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Teenager arrested after 17-year-old found in canal dies

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West Mercia Police were called yesterday evening after a 17-year-old was found in the Worcester to Birmingham canal in the Bilford Road area of Worcester.

He was transported by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later that evening.

He's been formally identified as Sean Stevens, from Worcester.

A 17-year-old, from Worcester, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell says:

A full and thorough investigation is being conducted into this incident and we are working to establish how Sean came to be in the canal.

I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police. We are particularly interested in talking to anyone who saw a group of teenagers, or young adults, in and around the canal path from Worcester city centre up to Perdiswell last night, from 7pm onwards.

– Superintendent Kevin Purcell

Appeal for missing 71-year-old woman

West Mercia Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 71-year-old woman from Worcester.

71-year-old Sally Holmes. Credit: West Mercia Police

Sally Holmes was last seen at 3pm yesterday when she left her home in Worcester to walk into town.

Her normal route would take her down Astwood Road, then Rainbow Hill onto Lowesmoor. It is not known whether she made it into town. Sally would normally have returned home by 7pm but did not arrive.

Sally is around 5"8 tall and has straight shoulder length dyed blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon/purple knee length coat, blue jeans and black Adidas trainers with white stripes.

Her family and the police are concerned for her welfare.

If anyone has seen Sally or has information that can help locate her are urged to call 101 and quote incident 695 of 26th March.

Alternatively they can contact the missing peoples charity on 116 000.


Weekend Picks: Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods: Sun 7th Feb (Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire)

Visitors can explore and experience woodlands Credit: John Rhymer

This weekend enjoy a family event walking through Bishops Wood.

Visitors can explore and experience woodlands in different ways by making your own tree identification book and learning about the different uses of trees.

The event will be an opportunity for children to make craft items with woodland products, listen to stories about woodland animals and fairytale adventures.

“There will be plenty of activities to occupy everyone and everything will be repeated during the day to give people the chance to try out more of the sessions”

– John Rhymer, Secretary of Friends of Bishops Wood

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Teenager seriously injured in Worcester collision

Pedestrian seriously injured in Worcester collision Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has suffered a serious head injury in a road traffic collision with a car in Worcester.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Bransford Road shortly before 8pm yesterday evening.

Three rapid response vehicles, a paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene along with an ambulance crew.

The woman, who is in her late teens, had a serious head injury.

She was treated by crews at the scene before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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