CCTV image released after attempted robbery of midwife at Telford hospital

By Sophie Madden | Leegomery | Crime | Published:

A midwife was threatened as she finished a shift at a hospital.

A CCTV image released following the attempted robbery at the Princess Royal Hospital.

A CCTV image has now been released by police investigating the attempted robbery at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital.

West Mercia Police say they would like to speak to the man in the image after a woman in her 50s was approached outside the hospital on Grainger Drive at around 9.30pm on Monday.

An unknown man approached her close to the maternity unit and demanded her car keys a number of times but the victim refused.

She went into the hospital where she raised the alarm. She was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

Julia Clarke, director responsible for security at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, which runs the PRH, said: “We are appalled that one of our midwives has been threatened in such a terrifying manner at the end of a shift.

“We are working with the police to ensure this attacker is traced as soon as possible and would ask anyone who may have any information to contact the police as soon as possible.

“We have also put plans in place to ensure greater security for our midwives when they leave work at the end of a shift.”

Officers are keen to speak to the individual pictured as they believe he may have information, which could help with the investigation.

They would also like anyone else who witnessed the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 844S of 10 July. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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