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Phone shop robbery captured on camera

Camera footage has captured the moment two youths tried to steal electronics from a phone shop by dragging an entire worktop out of the store.

The footage was recorded at the Carphone Warehouse store Mill Lane in Solihull.

It's understood some mobile phones were taken and store staff were threatened.

West Midlands Police confirmed they were called to reports of a robbery at the store at around 4pm on Friday.

The force is urging anyone with any information to contact them.


Stolen car used to deliver takeaway

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Ladywood Police have tweeted a photo of a stolen car that was being used to deliver takeaways in Birmingham.

The force said the driver was stopped and arrested after officers spotted the vehicle.

The customer was subsequently informed that her food would have to be re-ordered.


Biker calls for more awareness after near-collision at traffic lights

A Birmingham motorcyclist is calling for more awareness from drivers after he was nearly hit by a car pulling out in front of him.

Motorcyclist, Joseph Dixon, was passing between two lanes of parked traffic when a black VW Golf pulled out sharply and sped off towards the traffic lights.

He captured the footage as he travelled home from work on Newport Road in Castle Bromwich on Thursday at around 2.15pm.

Joseph says whilst most drivers are careful to look out for motorcyclists, a small minority are oblivious to the danger they pose to bikers on the road:

I have experienced people shouting at me, blocking me from passing and some people even swerve towards me out of anger, which is why I have bought a camera for my helmet. It's definitely a minority of drivers that act like that, but it's an incredibly dangerous minority.

– Joseph Dixon, motorcyclist
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Schoolboy makes his acting debut in prime time drama

An 11 -year-old boy from Oldbury will make his acting debut in a primetime TV drama after his mum responded to a casting director's advert on facebook.

Himmut Singh Dhatt beat 200 others to win the role in The Boy with the Topknot which is based on a memoir by Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera about growing up in the city during the 1980s.

Wolverhampton writer Sathnam Sanghera said the production team spent months trying to find the right person to play him as a young boy.

Himmut with the writer of The Boy with the Topknot, Sathnam Sanghera Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
Himmut with Bollywood and Bend it Like Beckham star Anupam Kher who plays Sathnam's father in the film Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt
On set with the 'adult Sathnam' - Mr Selfridge star Sacha Dhawan Credit: Mendy Kaur Dhatt

The drama airs on Monday evening (13 November).

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