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Two men seriously burned in explosion have been arrested

Two men taken to hospital following an explosion that destroyed a flat in West Heath last night have been arrested.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm after receiving multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion at a flat in Aldersmead Road.

A 27-year-old man and a man in his 30s have both been arrested Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

A 27-year-old man and a man in his 30s have both been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.

The pair remain in hospital this morning, their injuries are not described as life threatening.

The road is closed while an investigation continues.

CCTV after woman sexually assaulted in Birmingham

CCTV has been released after a woman was sexually assaulted in Birmingham.

The 25-year-old had been on a night out and left Walkabout with a man, known only as Kevin Credit: West Midlands Police

Police were called to a building on Broad street on Sunday 19 October where she was attacked.

The 25-year-old had been on a night out and left Walkabout with a man, known only as Kevin, the pair were stopped by a man who then spoke to Kevin before going off with the woman leaving Kevin alone.

Detectives are trying to trace him as they believe he is a significant witness.

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'Drunk' lorry driver caught driving wrong way down dual carriageway

West Midlands Police say they've arrested a lorry driver going the wrong way down a dual carriageway, who then tested more than twice over the drink drive limit.

The driver is said to be a foreign national, and was stopped driving the wrong way down the Black Country Route by Traffic Police overnight.

Suspected gas explosion rips apart flats injuring two

Fire crews are investigating whether the blast was caused by a gas explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Two men have suffered serious burns after an explosion at a flat in Birmingham.

The emergency services were called to the flats in Northfield shortly after 8.00pm last night Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Paramedics were called to a property on Aldersmead Road in Northfield just after 8.00pm last night. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

The flats were completely ripped apart by the blast Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers
Two men were taken to hospital with 30 percent blast injuries and burns. Another man was treated for shock. Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

One man in his 30s and another in his 20s were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A shot looking into the kitchen of the downstairs flat, which is thought to be the source of the explosion Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

Another man, thought to be in his fifties and living in the flat above where the explosion happened, is being treated for shock and is being cared for by his family.

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