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Fire service urges drivers to plan ahead following A38 road closures

Fire service urges drivers to plan ahead following A38 road closures Credit: PA

Roadworks are now in place on the A38M Aston Expressway in Birmingham for 24 weeks start tonight.

There will be overnight closures to begin with.

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Appeal after 80-year-old assaulted on a Derby bus

Police are appealing for information after a passenger on a bus travelling to Derby assaulted two women.

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The first assault happened when a woman caught a bus travelling from Wirksworth to Derby at about 7.30am this morning.

During the journey, she assaulted an 80-year-old woman by banging her head on a seat.

When the bus reached Belper, the offender stepped off and assaulted a second woman by pushing her to the floor.

The offender then continued her journey to Derby.

She was described as white, in her mid-20s, with shoulder length dark hair. She was wearing a tracksuit and multi-coloured socks, and was carrying a Nike sports bag.

Police believe that both attacks were unprovoked and they want to hear from anyone who may have seen the woman in Derby since this morning.

Anyone with information should call PC Matt Moore on 101, quoting incident 181 of June 25.

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Problems on the M42 Southbound

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Two lanes are blocked and traffic is queueing due to broken down lorry on M42 Southbound at J4 A34 / A3400 (Shirley / Dorridge), congestion on M42 to J6 A45 (Birmingham Airport / Coventry).

Lanes one and two (of three) is blocked after a lorry has broken down in lane two.

Traffic was already slow due to an accident earlier between J3A and J3.

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