WEST Mercia Police has praised locals for helping a woman who broke her leg in a crash.

The police said officers were called to a crash on the B4203 road out of Bromyard towards Upper Sapey, but the injured woman faced a "long wait" for an ambulance.

With the snow coming down, and three inches on the ground when the ambulance arrived, PC Lowri Jones praised all those who helped the woman at around 5pm on March 8.


She said the woman was in the middle of the road, but the "amazing people of this community helped us in any way they could".

"A massive thank you to the lovely people who stayed to help look after the female, those who conducted traffic management, those who supplied umbrellas, tarpaulins, blankets, hot water bottles etc to help keep the female as warm and dry as possible, the ones who helped others stuck in the snow get moving again and anyone else I have forgotten," she said.


"Thank you for being an amazing community!"

There were a number of crashes on Herefordshire's roads on Thursday and Friday of last week as snow fell overnight.

Rural areas around Bromyard and Kington appeared to be worst affected, with roads impassable and vehicles becoming stuck on treacherous roads.