BROMSGROVE student Tom Jones may have gone towards the river in which he drowned after hearing a cry for help, an inquest heard.

The 18-year-old disappeared in the early hours of September 19 last year, just days after starting at the University of Worcester, with his body then being found in the River Severn on September 28.

The inquest into his death was heard today (January 22) at Worcestershire Coroner's Court.

Read the full report here.

A 60-YEAR-old woman was hit by a car she tried to stop a burglar driving off with her family's Audi in Sedgley.

Police have launched an appeal for information after a man was assaulted and a woman hit by a car following a burglary on the Northway, Sedgley.

Read the full story here.

A COUPLE whose Stourport home was hit by a car say they would have been killed if the crash had happened just 10 minutes earlier.

Lee and Jacqui Bryan's house in Ribbesford Drive suffered around £20,000 worth of damage when a red Mitsubishi Evo crashed into a downstairs bedroom, belonging to a six-year-old boy with disabilities, at around 3pm on Saturday (January 19).

Read the couple's interview with The Shuttle here.