West Mercia Police are appealing to the public for their help in locating a missing girl from Telford, Shropshire.
14-year-old Charlie Palmer is new to Telford, and it is thought she may have been planning to travel to Manchester.
She was seen at Wolverhampton railway station at around 2pm on Thursday 26 February.
Charlie is described as 5ft 3 tall, of slim build with shoulder length black hair. She was last seen wearing green parka coat and navy leggings with black or navy trainers, and has dental braces on her upper teeth.
A body has been found in the river at Cressage in Shropshire just before 12:30 today.
Formal identification has not yet taken place and the death is being treated as unexplained.
Daniel Hodgin, aged 20 from Madeley in Telford, was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday 23rd November after he failed to return from a night out in Shrewsbury.
DS Rob Mountford said,
"Formal identification has not yet taken place but Daniel’s family has been made aware. My thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
I would like to thank West Midlands Search and Rescue Team for their help. The investigation into Daniel's disappearance still continues."
Warwickshire and West Mercia Police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the issues around drink driving during the Christmas period.
The consequences of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol are being highlighted with adverts in licensed premises across the region.
It is hoped the campaign will make people think about the outcomes of drink driving.
Over the past three years 187 people have been killed or seriously injured in Warwickshire and West Mercia following collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.
Prayers will be held at the local church of a couple who were found shot dead at their home in Herefordshire earlier this week.
John Knott, who was 71, and his wife Anne who was 70, were both discovered by police at their home in Pow Green near the village of Bosbury on Monday.
Police later said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths.
Holy Trinity church will be open all day and a service of readings, prayers and quiet meditation will be held in Holy Trinity Church at 6pm.
Vicar, Nicky Seabright said:
"This is an opportunity for us all to come together and reflect on the tragedy in Bosbury this week and to pray for everyone caught up in this deeply distressing event."
A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing in Telford.
It happened outside the Station Hotel in Wellington on Friday 11th July.
Alan David Evans of Mercia Drive in Leegomery is accused of stabbing a 20 year old in the lower back. The victim required surgery but his injuries are no longer life threatening.
The 37-year-old has been remanded in custody, and is due to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday 21st July.
West Mercia Police has asked another force to carry out an investigation into the police handling of 'previous incidents' of murderer Jamie Reynolds.
Reynolds was given a whole life jail term for the murder of Georgia Williams, from Wellington in Shropshire, last year.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission recommended that the investigation should be managed by West Mercia Police, but the force has asked Devon and Cornwall Police to conduct the inquiries, saying it would be "more appropriate" for the investigation to be carried out by another force.
In a statement, West Mercia Police, said: "As an investigation is therefore still pending it would be inappropriate for us to comment further around the specific details of the enquiries at this stage."
A man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious wounding after an attack at a hotel in Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
A 29-year-old man was struck in the face and suffered a cut lip and broken tooth at The Crown Hotel in High Street on Saturday 17th May.
West Mercia Police say the suspect has been bailed whilst their investigations continue.
Four people have been arrested after a police car was rammed in Wychbold in Worcestershire.
Police say the blue vehicle had previously been stolen in a burglary, and sped away after the collision.
Then followed a high speed chase but the blue vehicle ended up hitting a wall and four people inside were arrested.
Writing on the North Worcestershire Police Twitter account, the force said:
"Thankfully no officers or suspects hurt in the during the earlier pursuit!"
Three puppies have been recruited to the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police forces, and they are about to start their training.
The Belgium Shepherd Malinois dogs named Echo, Delta and Luna are to be walked into towns and around bus stations, train stations and other bust places so they can get used to crowds and traffic.
The will also undergo obedience training, so as they grow bigger, they will learn basic police dog skills like tracking and barking on command.
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