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Appeal after 9-year-old in critical condition after collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy suffered serious head injuries following a collision in Handsworth yesterday (Friday 24 June).

The boy, a pedestrian, aged 9, was in a collision with a Ford Focus on Grove Lane near to the junction with Douglas Road and Hinstock Road at around 5.55pm Friday.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man was spoken to at the scene by officers and is assisting the enquiry.

Man stabbed to death in Birmingham park

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man was stabbed to death in a Handsworth park this morning.

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Officers were called to Waverhill Park in Waverhill Road, around 10.20 this morning, following reports of a man being stabbed.

Ambulance crews were called and the 34-year-old man was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A forensic post mortem will take place in due course. The man is not being named at this stage.

Police have cordoned off the park and are currently carrying out forensic investigations and local house to house enquiries. Officers will also be examining CCTV covering the scene.

A murder inquiry has begun and investigations are currently on-going but an early stage. We are appealing for anyone who was in the park this morning and who may have seen anything or who has any information to call police on 101.

– Detective Inspector Shaun Egan from the force’s homicide team

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15 children among those evacuated from building after basement fire

Aston Fire Station have confirmed 15 children and 22 adults were evacuated from a building after a electrical fire in the basement of a building in Birmingham.

Damage caused to electrical fuse board following basement fire in block of flats Credit: Aston Fire Station
White watch respond to an electrical basement fire, 22 adults and 15 children evacuated from block. Credit: Aston Fire Station

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Man arrested over reports of shots fired in Handsworth

Police arrested the man today Credit: PA

Police have arrested a man as part of an investigation into reports of shots being fired in Handsworth.

The 33-year-old man has been released on bail pending further enquiries as detectives continue to probe the suspected shooting on 12 February.

Officers were called to the scene on Thornhill Road at around 12:30am. Two damaged cars were found but there were no reports of any injuries.

The area was cordoned off for several hours while forensic experts searched the area for evidence.

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