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Woman seriously injured after being trampled by horse

A woman has suffered serious injuries after the horse she was leading bolted and trampled on her Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has suffered serious injuries after the horse she was leading bolted and trampled on her.

The accident happened in Dodford, Worcestershire, at around 6.45pm yesterday evening. A Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene as well as a paramedic and an ambulance.

The woman was apparently leading the horse along the lane when it became spooked and bolted."

“Unfortunately as it bolted it knocked the woman over and trampled on her."

“The woman suffered serious facial injuries and also head and shoulder injuries. She received emergency treatment by the ambulance crew who treated her injuries and immobilised her using a spinal board and neck collar."

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The horse was found safe and well after it had bolted by the time ambulance crews left the scene.


'Three year old boy' seriously injured in crash

A young boy believed to be three years old has been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision close to the Worcestershire county border this evening.

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The incident occurred in Badsey Lane, Willersey, Broadway at just after 6pm.

An ambulance, together with a paramedic support officer; a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, and the air ambulance attended the scene.

The boy was anaesthetised by a doctor before he was airlifted to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Weekend what's on roundup: Upton Blues Festival

The Upton Blues Festival will be taking place this weekend in and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire.

Upton Blues Festival Credit: Upton Blues Festival

Set in the riverside town of Worcestershire, this weekend is the 13th year of the Upton Blues Festival.

With hundreds of performances during the festival it has grown from what was once a small event in a few pubs, to now a festival that thousands flock to every year.

Over the 3-day event there will be two main stages, an acoustic stage and ten pub venues.

The Upton Blues Festival swamps the riverside Worcestershire town of Upton upon Severn with around 2500 campers (tripling the towns population) and 15,000 visitors. There will be 100 performances across main stages and the town’s pubs, with lots of stalls, interesting food and many, many happy people…”

– Oliver Carpenter, Chair of the Volunteer Organising Committee


Revenge porn accused fails to show up to court

One of the first people due to appear in court under new revenge porn laws has had a warrant issued for his arrest after failing to turn up at a court in Worcestershire.

The specific offence of revenge porn gained the royal assent earlier in 2015 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Alex Till was due at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday. He is accused of disclosing a private sexual photograph over Facebook with the intent to cause distress.

Whether he's ill or not, unfortunately one would have expected him to contact court if there was a good reason. In absence of that reason, I ask for a warrant without bail."

– Prosecutor Owen Beale

The specific offence of revenge porn, which includes the sharing of material both on and offline, became illegal after the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill received royal assent earlier this year.

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