Two men have been arrested after being taken to hospital suffering from serious burns following an explosion at a flat in Birmingham. It happened on Aldersmead Road in West Heath last night.
One of the criminals behind a £19 million money laundering scam has had his sentenced slashed after a review by judges.
Jalil Ahmed- who drove a mercedes with the number plate ‘ARO6ANT’- was part of a gang who would clean drugs money by laundering it through the bank accounts of innocent people.
The 37-year-old from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for eight years at the city’s crown court in March last year but his sentence has been reduced to seven-and-a-half years by appeal judges who said the original term was ‘too long’.
These are the latest pictures from the scene of a major flat explosion in Birmingham.
Two men who are being treated in hospital have now been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm yesterday after receiving multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion at a flat in Aldersmead Road.
Workers across the Midlands have joined a national walkout as the row over pay continues.
The Government say they cannot afford the recommended 1% pay rise.
Strike action is taking place until 11am in protest at the Government's refusal.
The last of 22 new trams have arrived in Nottingham.
They'll be used for testing along the new lines to Chilwell and Clifton, before being used by the public once work is completed next year.
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 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 has been released after a woman was sexually assaulted in Birmingham.
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.
Nurses, midwives and paramedics are now on strike across the Midlands.
The walk out will take place for four hours until 11am in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS employees.
The government has previously said it cannot afford the recommended rise.
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.