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'It was a cry for help' say parents of a man who fell from the Bullring

The parents of a man who's fighting for his life in hospital after falling from the top floor of the Bullring at the weekend say it was a 'cry for help' after he'd been targetted by conmen.

49-year old Anthony Hollis has autism and epilepsy and his parents believe he was targetted because he's vulnerable.

The men who gained the trust of Anthony, arrived on the doorstep of his sheltered accommodation knowing his name, address and medical conditions.


Christmas opening hours: Bullring Birmingham

The Bullring, BirminghamFor directions to the shopping centre see the Bullring Birmingham website.

  • Boxing Day 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 27th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 28th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • New Year's Eve 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • New Year's Day 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 2nd 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 3rd 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Painter uses his feet to draw Birmingham landmarks

Saranjit Birdi admires his work Credit: ITV Central

Saranjit Birdi is a painter based in Digbeth in Birmingham. He has drawn and painted St Martin's Church and Birmingham's Bullring.

He prefers using his feet rather than a paint brush.

Saranjit's drawing of St Martin's Church Credit: ITV Central
St Martin's Church in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central


Protest in Birmingham ends without any arrests

A protest, which began outside the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, has ended this afternoon without any arrests.

It was held by local residents who oppose the amateur video 'Innocence of Islam,' which has led to unrest in many countries around the world.

Police patrolled the area with shops and businesses remaining open throughout.

Today's protest follows a demonstration that was held in Birmingham city centre on Friday.

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