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Woman in serious condition following stabbing

Rowan Road, Sedgley, West Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation is underway in Sedgley after a woman was stabbed in the stomach outside her home this morning.

Police were called to Rowan Road at around 6:15am by the ambulance service.

A 21-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of wounding and remains in custody this afternoon.

The suspect is known to the woman, also 21, who is currently in a serious condition in hospital.

Officers spent the morning searching the area for evidence and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Car of missing woman found near Sedgley

The search is continuing for a woman after she went missing from her home near Bristol. An area of woodland in Sedgley was searched last night and the woman's Silver Honda Civic was found. Frankie Warren, aged 26 and from Thornbury in Gloucestershire, was reported missing on Wednesday evening.

She was last seen at 8.40am and did not turn up at work as expected.

Her family and the police officers searching for her are worried for her welfare because of her state of mind when she left.

She is white, 5" 8" tall and slim. She has a pieced left nostril, blue eyes and straight blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue tracksuit with full-length jogging bottoms with a white waist cord and a white logo on the leg. She had a light-grey hooded tracksuit top and a quilted jacket made of brown, shiny material and a fur-trimmed hood.

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Concern for missing woman from Thornbury

Frankie Warren hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are trying to trace a 26-year-old woman who has gone missing from Thornbury in South Gloucestershire.

Frankie Warren was last seen by her parents yesterday morning (Wednesday). Her car, a silver Honda Civic, is believed to have been in the West Midlands area yesterday afternoon.

It's thought she could be in Worcester.

Officers say she has never disappeared before. They are worried about her as she has been upset and unwell recently.


View showing area where the hit & run happened last night

Google Street View showing the area around the Leopard Pub on Sedgley Road in Dudley Credit: Google Street View

This is the street view of where the hit and run happened in Sedgly on Saturday night (17th November).

A 21-year-old man was knocked down by a vehicle when crossing the road outside the Leopard Pub on Sedgley Road at 11 o'clock last night.

Aerial view showing approximate location of the hit & run Credit: Google Maps

Man dies in hit-and-run in the Black Country

A twenty one-year-old man has died in a hit-and-run in the Black Country.

The man was crossing the road outside the Leopard Pub on Sedgley Road in Dudley shortly after 11 o'clock on Saturday night.

He was hit by the vehicle which was travelling from Dudley towards Sedgley.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward, or if they have noticed a vehicle with any front end damage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Collision Investigation Unit in Perry Barr on the 101 number.

Police call for more clubbers to come forward

Shane Watson: Described by his family as compassionate and the apple of his Mum's eye Credit: West Midlands Police

Police investigating the death of 23-year-old Shane Watson from Sedgley are appealing for more witnesses who may have seen him on the night he was killed to contact them.

Mr Watson was in Monty's Bar on Friday 27th July through until the early hours of Saturday morning before being fatally assaulted in a nearby alleyway.

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Harry Harrison says they have spoken to some people who were in the bar that night but believes many more could hold vital information:

"We understand Monty's was busy on the night Shane died and, although we've spoken to several witnesses, I'm sure more people may have seen what happened or may unwittingly be sitting on important information.

"I'd ask for anyone who was at Monty's on the night or in the vicinity around Springfield Grove between 1am and 4am where Shane was found seriously injured to contact us as soon as possible."

The alleyway where Shane Watson was found with substantial injuries Credit: ITV Central

Shane's family released a heart-felt statement, thanking the public for their support and describing him as compassionate, caring and popular.

"We are grateful for witnesses that have so far come forward and would like to encourage others who may be able to help to do the same.

"He was his dad's best mate and the apple of his mum's eye. He always used to say that life is short and to have fun and create memories that make you smile."

Two teenagers aged 18 and 19 from Sedgley have been charged with Shane's murder and remanded in prison to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on October 22.

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