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Crook with ‘ARO6ANT’ number plate has sentence for £19 million scam slashed

One of the criminals behind a £19 million money laundering scam has had his sentenced slashed after a review by judges.

Jalil Ahmed's mercedes with the number plate ‘ARO6ANT’ Credit: BPM Media

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’.

The 37-year-old has had his sentence reduced to seven and a half years Credit: BPM Media

Latest pictures from scene of Birmingham flat explosion

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a major flat explosion in Birmingham.

Two men who suffered burns and are being treated in hospital have now been arrested Credit: ITV News Central

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.

There were multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion Credit: ITV News Central

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Workers across Midlands join strike over pay rise refusal

Workers across the Midlands have joined a national walkout as the row over pay continues.

Workers at City Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

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.

GMB and Unite outside beechdale ambulance station Credit: ITV News Central
RCN join the picket at QMC to show solidarity Credit: ITV News Central

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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.

'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.

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