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Road closures in place after Worcestershire bridge collapse

Credit: Worcestershire County Council

Diversions are in place after the Eastham bridge collapse on Tuesday evening.

Reported bridge collapse causing delays in Worcestershire

Traffic told to avoid the Eastham Bridge off the A443 in Lindridge in Worcestershire.

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Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Baby white rhino, Ekozu, has been busy meeting some of West Midland Safari Park’s larger and very inquisitive inhabitants.

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Now at two months old, both mum and baby have been exploring every corner of the African section of the four-mile drive-through safari in Worcestershire.

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Naturally, this meant bumping into a variety of very curious animals. This included a female giraffe, Faida, and Congo buffalo.

As you can tell, he seemed to enjoy himself!

Baby rhino comes face to face with giraffe Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Your Midlands weekend weather photos

Abbey Meadows in Redditch Credit: Paul Wilde

Viewers have been sending in their weather photos from places across the Midlands this weekend.

These have been taken by Paul Wilde on a sunny walk over Abbey Meadows in Redditch.

Abbey Meadows in Redditch Credit: Paul Wilde
Abbey Meadows in Redditch Credit: Paul Wilde
Abbey Meadows in Redditch Credit: Paul Wilde
Abbey Meadows in Redditch Credit: Paul Wilde

Police appeal after 70-year-old woman sexually assaulted

West Mercia Police has appealed for information after a woman over the age of 70 was sexually assaulted in Bromsgrove on Tuesday morning.

He left in the direction of the Old Birmingham Road. Credit: PA

The incident took place in the Marlbrook area of Bromsgrove between 11:00am and 11:30am when a man knocked on the woman's front door and asked to enter the house.

He then proceeded to sexually assault her before he left in the direction of the Old Birmingham Road.

This is undoubtedly a concerning incident for the victim as well as the local community. However I would like to offer my assurances that a thorough and robust investigation is underway.

We are working to identify the offender as quickly as possible and ask if anyone saw any suspicious activity in or around the Old Birmingham Road at the time of the incident to contact police.

I would also like to take this opportunity to commend the bravery of the victim in reporting this traumatic incident to police. We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure she is fully supported and looked after by specially trained officers throughout the investigation.

As always we would like to remind the local community to be mindful when answering the door to strangers. If you feel unsure or uncomfortable you don't have to answer the door, you can always ask them to come back when you have a friend or relative with you.

– Detective Inspector Justin Taylor. leading the investigation

If you have any information which could assist this investigation please contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quoting the incident reference 203 of the 3rd May.

You can also get in touch with the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) which provides a free, independent and confidential specialist support service for survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse either recent or non-recent.

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