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Police appeal to find missing Erdington man

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Police are urgently appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from the Erdington area.

Anthony Perks was last seen at his home in Rogerfield Road at around 9pm on Monday 19th September.

The 58-year-old is described as white, 6ft 1ins tall, clean shaven, with short grey hair, fair complexion and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue coat, blue jeans and a pink shirt with grey and blue stripes.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call the Missing People charity on 116 000.

Anthony is particularly vulnerable as he has a very short term memory and will easily become confused and lose his bearings.

He does have a bus pass with him and may try to travel on local buses. We need members of the public to keep an eye out for him and call 101 if they see him.

– Inspector Neil Robertson


Urgent appeal for missing teenager from Birmingham

Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who has gone missing from Birmingham.

Ethan Marsden was reported missing after failing to return from the shops. Credit: West Midlands Police

Ethan Marsden, 17, was staying at an address in Erdington and was reported missing after failing to return from the shops.

He's described as a white man, around 5ft 8ins tall, clean shaven with short brown hair and has the letter E tattooed on his right hand.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, white t-shirt and grey joggers.

Anyone who has seen him is urged to call 101. Alternatively information can also be passed to the Missing People charity on 116 000.

Eight-year-old boy dies after bus collision in Erdington

Police are appealing for information after a boy lost his life following a collision in Erdington yesterday.

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The eight-year-old was cycling along Wilton Road at around 3.15pm when he was in collision with a bus.

Emergency services were called and paramedics treated the boy who was taken to hospital with critical injuries, but despite their best efforts he sadly died later that day.

The driver of the bus was spoken to at the scene and officers continue to make enquiries into the collision.

Our thoughts are firmly with the family of the young boy who tragically lost his life yesterday.

The road is a really busy road and we are sure that there are a number of witnesses who have not yet come forward.

I am directly appealing to them to get in touch so we can continue to establish the circumstances that surrounded yesterday’s tragic events.

The family of the young boy are being liaised with by specialist officers and they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this sad time.

– PS Chris Ridge, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit

Diversion in place after boy hit by bus in Erdington

Police have set up a diversion around Wilton road in Erdington after a boy was hit by a bus at around 15:10 this afternoon. The boy has been rushed to hospital with injuries and another man is also being treated for minor injuries.

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A statement from West Midlands Ambulance service said:

"An ambulance was on scene in six minutes and was backed up by a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance, when crews arrived, the child had been pulled from under the bus. The youngster had suffered very serious injuries and was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the doctor and ambulance crew treating him en-route, he arrived at hospital just 36 minutes after the call where medics were on standby to receive him. He was said to be in a critical condition upon arrival.”


Audi driver urged to come forward after 84-year-old dies in crash

Police have released a photograph of a white Audi A5 following a crash in Erdington that led to the death of an 84-year-old woman.

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West Midlands Police are aware of a white Audi A5 that was in the area at the time of the crash and believe its occupants may have vital information.

The elderly woman was a passenger in a white Hyundai i10 which turned right from Court Lane into Goosemoor Lane and collided with a white Seat Leon travelling along Court Lane, just after 3pm on 15 May.

Both vehicles mounted the pavement and struck a lamppost. A day later, the woman was pronounced dead in hospital having suffered serious head and internal injuries.

Our enquiries into this tragic incident have moved the investigation forward. However, there are still people we need to identify and speak to around the circumstances of this collision.

We are aware that there was a white Audi A5 in the vicinity at the time and the occupants will have valuable information.

I would urge the driver of this vehicle or anyone with knowledge about it to contact us.

Specialist officers from our Family Liaison Unit are supporting relatives of the deceased at this sad time and our thoughts are with them.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit

The driver of the Hyundai in now making recovery from serious injuries and has been released from hospital. The driver of the Seat Leon is currently on police bail for dangerous driving.


One arrested after stabbing in Erdington pub

Police were called to a report of a stabbing in Erdington on Friday night.

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The incident took place at the Cross Keys, High Street at 9.50pm.

On arrival a 41-year-old man was found with serious injuries and taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable and no longer life-threatening.

A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Leathers save motorcyclist's life

Paramedics say the driver of this motorcycle would have died if not for his leathers Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics who treated a motorcyclist after a road accident on Thursday 26 May say the full leathers he was wearing saved his life.

The 24-year-old man was involved in a crash on Witton Lodge Road in Erdington at 11.20pm on Thursday.

He was taken to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

A spokesperson from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said the value of wearing motorcycling leathers cannot be underestimated:

The 24-year-old was found some distance away from where his badly damaged bike was. A parked car was also damaged nearby.

The man had suffered chest injuries but the full ‘leathers’ that he was wearing had done their job and protected from many other injuries.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

84-year-old woman critically injured in Birmingham collision

An elderly woman is critically ill in hospital after being injured in a collision in Erdington yesterday afternoon.

The car was turning from Goosemoor Lane on to Court Lane. Credit: Google Street View

The 84-year-old was a passenger in a white Hyundai i10 which was turning right out of Goosemoor Lane on to Court Lane just after 3pm.

There was a collision between this car and a white Seat Leon as they both travelled in the same direction along Court Lane.

It resulted in both vehicles mounting the pavement and hitting a lamppost.

The woman suffered serious head and internal injuries.

The driver of the Seat Leon was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed pending further enquiries.

Several witnesses stopped at the scene and have been spoken to, but I would urge anyone else who may have seen what happened or the vehicles travelling along Court Lane to contact me and my team.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit

The road was closed for a number of hours to allow for a forensic reconstruction and for the debris to be cleared.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log reference 1354 of 15 May 2016.

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