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Police car flips after crashing into railings

The police officers escaped with only minor injuries. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two police officers have escaped with minor injuries after a collision with a transit van.

They were responding to an emergency incident in Wolverhampton last night when the crash happened.

The marked Vauxhall Insignia collided with a white transit van at the junction of Bilston Road and Steelhouse Lane around 11:30pm and, after crashing into railings, rolled onto its roof trapping a female officer.



Teenager dies at Bescot rail depot

A teenager has died after being found at Bescot rail depot with severe burns. The British Transport Police confirmed that they were at the scene this morning .

BTP officers were called to Bescot railway depot at 9pm on Thursday, 18 June Credit: ITV Central News

BTP officers were called to Bescot railway depot at 9pm on Thursday, 18 June, following reports of an injured man at the location. “On arrival, officers discovered a man with serious burns to his body. “The man, aged 19 and from the Willenhall area, was treated at the scene by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 19 June). “Officers have launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, but are currently not treating the incident as suspicious.”

– A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman

Wolverhampton paramedic to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic for charity

Tom Hodgson will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: West Midlands Police

Tom Hodgson, a paramedic from Wolverhampton will row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this December for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge.

The Challenge is one of the toughest, that consists of over 20 teams aiming to be the first to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Tom will be part of a four-man crew named ‘Square One Atlantic Team'.

The team are raising money for Rape Crisis England and Wales and Sport For Freedom charities.

Ambulance service release details of serious M6 crash

Crews were called to the M6 after a crash between a car and lorry shortly after 11:00am. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service has released more details about a crash which closed the Southbound M6 earlier today.

The crash involved a lorry, and car which hit the central reservation between junctions 8 and 7 southbound shortly after 11:00am.

One person had to be cut free from the car having suffered head and facial injuries which were not assessed to be life threatening.

The ambulance service said:

"The injuries were treated at the scene and the patient was taken to City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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