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Man shot in foot in 'targeted attack' on his home

A man is being guarded by police in hospital after being shot in the foot at his own home in what officers believe was a targeted attack.

Police patrols have been stepped up after the shooting.

The man, who was in his 40s, was at his home in Lee Road, Hollywood, Bromsgrove, at around 10.45pm yesterday evening when someone shot at the house from outside, hitting his foot.

The man was taken to hospital after being shot in the foot
The man was taken to hospital after being shot in the foot Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One man has been arrested and is being questioned in connection with the investigation.

Supt Kevin Purcell, North Worcestershire commander, urged anyone who was in the area and who may have information to come forward.

We are appealing for witnesses to come forward and will be increasing police patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local people.

We believe this was a targeted but isolated incident at the property in Lee Road.

The injured man does not have life threatening injuries. However this incident could have been much more serious and we need to find out exactly what happened.

He said a Vauxhall Insignia was found burned out in Shirley in the Peterbrook Road area, which is believed to be linked to the shooting.

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Motorcyclist suffers cardiac arrest after crash

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after crashing with a car and suffering a cardiac arrest in Worcestershire today.

The man, thought to be in his 30s or 40s, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after the crash, which happened at the junction of the A38 and Church Lane in Wychbold, near Bromsgrove, shortly after 8am.

A Community First Responder and a passing firefighter who happened to be on his way to work both helped give the man CPR before the ambulance arrived.

Murder suspect pleads guilty to prison van escape

Anslow, 31, fled to Northern Cyprus Credit: West Mercia Police

A murder suspect from Tipton in the West Midlands has pleaded guilty to conspiring to escape from a Prison Van.

John Anslow was due at a hearing at Stafford Crown Court in January last year when the prison van he was in was ambushed on a narrow road in Tardebigge, just outside Bromsgrove.

Four people have already pleaded guilty to their part in his escape.

The 31-year-old then fled to Alancak in Northern Cyprus where he was arrested in April this year for immigration offences and deported back to the UK.

He has now been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

Hopes 'yellow submarine' will raise funds for charity

The three drivers of the 'submarine'

Three man are traveling to the south coast of Spain all in the name of charity but not in a usual way.

Today the vehicle they will be travelling in was unveiled in Bromsgrove, Birmingham in the form of a car converted into a 'yellow submarine'.

Telescopes complete the look

What was originally a Renault Espace has been transformed into something inspired by the Beatle's Yellow Submarine.

The men are hoping to raise £2,000 for the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

Great detail has gone into the making of the yellow 'submarine'
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Murder suspect taken to high-security prison

  • Staffordshire Police say Anslow was arrested for immigration offences in the Alancak area of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday before being deported by the Turkish Cypriot authorities
  • He was arrested upon arrival at Heathrow Airport earlier today before being transferred to a high-security prison
  • Anslow is due to appear via video link at Stafford Crown Court on Monday for failing to appear at court

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