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Tributes left for man who died after collision at Jaguar Land Rover

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The victim of a tragic accident at Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant has been named locally as 23 year-old Kieren Rowe from Tamworth.

The father of a three year old girl, died on Monday afternoon after colliding with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road within the factory complex.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them urgently following the accident in Damson Lane at around 4.40pm.

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The mother of his daughter, Stacey Gilbert, said on Facebook: “Today my little girl lost her daddy. “He was the best person I could have asked for as a dad. “We grew up together and he was my best friend..."

The Birmingham City University Criminology student, added: “He was a pain in the arse but one of the most caring people I’d ever met.

“His life will live on in her. Kieren Rowe. Love you always and I will look after your baby.”

Kieren was pronounced dead at the scene after an ambulance and Midlands Air Ambulance were despatched.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it was ‘aware of the incident’ and assisting the police with their investigation.


Jobs under threat at Kidsgrove General Electric site

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More than two hundred employees at a General Electric site in Kidsgrove could face losing their jobs after the company said its decision to move forward with the closure of the site will go ahead.

232 employees will be impacted by the closure of the plant by the end of March 2017.

A spokesperson has said:

We are committed to our customers and are working to ensure there will be no disruption to production deliveries and service support now and in the future.

Employees are the heart of our business, and we recognise this is difficult for our workers and their families."

– General Electric Kidsgrove statement


Calls for government to give money to Birmingham Pub Bombings campaigners

Speaking at the Labour Party conference, MP Andy Burnham called for the families of victims to receive financial backing in their campaign for justice, in a similar way to the Hillsborough families.

Emotional family appeal for missing man to come home

40 year-old Luke English was last seen on September 15th Credit: West Midlands Police

The family of a missing 40-year-old man from Birmingham have issued an emotional plea for him to return home.

Luke English, from Quinton in Birmingham was last seen on September 15th. The father-of-two has not made contact with any of his family since he went missing.

These pictures show the happy, fun-loving son and brother we know. We want to do everything to get him to that happy state again, and as the adoring father he has always been.

Luke, we want you to know you are never alone. All your loving family are ready and waiting to help you with open arms - no problem is insurmountable."

– Jennifer, Luke's mother

Police believe it is possible that Mr English could have travelled to Sussex, Hampshire, Devon or Cornwall. Anyone with information is being urged to contact police on 101.

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