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Runaway driver caused two crashes in one night

Police are hunting a runaway driver who caused two Leamington road accidents on Friday night Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are hunting a runaway driver who caused two Leamington road accidents in one night.

The first crash happened at 10.30pm on Friday, when the black Peugeot 307 left the Shakespeare Inn and then smashed into a parked black Honda on Mill Street in Harbury.

The collision forced the Honda into the wall of a residential home on the street, significantly damaging the car and the building.

The car left in the direction of Southam before crashing into a ditch on the Bascote crossroads on the A425. The driver, a man, was seen leaving the scene on foot.

Police target suspected drug dealers in dawn raids

One of the four arrested men is led away by officers after a raid this morning Credit: West Midlands Police

Eagle-eyed neighbours led police to arrest four suspected drug dealers in a series of dawn raids across the West Midlands today.

A 46-year-old man from Albert Road in Aston, a 38-year-old man from Foleshill Road, Coventry, a 37-year-old man from Cumberland Road, Hateley Heath and a 23-year-old man from Grestone Avenue in Handsworth were all arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

The police action was sparked when Neighbourhood Watch members reported suspicious kerbside cash exchanges.

Police search for missing West Heath pensioner

Trevor Bow, 68, who went missing yesterday Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking the public to help in the search for a pensioner who went missing yesterday.

Trevor Bow, 68, was last seen at his home in Old Meadow Road, West Heath at around 7.30pm. His family are now deeply concerned for his welfare.

Trevor was last seen wearing a blue checked shirt, dark trousers and a blue anorak. He is around 5ft 7” tall and has grey receding hair.

"Trevor’s disappearance is completely out of character and we urgently need to ensure that he is safe and well.

"We are asking anyone who has seen Trevor since yesterday to give us a call so that we can find him as soon as possible."

– PC Mark Roberts, from Stechford police station

Teenager in court after man shot in face with air rifle

A teenager is due in court accused of shooting a man in the face with an air rifle.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face Credit: PA

The 17-year-old was arrested following claims he attacked a man driving his car when he reached the junction of Milton Street and Bescot Street in Walsall yesterday afternoon.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face.


Seven in court following drug raids on 'Benefits Street'

Seven people are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court today charged with drug offences after a series of raids on James Turner Street.

The road where the drug offences are alleged to have taken place featured on Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street Credit: ITV Central

The group are charged with conspiracy to supply drugs in June last year.

The road in Winson Green featured in the controversial Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street.

Tionne Loftman, 12, found safe and well

Tionne Loftman has now returned home after contacting the police Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Tionne Loftman who was reported missing a week ago has been found safe and well.

The 12-year-old had been dropped off at Standhill Park in Carlton to meet friends last Wednesday, but had failed to meet his mother later that evening.

Tionne has now returned home after contacting the police.

Drug dealer caught and jailed twice in a row

Mousin Jabbar, who has been jailed for three years Credit: West Midlands Police

A Birmingham drug dealer is facing his second prison term for the exact same offence.

Mousin Jabbar, 24, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. But this time, he was sentenced to three years behind bars - double the jail term he was handed for the same charges two years ago.

Police stopped his Audi Q7 and found a wrap of cocaine. They arrested Jabbar and made a more detailed inspection of his car which uncovered more than £10,000 worth of Class A drugs in the foot well and nearly £7,000 in cash.

"He was doing exactly the same thing two years ago and he was caught when we found heroin and crack cocaine hidden up his backside.

"But he clearly hadn’t learnt his lesson and wanted to carry on making a living by selling Class A drugs, despite knowing the consequences. He’s now doing double the time."

– PC Luke Mincher, from Birmingham North Police

'Ongoing' police incident on street in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident' Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident'.

Officers have been dealing with a 21-year-old local man in a house on Reedings Road since 4pm today.

The force will not release further details, but they say that the general public is not in danger and that the area will remain cordoned off until the situation is resolved.

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