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'No environmental issues' following chemical spill

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Representatives from West Midlands Fire Service have confirmed there is no threat to the environment following a chemical spillage in Bilston this morning. 1000 litres of hydrochloric acid leaked from a container lorry causing long delays and prompting an emergency response. Five people were taken to hospital as a precaution. Emergency crews have now completed the important initial phase of the clean up at Anchor Lane however road closures remain in place.


Man on crutches dies from injuries after hit-and-run

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A pedestrian who was struck by a car while on crutches has died of his injuries in hospital.

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

As well as a 78-year-old man for alleged drink-driving following collision in the early hours of Sunday.

Police are asking for help to identify the victim who was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop on Lawley Middleway in Birmingham.

Both suspects have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Collision investigators are urging anyone with information about the victim to make contact with West Midlands Police.

At this stage, we are not able to let his family or next-of-kin know what has happened.

The man is described as white, possibly Eastern European, with dark hair, a moustache and a goatee beard. He was wearing Nike trainers, Adidas bottoms and a Next jacket.

He walked with crutches which were possibly used as a result of a previous leg operation which doctors believe was not performed in the UK.

– Sergeant Paul Hughes



The A38 Bristol Road Northbound is closed due to a burst water main. Credit: PA Images

The A38 Bristol Road Northbound is closed and traffic is queueing due to a burst water main between Edgbaston Park Road and B4217 Priory Road.

Drivers are being warned to approach with care and local buses are being diverted.

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