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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

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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.

Handsworth man charged with seven counts of sexual assault

Dauda Kamara will appear at Dudley Magistrates Court on Wednesday Credit: West Midlands Police

A 45-year-old former care-worker has been charged in connection with seven cases of serious sexual assault.

Dauda Kamara, from Handsworth, will appear at Dudley Magistrates Court on July 23rd on one charge of rape and six counts of sexual assault.

It is believed the offences took place whilst Mr Dauda was employed by a private company.

Pictures: Seven-year-old dragged under car for 50 feet

Scene of the collision Credit: BPM Media

A seven-year-old boy is said to have been dragged under a car for 50 feet in a collision on Niveveh Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, early yesterday morning.

His five-year-old brother was catapulted onto a car bonnet, and the impact left the windscreen of the car cracked.

A seven-year-old boy was dragged under a car for 50 feet Credit: BPM Media

It's believed to have happened as the children were walking to school.

Eyewitness Jaz Rasul, who owns the Nine Food Store on the corner of Nineveh Road and Victoria Road, said:

“I heard screams and walked out of my shop to find the mother lying across the pavement and I could see the toddler on the bonnet of the car."

The crash scene yesterday morning Credit: BPM Media

The seven-year-old boy is being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for multiple injuries, including a serious head injury.

Police said his mum, 33, suffered a suspected fractured shoulder, and a five-year-old boy was being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl suffered cuts and bruises, and two boys aged nine and 13 have since been given the all clear.

The seven-year-old boy is being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for multiple injuries, including a serious head injury. Credit: BPM Media

The driver of the car was uninjured, but shaken following the incident.

Police said she was helping them with their inquiries.

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Police confirm boy involved in crash has 'serious head injury'

Police have confirmed a seven-year-old boy is being treated for a serious head injury in hospital after a crash in Handsworth this morning. He was walking to school with his mother when they were involved in a crash with a Vauxhall Corsa.

A 33-year-old woman is in hospital with a suspected fractured shoulder. The seven-year-old boy has multiple injuries. A five-year-old boy is being treated for a minor head injury. An 11-year-old girl and two boys aged nine and 13, who were also involved, have since been given the all clear.

Police say the driver of the car is helping them with their enquiries. Any witnesses are urged to call 101. Nineveh Road was closed for three hours this morning, but has since reopened.

7 year old boy 'dragged under car for 50ft' during crash

The 7-year-old boy was taken to Birmingham hospital Credit: WMAS

A 7-year-old boy was 'dragged under a car for 50ft' according to reports from the scene of a crash in Birmingham.

A mother and four children from the same family required medical treatment following the accident involving a car and five pedestrians on Nineveh Road in Handsworth during this mornings rush hour.

The woman driving the car was uninjured.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Crews arrived to find significant traffic disruption at the scene following a collision between a car and five pedestrians..

Reports at the scene suggested one patient, a seven year old boy, had been dragged underneath the car for approximately 50ft, leading to serious injuries. He was treated for injuries to his face and a fractured arm before being taken on alert to Birmingham Children’s Hospital."

Student due in court on attempted murder charge

Heathfield road had to be closed off. Credit: ITV News Central

A 22-year-old Criminal Psychology student is due to appear in court today accused of stabbing a teenager.

Josh Welch from Heathfield Road in Handsworth allegedly attacked the 17-year-old man's head and back with a kitchen knife in the early hours of Thursday morning, as the pair walked together to a local shop.

Welch is originally from Wolverhampton and is studying at Birmingham City University.

He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

A 17-year-old is in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Student to appear in court on attempted murder charge

A 22-year-old Criminal Psychology student is due to appear in court tomorrow accused of stabbing a teenager.

Josh Welch from Heathfield Road in Handsworth allegedly attacked the 17-year-old man with a kitchen knife in the early hours of Thursday morning, as they walked together to a local shop.

Welch is originally from Wolverhampton and is studying at Birmingham City University. He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

A 17-year-old is in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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