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Five people injured in serious two-car smash

Five people have been injured and taken to hospital after a serious two-car smash in Worcestershire tonight.

Emergency crews were called to Hanbury Road, Droitwich, shortly before 7pm to find the two cars were badly damaged, with three people trapped inside.

The driver of one of the cars, a 51 year old man, suffered a serious chest injury and a nasty leg wound, along with a suspected head injury. He had to be cut free from the car before being taken to the major trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Three people had to be cut free after the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The two rear passengers from the second car, a man and a woman, were also trapped and had to be cut free.

The man, 59, was suffering pain in his back, chest and abdomen, while the woman, 51, was suffering back, neck and chest pain. They were both taken to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment and assessment.

The female driver and male front seat passenger of the car had managed to climb out themselves before the emergency services arrived.

Paramedics were concerned about suspected spinal injuries so they were immobilised and taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for assessment.

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CCTV released after pensioner assaulted at bus stop

Police want help to find three men they want to speak to about an assault on a pensioner at a bus stop in Worcester.

The CCTV image shows the three men police want to speak to Credit: West Mercia Police

The 68-year-old victim was sitting at a bus stop on Barbourne Road, close to Pedlars Bike Shop, at around 2am on Sunday 14 September, when he was approached by three men demanding money.

One of the men then dragged him away and punched him in the face. The men then left in the direction of Northwick.

The offender has been described as white, in his early 20s, of slim build, and about 5ft 6ins tall. He had short, fair or brown shaven hair, and was wearing a cream-coloured short-sleeve buttoned shirt and dark denim jeans.

The others were described as white, in their early 20s, wearing similar clothing.

WATCH: Man escapes hurtling car tyre in garage

A garage technician in Kings Heath had a lucky escape when a wheel -which had sheared off a 4x4 - came hurtling down the road before colliding with a car on the sales forecourt.

The images, taken from security cameras at the garage, reveal the speed of the careering wheel, and its proximity to the garage staff in its path.

Fortunately, no-one was injured, and the driver of the Range Rover - minus one front wheel - was unharmed.

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Farm owner pleads guilty to forced labour charge

A farm owner has pleaded guilty to forcing a vulnerable man to work for him for more than 13 years.

David Daniel Doran, 42, admitted requiring homeless Darrell Simester to perform forced or compulsory labour. Credit: Wales News Service

David Daniel Doran, 42, has been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court for the past three weeks on a compulsory labour charge alongside his father Dan Doran, 67.

But today Doran junior changed his plea - resulting in the prosecution dropping the case against the elder defendant.

The court has previously heard that missing Kidderminster man Darrell Simester was found in an "appalling" state on Cariad Farm near Newport, last year.

The former warehouse worker said he worked 15-hour days without pay and was made to live in a rat-infested shed for a decade.

His parents Jean and Tony said their 44-year-old son looked more like a man in his nineties and later found he had a massive hernia protruding from his groin.

Woman seriously injured after crashing into tree

A woman was seriously injured and had to be cut free from her car after crashing into a tree in Worcestershire this morning.

The crash happened in Wythall at around 7.30am Credit: ITV News Central

The driver, in her 20s, was trapped after the smash in Druids Lane, Wythall, at around 7.30am.

She was treated for serious head and chest injuries and was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The hospital was alerted to the seriousness of her condition ahead of her arrival.

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Police search for stolen Kidderminster puppy

Peaches was stolen on September 30 Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help after an eight week old puppy was stolen from a property on Cherry Orchard in Kidderminster.

The theft happened between 8.30am and 10.30am on September 30.

The puppy, named Peaches - a Rottweiler and Bull Mastiff crossed breed - was stolen from the property, which was locked and secure.

Peaches is described as brown with black fur down her back.

The puppy was stolen from her home in Kidderminster Credit: West Mercia Police

Tiny kitten halts traffic after dodging cars at rush-hour

A tiny kitten has brought traffic to a standstill after dodging the cars on a dual-carriageway at rush-hour.

Tiny kitten Axle was found hiding inside the underneath of a Range Rover Credit: @MalvernCops

The kitten, which police have now appropriately named Axle, was found tucked inside the underneath of a Range Rover at around 9am on the A40 in Malvern, Worcestershire.

An appeal has now been launched to find its owner.

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