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Teenager critical after being hit by car

A teenager is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Coventry.

The girl was injured in Swan Lane, Coventry Credit: Google Street View

It happened in Swan Lane in the Stoke area of the city at around 9.20pm last night.

The 15-year-old suffered serious head injuries in the crash. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping police with inquires.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

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Weekend Picks: Coventry Oktoberfest

Coventry Oktoberfest: 24th - 28th Aug (Broadgate, Coventry)

Credit: Frank Leonhardt / DPA/PA Images

With two gigantic tankers full of beer, sausages and Brezel the Coventry Oktoberfest takes place this bank holiday weekend.

Organisers say they expect 10 thousand guests to celebrate the 206th year of Oktoberfest. Event goers are promised an authentic Oktoberfest experience, just like in Munich.

There’ll be 23 thousand liters of fresh beer, 13 thousand German sausages and 7 thousand Brezel to feed visitors.

For the second year, the German festival comes to Coventry for 5 days of fun, good mood and German food and beer.”

– Carsten Raun, Event Director

For times, prices and more information visit: coventry-oktoberfest.co.uk

Domestic abuse bullies are the focus of six-week blitz

The operation targets hidden crimes’ such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, honour based violence, and FGM Credit: PA

Domestic abuse bullies are the focus of a six-week blitz launched by West Midlands police in Coventry today.

A team of dedicated officers will target and arrest suspected abusers across the city as part of the intelligence-led operation.

West Midlands Police has been encouraging the public to report abuse through a series of campaigns - including the 'Salon Saviours initiative' which trains hairdressers and beauticians to spot tell-tale signs of physical or emotional torment.

Detective Sergeant Alex Tarr from Coventry Police is leading the crackdown. He said: "Domestic abuse can affect men, women and children and our message is very clear: it will not be tolerated".

The operation forms part of West Midlands Police’s Sentinel campaign, launched which targets ’hidden crimes’ such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, honour based violence, and FGM.

Anyone suffering domestic abuse is urged to contact West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit (PPU). The unit includes specially trained officers to deal with abuse issues sensitively - by phoning the 101 number.

Midlands players says first ever Olympics Gold will have huge impact on hockey

Athletes from the Midlands have helped Great Britain's hockey team to their first ever Olympic Gold medal after beating the Netherlands in Rio.

Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to players in Birmingham and Beeston where some of the team trained. They say the impact on the sport will be huge:

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