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Body found in river identified as missing man

Body found near Worcester identified as missing man David Smith Credit: PA

A body found in the River Severn at Holt Heath near Worcester yesterday (February 2) has been identified as missing man David Smith.

David Smith was reported missing from Bridgnorth on November 27.

Formal identification was confirmed this morning (Friday) and Mr Smith's next of kin have been informed.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.



The M5 Southbound exit slip road is blocked due to a broken down lorry at J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).

Drivers warned to clean windscreens properly

Drivers are being warned to make sure they can see out of their windscreens properly before they set off in the morning.

The Central Motorway Police Group tweeted a picture of a driver in Worcester who attempted to drive with his windscreen partially obscured by condensation and ice.

Windscreen Credit: CPMG


Man found near supermarket with life-threatening injuries

The man was found near Asda on Silver Street. Credit: PA

A man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following an incident near to a supermarket in Worcester.

Police received a report at 1pm this afternoon (Sunday 8 January) raising concern for the safety of the man.

Upon arrival, officers found him near the Asda on Silver Street.

At this time, police say the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Silver Street is likely to remain closed for some time while officers carry out enquiries.

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