the road has reopened.

At this early stage of the investigation we don't believe the package was a viable device but I hope people understand the precautions we have taken.

We would like to remind people of our advice if they do ever find a package that they believe to be suspicious; don't move it and call the police who will carry out a threat assessment, offer advice and respond appropriately.

– Superintendent David McWilliam, West Mercia Police


Controlled explosion after suspicious package found

Two controlled explosions have been carried out on a street in Telford after a suspicious package was taken to Wellington Police Station by a member of the public.

The suspicious package was discovered near to the police station on Victoria Road, which has been shut between the junctions with Wrekin Road and Glebe Street.

West Mercia Police said a cordon has been put in place around the police station and people have been evacuated from nearby houses.

Swan causes chaos on morning commute

Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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