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Police appealing for witnesses following sexual assault

Police are trying to trace two witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Evesham.

The 28-year-old was approached by a man who touched her inappropriately over clothing and grabbed her arm on April 8 between 6.45pm and 7.15pm.

The man then exposed himself and performed a lewd act on Four Pools Lane, Evesham.

The attack happened as the victim walked towards Spinney Grove Credit: ITV News Central

West Mercia Police are now appealing for two witnesses believed to have disturbed the offender, who was wearing a maroon and black hoody.

The attacker is also described as a white man in his 20s, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build.


One lane is closed because of a car fire Credit: Highways England

One lane is closed due to a car fire on M5 Southbound between J4 A38 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge) and J4A M42.

The car is on the hard shoulder but lane one is closed to keep traffic away from the flames.


Car ends up 50ft down Malvern hillside

The car ended up more than 50ft down the hill Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman, whose car went off the road and ended up more than 50ft down a hillside, has 'miraculously' escaped serious injury.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4232 Jubilee Driver in Upper Colwall, Malvern, yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called at around 8am Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The driver, a woman, managed to self-extricate from the car through the sunroof with help from the fire service.

The woman was given a full assessment by ambulance staff and, other than some pain in her side, found she had escaped serious injury.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Police in Malvern given body-worn video cameras

A body-worn video camera Credit: PA

46 police officers in Malvern in Worcestershire have been given body-worn video cameras.

It is part of a £1 million investment by West Mercia Police.

The force plans to roll the technology out to all of its frontline officers and staff by the end of the year.

Video captures events in a way that cannot be represented in written statements: footage helps to show the real impact a crime can have on victims.

It provides us with high quality evidence to share with colleagues and our partners to give us the best chance to secure a conviction in court.

– Chief Constable for West Mercia Police, Anthony Bangham
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