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CCTV: Men dump shotgun on Birmingham street

Police have released CCTV footage of two men dumping a gun outside a house in Balsall Heath in Birmingham.

The men were filmed climbing over a wall and then dropping the firearm just after midnight on Cannon Hill Road on November 2.

Shortly afterwards, police received an anonymous call claiming that a shotgun had been left in the area.

The gun has been sent for forensic testing to see whether it has been used in any recent crime.

“Enquiries are on-going to see whether the firearm has been used, but we really need to hear from anyone who may recognise these men; both men left the scene after leaving the gun in a plastic bag that they took from inside a carpenter’s type work bag.

"I’m confident someone out there will know who they are.

“I also want to hear from anyone who was in the area in the very early hours of November 2 ? we know from CCTV that a number of cars were driving past."

– DI Gary Plant from Force CID

Utility company apologises for brown tap water

South Staff Water has apologised to some customers Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

A utilities company has apologised to customers who have reported brown water coming out of their taps.

South Staffs Water says an issue on the water network yesterday means that some people in Sutton Coldfield have found that their water supply is now discoloured.

The company advises anybody who is affected to run their cold tap for 15 minutes or until the water runs clear.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

"Our staff and network partners have worked throughout the night to ensure the water supply to customers in Sutton Coldfield has been restored.

"It is possible some customers may still experience brown water. Customers are advised to run their cold water supply until the water runs clear.

– Rachel Barber, South Staffs Water's Director of Customer Services


Man trapped in wrecked car for two hours

A man in his forties was trapped in this car for two hours this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man was trapped in his wrecked car for two hours after a smash near Stratford this morning.

Emergency services arrived on the A46 at Bishopston at 7:30am today, where they found that a car and a van had crashed.

Emergency services arrived on the A46 at Bishopston at 7:30am today Credit: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

“A man in his forties was trapped in his car for two hours before he was released by emergency services.

“He was treated for serious foot, leg, pelvic and arm fractures. The patient was given pain relief and immobilised with the use of splints, neck collar and orthopaedic stretcher before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“Two men in their twenties who were travelling in the van were assessed at the scene and later released without further hospital treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

Dog stolen from outside fish and chip shop

A picture of the breed of dog which was stolen Credit: PA

Police are looking for a dog who was stolen from outside a fish and chip shop in Kettering.

The dog was tethered outside the Bignal fish and chip shop in Bignal Court, off Lake Avenue at around 7pm last Tuesday.

The missing dog is a 5-year-old black and white Saluki bitch and she was untied and taken while the owner was in the shop.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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