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Investigation launched after three men shot in Birmingham street

Police received reports of a 'large disorder' on Regent Street Credit: Google Street View

An investigation has been launched after three men were taken to hospital for gun shot wounds after a 'large disorder' yesterday (Sunday 3 January)

The incident happened on Regent Road in Handsworth around 4.30pm. The men were taken to hospital with minor injuries, where one remains with an injury to his lower back.

The other two, aged 28 and 30, were discharged following treatment for injuries to their feet and have been arrested for public order offences.

Another man, aged 31, was arrested at the scene also on suspicion of a public order offence.

Regent Road continues to be cordoned off while forensic experts examine the scene.

We are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact us as soon as possible. In particular we know there were cars in the area at the time so we would like to hear from any drivers or passengers who may have seen what happened to help us understand the motives behind the incident.”

– Detective Sergeant Adam Hicklin


Lucky escape for bin man after car collides with his lorry

A refuse collector had a lucky escape after a car collided with his bin lorry in Birmingham earlier this morning.

The car that collided with the bin lorry in Handsworth. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Church Lane in Handsworth at just before 7am.

He was treated for treated for chest, abdominal and hip pain but did not suffer any serious injuries. The driver of the car did not have any injuries.

Crews treated a man in his thirties who was collecting waste bins when a car collided with his refuse lorry.

The patient was treated for chest, abdominal and hip pain. Crews immobilised the patient with the use of a neck collar and spinal board.

He was also given pain relief before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Pedestrian seriously injured after collision with car

The pedestrian has suffered serious head injury. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A woman has been taken to a major trauma centre after being hit by a car in Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Soho Road, Handsworth shortly before 5.40am today.

The woman suffered a serious head injury and had gone into cardiac arrest.

Crews at the scene immobilised her, applied a pelvic splint and she was given fluids. Advanced life support techniques were also performed on her.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Funeral date announced for sisters killed in Handsworth collision

Lily and Shelly Wu died after the crash in Grove Lane Credit: BPM Media

The funeral for two sisters aged just seven and six who were killed when they were hit by a car in June will take place next Tuesday.

Lily and Shelly Wu died after the crash in Grove Lane, at the junction of Artobus Road in Handsworth two months ago.

Their mother Zhu Lan was seriously injured along with the little girls’ brother Edward, 13, and sister Catherine, 12, who were rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Lily and Shelly Wu will finally be laid to rest with a remembrance service for their family at Seasons Palace in Smethwick and later at Handsworth Cemetery.

The girls, who were pupils at Wilkes Green Infants, were crossing the road with their family to catch a bus to a local Chinese Sunday school when they were hit.

Before the service on Tuesday, there will be a small ceremony at 9am at the scene of the crash where the children will be remembered. Respectful well-wishers are invited to attend. --

Man stabbed to death in Birmingham named

A man who was stabbed to death in the Handsworth area of Birmingham on Sunday has been named by police as Lukasz Furmanek.

Lukasz Furmanek was stabbed to death on Sunday Credit: West Midlands Police

A post-mortem examination carried out this afternoon confirmed that the 24-year-old died after being stabbed, West Midlands Police said.

A 31-year-old man who was also stabbed during the attack, which happened at around 3am in Grove Lane, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Detectives are examining CCTV footage from the area Credit: ITV News Central

Detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry and are examining CCTV footage in the surrounding area.

Grove Lane remains closed while forensic officers continue to search for clues.

DCI Sam Ridding, who is leading the investigation, said:

We are working around the clock to find the people responsible for this attack and bring them to justice.

We continue to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information that could help us.

We appreciate that this attack will have caused concern to the local community but at this stage it appears to have been an isolated offence.

Although it happened in the early hours of the morning someone may have been passing by and seen something that could help us.

We also want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything out of the ordinary.

– DCI Sam Ridding, West Midlands Police

Woman dies in Handsworth house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in Handsworth in Birmingham.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Churchill Road earlier this evening.

Firefighters are currently investigating the cause but it is not thought to be suspicious.

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