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Man's 'lucky escape' after falling asleep whilst smoking

The fire aftermath Credit: Oldbury Fire Station

Fire crews are have released photos of the aftermath of a fire after a man fell asleep whilst smoking in bed.

They described how a man had a 'lucky escape' at the property in Harborne after falling asleep with a cigarette in the early hours of the morning.


Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car last night

The man died at the scene Credit: PA

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Birmingham last night.

The accident happened on Croftdown Road in the Harborne area of the city at around 10.45pm.

Members of the public tried to save the pedestrian, a middle-aged man, with CPR until ambulance crews arrived.

Ambulance staff immediately began treating the man, but he was confirmed dead at the scene.


The A4123 Court Oak Road is closed in both directions due to an accident.

The area involved is between Hampton Court Road / Queen's Park Road and A4040 Lordswood Road / Crosbie Road.

Traffic heading away from Quinton is affected and buses are also being diverted.


Man charged with Baljit Singh's murder to appear in court

A man is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a father from Birmingham.

Baljit Singh disappeared after he went out to collect a birthday cake for his son Credit: West Midlands Police

Baljit Singh was last seen two days before Christmas when he left his home to collect a birthday cake for his son. His body was discovered in the basement of a house in Rowley Regis on New Year's Day.

A post-mortem found he died from head injuries and a knife wound to the neck. Stuart Millership, of no fixed abode, will appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court charged with his murder.

Police search for missing man from Harborne

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