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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

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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.

Baby elephant celebrates second birthday

Sutton turned two at West Midland Safari Park Credit: West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

A baby African elephant called Sutton has turned two years old at West Midland Safari Park.

Elephant keepers at the Park decided that there was only one birthday present Sutton would really appreciate this year; a birthday cake made up of mounds of his favourite food.

Sutton turned two at West Midland Safari Park Credit: West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

Keepers called upon some local Beaver Scouts to help make the cake which was made up of elephant feed, bread and fruit.

It was completely devoured by Sutton and his mum.

Sutton turned two at West Midland Safari Park Credit: West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

Man and woman killed after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after the crash in Evesham on Sunday evening. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and a woman were killed when they were hit by a car in Worcestershire.

The collision, involving a blue Ford Focus, happened on Longdon Hill in Evesham at around 9.40pm on Sunday evening, West Mercia Police said.

The victims, who were both in their 40s, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed, police added.

A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail.

Man's body found in Worcestershire village

A member of the public discovered the body of a man on Middle Lane in Wythall on Thursday morning. Credit: PA

An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found in a village in Worcestershire.

West Mercia Police said the body was discovered by a member of the public on Middle Lane in Wythall at around 10am on Thursday.

A large section of the lane has been closed off, the force added.

The circumstances surrounding the man's death are being investigated and officers are working to identify him and contact his next of kin.

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