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Supporters of West Midlands clubs 'worst train yobs' in Britain

Supporters from three West Midlands clubs have been named as among the worst train yobs in Britain.

40 incidents were carried out by Birmingham fans, 25 by Wolves and 24 by Villa supporters. Credit: PA Images

Figures from the British Transport Police put Aston Villa, Birmingham and Wolves fans near the top of the leagues for disturbances on trains.

40 incidents were carried out by Birmingham fans, 25 by Wolves and 24 by Villa supporters.

Shocking photo of victims injuries after baseball bat beating

Jamil Ahmed, 27, was in hospital for more than two weeks after the attack. Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released a graphic image of a 27-year-old man who was attacked with a baseball bat in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

Jamil Ahmed was walking along Ladypool Road on 15th December last year when he was beaten by three masked individuals.

He was left with a bleed on the brain and required hospital treatment for more than two week before he was allowed to be discharged on New Year's Eve.

West Midlands Police have released the image in the hope that it will persuade someone to come forward.

So far, their investigation has been unable to identify who was responsible for the attack.

There can be no justification for an assault of this nature. It was a cowardly attack by three people, armed with baseball bats and with their faces covered.

This happened during a busy time of day on Ladypool Road in full view of members of the public.

Somebody must have seen something, or suspects who is involved, and I would appeal to their consciences to come forward with information.

– Investigating officer DC Michelle Akers


Police search for missing teenager with depression

Jamie Glynn Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking for the public's help in tracing a teenage girl who left her home in Kitts Green, Birmingham this morning.

Jamie Glynn, 16, from The Fensway, is suffering from depression and her family are very worried for her safety.

Jamie is white, 5 ft 6 ins tall with long dark hair, blue eyes and piercings in her ears, lip and nose. She was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded top.

Officers are searching the local area and are appealing to anyone who has seen Jamie to get in touch on 101.

Family of teenager killed in police car crash pay tribute

Harry-James Kirkham Credit: BPM

The family of a teenage boy who was killed in a crash with a police car have paid tribute to their "cheeky chappie".

15-year-old Harry-James Kirkham was killed in the Erdington area of Birmingham on Wednesday morning.

The teenager was on foot, and was wheeling his bicycle across the road in front of the Potters House Christian Fellowship Church.

An ambulance arrived and took him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition. He died from his injuries the following day.

His family have released this statement:

“Harry-James was such a cheeky chappie, into all the things that all 15-year-olds do.

"He loved his Star Wars, James Bond and was extremely sporty.

"Harry-James had a huge heart and would be the first person to offer his help, always doing things for others. He was our 'big boy'.

"Although Harry-James's heart stopped at the scene of the accident, paramedics managed to re-start it. Sadly he passed away due to severe brain damage.

"We as a family are understandably devastated by this however we have comfort in knowing that he has donated his organs to continue to help others continue with life, something which we know he would have wanted.

"He had a huge amount of close friends as he had such a bubbly character, cracking jokes and loving life.

"Our angel has now grown his wings and is now looking down on us all.

"Maxjimi and Brodie, along with us, will be so sad without you Harry-James, you will always be in our hearts and heads, we will continue to include you in all that we do xxxx”

“We would like to add that there has been a “RIP Harry Kirkham page” on Facebook opened by a boy who he didn't know and had never met him. Unfortunately he has also set up a ‘fund me’ page.

"We, his parents, have now opened a page called ‘Remember Harry-James Kirkham’. This is for people who knew him to leave stories and memories they have shared together and post any photos they have of him.”

– The family of Harry-James Kirkham
Harry-James Kirkham's family have paid tribute to him Credit: PA

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has announced that it is investigating what happened and how the officer driving the car reacted.

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 0800 151 0021.

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