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Amazing X-Ray of a ball of string swallowed by a cat

X-Ray shows the string was twisted in her stomach and intestines. Credit: Birmingham Mail

An X-Ray taken from Roxy, an 11-month-old cat from King's Heath Birmingham, shows where a ball of string became lodged in her stomach after chewing her favourite toy.

The Siamese cat was rushed to YourVets Wythall Clinic near her home, after her owner discovered her choking on pieces of string from her favourite toy.

Roxy is an 11-month-old Siamese cat from Kings Heath. Credit: Birmingham Mail

Roxy was immediately operated on by two surgeons in a complex procedure to remove all of string.

She is now completely back to normal and vets have urged that owners must supervise their pets at all times when playing with toys of any kind.

Police find body in van parked in pub car park

The White Swan in Wythall where the body was found Credit: Google Street View

Police have found a man's body in a van parked in a pub car park in Wythall in Bromsgrove.

Officers were called to the White Swan on Alcester Road just after 9am on Saturday morning after a member of the public made the discovery.

Harbans Agimal went missing from his home in Kings Heath on Thursday 12 June. Credit: West Midlands Police

The dead man has been identified as Harbans Agimal who went missing from his home in Kings Heath in Birmingham on Thursday 12 June.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and Mr Agimal’s family have been informed.

Detective Sergeant Matt Stone, leading the search for Mr Agimal, said:

We would like to thank everyone who assisted in spreading the appeal for help to find Mr Agimal. Our sympathies are now with his family at this tragic time.”

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Family desperate to hear from missing man

Harbans Agimal has not been seen since 12th June Credit: West Midlands Police

The family of man from Birmingham, who is believed to have disappeared after leaving his home and posting his wallet through the letterbox, say he has never gone missing like this before.

Police are appealing for sightings of 54-year-old Harbans Agimal or his van which has a dent in the front wing.

Birmingham South Police Missing People Co-ordinator, PC Steven Carlin, said:

“His family say he’s never gone missing like this before so understandably they are worried about his state of mind and desperately want to know he’s OK.

“If anyone believes they may have seen the vehicle I’d urge them to contact me as soon as possible.”

Have you seen this man or his van?

Police are trying to find a Birmingham man who disappeared from his home overnight.

54-year-old Harbans Agimal left his home in Kings Heath yesterday and posted his wallet through the letterbox Credit: West Midlands Police

It is thought Harbans Agimal left his home in Norton Close, Kings Heath in the early hours of yesterday morning in a blue van, having posted his wallet through the letterbox.

The 54-year-old has not been seen since.

Police are asking members of the public to come forward if they see the van or Mr Agimal.

The van Mr Agimal left his home in on Thursday 12th June Credit: West Midlands Police

Building collapses after fire in Kings Heath

Firefighters damping down at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters have told ITV News Central a large part of the Cash Converters building on Kings Heath High Street has collapsed following a fire this morning.

They received a 999 call at 5.02am to reports of smoke coming from the building. Police are investigating the cause but say they are treating the fire as suspicious.

Plaque outside Cash Converters in Kings Heath, Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

The building on York Road is the former Ritz Ballroom that hosted the likes of The Beatles, Pink Flloyd and the Rolling Stones.

The Beatles who once played the Ritz Ballroom in Kings Heath Credit: PA

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Fire in Kings Heath being treated as suspicious

Firefighters remain at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

Police have confirmed they are treating a fire at a shop on Kings Heath High Street as suspicious.

Smoke covers High Street in Kings Heath Credit: ITV News Central

The road will remain closed for the rest of the day after firefighters were called out just after 5am this morning.

The Cash Converters shop has been destroyed in the blaze. Nobody has been injured.

Firefighters tackle plaze at Cash Converters in Kings Heath Credit: ITV News Central

Fire destroys Cash Converters in Kings Heath

Firefighters damping down at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters are damping down after a fire broke out at the Cash Converters store on Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service confirmed they were in attendance at the blaze shortly after 6am this morning. The road remains closed between York Road and Heathfield Road/Silver Street.

National Express West Midlands has diverted the number 35 and 50 bus services.

Fire in Kings Heath, Birmingham

Firefighters tackle plaze at Cash Converters in Kings Heath Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Police are urging motorists to avoid Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham because of a fire at Cash Converters. West Midlands Police have told ITV Central the road is likely to remain closed between York Road and Silver Street for much of the morning.

Diversions are in place down Institute Road.

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