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Murder investigation launched after injured man dies

The man was found in Hawksley Credit: ITV News Central

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with serious injuries in Birmingham last night.

Officers were called to Forde Way Gardens in Hawksley at around 11.30pm by the ambulance service following reports of a man who had collapsed.

The 20-year-old was taken to hospital died a short time later.

A post mortem examination is set to take place to establish the cause of death.

“We still continue to investigate the motive behind the attack but believe at this stage that it may have been targeted.

“We have officers searching the area and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to call me or one of the team.

“The family of the man have been informed of his death and specialist officers continue to liaise with them at this sad time.”

– Chief Inspector Caroline Marsh, Birmingham’s Homicide Team

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 5511.

Weekend Picks: The Great Electric Train Show in Warwickshire

The Great Electric Train Show in Warwickshire Credit: Hornby Magazine

The Great Electric Train Show is back for its third year this weekend and is expected to attract over 4,000 model railway enthusiasts.

With more than 25 layouts and more than 30 traders taking part the event will build on last years success, and see the Skills Zone expanded to include more demonstrations and displays.

See more here: The Great Electric Train Show


Man attacked by two men in his own driveway

Cromford Road in Langley Mill Credit: Google Maps

A man has been attacked on his own driveway by two men.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at 6:30am on September 29.

The victim walked out of his house on Cromford Road in Langley Mill and was approached by two men. One man demanded that he hand over his house keys, and then punched him in the face and in the ribs.

The man is described as white, between 30 and 40 years old, 5ft10in tall, of medium build and wearing dark clothing.

The second man was described as having dark skin, aged 30-40 years-old and he was also wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cala Millwaters on 101 quoting crime reference number 42030/15.

Life-size sketch of suspect in rape case released

Detectives investigating a rape at a nature reserve in Darley Abbey have produced a life-size poster of the suspect. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Detectives investigating a rape at a nature reserve in Darley Abbey have produced a life-size poster of the suspect.

The poster is a sketch of a white man who is stocky and about six feet tall. In the drawing, he is wearing a black hoodie with a white zip and tassels and dark trousers.

He is also shown wearing sunglasses and carrying a can of Monster energy drink.

The life-size sketch has been produced based on the victim’s description of her attacker.

The banner will be placed at key locations around Darley Abbey as part of the appeal for information on the incident, in which an 18-year-old woman was attacked in the nature reserve off South Avenue.

Police have also revealed that they recovered forensic evidence from the scene of the offence, which happened at about 5.40pm on Monday, September 7.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cox, who is leading the investigation, said having that evidence allows his team to eliminate people from the inquiry quickly.

“People might be concerned that, if they come forward with information and we speak to a man they know, that man could become a suspect even if they had nothing to do with it.

“That is not the case. We have the forensic evidence to quickly and easily eliminate people from the investigation and I would urge anyone who might have information to get in touch as soon as possible.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cox
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