Bridgnorth man charged following ram raid at Wolverhampton Boots store

A Bridgnorth man has been charged with burglary following a ram raid at a Boots store in Wolverhampton city centre on Thursday.

Officers on patrol spotted the ongoing ram raid at Boots in Dudley Street, Wolverhampton at 11.50pm on Thursday night.

A police car was rammed by a red Vauxhall Corsa as it left the scene of the crime.  

Over an hour later, a police car was in the Darlaston area of Walsall when it came across the same Corsa which is understood to have collided with cyclist Florentine Chinanga-Chou on Midland Road. The 19-year-old was confirmed dead at the scene.

The police car was not believed to be in pursuit of the Corsa at the time of the collision. 

Five arrested

Five people were arrested as part of police enquiries into the collision and the earlier burglary at the Boots store.

Christopher Talbot aged 26 and from Bridgnorth was charged with burglary and appeared virtually before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court. He was remanded in custody for a next appearance on Friday 4 December.

A 39-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of burglary and death by dangerous driving has been released on bail while enquiries continue. As have a 33-year-old woman and 21-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 21-year-old woman detained on suspicion of burglary and death by dangerous driving has been released with no further action.

Tribute paid to cyclist

Florentine Chinanga-Chou suffered serious injuries after being struck by the Vauxhall Corsa on Midland Road in Darlaston and sadly died at the scene.

Florentine Chinanga-Chou
Florentine Chinanga-Chou

In a statement, his family said: “Florentine was such a gentle and soft spoken young man who often spoke of his plans for his future, a future which has been stolen in the cruellest of manner.

“He was hardworking and deeply caring not only towards his family but to all who came in contact with him. He loved listening to music and playing with his siblings. 

“We cannot even begin to comprehend how he was literally ripped from our family while we slept. We will love and miss him deeply, with every passing moment. He has left a lasting impression in our hearts and lives.”

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Chris Pritchard
Chris Pritchard is Editor of Shropshire Live and lives in Shrewsbury. You can contact Chris by emailing chris.pritchard@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095.
Advertise with us for £50 per week

Advertisement Feature

Future proof your business today

Preparing your business for the future is as important as focussing on the here and now.
- Advertising -
Advertise with us for £50 per week
More than 1100 cannabis plants were recovered during raids at three properties in Telford

Hundreds of cannabis plants seized by police in Telford

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been seized by police after a warrant was carried out at premises in Telford.
Daniel Berry

Body found believed to be missing Ludlow Man

A body recovered from the River Teme is believed to be missing Daniel Berry from Ludlow.
Pictured from left, Deputy Mayor of Great Dawley Councillor Ian Preece and the Mayor of Great Dawley Councillor Stefan Heighway.

Exciting development underway in Dawley

Work is underway on an exciting development which will provide Dawley with a much-needed new facility.
shrewsbury-town-badge-generic

Shrewsbury Town announce that Jan Zamburek has returned to Brentford

Czech midfielder Jan Zamburek has returned to Championship side Brentford after Shrewsbury Town terminated his loan agreement.

Several Shrewsbury Town players and staff members test positive for Covid-19

Shrewsbury Town Football Club has today confirmed that several members of the Town squad and first team staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

In Profile: Shrewsbury Town loanee Matthew Pennington

Shrewsbury Town signalled their intent with the capture of Matthew Pennington. We profile the defender.
- Advertising -
Schneider Electric UK trio Filipe Tavares, Sam Kavanagh and Martin Stanton at Telford College

Management and leadership training for Schneider Electric trio

Telford College is helping a group of senior staff members from Schneider Electric UK to improve their management and leadership skills.
Richard Partington, managing director of Telford-based AceOn Energy

AceOn back Prince Charles’ new Earth Charter

Energy storage and battery pioneer AceOn has thrown its weight behind a new campaign by Prince Charles to build a sustainable future for the planet.

Shropshire hauliers urged to check rules before leaving the UK

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is urging haulage companies to ensure their staff are Covid tested before trying to leave the UK – to avoid potentially costly delays.
Andrew and Natasha Whitman

Shropshire hotel provides perfect wedding day despite the pandemic

Newlyweds Natasha and Andrew Whitman say the Covid-19 pandemic did not spoil their dream day in December – thanks in no small part to staff at a Shropshire hotel.
The Movement Centre team including Ann Norwood, Curtis Langley and Johnny Wilkes. Front on bike: Sam Dorricott - Centre volunteer.

Get Up and Go to help The Movement Centre

Have you eaten too much over Christmas? Are you keen to do something about it and work off all those mince pies? If so, it’s time to Get Up and Go and help a Shropshire-based charity.
Landau’s Chief Executive Sonia Roberts celebrates the charity’s 25th anniversary with the publication of an inspirational book.

Shropshire charity marks 25 years with inspirational new book

A Shropshire charity which has been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of people living with learning disabilities is celebrating 25 successful years with the publication of an inspirational new book.
- Advertising -
Each day a window is ‘opened’ on the Mansion advent calendar at Attingham Park. Photo: National Trust/James Dobson.

Christmas outdoors at Attingham Park

Attingham Park, the National Trust property on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is bringing a touch of magic and Christmas sparkle to the outdoors this December.

Whittington Music Festival looks to the future

Trustees of Whittington Music Festival are looking to the future with plans being made for 2021 after this year's event was cancelled due to coronavirus.
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams to bring open-air show to Telford

Bryan Adams is coming to the UK next summer and will bring his spectacular open-air show to Telford QEII Arena in July.
Karen Lee of The Walnut

Wellington’s Walnut restaurant is on the move

An award-winning Wellington restaurant has announced exciting plans to move premises and diversify its offer.
quuens fish and chips frontage

New fish and chip shop opens in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has a sparkling new takeaway - Queens Fish & Chips is now open serving a delicious range of hot food.
The Vegan Hub Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Vegan Hub goes online

Despite the latest lockdown one of Shrewsbury's newest Vegan outlets is continuing to trade with orders now being taken online.
- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
broken clouds
8.2 ° C
9 °
7.8 °
76 %
6.2kmh
75 %
Sat
8 °
Sun
6 °
Mon
6 °
Tue
10 °
Wed
11 °

Advertisement Feature

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -