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VIDEO: Thief caught walking out of museum with stolen art

CCTV has been released of the moment a man appears to be caught red-handed attempting to steal art from a gallery in Birmingham.

The man in the footage is seen trying to hide the frame in his clothing but the artwork was too large and staff spotted him.

He then handed it back and walked off.

The artwork commemorating World War I was taken on Sunday 17th August from Castle Fine Art Gallery on Broad Street.


Talks between council and union over 6,000 job cuts

Talks between council bosses in Birmingham and union leaders will be held today to discuss plans to axe another 6,000 jobs over the next four years.

Birmingham City Council House Credit: Phil Addis/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The cuts are on top of the 7,000 jobs which have already been lost since 2010.

Police hunt prisoner on the run for five months

A fresh appeal has been launched to find a man who has escaped from Sudbury Prison.

Martin Casey from Leicester escaped five months ago. Credit: Police

Martin Casey from Leicester was jailed for eight years for causing death by dangerous driving last year.

Army Major Rich Angove died in the crash on the A46 in Nottinghamshire in 2011.

Martin Casey has been on the run for five months.

Breathalyser pilot scheme could be rolled out elsewhere

A pilot scheme which will see people on a night out in Loughborough breathalysed before being allowed into certain bars and clubs could be rolled out across the town if successful, police have said.

The scheme is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking Credit: PA

PC Mike Green, beacon officer for Loughborough Town Centre, said the trial - which runs until November - is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking.

We want to raise awareness of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on health and well-being, as well as supporting licensed premises to help them deal with customers who have had a bit too much to drink.

Whilst we will be providing training and guidance, ultimately all of the decision making remains with the staff at each venue.

At the end of the pilot and in partnership with the ’pilot’ premises and Charnwood Borough Council will be undertaking a review to see if it merits being rolled out on a wider and permanent basis across the area.

– PC Mike Green, Leicestershire Police


Bars and clubs to issue breath tests on the door

Revellers out in Loughborough will be breathalysed before being allowed into five clubs and bars in the town centre from this weekend, as part of a crackdown on binge drinking.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside. Credit: PA

The pilot scheme begins on Friday and will run until November 3.

The places taking part include:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students’ Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

Campaign launched to reduce mobile phone thefts

West Midlands Police's campaign is called 'Love Your Phone' Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the number of mobile phone thefts across the region.

Central Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry have the highest number of phone thefts across the West Midlands.

Between June 2013 and May 2014, 752 crimes involving mobile phone theft or robbery were recorded around Birmingham's main nightspots.

A mobile phone being stolen Credit: Â ARNOÂ BURGI/dpa/PA

The public is being urged to mark their phone, note down the IMEI number, and register it online.

Posters are being put up on public transport.

Injuries of King Richard III in Battle of Bosworth revealed

New research by the University of Leicester has revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

According to the findings, three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly - a blow to the skull and one to the pelvis.

King Richard III's skull Credit: University of Leicester

The remains of King Richard were found under a car park in Leicester.

CT scans were used in the process of analysing the bones.

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