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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a fish and chip shop in Birmingham.

A 51-year-old man was violently assaulted on the afternoon of November 7th at Simply Fish and Chips on Hagley Road West in Quinton. He is being cared for by family as he continues to recover.

England Women's Kabaddi team confident ahead of World Cup

England Women's Kabaddi team have been taking part in their final training session in Hinckley in Leicestershire before they travel to India for the 5th Kabaddi World Cup.

Kabaddi is a team contact sport which originated from the Punjab region more than 6,000 years ago.

Around 40,000 spectators are expected at each game.

Despite some tough competition, England say they have a good chance of going far.

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Footage appears to show man jumping onto lorry following fire

This viewers footage appears to show a man being rescued after jumping onto a lorry following a house fire in Kidderminster last night.

A mother and her young son are being treated for critical injuries after a fire broke out at their flat above a shop in the Horsefair area of the town.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Council considering 'ban orders' against men thought to be sexually exploiting a vulnerable child

Leicester City Council is considering taking civil court action against men who are thought to be sexually exploiting a vulnerable child following ground-breaking moves by social services bosses in Birmingham.

The council says it has concerns about a 16-year-old girl.

Council officials are having discussions with the police.

Birmingham City Council has already succeeded in gaining injunctions against ten men who were thought to be sexually exploiting a vulnerable 17-year-old girl in Birmingham.

Orders preventing the men from contacting the girl - and from approaching girls they do not know - have been made at a series of High Court hearings in recent weeks.

Man sentenced to life for Christmas Day murder

A man has been found guilty and sentenced to life for murdering an 83-year-old man from Stafford on Christmas Day last year.

Josef Moscicki Credit: Staffordshire Police

23-year-old Josef Moscicki, of Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead in Wokingham, was convicted of murdering Bernard James Smith, from Shakespeare Road in Stafford, and will serve a minimum of 21 years.

Bernard James Smith Credit: Staffordshire Police

Today’s conviction and sentence is to be welcomed and I hope it brings some comfort to Mr Smith’s family.

The death of any person in such circumstances is always deeply tragic, but at Christmas time it seems especially worse."

– DCI Darren Harding, who led the investigation (Staffordshire Police)
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