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Man in coma after 'vicious' brick attack in street

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit over the head with a brick during a row in a Birmingham street.

The man is in an induced coma after being hit by a brick as he walked to the shops. Credit: Google Maps

The victim, 40, is believed to have been walking to his local shops along Stud Lane, Stechford, when he became involved in an altercation with another man.

He has been placed in an induced coma in hospital after being knocked unconscious in the attack.

Police said it was a "vicious attack on a local family man", describing it as "an outrageous response to a verbal spat in the street".

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with mousy brown hair, and was wearing a light blue padded jacket, jeans and trainers.

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Man stabbed in Derby

A man received two stab wounds at 3am today on St James Street in Derby.

A man received two stab wounds in an assault in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

The man who was stabbed has now been released from hospital but the police are yet to make arrests.

As inquiries continue, the police are urging anyone with information to contact the Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.

City centre treatment units help treat people drinking excessively

According to the West Midlands Ambulance Service, city centre treatment units are used to help acute hospitals with the number of people drinking alcohol excessively.

It comes after the West Midlands Ambulance Service had one it's busiest weekends during the festive period.

Yesterday, it received more than 3,000 calls and on Friday night it had nearly 150 call per hour.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service had more than 3,000 calls

West Midlands Ambulance Service has reported one of it's busiest weekends during the festive period - receiving more than 3,000 calls yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received more than 3,000 calls yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

At one point on Friday night, the ambulance service had nearly 150 calls per hour.

To help relieve pressure at Accident & Emergency, a temporary medical unit was set up in Birmingham City Centre to deal with minor injuries or people who had drunk too much.

A special light ceremony held in Leicester for Hanukkah

A special ceremony has taken place in Leicester to mark the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

Leicester celebrates Hanukkah Credit: Leicester City Council

Also called the 'festival of lights', the eight-day celebration is marked by lighting a ceremonial candelabra known as menorah.

Last night, members of Leicester's Jewish community gathered at Victoria Park for a ceremony as the large menorah was lit up.

The event has been marked in this way in the city for over 20 years.

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