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Appeal for information about silver car after fatal hit and run

Credit: West Midlands Police

Antony Maskell, known as Tony, was killed on 30 July after he was involved in a collision in Oldbury.

He was walking along the dual carriageway on Birchfield Lane just before midnight when the collision happened - just outside the Whiteheath Tavern.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries but died the next day.

Officers would like anyone who knows anything about this silver Nissan Micra to get in touch. They believe it was involved in the collision.

Credit: West Midlands Police

Two people are also believed to have been passing by with a dog following the collision and could have important information about the car involved.

Tony's family are desperate for the truth behind his tragic death and our investigation is moving forward every day.

– Sergeant Julie Lyman

50-year-old man dies following West Midlands hit-and-run

A man, who was badly hurt in a suspected hit-and-run in Oldbury last week, has died from his injuries.

Anthony Maskell, known as Tony and aged 50, has died. Credit: West Midlands Police

Anthony Maskell, 50, was walking along the dual carriageway on Birchfield Lane just before midnight on 30 July, when he was involved in a collision which took place outside the Whiteheath Tavern.

He was immediately taken to hospital with a serious head injury, but died the following day.

Investigating officers are now urging the driver of a light-coloured Nissan thought to be involved to come forward so they can give Mr Maskell’s family the answers they need.

Mr Maskell’s sudden death has left a hole in his family’s life and they are anxious to find out exactly what happened that evening.

“They are currently being supported by specially trained officers as we work to piece together the circumstances of their loved one’s death.

“From debris left at the scene and CCTV footage, we believe the car involved was a light-coloured Nissan and I would urge the driver to do the right thing and contact us as soon as possible so they can explain what happened.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or noticed a Nissan with fresh damage in the days following the collision.”

– PC Karl Davies from the Collision Investigation Unit

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Photos released of Oldbury supermarket robbery

Police have released photos of three men in relation to an armed robbery at a supermarket in Oldbury in May.

Police want to speak to three men about an armed robbery in Oldham Credit: West Midlands Police

Staff at Morrisons were threatened by a group of armed men who entered the shop with iron bars armed 9pm on May 7. They were forced to hand over a large amount of cash. Nobody was injured but members of staff were left very shaken by the robbery.

The first man is described as 5ft 6ins tall, of stocky build, wearing a jacket which had a light blue top half and dark blue bottom half.

The second is described as around 6ft tall, of stocky build, wearing a blue hooded top with white stripes down the arms.

The third suspect is described as around 6ft tall, of a slim build and was wearing a black hooded top.

Anyone who thinks they may know their identity is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man found with stab wounds outside McDonald's

It happened on Wolverhampton Road this afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been found with multiple stab wounds at a McDonald's in Oldbury.

Police arrived at the restaurant on Wolverhampton Road at 5:30pm to find a man with serious injuries. Officers believe he had driven himself to McDonald's, having been stabbed elsewhere.

He has been taken to hospital.

The area has been sealed off while police launch an investigation into what happened.

The victim has been taken to hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Latest photo of Oldbury fire factory destruction

This photo of the inside of a plastics factory destroyed in a huge fire in Oldbury shows the sheer scale of the destruction from the fire.

Part of the factory may have to be demolished later as it is in danger of collapsing. Credit: ITV News Central

Part of the factory may have to be demolished later as it is in danger of collapsing.

At its height more than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze on Tat Bank Road yesterday which saw huge plumes of smoke that could be seen for several miles.

Investigation underway into huge fire at factory in Oldbury

An investigation is underway into a huge factory fire in Oldbury.

Fire crews have been dampening down overnight Credit: BPM Media

Fire crews have been dampening down overnight after bringing the blaze under control.

Billowing black smoke from the plastics manufacturers on Tat Bank road could be seen from miles away.

It caused traffic chaos on the roads and some public transport was delayed.

Fire service still advising people close windows & doors

Speaking to ITV News Central's Andy Bevan, Steve Harris, from the West Midlands Fire Service, explains what happened earlier today as a plastics factory was destroyed by fire.

The service continue to advise people to keep windows and doors closed, with smoke lingering in the air, despite the fire now being out.

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