A damning report into the brutal stabbing of schoolgirl Christina Edkins has revealed a catalogue of failures by the authorities who could have kept her killer off the streets.
The mental health trust which dealt with convicted killer Phillip Simelane - who stabbed 16-year-old Christina Edkins to death on a Birmingham bus - has vowed to improve services in the future.
A homicide report into Christina's death criticised the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for not liaising with Simelane's counsellors, only discussing his notes on a verbal basis, and for exercising an 'opt in' policy which discharged patients back to their GP if they did not contact the trust to make an appointment themselves.
Trust chief executive Karen Dowman said the death of Christina was "a desperately sad and shocking event".
West Midlands Police's lead officer dealing with mental health issues has said improvements have been made since teenager Christina Edkins was stabbed to death.
Ch Insp Sean Russell said a series of recommendations had already been acted upon.
It comes after a homicide report criticised authorities in the region for not properly tackling the mental health problems plaguing paranoid schizophrenic Phillip Simelane, who attacked and killed the 16-year-old on a bus last year.
Tailbacks of up to three miles are being reported on the M6 northbound in Warwickshire after a lorry carrying hay overturned.
The carriageway is closed between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill).
The hay wagon tipped over near J3A at around 1.15pm today.
Drivers are being urged to find alternative routes.
Two people have been taken to hospital after a car burst into flames when it crashed in Warwickshire today.
Paramedics were called to Alcester Road in Little Alne, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden at around 8.40am to reports of a crash between two cars.
One of the cars - a red Corsa - was left little more than a shell after catching fire. The driver, aged 18, was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment.
His two passengers, who were of a similar age, were discharged at the scene.
The driver of the second car, a silver Ford, was treated for back and neck pain. The man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered neck and back pain and was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.
Shocking pictures show the extent of damage caused by a blaze which ripped through the multi-million pound new chemistry building at the University of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus.
The impressive building was hit by fire on Friday evening. An investigation was launched today to try to determine what caused the blaze.
It was still under construction, having been funded by a £12 million grant from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
The M6 northbound is closed between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and M6 J3A due to an overturned hay wagon.
Drivers are warned to avoid the area.
Investigators from Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue have spent the morning examining the scene of the fire on the Jubilee Campus.
Around 60 firefighters were on the scene to tackle the flames at the peak of the blaze.