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Journalist rejects MP's 'apology' for punch-threat tweet

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown said she did not accept the "apology" issued by Tory MP Mike Fabricant, after he tweeted about punching her in the throat.

Read: Tory MP tweets about punching female journalist

Writing on Twitter, she said his comments were a "violent urge" and "unacceptable".

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MP 'completely' apologises for punching tweet

A member of Parliament who tweeted that he would have to "punch" a woman in the mouth has reiterated his apology.

Read: MP 'withdraws and apologises' after punching tweet

Mike Frabricant's original comments on the matter were criticised as being equivocal.


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MP 'withdraws and apologises' after punching tweet

An MP has apologised after tweeting that he would "punch" a female journalist "in the throat".

Read: Tory MP tweets about punching a female journalist

In a series of tweets, the MP said he would never seriously threaten anyone with violence.

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Tory MP tweets about punching a female journalist

A Tory MP has appeared to tweet about physically assaulting a female journalist by punching her in the throat.

The Twitter account of Mike Fabricant, MP for Lichfield, made the comment in reference to a debate on last night's Channel 4 News on between journalists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Rod Liddle.

Labour's shadow minister for women immediately condemned the comments as "disgusting".

12-year-old boy injured in Lichfield after being hit by car

A 12-year-old boy has been injured in Lichfield this afternoon, after being hit by a car.

Ambulance crews, including the West Midlands Air Ambulance, were called to Main Street in Whittington at 4pm.

On arrival at the scene a 12 year old boy was found on the floor after he had reportedly gone underneath the wheels of the vehicle. The pedestrian was treated at the scene for a potential pelvic injury. The boy was immobilised and given pain relief before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

A Critical Care Paramedic from the air ambulance travelled on board the land ambulance with the crew continuing to provide medical treatment to the casualty whilst en route to hospital.

The driver of the car, a woman, was assessed at the scene. She was visibly shaken following the incident but did not require any further hospital treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman


Man dies in car crash in Staffordshire

A man has died after his car veered off the road and crashed, landing on its roof in Staffordshire in the early hours of today.

It happened on Fisherwick Wood Lane in Lichfield shortly after midnight.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman Suzie Fothergill said:

Crews arrived to find a 4x4 vehicle that had left the carriageway and was found overturned down an embankment.

Unfortunately on assessment of the driver, a man, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased at the scene

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