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Appeal: 37-year-old missing from hospital

Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who has been missing from a hospital in Birmingham since Wednesday and may be 'unstable'.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Maikl not to approach him as he can be unstable. Credit: West Midlands Police

Maikl Rinkiavicivte, 37, was last seen by staff at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, at around 3.50pm. He is described as around 5ft 10" tall, white and was last seen wearing a blue bomber jacket and grey baseball cap.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Maikl not to approach him as he can be unstable, but to immediately contact their local police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We need to find Maikl as soon as possible.

He suffers from a mental health condition and needs medication which he does not have with him.

Inquiries are on-going to trace Maikl, but we need anyone who knows his whereabouts to call us immediately.

– Mark Hambling from Coventry Police

Pictures: See how the 24-hour walk-out by junior doctors has started

Thousands of junior doctors in England are to begin strike action today, with patients being warned to expect major disruption.

Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media

Talks last week between the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Employers were "constructive" but did not reach a deal.

Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media

The strike is due to last for 24 hours, during which time the doctors will provide only emergency cover.

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Calls for clinical trials after cement hip operation death

The family of a 75-year-old woman from Moseley in Birmingham who died after suffering an adverse reaction while having a controversial hip repair operation is calling for an end to the procedure.

Suzanne Wolffe broke her hip while on an outpatients visit to the QE Hospital in Birmingham in May, but suffered a cardiac arrest after surgical cement was used to repair her thigh bone.

Today, an inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death, saying the surgical team was not at fault. But Mrs Wolffe's family has called for clinical trials into the safety of the procedure. Chris Halpin reports.

Gardener suffers electrical burns after hitting power cable

A man who sustained thirteen percent burns after hitting a power cable whilst gardening has been airlifted to a major trauma centre for specialist burns treatment.

Ambulances were called to reports a man had suffered burns after touching a power cable in the garden of a Tamworth property just before 10am this morning.

When ambulance staff arrived they found a 56-year-old man who had sustained nasty electrical burns to his left arm, shoulder and chest after reportedly hitting a power cable whilst using gardening tools.

“The man was given pain relief and anti-sickness drugs to help stabilise his condition before they applied cooling burns dressings to his wounds. Ambulance staff also carried out checks on his heart to rule out any cardiac concerns following the incident."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The man was transferred by ambulance to an awaiting helicopter which landed in a school field nearby. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to be treated at a specialist trauma and burns unit.

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Parents of Pakistan massacre victims attend Birmingham event

Haris and Ahmad were victims of the attack, and their parents attended the event in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

The parents of a 13-year-old boy who was killed when gunmen opened fire on a school in Pakistan two months ago, attended an event in Birmingham last night to remember the 141 victims of the massacre.

Haris Nawaz was shot dead.

His 14-year-old brother Ahmad is now being treated at a hospital in the city.

Revive liver transplant a 'significant achievement'

Mr Thamara Perera, a liver transplant surgeon, has called a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation a 'significant achievement'.

It comes after a patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham became the first person in the world to have a liver transplant where a machine was to resuscitate a donated liver which would previously have been discarded.

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