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Young boy suffers head injuries after falling off a cliff

A seven year old boy has suffered a head injury following a fall while out walking with his family.

The boy fell 30ft from a cliff Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Stepping Stones in Dovedale, in the Peak District shortly before 4.40pm today.

A Community First Responder was already in the area and was therefore first on scene, joined by an ambulance crew, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended.

They were helped by wardens from the National Trust which owns the land. The wardens helped to fetch and carry equipment and looked after the parents.

The boy had reportedly fallen about thirty feet and he had a head injury. His head wound was dressed and he was immobilised and given pain relief before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Villa set to sign Spurs striker and Nantes midfielder

Adebayor is set to join Spurs Credit: PA

Emmanuel Adebayor remains in talks with Aston Villa and the club could also snap up Jordan Veretout by the end of the week.

Togo international Adebayor is close to joining Villa on loan from Tottenham but talks are on-going between the two clubs.

The striker has reportedly had a medical and a deal could be struck within the next 24 hours.

The 31-year-old would be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool for £32.5million earlier this month.

Adebayor is believed to have visited the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and talks were ongoing away from the complex on Wednesday.

Nantes midfielder Veretout is also a target and could become the third player from Ligue 1 to join Villa by the end of the week.


Two Northamptonshire officers commended for their bravery

The officers used their body cams to capture the incident. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Two police officers from Northamptonshire have been commended for their bravery after being attacked by a man wielding a large knife.

In footage captured on one of their body cams, the officers can be heard telling Lee Vickers from Corby to put the weapon down.

He was later jailed for three and a half years.

Police continue to question a woman on trying to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism

Birmingham airport Credit: PA

Police are continuing to question a woman from Leicester on trying to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism.

The 30-year-old was arrested at Birmingham Airport yesterday morning.

She was travelling with three children.

She was arrested under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act. Officer made the arrest under PACE legislation, meaning they have a maximum of 36 hours to question the suspect before charging, releasing, bailing,or applying to a court for a warrant of further detention.


Desert Rats parade at Chetwynd Barracks today

A parade will be held at Chetwynd Barracks today Credit: Patrick Seeger/DPA/Press Association Images

A parade to recognise the 7 Infantry Brigade reaching full operating capability will be held at the Chetwynd Barracks in Nottinghamshire today.

The brigade are more commonly known as the Desert Rats.

A hundred and thirty soldiers from across the Brigade's six Midlands units will be there.

The Brigade was formed this year from the merger of 7 Armoured Brigade and 49 Brigade as part of the structural changes made under Army 2020.

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