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Missing Sutton Coldfield teenager found safe and well

A teenager who had been missing from her home in Sutton Coldfield for over a week has been found safe and well, according to West Midlands Police.

Kayleigh Butler had been missing since Sunday 26 July but has now been found.


Two children rescued after getting stranded on island

Two children have been rescued from a lake after they ended up getting stranded on an island in the middle of it.

A 13-year-old boy had gone into the water to rescue a dog Credit: ITV News Central

A 13-year-old boy had gone into the water to rescue a dog. Then, an 18-year-old girl went in after the boy.

They got to an island in the middle of Sutton Park lake from where the fire service took them to dry land.

We warn people not to go into open waters such as this. The water is cold, you don’t know how deep it is. There were weeds and silt in this lake but we don’t know what else is in the water.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

Birmingham business owner jailed for selling dangerous phone chargers

A Birmingham business owner who sold unsafe mobile phone chargers as well as counterfeit goods has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.

Mohammed Ibrar, 45, trading as Bling Bling Phones in Alum Rock, pleaded guilty to nine offences at an earlier hearing last month – five of selling unsafe phone chargers and four of selling fake mobile phones cases bearing Apple and Porsche logos.

Ibrar, who was jailed for separate offences relating to the handling of stolen goods, was sentenced to 16 weeks for each of the nine offences, which will be served concurrently to his existing sentence.

We will not tolerate the sale of counterfeit goods in our city. As tempting as they may be, fake goods sold at knock-down prices are often poor quality, are unlikely to meet safety standards and damage the trade of legitimate businesses.”

– Councillor Barbara Dring, Chair of Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee


Ambulance warning over children's safety during holidays

Families are being warned to keep their children safe over the holidays Credit: Waltraud Grubitzsch/DPA/Press Association Images

Ambulance service bosses have warned children to be careful after a boy fell through a disused garage roof while trying to retrieve his football.

An ambulance crew was called to the Blythe Bridge area of Stoke-on-Trent shortly after 12.45pm today.

It appears the boy was on the roof of the locked garage when it gave way, causing him to fall ten feet to the concrete floor.

Police had to force the door open so that crews could rescue the boy, who had head and wrist injuries. He was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Duck rescued after being trapped in sluice for several days

The duck was rescued and reunited with its companions. Credit: Wyre Forest District Council

A trapped duck had a lucky escape after it was rescued by a Wyre Forest District Council employee.

The distressed duck was found last Tuesday in a life threatening situation in Springfield Park after being trapped between the bars of the overflow sluice for several days.

Richard Bates from the Council’s Parks Team managed to free the duck from the sluice and take it to safety.

Two men arrested in Birmingham by counter terrorism officers

The men were arrested early this morning Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two men have been arrested in Birmingham by counter terrorism officers on suspicion of distributing a terrorist publication.

The two men, both aged 18, were arrested at their home addresses in the Alum Rock and Washwood Heath areas at around 7am this morning.

The arrests by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit were pre-planned and intelligence led.

They relate to the supply of a suspected ideological text rather than an operational manual, such as bomb making instructions, and there was no immediate threat to public safety.

The two men are currently being questioned at a police station within the West Midlands.

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