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The M5 Northbound is closed due to an overturned lorry in Worcestershire between J6 (Worcester) and J5 (Droitwich).

All traffic was held just before 5pm.


Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old

Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old Credit: PA

Detectives are investigating whether a liquid hurled at a 12-year-old boy contained bleach in Great Barr.

The victim is thought to have been saved from serious injury by his glasses, which shielded his eyes when the substance was thrown at him in Birdbrook Road at about 3.50pm last Friday.

It happened when the schoolboy was walking home from school. West Midlands Police said in a statement:

Officers are investigating after a schoolboy had a substance - possibly bleach - thrown at him as he walked home from school. Fortunately, the boy was not seriously hurt.

– West Midlands Police statement

Lorry driver dies following M6 crash

A lorry driver has died after a crash involving two HGVs and two cars on the M6 this morning. West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the incident near to junction 3A on the southbound carriageway, shortly after 9.25am, 2 Air Ambulances from the midlands also attended the scene. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“On arrival, crews discovered two HGVs and two cars that had been in collision in lane one of the motorway. The driver of one of the lorries had suffered extremely serious injuries in the collision and unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene. One of the cars contained two men who were treated at the scene for minor injuries but they did not require hospital treatment. Neither did the driver of the second car, an elderly man, who was uninjured in the incident."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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