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West Midlands Police are hunting two carjackers who stole a car with two young children inside, before dumping them on a road in Birmingham.

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One in three cystic fibrosis sufferers die waiting for a transplant

A charity is warning that cystic fibrosis sufferers could die before they receive a lung transplant which could save their lives.

The genetic diseases causes the lungs and digestive system to clog up with mucus and for some, their only option of survival is to have a transplant.

But statistics revealed today show that one in three die waiting.

Mark Westworth from Erdington, north Birmingham, is waiting for a transplant and says without one, he'll die.

Two arrested following Erdington shooting

Two men have been arrested following a shooting in Erdington this afternoon. Police found out about the incident after a man arrived at a hospital in Birmingham with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Two men aged 25 and 31, both from the Kingstanding area, were arrested at an address on Warren Farm Road on suspicion of attempted murder. Both remain in police custody.

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Man charged with attempted murder after officer struck by car in Erdington

The area near to where the officer was injured. Credit: ITV News Central

A 50-year-old man will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning charged with attempted murder after a police officer was struck by a car that he was trying to stop in Erdington on Friday.

The man, who was arrested in Aston later that evening, is also charged with dangerous driving, burglary and assaulting the arresting police officers.

The 44-year-old police officer who was injured during the incident in Oval Road, suffered multiple fractures and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Injured officer waiting for surgery

The area near to where the officer was injured Credit: ITV News Central

A police officer who suffered serious pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries when he was knocked down by a car in Erdington is waiting for surgery.

The officer, aged 44, is in a stable condition after being struck while searching for a burglary suspect.

A 50-year-old man arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder is in custody.

Police investigation continues after one of their own seriously injured

A police officer was seriously injured after being hit by a car he was trying to stop in Erdington, Birmingham.

A 50-year-old man was arrested within hours of the collision last night, and is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

The officer suffered pelvic, leg and shoulder injuries following the incident in Oval Road and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

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Police officer remains in hospital after being hit by car

West Midlands Police have released more information after a police officer was struck by a car he tried to stop as he searched for a burglary suspect.

Officers were called to reports of an intruder in a shed in the Erdington area of Birmingham shortly before 3pm yesterday.

They searched the area and a short time later a man matching the description of the suspect was spotted in a car.

The 44-year-old officer, who has served with the force for 11 years and is from Sutton Coldfield police station, was struck by the blue Honda estate as he attempted to stop the vehicle.

He was left with a suspected fractured pelvis and leg and shoulder injuries. The officer remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, a force spokesman said.

Detectives are continuing to question the arrested man.

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Police officer struck by car in burglary suspect chase

A 50-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was struck by a car in Birmingham.

Police say the 44-year old officer from Sutton Coldfield Police Station was injured after attempting to stop the car, while searching for a burglary suspect in the Erdington area of the city. He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Enquiries are continuing at the scene and police are warning of disruption. They're urging drivers to avoid the area.

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