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Biker escapes serious injury landing on grass verge after crash

A motorcyclist has managed to escape serious injury after a crash when he landed on a grass verge.

The man, who is about 30, hit a car at the junction of the A4112 and the road to the Kinnersley Arms in Herefordshire at about 4.10pm on Tuesday afternoon.

On arrival, ambulance staff found the rider, a man who was about 30 and from the Leominster area, lying on a grass verge.

The bike had front end damage while the car had damage to the right hand side.

The main concern for the rider was a head injury as he was not fully conscious. He also had facial and leg injuries.

After a full assessment at the scene, the crews decided to convey the rider to Hereford County Hospital.

His level of injury was undoubtedly less serious due to where he had landed.

The woman driving the car was shaken but otherwise unhurt and was discharged at scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Nurse determined to finish half-marathon despite pain

A nurse who was told she would never walk again after she was hit by a car is to take part in her first half marathon, and says she is determined to complete it, despite the pain she will be in.

Kate Mansbridge was cycling in the Pyrenees in France when she was hit, and it took years of treatment to get her back on her feet.


Govt remain "fully committed" to Madeleine search

The Policing Minister, Mike Penning MP, said the government remains "fully committed" to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann.

That is why, in response to this operational review, we asked the Metropolitan Police to take forward their current investigation. We also created the first ever dedicated national response to missing children, located within the Ceop Command of the National Crime Agency.

Under the Government's missing children and adults strategy we have strengthened information-sharing processes in local areas, introduced new guidance on cases involving children who go missing from home or care, and police forces are directing resources to the cases that need them most.

– Policing Minister Mike Penning
Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann Credit: Handout

It comes after an unpublished report said British police forces 'competed' against one another in the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance. It also said it had a long-term negative effect on the case.

Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia de Luz in Portugal in 2007.

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