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Police in Malvern given body-worn video cameras

A body-worn video camera Credit: PA

46 police officers in Malvern in Worcestershire have been given body-worn video cameras.

It is part of a £1 million investment by West Mercia Police.

The force plans to roll the technology out to all of its frontline officers and staff by the end of the year.

Video captures events in a way that cannot be represented in written statements: footage helps to show the real impact a crime can have on victims.

It provides us with high quality evidence to share with colleagues and our partners to give us the best chance to secure a conviction in court.

– Chief Constable for West Mercia Police, Anthony Bangham

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Police appeal for missing 24-year-old

24-year-old Kieran Burke Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for help in finding missing 24-year-old Kieran Burke who went missing from Whitchurch in the early hours of Monday 18 January.

He was thought to be driving a red Toyota Yaris which has the registration plate BJ51 YJD and was last seen near Birmingham International Airport on the same day at about 9.30pm.

Kieran, who is described as white with short brown hair and of slim build, could have left the vehicle and now be on foot.

Anyone with any information about Kieran's whereabouts, or the car described, is urged to call police on 101.

Police appeal for witnesses following stabbing

The victim received serious injuries Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are investigating a serious assault that happened yesterday evening.

At around 8pm, a man in his 40s was stabbed at an address in Castlefields, Oswestry.

The victim received serious injuries, required immediate medical attention and is still being treated in hospital.

The suspects are three black men, believed to be in their early 20s.

Two of the men are around 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall and the third man is around 6ft tall.

This was a vicious attack on a man which has left him with very serious injuries.

I would urge anyone who may have been in the area just before the attack, or who may have seen the men leaving the property to contact us immediately.

We don't believe there is any risk to the local community, but there will be an increased police presence to provide reassurance to people in the area.

– Detective Inspector Rob Mountford

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

Police appeal for witnesses following assault

West Mercia police are appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place on Shakespeare Road last night.

Police were called at around 6:15pm following reports of an altercation between a man in his 30s and two other men.

It is believed the offenders arrived in a blue Citroen Picasso and the victim came out into the street.

Following a brief altercation the victim was assaulted before the two men left the scene in the same vehicle.

Shakespeare Road in Worcester Credit: Google Maps

A man in his 30s was taken to Royal Worcester Hospital with facial injuries in the early hours of this morning.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 542s of 18 January 2016.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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