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Bryan Ferry's son 'in hospital'

A son of singer Bryan Ferry is believed to be in hospital after being trapped in a car for almost an hour following a serious crash.

Emergency services freed the man, reported to be Merlin Ferry, from the vehicle after the collision in Shropshire on Monday evening.

Another of Bryan Ferry's sons Otis thanked firefighters from Wellington Fire Station, who tweeted a picture of the wreckage on the A458, half a mile to the north west of Cressage, for freeing his brother.

He wrote on Twitter: "thank you for extracting my Brother alive from what looks like a mangled box of tin. We are all continuing to pray."

Wellington Fire Service said the operation to free the man had been "a difficult extraction due to the impact involved".

Two ambulances, a paramedic, a trauma doctor and the crew from the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene, West Midlands Ambulance service said.

A spokesman said the trapped man "had suffered multiple fractures to his legs, pelvis, left arm and had a head injury. Working with firefighters, ambulance staff very carefully freed him."

He added: "He was assessed at the scene and had splints put in place along with advanced pain relief before being taken on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The trauma doctor travelled with the patient."

There was a small fire in the second car, but the driver was able to get out of the vehicle, suffering minor injuries, the spokesman said.

Merlin Ferry accompanied his siblings Otis, Isaac and Tara to Buckingham Palace three years ago to see their father, a chart veteran who has enjoyed international success with his group Roxy Music and as a solo artist, receive a CBE.

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