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Girl, 3, mauled by a dog in Redditch

The girl suffered facial injuries after being attacked near Matchborough Centre Credit: ITV News Central

A three-year-old girl has been left with facial injuries after being mauled by a dog in Redditch, Worcestershire.

The girl was walking with her sister when she was bitten by the animal near Matchborough Centre, in Matchborough Way at around 3.15pm on Friday 11 July.

The dog, which was tied up outside a shop, is described as being a white or grey-coloured greyhound or whippet.

The animal's owner is thought to have fled the scene and is being sought by police.

A police spokesman said: "We urgently need to speak with the owner as part of our enquiries.

"The owner has been described as being a man in his late 60 or 70s, of large build and wearing smart grey trousers and a light-coloured jacket.

"The owner refused to give his details and fled the scene."

Live traffic cameras show normal traffic on M42

Traffic beginning to move again on the M42 after fatal crash Credit:

Traffic has now returned to normal after a fatal accident in which a couple died in the early hours of this morning.

Crash investigators have been working throughout the morning, but the accident has now been cleared between J3 A435 (Portway / Redditch) and J3A M40.


Police confirm couple died in fatal M42 crash

The crash happened between Junction 3 and 3A on the M42 in the early hours of this morning Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash involving three cars on the M42, which killed a man in his late seventies and a woman thought to be his wife.

The collision happened at approximately 12:50am between junction 3 and 3A.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked contact Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 009 of 14th July 2014.

Two hour long delays on M42 after fatal 3 car crash

Live traffic camera on the M42 Northbound at J3 Credit:

There are delays of more than two hours on the M42 Northbound this morning after a fatal car crash which killed two people.

It happened between Junction 3 and Junction 3A at 1:15am, and involved three cars.

Motorists are being diverted at J3 and being told to follow the Hollow Diamond symbol via the A435 Southbound, A4189 Eastbound and A3400 Northbound to the M40 at J16.

Man & woman die in three car crash on M42

Crews were called to Junction 3 of the M42 shortly after 1:00am this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man and woman have died after a crash involving three cars on the M42 in Worcestershire in the early hours of this morning.

Ambulance crews were called to Northbound carriageway at Junction 3 near Beoley, shortly before 1.00am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The occupants of one car, a man and a woman, were both seriously injured and were in cardiac arrests. Sadly, despite attempts at advanced life support by ambulance crews and the medic, nothing could be done to save them and both were confirmed dead on scene.

The driver of the second car, a man in his 50s, sustained a chest injury. He was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further treatment. The driver of the third car was uninjured and didn’t require hospital treatment.”

There are currently delays of more than an hour and a half on the Motorway as crash investigation work takes place.


Reports West Worcestershire MP in line for Cabinet role

Harriet Baldwin is the MP for West Worcestershire Credit: PA

The MP for West Worcestershire, Harriet Baldwin, is among those tipped for a role in David Cameron's Cabinet after a major reshuffle, according to the Daily Telegraph.

According to the newspaper, the Prime Minister is putting the finishing touches to a reshuffle that could involve a number of high-profile ministers being moved or demoted in order to promote women to the Cabinet.

Malvern school to relocate for a year due to rising damp

A village primary school is being forced to close down and move, because of rising damp.

The problem is so bad a temporary school is going to be built next door over the sumer holidays.

At the moment, no-one's sure what's causing the damp or what will have to be done about it. But it's thought the water table beneath the building is rising quickly. Keith Wilkinson reports.

Worcester schoolchildren moved due to water problems

Pupils are being moved away from the site for the next year. Credit: Google Street View

Children at a school in Worcestershire are being relocated for a year, after long-term problems with water getting into the building.

They've been using de-humidifiers 14 hours a day, every day, at Colwall Church of England Primary School in Malvern.

Pupils will be moved into temporary buildings from September while major work to fix the issue is carried out.

Breaking: Redditch woman found not guilty of child cruelty

A mother from Redditch has been cleared of child cruelty after the death of her two-month-old baby.

Isabella Vallance was initially taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and died four days later at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

19-year-old Jessica Wiggins is also accused of causing or allowing the death of a child.

The jury is still deliberating the charge.

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