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Police hunt 'Superman' following watch theft

A Romanian national called Superman is wanted by police after the theft of a £21,130 watch from a jewellers in Newark.

The stolen watch is worth £21,130. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police want to speak to Superman Rostas, 25, after a man entered Andrew Michaels Jewellers in Stodham Street in Newark, and posed as a customer before stealing a high-value watch.

The item which was taken is gold and diamond-encrusted.

Police said the reported theft took place on June 19 and officers have now issued CCTV or Rostas in a bid to trace him.

Officers said he has links to the West Midlands and Birmingham.

The image of Rostas is very clear. We are appealing for anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts to get in touch.

– PC Mark Taylor


Handsworth sisters' souls blessed at tragic crash site

Two sisters who were killed crossing a road in Birmingham were remembered by their community today.

Lily and Shelley Wu were on their way to a graduation event at their Chinese school with their mother, older brother and sister, when all five were hit by a car overtaking a bus in Handsworth.

The souls of the 6 and 7 year old were blessed in a Bhuddist ceremony near to where they died, as their friends, family and neighbours gathered to pay their respects. Chris Halpin reports.


Police appeal following report of fired gunshots in Smethwick

Police were called to an address in Marshall Street, Smethwick at around 11.30pm on 23 August, after a report that shots were fired at a property.

Marshall Street where police were called to. Credit: Google Maps

Nobody was injured, but it is believed three shots were fired through a front door in what’s believed to be a targeted attack.

Forensic and house-to-house inquiries have been carried out to help establish who was behind it.

A silver or white Mercedes car was spotted leaving the area shortly afterwards.

"Fortunately no-one was hurt but this could have seriously injured or even killed the occupants.

"I believe that people in the area may have seen the vehicle or the incident and I am appealing to them to call me or one of the team."

– Detective Constable Peter Miller, from Smethwick’s Violent Crime Team

Anyone who can offer any further details about the vehicle - or what happened - should call police on 101.

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