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Birmingham Dunlop Motorsport factory to close today

The closure of the plant was announced in February Credit: PA

125 years of tyre-making will end at the Dunlop Motorsport factory in Birmingham today.

The closure of the plant was announced in February, with 241 people made redundant.

Despite calls from MPs to keep production in the city, production is being moved 3,500 miles away to Ohio in America.

Teen in court over Birmingham stabbing

A teenager is appearing in court this morning charged in connection with a stabbing in Birmingham.

The attack happened on Slade Road in Erdington a week ago.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates to face a charge of causing grievous bodily harm.

Police say the victim, who has been named as 24-year-old Kurt Homer, is still fighting for his life in hospital.


Police try to trace man after alleged bus assault

Police want to speak to this man Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a Birmingham bus driver was assaulted and racially abused.

The driver of the bus did not allow the man on the bus as he had previously made racist comments to him in a separate incident in January.

The man started shouting abuse at the driver before repeatedly punching the plastic glass around the cab causing it to cave in.

Police want to speak to this man Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say the driver was uninjured but shaken by the attack which happened at around 6.15am on Wednesday 25 September on the 11C bus in Wood Lane, Erdington.

PC Michelle Arnold, from the Birmingham Investigation Team, said: "This was a nasty verbal and physical attack that left the driver very shaken and frightened.

"We believe the suspect is from the local area and would urge anyone who has information about him to come forward and contact us."


Baby shaken to death in Birmingham: man found guilty

A father who shook his ten-week old baby to death has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Kurt Delves, from Grafton Court in Erdington in Birmingham, snapped and repeatedly shook Harli Reid after buying presents to mark her first Christmas.

The baby was left with devastating brain injuries.

Delves, who was 20 at the time when he fatally injured the baby in December 2010.

Prosecutors argued that he had become frustrated because he was unable to stop her crying and shook her violently several times.

Police attacker jailed for 12 years

A burglar who crushed a police officer between a car and a lamppost as he tried to flee the scene of a Birmingham break-in has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for GBH with intent.

Carl Anderson, 50, from Aston failed to stop and drove off with PC Peter McGinn clinging to his Honda car in Erdington on June 7th 2013.

PC McGinn underwent surgery after sustaining serious shoulder, leg and pelvic injuries.

Anderson also admitted burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and using a vehicle without insurance.

Man charged over fatal crash in Erdington

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal road traffic collision in Erdington yesterday morning.

The 19-year-old is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today. He also faces charges of driving without a licence or insurance.

Police were called to the scene on Gravelly Hill at around 1:30am after a Fiat Brava collided with a Transit van.

Four passengers in the car – one man and three women – were taken to hospital.

An 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead shortly after 3am. The man remains in a critical condition. Two other passengers are expected to be discharged from hospital later today.

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