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Police warn drivers to take extra care on roads

South Worcestershire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the roads in Worcester this morning due to torrential rain.

AA top tips for driving in heavy rain:

  • Use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced - generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres
  • You may use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves
  • Improve vision in wet weather by renewing windscreen wipers
  • Stopping distances increase on wet roads so double the distance you leave between you and the car in front
  • If steering becomes unresponsive due to the rain, ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually


Armed police respond to 'passenger disturbance' at train station

Officers are currently at Worcester Foregate Street train station in response to an incident.

It is due to a passenger disturbance on an earlier train and armed police are currently on the scene.

It is causing disruption on the trains which is expected to last until 6pm today.

Services are at a stand on Great Western Railway and London Midland trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.

More information as we get it.

Missing 74-year-old woman with dementia

Sue Kempton suffers from dementia and memory loss. Credit: West Mercia Police

A 74-year-old woman is still missing after last being seen in Worcester at around 11.10am this morning.

Sue Kempton suffers from dementia and memory loss and West Mercia Police say she may appear confused or unsure of her surroundings.

She is described as white, slim build and around 5ft 4inches tall. She has a pale complexion and grey mottled short hair and was wearing a black V-neck top, brown trousers and black shoes.

Body found in River Severn in Worcester

The body was pulled from the water near to the A4440 Credit: Google Street View

A body has been found in the River Severn in Worcester.

The man's body was seen by a member of the public, who reported it to police at about 8.45pm on Saturday 20 May.

The body is believed to have been that of the missing man, Karl Horton, who was last seen in Worcester city centre on Monday 15 May.

Police say the 38-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious, and his next of kin have been informed.

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