West Midlands Police are hunting two carjackers who stole a car with two young children inside, before dumping them on a road in Birmingham.
After a massive fire five years ago, St. Barnabas church in Erdington is reopening today with a special rededication service.
Body in scrap yard
– Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones, West Midlands Police
“Given the nature of the man’s injuries we have launched a murder investigation and appeal for information from the public to aid our enquiries.”
Detectives investigating the death of a man in Erdington have arrested a 27-year-old local man in connection with the incident.
The victim was found around lunchtime yesterday.
The local man was arrested last night in Kingsbury Road, near to where the victim's body was discovered, and is currently being questioned.
Police are trying to contact the victim's family to formally identify him.
A post mortem examination is due on Monday to find out exactly how he died.
A police cordon is in place outside a house where a man's body was discovered earlier this morning in Erdington.
Police have launched a murder inquiry and are attempting to identify the man.
Police have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a man's body at a house in Erdington.
The man was found at 11:45am this morning at a house on Kingsbury Road.
The house has been cordoned off and police are attempting to identify the man.
A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of the man's death.
A 14-year-old boy has been stabbed in Erdington after an argument between a group of people police say.
The teenager was stabbed in the stomach around 4.00pm yesterday on Wood End Lane, he was then taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable and expected to make a full recovery.
No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses.
Inspector Michaela Kerr, from the major investigation team in Birmingham, said:
– Inspector Michaela Kerr, major investigation team, Birmingham
“This is an unusual incident which happened at a very busy time in a very busy place and we are keen to speak to anybody who may have seen what happened before and after the stabbing took place.
A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Erdington in the early hours of this morning (9 November).
Officers were alerted by the ambulance service to the incident on Coton Lane at 01.00.
Police say a 33-year-old man was found slumped against a wall with a stab wound to his neck. Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Police are continuing to question a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder following a fire at a house in Birmingham.
The fire broke out in Church Road, Erdington, on Thursday night. West Midlands Police say a man in his late twenties died in the fire. He's not yet been identified. A man who was later arrested is being treated in hospital for burns.
Police in Birmingham have sealed off a scrap yard after a body was discovered inside a car.
It was found following a fire involving a number of vehicles at a salvage yard inGravelly Lane, Erdington last night.
Inquiries into how it started are underway and the yard has been cordoned off.
– Detective Sergeant Andy Bradley, from West Midlands Police CID
We are at the early stages of our inquiry and the death is being treated as unexplained as we try to determine how the person died, and the fire began.
We are urging anyone with information about last night's events to come forward and speak to us at their earliest opportunity.