Live updates

Man arrested as woman taken to hospital in serious condition

Credit: BPM.

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after she was found collapsed in the Bilston area.

Paramedics were called to the scene in Coronation Road early this morning after reports that a woman in her 30s had fallen in the road.

West Midlands Police confirmed they had arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of wounding following the incident. A spokeswoman said:

“A man has been arrested after a woman was found with head injuries at her Wolverhampton home this morning. Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 7.45am following reports that a woman believed to be in her thirties was found collapsed at Coronation Road, Spring Vale. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding and is currently helping police with their enquiries. The woman is believed to be in a serious condition.”

– West Midlands Police


Detectives name two suspects in hunt for distraction thieves

Phillip Purcell (left) and Johnny Connors (right) Credit: West Midlands Police

Police searching for two conmen who posed as council staff to steal savings from inside a pensioner’s home, have named the men they believe are responsible.

It’s understood the 79-year-old victim let the men into her home after they claimed they had been send to carry out building work.

The victim later discovered two handbags, containing several hundred pounds, had been taken from a sofa.

Detectives have identified 20-year-old Johnny Connors and 22-year-old Phillip Purcell as people they would like to speak to over the burglary. Both men are understood to have links with the travelling community.

  1. Mark Gough

School officially reopens five years after arson attack

A school which was destroyed in an arson attack five years ago re-opens officially tomorrow. After the fire the children had lessons in a church and then in portable buildings on the playing fields for three years.

Mark Gough has been talking to the children about how they felt when their school burned down and how they feel now.

Arrest after couple lose everything in removal fraud

Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, lost all of their possessions when moving home Credit: Good Morning Britain

A man has been questioned by police on suspicion of theft after a family from Bilston lost everything they owned in a removal van fraud.

Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, had their furniture, clothes, photographs and engagement gifts stolen by two men they had booked as removal men over Facebook.

The couple were moving out of their home in Mount Pleasant with their seven-month-old daughter on 25 September when a 'man with a van' drove off with all of their possessions, worth around £10,000. They were moving into their new flat in Walsall.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on 2 October. He has since been bailed pending further investigation.


Crews called overnight to severe factory fire in Bilston

West Midlands Fire Service Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Multiple crews from West Midlands Fire Service were involved overnight in dealing with a severe factory fire on Chestom Road in Ettingshall near Bilston.

A firefighter helps tackle the fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Five pumps, teams with breathing apparatus and a hydraulic platform were used to tackle the fire.

Man charged with attempted murder

A man from Wolverhampton has been charged with attempted murder after an off-licence worker was stabbed in Bilston.

David Dean, who's 42 is accused of attacking a staff member at Atwal Wines on Bilston Road on Sunday night. He is due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrate's Court on Boxing Day.

The worker was left with multiple stab injuries. He remains in a serious condition in hospital though his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives say they are still appealing for witnesses.

Schoolboy arrested in connection with car-jacking

West Midlands Police have arrested a 14-year-old schoolboy in connection with a brutal attack on a pensioner.

84-year-old Michael Green was attacked outside a pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton, at around 11.30pm on Friday April 11th and had to undergo surgery for a fractured hip as a result.

The attackers stole Mr green's car before dumping it only ten minutes later.

After a heartfelt family appeal, a local boy was arrested today and is being held in police custody on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Dunn, said:

I am overwhelmed by the amount of support people have shown following the appeal. From their information we have been given several leads and today a teenager was arrested on suspicion of robbery. This was a terrible act of violence and I am determined to find the people responsible. I would still like to appeal for information ? this could have been your father or grandfather and we need to find those responsible...

... I am keen to hear from anyone that witnessed the attack or from anyone who saw these people run from the car. No matter how insignificant you feel your information is I would urge you to call me or one of my team. Mr Green still continues to make a slow recovery in hospital and the family have been informed of the latest development.

Load more updates