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CCTV released after West Brom sexual assault

Police in West Bromwich have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a sexual assault on a young woman with learning difficulties.

Police would like to speak to this man after a sexual assault in West Brom Credit: West Midlands Police

The 19-year-old was approached in the town centre by a man who convinced her to walk to the multi-storey car park off Queens Square with him.

West Midlands Police said the man took her to the fifth level where he began to hug and kiss her against her wishes.

The man is described by police as an Asian man in his late teens, of a slim build with a beard and a moustache. He was wearing a long, dark, grey coat when the assault took place on 2 March at around 3.45pm.

From CCTV inquiries in the area, we’ve identified a man we’d like to talk to about what happened, which is being treated as a sexual assault.

Whoever carried out this assault targeted a vulnerable young woman, who was left very scared by what happened.

I would urge anyone who knows the man’s identity to call us on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Constable Tom Keady, West Midlands Police

Concerns grow for missing Wolverhampton man

There are growing concerns for the welfare of a 62-year-old man from Wolverhampton who has been missing since Friday.

Ian Gowing Credit: West Midlands Police

Ian Gowing was last seen leaving his home on Othello Road, Low Hill on 1st May.

He is described as a white man, 6ft 2ins tall, medium build with dark brown short wavy hair.

West Midlands Police said he was last seen wearing black trousers, white trainers, red top and maybe wearing a tan coloured sheepskin coat.

We believe Mr Gowing has some mental health issues and we really need to know he is okay.

He has been missing before and was previously found lying in a street, obviously with today’s wet weather and his past behaviour we are really concerned about his safety.

I would urge anyone who knows where Ian is to call us and would also ask people to keep a look out for him particularly around the Low Hill, Rocket Pool and Bradley areas.

– Inspector Nikki Fox, Wolverhampton Police


Man dies in Desford crash

Emergency services were called to the scene on Leicester Lane Credit: PA

A 19-year-old man died in a crash in Desford, Leicestershire in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened happened at around 12.36am on Leicester Lane.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers are being treated for minor injuries. Leicestershire Police said no other vehicle was involved in the collision.


Concern growing for the future of Alexandra Hospital

Those at the rally today said they were deeply concerned about the future of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Hundreds marched through the streets to show support for the 'Save the Alex' campaign.

The future of the A&E department and maternity services are still uncertain.

Campaigners want to highlight how important the issue is to the local area and will be at the forefront of politicians minds after the election.

Lee Comley reports.

Police concern growing for missing pensioner last seen in Nottingham

Missing 60-year-old Michael Ronson was last seen in Nottingham. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are urging the public to help locate missing 60-year-old Michael Ronson from Derby.

He was last seen in Nottingham city centre late on Friday morning.

Mr Ronson is described as white with short grey hair. He is 6ft 1in tall and of proportionate build.

He has a distinctive black rose tattoo on the right side of his neck.

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