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Lanes closed on M5 Northbound in West Midlands Credit: PA

There are a number of problems on the M5 Northbound in the West Midlands this evening.

Two lanes are closed due to a crash near to J2 (Oldbury / Birmingham).

Meanwhile, two lanes are also closed on the M5 Northbound in Worcestershire due to a crash involving a lorry and a car between J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and J4A M42.


Woman airlifted after kick from horse in Worcestershire

Woman airlifted after kick from horse in Worcestershire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being kicked by a horse in Worcestershire this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Wolverley at around 1.30pm (Monday).

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The 27-year-old woman sustained severe pain in her hip and leg. She was given advanced analgesia and trauma care on scene to help stabilise her condition.

Once immobilised with the use of a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint, the woman was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Prisoner remanded after being charged with murder of fellow inmate

HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire Credit: PA

A prisoner has appeared in court charged with murdering a fellow inmate at a high-security jail.

Victor Castigador, 61, is alleged to have killed 59-year-old Sidonio Teixeira on Monday at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire.

A spokeswoman for Worcester Magistrates' Court said Castigador had been remanded in custody to appear via video-link at the city's Crown Court on Friday.

Teixeira was serving a life sentence at the Category A prison, near Evasham, after pleading guilty in 2007 to the murder of his three-year-old daughter.

In addition to the police investigation, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.

– Prison Service Spokesperson


Long Lartin death is second in 'little over a year'

Long Lartin prison Credit: PA

The death of a serving prisoner at Long Lartin this week is the second death at the Worcestershire prison in just over a year.

The man died at around 9am on Monday. A second prisoner in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Back in May 2015, murderer John York, 25,from Northamptonshire, was also killed at the prison.

He had been jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years in March 2013 after being found guilty of beating 60-year-old Glenn Clary to death in August 2012.

Murder investigation underway after prisoner dies at Long Lartin high security prison

A murder investigation is underway after a prisoner died at Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire.

West Mercia Police have confirmed an investigation is underway Credit: PA

The man died at the high security prison in Evesham in Worcestershire at around 9am this morning.

A second prisoner at the Category A unit, a man in his 60s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

West Mercia Police have confirmed an investigation is underway. Detective Inspector Paul Hardman is leading the investigation. He said:

A thorough and robust investigation has been launched. These enquiries are in the early stages so we are unable to provide more information at this time.

– Detective Inspector Paul Hardman, West Mercia Police
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