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Body found in search for missing man

40-year-old Vincent Daniel Quinn Credit: West Mercia Police

Police officers searching for missing Hereford man, Vincent Quinn, have discovered a body in the River Wye at Braemar Gardens in Hereford.

Vincent's next of kin have been informed and police are now waiting for formal identification.

The body was discovered at 11am this morning by specialist search and rescue teams.

Vincent was last seen on Monday 21st December in Pomona Place, Hereford.

Police are still keen to speak to anyone who saw or spoke to Vincent since 21st December.

Anyone who did should call 101 and quote incident 181s of 10th January 2016.

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Appeal to help find missing teenager

Abigail Walford, aged 19, from Malvern Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are concerned regarding the whereabouts of 19-year-old Abigail Walford, from Malvern.

Abigail was last seen at around 11.00pm yesterday when friends walked her to Worcester Foregate Street railway station following a night out.

However, it is believed that she didn't get on the train and she may still be in the Worcester area, as a person matching her description was seen near to Sabrina Bridge crossing the River Severn, at approximately 8:30am today.

We are extremely concerned for Abigail's wellbeing.

She was due to get a train home but we don't believe she got on the train and that she may have been near to the river on Sunday morning.

We're keen to speak to anyone who has seen her since 11.30pm last night and especially anyone who has seen her in Worcester this morning at which time we believe she was in the area around Sabrina Bridge and Café 7, near to the coach park on Croft Road. Please call us as a matter of urgency if you have any information that may help to locate her.

– Inspector Mark Smith

Appeal for information following Shrewsbury altercation

West Mercia Police are appealing for information following an alleged altercation at Monkmoor Recreation Centre on Racecourse Crescent in Shrewsbury, that occured yesterday at around 6.45pm.

Four males are reported to have walked across the Astroturf football pitches disrupting two games of football before the altercation took place.

There were a number of young footballers and their parents on the pitches at the time who are believed to have witnessed the incident and police are keen to speak to all these people.

A 17-year-old boy from Shrewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and a 19-year-old man from Shrewsbury has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

The other two men are described as being white and aged between 18-20.

A 44-year-old man from Shrewsbury received facial injuries in the incident.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has information that could help police with their investigation they should call 101 and quote incident 593s of 8th January 2016.

Police concerned for welfare of missing Redditch man

36-year-old Marriusz Pawlak Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Redditch.

Marriusz Pawlak has not been seen since 5.25pm yesterday after he left an address in Woodrow.

The 36-year-old, who is Polish, was last known to be wearing a grey or black jumper, jeans and socks.

He is described as white, about 6ft tall and with short dark hair and speaks little English.

He is unfamiliar with the area and thought to be in Redditch or Studley.

Anyone who sees Marriusz, or a man matching his description, should call police on 101.

Police appeal for missing Hereford man

40-year-old Vincent Daniel Quinn Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for help from the public in tracing a missing 40-year-old man.

Vincent Daniel Quinn, of Hereford, was last seen on Tuesday 21 December 2015 in Pomona Place, Hereford, and has not been seen or heard from since.

He was due to travel to Scotland after Christmas via coach, but it is not known if he made the journey.

Vincent is 5'7'' and of a large build with black hair, and speaks with a broad Scottish accent.

He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a Celtic band and was last seen wearing light coloured trousers, a dark jacket and a dark coloured baseball cap.

After conducting our own enquiries we are still unclear on Vincent's location, or as to whether he made the journey to Scotland.

We are keen to locate him in order to perform a safe and well check.

If anyone recognises Vincent's photo and may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts, please call police on 101.

– PC Sara Miles

Vincent's family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare, and say that his disappearance is out of character.

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Police appeal for missing man from Shropshire

23-year-old Ryan Twardun Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for help in finding a missing man from North Shropshire.

23-year-old Ryan Twardun, was last seen leaving his home address in Hinstock, North Shropshire at 12:45pm on Thursday.

Ryan is described as being a white male, about 6 foot tall, of medium build, with hazel coloured eyes, light brown hair with a stud in his right ear.

He has a tattoo of an Angel figure on his left arm and a tattoo of a female figure on his chest.

He may be in the Telford area where he is known to have a number of friends.

It is possible he was in the Thomas Botfield public house in Telford town centre yesterday.

If anyone sees Ryan or can help police to find him please call 101 and quote incident 240s of 10th December 2015.

Police appeal after stabbing in Worcester

West Mercia Police are appealing for information after a man received stab wounds following an incident on Bath Road, Worcester, at around 6.40am on Saturday.

A 30-year-old man from Worcester received serious injuries to his abdomen during the incident and is currently in hospital.

Officers have identified a suspect and are currently searching for him.

We believe the two individuals involved in the incident were known to each other and that the suspect does not pose a threat to the wider public.

There were a lot of people in the area at the time of the incident and we are keen to speak to these people.

We'd also urge anyone who knows the location of the other man involved in this incident to contact us.

– Detective Sergeant Lesley Fisher

If anyone witnessed the incident or has information that could help police to locate the suspect they should call 101 and quote incident 112s of 14th November 2015. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Cyclists injured in incident in Grafton Flyford

Two cyclists, in their 60s were injured last weekend between the villages of Grafton Flyford and Stock Green.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Police have appealed for witnesses Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The incident was reported to have taken place between 4-5pm on an unnamed country lane locally known as Hill Top Lane that runs between the villages of Grafton Flyford and Stock Green.

The Police would like to identify and speak to another cyclist believed to be local to the area as part of their on going investigation.

Anyone with information in connection with this incident is urged to contact the West Mercia Police on 101.

Internet dating conman from Worcester jailed

Matthew Bart Samuels was jailed for eight years Credit: West Mercia Police

A man who made £185,000 by conning women through online dating websites has been jailed for eight years.

Matthew Bart Samuels man took advantage of five women looking for love online and was found to have abused their trust, conning them out of significant amounts of money.

Samuels met women over the internet through dating websites. He would use different methods, including driving expensive cars, wining and dining them and persuading them he was a millionaire. Once the women had begun to trust him, he would start to steal from them.

The 50-year-old, from Broadway Grove in Worcester, was handed the eight-year sentence when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court earlier today.

He was found guilty of eight counts of fraud and not guilty of two counts of fraud. On one other count of fraud, the jury was directed by the judge to find him not guilty.

Samuels had previously pleaded guilty to impersonating a barrister on December 8th last year.

He was sentenced today to eight years in prison in total for the fraud offences and three months in prison for impersonating a barrister, to run concurrently.

An indefinite restraining order was put in place by the judge preventing Samuels from contacting any of his victims.

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