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Four in hospital after car crashes into river

Four people in hospital after car ends up in river Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Four people were taken to hospital on Monday evening after their car ended up in a river near Walsall Football Club.

The accident happened near Bescot Crescent shortly before 7.40pm and involved one woman in her 30s and three girls aged five, eleven and twelve.

Crews arrived to find a car that had come to rest in a river. All four patients were out of the vehicle and on the embankment, having been helped to safety by passers-by."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The 11-year old girl suffered a suspected fractured leg while the 12-year old girl was treated for back pain, with a neck collar and spinal board being used to treat her.



15-year-old girl missing from home for five days

Ellie Remington Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking for the public's help in tracing a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing.

Ellie Remington never returned to her home in Walsall on Saturday, when she was reported missing.

Two days later, she was spotted visiting a friend's house in the town at around 1pm.

Although Ellie has gone missing several times before, this is the longest she has left home without making contact and officers are now growing increasingly concerned about her.

Police have spoken to her friends and family and searched the area near her home.

She is described as white with long blonde hair, 5’4” tall and of medium build. She has blue eyes and a pierced top lip. When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and a cream coat.

"Due to her age, Ellie is considered to be vulnerable and we just need to know she is safe and well. I would urge anyone who sees her to call us on 101."

– PC Charly Killeen, from Bloxwich police station

Human remains confirmed as missing Walsall man

A body found in an Alumwell Park, Walsall earlier this month has been confirmed as missing man Jason Whitehouse.

Jason Whitehouse Credit: West Midlands Police

The body of the 43-year-old from Walsall was discovered near to Sneyd brook in Primley Avenue Park on 12 May.

A post mortem examination carried out today was inconclusive, but revealed his death was not suspicious. His death has now been referred to the coroner.

West Midlands Police said Jason’s family have been informed and are receiving support.

He went missing in August 2014 after walking out of Walsall Manor Hospital while he was receiving treatment.

Despite police inquiries and searches there were no confirmed sightings of Mr Whitehouse after he was reported missing.

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