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Man dies after hit-and-run

The incident happened at 11.40pm on Sunday (27 March) Credit: BPM

A man has died after he was hit by a car that had been chased by police on Belgrave Middleway last night (27 March).

The man was struck by a dark coloured Ford Mondeo as it travelled along the west bound carriageway of the road. The car was being pursued from Short Heath Road in Erdington after the driver failed to stop for police.

The pursuit was abandoned when the car went through a red light shortly before the collision occurred.

A police car is towed away Credit: BPM

The 45-year-old pedestrian died at the scene and specialist officers are supporting his family.

The Mondeo fled the scene and police are still searching for the driver. West Midlands Police say they are urging him to give himself up.

Belgrave Middleway has been closed in both directions between Bristol Road and Haden Circus while emergency services and collision reconstruction experts establish the circumstances of the incident.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area until the road is re-opened later today.

The force’s Professional Standards Department has informed the IPCC.


Man arrested in Westminster terror attack probe

A 30-year-old man has been arrested Credit: PA

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Birmingham by officers investigating the Westminster terror attack.

The man was arrested today (26 March) on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

He was detained under the Terrorism Act (TACT) and is in police custody.

The man is the 12th person to be arrested in connection with the investigation, with nine others being released with no further action.

Another 58-year-old man, arrested in Birmingham, remains in police custody after a series of raids across the country.

Officers have carried out a total of 15 searches at various addresses in east London, south London, Brighton, Surrey, Carmarthenshire, Birmingham and Manchester.

Fourteen searches have now concluded, with one ongoing in Birmingham.

Four people were killed when Islamist extremist Khalid Masood went on an 82-second rampage in Westminster on Wednesday.

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Three arrested for attempted murder following stabbing

Booth Street in Handsworth, Birmingham Credit: Google Maps

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found with a stab wound in Booth Street in Handsworth, Birmingham this morning (Sunday).

The 36-year-old sustained a serious neck injury and was taken to hospital but is now in a stable condition. It is believed he was attacked inside a home address in nearby Watt Street.

The road has now re-opened after it was closed throughout the day for forensic examination by specialist officers.

Police concerned for welfare of missing woman

Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of a woman from Birmingham who has been missing since early yesterday morning.

34-year-old Roslyn Dainty was last seen outside the Jury's Inn on Broad Street.

She is described as being 5 ft 2 inches tall and of medium build with blue eyes and shoulder length reddish hair. She also has a number of tattoos. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Locate Team at Acocks Green.

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