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Man stabbed outside supermarket in 'unprovoked attack'

A 63-year-old man has been stabbed in an "unprovoked attack" as he walked to his local supermarket.

He was stabbed with what detectives believe may have been a knife, as he walked past a bus stop Credit: PA Images

He was stabbed with what detectives believe may have been a knife, as he walked past a bus stop in Bordesley Green on Sunday. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for the injury to his shoulder.

Police are looking to speak to a man described as Asian in appearance, 25-30 years old, of medium build with short black hair. He was wearing black trousers and a black top and had a silver stud in one ear. He was also seen smoking.


Aston Villa appoint Ray Wilkins as assistant manager

Aston Villa manager,Tim Sherwood, has announced that Ray Wilkins MBE will be joining the club as assistant manager with an immediate start.

Ray Wilkins, as Fulham assistant head coach Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

During his career on the pitch, Wilkins was a key player for the England international team and player for a host of leading clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Rangers.

Since retiring as a player, Wilkins has occupied various management positions during two spells at Fulham, two separate periods at Chelsea, as well as at Watford, Millwall, England U21s and most recently the Jordan national team.

I'm really pleased to bring Ray on board.

"He has a fantastic knowledge of the game and I'm looking forward to working with him."

– Tim Sherwood

Kevin MacDonald will continue to be part of the coaching set-up with a greater responsibility for developing homegrown talent.


Police search for witnesses after man punches security guard

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a security guard was attacked at an Oldbury supermarket.

Police are searching for witnesses after an attack in Oldbury. Credit: West Midlands Police

The 44-year-old man was ushering a group of young people out of Sainsbury’s in Freeth Street when one of them made a racist comment and punched him in the face.

Police want to talk to a man regarding the incident, who is described as black, around 5ft 6ins tall, aged 17 to 18, medium build with short cropped black hair, clean shaven and spoke with a local accent.

This was a completely unacceptable attack on a man who was just trying to carry out his job.

“Crimes like this will not be tolerated and we need members of the public to come forward and help with our investigation.

“If you recognise the young man pictured or if you were at the shop at the time and witnessed what happened please call us now on 101.”

– Detective Constable Luke Stephens, from Sandwell Police

The attack happened at around 5.45pm on Saturday 23 May.

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