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Body discovered during the search for a missing Worcester man

A body has been discovered whilst a search has been underway to find missing man, Lewis Paul Mullan, from Worcester.

The body was found in the canal at Diglis Basin in the centre of Worcester.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Mr Mullan, 23, was last seen getting out of a taxi at Commandery petrol station in the Sidbury, Worcester at 3am on Christmas morning.

Formal identification of the body sadly found this morning has not yet taken place but Lewis’s next of kin have been informed.

My thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this time.

– Kevin Purcell, Local Policing Commander Superintendent

Severn Trent reassure customers over cold period

Severn Trent say they're on standby Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Coventry-based Severn Trent Water says it wants to reassure customers that it is ready to deal with the cold and snow.

August's rain and storms led to four times as many calls to the company. December's weather is much colder, with snow, rain and wind combining for a chilly few days ahead.

"When cold weather arrives and the temperatures drop we often see more leaks and burst water pipes. We’re a twenty-four-seven business and we work all day and all night.

Many of our customers may not realise that Severn Trent Water is only responsible for the water mains and service pipes in the public highway. Anything inside the property boundary is the responsibility of the homeowner.

“Colder weather can wreak havoc on household water pipes. When water freezes it expands, putting more pressure on pipes and joints, often causing pipes to split or joints to pull apart. Taking steps now to make sure the pipework leading to your home and within your property is protected can help avoid problems with frozen pipes once the temperatures drop.

– Natallie Welch, Customer Service centre manager

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Met Office: More snow warnings for the Midlands

The Met Office have issued Yellow Warning alerts regarding more snow for the region overnight.

East Midlands : Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire & Rutland, valid from 2025 Fri 26 Dec to 0600 Sat 27 Dec

West Midlands : Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands area & Worcestershire, valid from 2025 Fri 26 Dec to 0600 Sat 27 Dec

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