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Appeal to trace prisoner who absconded from prison in Worcestershire

Bilal Bashir escaped on Monday

Police are appealing to trace 26-year-old Bilal Bashir who absconded from HMP Hewell Redditch on Monday 28 March.

He was convicted of burglary at Warwick Crown Court in February 2015 and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Bashir is described as an Asian man, approximately 5ft 11ins and of a medium build. He has brown eyes and short black hair.

It is believed that he may be in the West Midlands as he has links to the area.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of this man is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101.


Cyclist killed in crash with LGV

The crash happened on Hanbury Road in Stoke Prior shortly before 9am on Thursday morning. Credit: Google maps

A cyclist has been killed in a crash with a light goods vehicle in Worcestershire.

The man, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Hanbury Road in Stoke Prior this morning, West Mercia Police said.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours between Stoke Pound Lane and Moorgate Road.

Part of Worcestershire has no water or low pressure

Part of Worcestershire has no water or low water pressure through the taps this morning.

Malvern Hills District Council said residents in the WR8 postcode area of the county are experiencing the problem, and that Severn Trent are working to fix it.

New breast cancer unit officially opens in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Royal Hospital Credit: PA

A new breast cancer unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital will have its official opening during a presentation later today.

The new breast unit provides treatment for men and women and hopes to provide 'private and welcoming' surroundings.

The centre is based at 220 Newtown Road, which is in the far corner of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital site, and features a private garden.


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