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Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision

File Photo: Ambulance Credit: PA

A motorcyclist was left with serious injuries after his motorbike collided with a car in the Black Country on Saturday.

The crash happened at the junction of Rowley Village and Mackmillan Road in Rowley Regis just after 9.15pm yesterday evening.

He was treated at the roadside before being taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

One occupant from the car, which also hit a wall in the collision, was assessed and treated by ambulance staff after suffering a facial injury as well as neck and upper back pain.

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Police appeal for witnesses to hit-and-run crash

The girl is very poorly in hospital…it’s shocking to think someone could leave a child seriously hurt in the street, drive off and make no effort to get her medical treatment.

Clearly this is distressing at any time for the girl’s family but to happen just days before Christmas is truly heart-breaking.

If anyone saw what happened, was driving in the area at the time, or has any suspicions over who may have been involved, then please call me.

– Sgt Steve Newbury, Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police

The Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted on the 101 phone number.

Report: 600 Midlands jobs at Caparo confirmed 'safe'

More than six hundred people were told today that their jobs in the Black Country are safe following the collapse of engineering and steel firm Caparo.

Ten of the businesses in the Caparo group have been bought out of administration by an engineering conglomerate with operations in the UK, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Watch our report from ITV News Central's Business Correspondent Mark Gough here.

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Two arrested in morning raids in Tipton murder probe

The raids took place in Tipton earlier this morning. Credit: PA

A man and a woman have been arrested in an early morning police raid in connection with the murder of a man in Tipton.

Detectives launched a murder investigation after the body of Indiga Daniel Wallace (known as Danny to his family) was found in a flat on Fisher Street, Tipton on 11 November.

A post mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of head injuries.

A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested from an address in Slater Street, Tipton shortly before 7am. The pair are being held on suspicion of murder.

Two men aged 30 and 34 were arrested on 15 November; they are are currently on bail while enquiries continue.

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