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Pedestrian dies after collision in Stourbridge

A 66-year-old pedestrian died after a collision with a car on Brettell Lane in Stourbridge on Sunday night.

He was treated by paramedics, however, he died a short time later.

The pedestrian died soon after the collision. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Officers were called to High Street Amblecote at the junction of Brettell Lane at around 6.50pm following reports that a car had hit a man and had driven away from the scene.

A 25-year-old man, who was the driver of a red Vauxhall Corsa that collided with the man, was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

And now officers want to speak to another driver who may be able to help them with their enquiries.

The road was very busy last night and we are appealing to the driver of a black 4x4 who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

The driver would have been turning into Brettell Lane from High Street, Amblecote at around the time of the collision. The 4 x 4 driver did stop initially at the scene but left a short time later. We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who lost his life and specialist officers continue to liaise with them.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police


Leicester school to remain shut after factory fire

Slater street remains closed Credit: ITV News Central

A Leicester school that was forced to close this morning after a fire at a nearby factory will remain shut tomorrow, Leicester City Council have confirmed:

Slater Primary School will remain shut on Tuesday Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester City Council have said Slater Street Primary School will have to remain shut on Tuesday as road access will not resume until required demolition works at the factory are completed.

Following this they will need to undertake a health and safety assessment at the school before staff, parents and students can return.

Roads in the Frog Island area of Leicester have been closed after a fire was reported at a factory at 3am this morning.

The fire was reported at 3am this morning Credit: ITV News Central


Two Sisters group in talks to buy S&A Foods site

A major food manufacturer have said they are interested in buying the former S&A Foods site in Derby, after the company went into administration last month.

The Two Sisters Food Group has confirmed it wants to purchase the site. Credit: PA

More than 300 people lost their jobs at the firm, which specialised in supplying Indian ready-meals.

The Two Sisters Food Group has confirmed it wants to purchase the site on Shaftsbury Street South. S&A Foods stopped operations after they lost a major contract with ASDA.

Man critical after car lands upside down in hedges and trees

A 30-year-old driver sustained serious head injuries after his car left the road and landed upside down in hedges and trees.

The driver of the car sustained a serious head injury. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the B4027 near Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire at 6.40am this morning.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was trapped in the wreckage and was initially unconscious. The fire service and ambulance staff worked quickly to release the man from the car by cutting away parts of the car which, in itself, was a difficult task due to the amount of branches in their way.

Once released and clear from the car the man regained consciousness but it was clear to ambulance staff that he had sustained a serious head injury.

The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman

The passenger, a man, had managed to get out of the overturned car prior to emergency services arriving on scene. He was found to have sustained a minor arm injury and was treated on scene before being taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

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