Missing Staffordshire teen critically injured in Police van ‘bloodbath’

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

MISSING Cannock teenager, Jessica Roe was found with 45-year-old Stuart Lymer yesterday in Perth, Scotland, more than 300 miles from where they disappeared in Staffordshire; but it has now been reported that they are both in hospital after being ‘critically injured’.

It is believed the pair were being taken to a police station when a blade was produced and Jessica sustained a neck injury, creating what has been reported as a ‘bloodbath’.

Mr Lymer also sustained an injury and both were rushed in a police van around half a mile to the city’s Royal Infirmary.  It is believed Jessica was later transferred to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital for further treatment.

It is now been revealed that 45-year-old Mr Lymer, and a 17-year-old who we cannot name for legal reasons have been arrested in relation to the incident.

Jessica was last seen with Lymer at Tesco in Heath Hayes, and the van Lymer was driving was found in Stafford, but the pair were traced to Perth yesterday (Monday).

Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins said:

“Following an incident yesterday (Monday 5 March) within a police vehicle in Perth, a 45-year-old man from Uttoxeter and 17-year-old girl from Cannock have been arrested.

“Both are currently undergoing treatment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee as a result of injuries sustained during the incident at Perth.

“They are expected to appear at Court from custody over the coming days, after being released from the hospital.

“Police Scotland has referred the matter to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.”