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Man and two teen girls injured in two crashes in Dudley

A man and two teenage girls were badly hurt when they were hit by cars in two separate crashes in Dudley overnight.

The first happened at around 9.20pm near the cemetery at Queens Cross, when a man in his 30s was hit by a car, suffering a potentially serious head injury.

Witnesses told paramedics that the impact had damaged the bumper of the car and left a 'bullseye'-shaped crack in the windscreen.

Three people were badly hurt in two separate crashes in Dudley overnight Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

He was spotted by a passing ambulance on its way to Russells Hall Hospital, unconscious at first but he started to come round after treatment. He was then taken to the major trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Then, just after 10pm, six people dialled 999 when two teenage girls were hit by a car in Valley Road, Upper Gornal.

A 14 year old girl was taken to Russells Hall Hospital with a suspected ankle fracture, while a 13 year old was taken to Birmingham Chidren's Hospital with a hip injury.

The drivers of both cars, one woman and a man in his late teens, were not injured.

Dudley stabbing was 'fight which got out of hand'

A man was stabbed several times outside a Dudley pub in what detectives believe was a "fight which got out of hand", it was revealed this morning.

Forensics teams sealed off the scene to hunt for evidence Credit: ITV News Central

The 21-year-old has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition this morning for multiple stab wounds, including one which pierced his heart.

He was taken to Russells Hall Hospital by two friends in the early hours of yesterday morning after being found badly injured on a bench in the car park of the Earl of Dudley pub.

Forensics teams sealed off the scene and officers are now trawling through CCTV footage to determine what happened.

The man was found in the car park suffering multiple stab injuries Credit: ITV News Central

Det Insp Warren Hines urged witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

A young man is in a very serious condition in hospital. He has undergone surgery for multiple wounds including one to his heart.

At this stage, we’re working on the theory that this was a fight which got out of hand as opposed to a random attack on a stranger.

If this is the case, it is vitally important that the other person or people involved call me immediately so that they can put their side of the story to me. If they don’t come forward now, they can expect a visit from my team to their home or workplace in the very near future.

A 21-year-old man from Hilltop and a 23-year-old from Brierley Hill were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed while inquiries continue.


Car left mangled after crashing into churchyard wall

A car was left badly damaged after smashing into a churchyard wall in Dudley overnight.

The car, which was carrying two women, crashed in Dudley Road, Sedgley, shortly before 10pm.

The women were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police appeal for witnesses of Dudley pub stabbing

Police are appealing for people to come forward if they witnessed the incident at the Earl of Dudley pub which happened around 4.15am, when a 21-year-old Dudley man suffering multiple stab injuries was brought to Russell's Hall hospital by two friends.

A young man is in very serious condition in hospital. He has undergone surgery for multiple wounds including one to his heart.

I need to understand what happened this morning and speak to anyone who may be able to help.

At this stage, we're working on the theory that this was a fight which got out of hand as opposed to a random attack on a stranger.

– Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from Force CID

Young man stabbed in car park of Dudley pub

An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed on the car park of a pub this morning.

The 21-year-old man was found on a bench in the car park of the Earl of Dudley pub around 4.15am suffering multiple stab injuries.

He was brought to Russell's Hall hospital by two friends. His condition is descried as critical.

Wolves legends help launch 10-mile charity walk

Wolves legends Steve Bull and Don Goodman will help launch a 10-mile fundraising walk across the Black Country today, in aid of Wolverhampton-based charity Promise Dreams.

Wolves legend Steve Bull is one of the big name supporters of Promise Dreams Credit: Nick Potts/PA

The ‘Walk for Dreams’ will take people from Himley Park, on the outskirts of Dudley, to Wolverhampton Racecourse on September 21.

All money raised will go towards Promise Dreams’ work to help give children with terminal or serious illnesses experiences to remember.


Police looking for man wanted over violent assault

Police want to trace Daniel Reid Credit: West Midlands Police

Police in Dudley have released an image of a man they want to speak to about a violent assault.

Daniel Reid, from Belle Vale, Cradley Heath, left his home address on Monday. Officers have tried looking for him in a number of other addresses linked to the 35-year-old, but have not found him.

They believe he is within the Cradley, Walsall or Handsworth areas. He is described as a black man, medium build, 5 ft 7 ins tall, balding with brown eyes.

Breastfeeding campaign to hold 'nurse in' in Dudley

Emily Slough founded 'Free to Feed' Credit: ITV News Central

A group set up by the mother who was branded a tramp on Facebook for breastfeeding her daughter in public is holding a 'nurse in' at the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley this lunchtime.

Emily Slough founded Free to Feed to raise awareness of the issue. The group are organising a number of events across the country, including one that took place in Nottingham on Tuesday.

Northampton among top three cities for mobile phone theft

Northampton has been named in the top three cities where people are most likely to have their mobile phone stolen, according to Protect Your Bubble.

Dudley in the West Midlands was found to be the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims the insurance company received being for theft.

250,000 cases of stolen mobile phones are reported each year Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

People in their early 20s are said to be the most likely victims of mobile phone theft.

There are more than a quarter of a million reported cases of stolen mobile phones every year according to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit.

Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Everyday we cart around hundreds, or even thousands of pounds' worth of high-tech gear, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-readers. This makes many of us prime targets for thieves."

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