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Police concerned for welfare of missing Walsall man

Richard Lloyd left hospital before seeing a doctor after seeking treatment on Friday afternoon Credit: Walsall Police Facebook account

Concerns are growing for a missing Walsall man who left hospital before seeing a doctor after seeking treatment on Friday afternoon.

Richard Lloyd, of no fixed address, is described as slim with cropped dark brown hair and tattoos on his neck and arm.

He was wearing a black hooded top and black jogging bottoms.

Anyone who sees Richard is asked to contact police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.


Two road traffic accidents in Walsall see six people injured

Two separate road traffic collisions in Walsall last night saw two cars overturn and six people injured within the space of 35 minutes.

The first crash happened on Bloxwich Road at 12.15am and saw a car collide with a number of stationary vehicles before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

Crews were told that the car collided with three stationary vehicles before rolling over.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, had to be helped out of the vehicle and was treated for a suspected head injury and cuts to his arm.

He was immobilised with the use of a neck collar and spinal board and taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

There were two further patients, a man who was sitting in one of the stationary vehicle and a woman who was just about to get in to the passenger seat.

The man, thought to be in his 40s, was treated for neck, leg and chest injuries whilst the woman, believed to be in her 20s, suffered abdominal, neck and back injuries.

They were also both immobilised and taken to the same hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The second incident happened on Pleck Road, near the Bradford Arms Public House, shortly before 12.50am and saw a car collide with a tree and roll over.

West Midlands Ambulance Service again sent three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

There were three patients from the vehicle, all men in their 20s.

The most seriously injured was the front seat passenger who had to be cut free through the roof.

He was treated for leg and pelvic injuries, immobilised and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

The doctor travelled on the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en-route.

The driver also had to be cut free whilst the rear seat passenger was free from the vehicle on our arrival. They both suffered minor injuries and were taken to Sandwell Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital respectively.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Stranded lorry causes huge tailbacks on M6 and M54

The broken down vehicle caused huge tailbacks Credit: ITV News Central

There were significant delays for drivers on the M6 and M54 motorways this afternoon after a lorry broke down.

All three lanes of the main carriageway were closed on the M6 southbound between Junction 10A and Junction 10 with traffic having to use the hard shoulder only.

Emergency vehicles rescued the stranded lorry Credit: ITV News Central

Rescue crews were called to the scene to remove the stranded vehicle. All lanes have now been re-opened.


Police appeal for information after woman's body found in Walsall

The woman's body was found in the early hours of this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found in a house in Walsall.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, is believed to be 27. Her body was found at a house in Moncrieffe Street in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101. Credit: ITV News Central

Her death is currently being treated as 'unexplained'. A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101.

Walsall charity raise awareness over food poverty

Volunteers helping to feed others in the Midlands Credit: Midland Langar Sewa Society

Volunteers from a Walsall-based charity which helps feed those struggling for meals every week, say they're seeing more and more people at their free-food sessions.

Last week saw the annual Langar Week campaign held across the Midlands and then the rest of the country, where volunteers helped raise awareness of the Sikh tradition of helping to feed those struggling because of food poverty.

The Midland Langar Sewa Society have also reached crisis zones like Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake in April and the Calais refugee camp.

"Langar is a big part of the Sikh faith. However, it is not something that we do just for the sake of it. A huge part of langar is to provide means for food to those that need it. Langar Week is about letting people know that this is available to them, regardless of faith, gender, ethnicity or status.”

– Sukhwinder Kaur, Sikh Relief
Queues line up at one of the charity's food sessions Credit: Midland Langar Sewa Society

"We have seen a huge surge in the need for free food in Britain due to government cuts and issues with the current living wage.

As Sikhs, we feel it is our duty to help wherever we can. Langar is something that is ingrained in us, so if we can help people in this way it is our duty to let them know about it.”

– Randhir Singh, Midlands Langar Seva Society volunteer
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