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Two injured in Hockley double shooting

An investigation has been launched after two men were shot in Birmingham in the early hours of the morning.

Two men were shot in the early hours of the morning Credit: ITV News Central

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a disorder in Soho Hill in Hockley at around 4:30am after a member of the public raised the alarm after seeing a large group of men gathered in the street and hearing gunshots ring out.

One man was found injured in the street and a second man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Soho Road has been closed whilst forensic teams carry out an investigation.


'Mr Bean' lookalike set for Bollywood

A 49-year-old mortgage broker is heading for Bollywood after impressing film producers with his take on the beloved comedy character Mr Bean.

Steve Keefe from Hockley Heath, Solihull gave up his job as a mortgage broker seven years ago to play the character full time. Steve said:

“People kept telling me I was like Mr Bean and, before I knew it, I was doing birthday parties, music festivals and making public appearances.

“I couldn’t believe it when I got the film call.”

Rowan Atkinson created and played Mr Bean in a hit comedy series in the early 1990s. The slapstick hero is still well-known across the world, and according to Steve, "massive in Asia".

Producers saw his take on Mr Bean - known as 'Mr Asbean' - after Steve uploaded a video to file sharing site YouTube. So far it has been viewed more than 3.4 million times.

Here is a clip of the video that landed Steve his film role (credit: Media Impact):

Steve will be playing a bumbling policeman character called "in the style of Mr Bean" in the film Total Siyapaa - translated as Total Chaos.

Click here to see Steve's full five minute routine.

Police appeal after shooting in Birmingham

Police have appealed for information from the public following a shooting in the Hockley area of Birmingham.

Two men turned up at a hospital in the city early this morning with gunshot wounds and stab injuries.

"A full inquiry has been launched into this morning's events and we urge anyone who was in or around Lodge Road, at the junction with Heaton Street, in the early hours to come forward.

"Officers are at the scene this morning making enquiries and they will be speaking with local people to offer some reassurance to the affected community."

– DCI Andy Bullman, West Midlands Police CID
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