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Woman escapes burning car after collision with lorry on motorway

The car caught fire after a collision with a lorry Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has escaped serious injury despite her car being destroyed in a fire on the motorway.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the M40, between junctions 13 and 12.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Thankfully, the driver, a woman believed to be in her 20s, had already got out of the vehicle prior to it setting on fire.

She was treated by ambulance crews for back pain suffered in the collision and given pain relief before being transported to Warwick Hospital for further assessment. The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Pictures from the scene: Man's body found near university

A man's body has been discovered close to the University of Birmingham this afternoon.

ITV News understands the incident does not involve students or staff from the university.

A large tent has been put up where a man's body was found Credit: ITV News Central
Police cordons remain in place while investigations continue Credit: ITV News Central
Emergency services are at the scene following the discovery Credit: ITV News Central
There's a police presence at the University of Birmingham tonight Credit: ITV News Central


Man sought after woman raped in pub car park

A woman was raped in a pub car park in Bridgnorth Credit: Google Street View

A woman was raped in a pub car park in Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

The victim was approached by a stranger and attacked in the car park of the Falcon pub, between the hours of 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday 19 February, police said.

The victim, in her 50s, is being supported by specialist officers following the attack.

Detectives have described incidents of this nature as concerning but very rare and are keen to reassure the public.

Extra patrols are being put on in the area and police say they are following a number of leads from an earlier appeal.

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