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Four injured including teenager in gas explosion on boat

Four people were injured in the explosion Credit: PA

Two men, a woman and a teenage boy have suffered burns in a gas explosion whilst on board a boat this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to reports of an explosion near the Angel Inn in Severn Side, Stourport-on-Severn at 7.30am this morning.

The teenager, believed to be 17-years-old, suffered the most serious injuries with significant burns to his hands and face. He was given pain relief and cooling burns dressings before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for specialist burns care.

A man in his 60s was burned on his face and suffered a neck injury.

The woman, who was in her 60s, suffered burns to her hands whilst a man in his 20s was burned on his arms and neck. They were both taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.


Police search for man who was punched 30 times in the head

Police are searching for the victim of an assault Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Mercia Police are appealing for a victim to come forward following a serious assault in Worcester.

The male victim was attacked outside a nightclub in Lowesmoor at around 3am on Saturday.

It is believed the man was punched around 30 times to the head, and kicked twice. He did not want to speak to police or paramedics.

Police would like to trace the victim to check on his well-being. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is being urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 0097 of 3 October 2015.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, via 0800 555 111 or their website.

Following the incident, a 23 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and later cautioned.

Weekend Picks: Malvern Autumn Show in Worcestershire

  • Malvern Autumn Show in Worcestershire
Malvern Autumn Show Credit: Three Counties

This weekend is the Malvern Autumn Show - there’ll be food and cooking demonstrations from TV chefs Valentine Warner, Joe Swift & Mark Diacono. See stunning floral displays in the RHS Flower Show and get expert tips and advice for gardening this autumn/winter.

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Malvern Autumn Show is a weekend for florists, foodies, farmers and families alike.

We’re expecting floods of visitors to join us to celebrate the opulence of autumn and the harvest season.”

– Ken Nottage, CEO of the Three Counties Agricultural Society


Worcestershire star Kit Harington to appear in Danny Boyle charity play

Kit Harington will appear in the Children's Monologues Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington will take place in a one-off theatre performance of the Children's Monologues for Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, it's been announced.

The Worcestershire-educated actor is best known for playing Jon Snow in the successful American series.

Other stars set to appear in the production, which will raise funds for Boyle's creative arts charity Dramatic Need, include:

  • James McAvoy
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • Josh Hartnett

The performance consists of a series of monologues retelling the first-hand accounts of 15 young children growing up in the rural township of Rammulotsi, South Africa.

The performance will take place at the Royal Court Theatre on Sunday October 25.

Weekend Picks: Great Malvern Jazz Weekend

Great Malvern Jazz Weekend Credit: Great Malvern Jazz Weekend

Great Malvern Jazz Weekend: 11th - 12th September (Malvern)

The Great Malvern Jazz Weekend is back from another year this Friday and Saturday.

All music gigs will take place in pubs, bars and hotels around the centre of Malvern and they’re all free to attend. You do not need to reserve seating or book, simply turn up, listen, and enjoy some great Modern and Contemporary Jazz.

" Malvern is gearing up for a weekend of the finest modern jazz, with a series of gigs around town from some of the finest talent in the region, culmInating in a set from the great Jean Toussaint on Saturday night."

– Robin Miller, Malvern Jazz Weekend
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