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Appeal to identify 25 people in connection with a disorder at a football match

Police would like to identify 25 people Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for information following a disturbance that took place during and after February’s football match between, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City FC.

Officers are attempting to identify 25 men who are belived to have been involved in the disorder during and after the match on Friday 24 February.

So far, 13 people have been arrested and a further 7 people have been questioned.

Chief Inspector Nicolas Rowe, head of the Football Unit, said:

We’d like to remind everyone that although there was a small amount of disorder, the vast majority of fans were well-behaved and were there to enjoy the game.

– West Midlands Police, Chief Inspector Nicolas Rowe


Breast surgeon tells jury mastectomy was justified to stop cancer

A breast surgeon on trial for allegedly performing a number of unnecessary operations has continued giving evidence in his defence.

Ian Paterson Credit: BPM

Ian Paterson told the jury a mastectomy he performed on patient Dr Rosemary Platt was justified to prevent cancer.

He went on to tell the jury "I need to handle the risk for the future so not to discuss mastectomy would be poor management."

He described Dr Platt as "cancer phobic" adding she was keen to get it removed as soon as possible.

He had worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare in his career.

Mr Paterson denies wounding 10 patients by performing unnecessary operations.

The trial continues.


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.

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