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Seven in hospital after lorry and minibus crash

Seven people are in hospital after a crash on the M6 Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Seven people were injured in a collision between a lorry and a minibus on the M6 yesterday afternoon (20 June).

The motorway was closed in both directions and one person was airlifted to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 3 and 2, shortly after 5.05pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Crews arrived on scene to find a minibus with front end damage and a lorry with rear end damage. All eight occupants of the minibus were out of the vehicle and standing at the roadside.

The most seriously injured patient was a 37-year-old man with a suspected fractured leg. He received treatment from ambulance staff before being carefully moved to the air ambulance, which had landed on the motorway, and flown to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

There were six more patients with minor injuries, all of whom were men. They were treated for knee, shoulder, leg, hand, arm and neck injuries before being transported to the same hospital by the two land ambulances.

The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Boy charged with firearms offence after police called to school

Police were called to Higham Lane School Credit: ITV News Central

A boy has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life after police were called to a school.

The teenager has also been charged with possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and having a pocket knife on school premises, Warwickshire Police said.

Higham Lane School Credit: ITV News Central

Armed officers were called to Higham Lane School in Shanklin Drive, Nuneaton, at 9.15am on Tuesday (13 June).

The boy is due to appear at youth court later today.

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