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Police appeal for help finding missing Birmingham man

Delroy Huxtable has learning difficulties Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for help finding a missing man from Birmingham who has learning difficulties.

Delroy Huxtable, 38, was last seen at 9.30am on Friday 25 April getting onto the Number 8 bus on Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath. He had been going to a day centre in Saltley.

Delroy, from Farmer Road, Small Heath, is described as black, with light stubble, wearing jeans, a grey jumper with a diamond pattern, a black coat with a hood and black shoes.

Anyone who might have seen him is asked to get in touch with police on 101.

Delroy Huxtable was last seen on Friday morning Credit: West Midlands Police


Councillor backs school's energy drinks ban

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Birmingham City Council has praised a Birmingham headteacher for banning high caffeine energy drinks.

Cllr Steve Bedser has responded to the decision by a headteacher at Small Heath School to ban them over fears students were drinking three cans a day.

He said:

These drinks are clearly not aimed at children. They do not form part of a sensible diet and can destroy concentration levels - ruining lessons for pupils and teachers alike.

We want our young people to get the best possible start in life - both in terms of health and physical development and of course in terms of their education.

So, while I'm sure some pupils and maybe one or two parents will be critical of the ban, I applaud Mr Slough for taking a stand and would urge other head teachers across the city to follow his lead.

Police hope picture taken after iPad is stolen could lead them to the thief

Police would like to speak to this man Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an iPad. The picture was taken after the device was stolen.

The tablet computer was stolen from Manor Walk in Market Harborough on the 30th December.

Since the incident the victim has logged on to his iCloud account where he is able to view images from the stolen iPad.

One of those images has been released by the police who would like to speak to the man in question.

They say some of the images on the account suggest the man they want to speak to may be from the Small Heath or Bordsley Green areas of Birmingham.

Woman dies and man arrested after collision in Small Heath

A car collided with pedestrians and a wall Credit: ITV News Central

One woman has died and three other people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision in Birmingham.

A car collided with pedestrians and a wall Credit: ITV News Central

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision involving a car and several pedestrians on Heybarnes Road in Small Heath, Birmingham yesterday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving.

A car collided with pedestrians and a wall Credit: ITV News Central

A four-year-old boy had suspected fractures to his pelvis and leg and was taken to the city's Children's Hospital.

A car collided with pedestrians and a wall Credit: ITV News Central


Mosque explosions linked with Birmingham murder

Police continue to investigate an industrial unit in Small Heath Credit: ITV News Central

Police are continuing to investigate an industrial unit off Talbot Way in Small Heath, Birmingham, in connection with a number of terror explosions outside mosques across the West Midlands and the murder of a 75 year-old man in April.

75 year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered in April, 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

A 25 year-old Ukrainian man was arrested last week following the explosions in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton in the last month.

He was then further arrested this weekend on suspicion of the murder of Mohammed Saleem in April.

A 25 year-old man was thought to have been on a work placement at an industrial site in Small Heath Credit: ITV News Central

A 22 year-old Ukrainian man had been arrested and released without charge. He is now helping the police with their investigation.

Man arrested in connection with mosque bomb attacks now quizzed over pensioner death

West Midlands Police say they are questioning one of the men they have arrested in connection with the Black Country mosque bomb attacks about the death of Mohammed Saleem.

It was the end of April when Mr Saleem was killed as he walked home from evening prayers in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.

The 75-year-old had been stabbed three times in the back.

Late last week officers arrested two men - a 25-year-old and 22-year-old from the Ukraine about the explosions near mosques in Walsall, Tipton and Wolverhampton.

On July 21st a court in London gave counter terrorism officers a further week to hold the two men.

Now the 25-year-old is also being questioned about Mr Saleem's murder - which police are calling a further act of terrorism. Mr Saleem's family have been told of the development.

Karen Griggs reports.

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