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Photos from scene of stabbing in Smethwick

The A4092 in Cape Hill, Smethwick is close in both directions due to a stabbing between B4136 Windmill Lane and Raglan Road.

Roads closed in Cape Hill. Credit: ITV News Central/Sonia Matharu
Police are at the scene of the reported stabbing Credit: ITV News Central/Sonia Matharu

The closures are affecting B4136 Windmill Lane between A4092 Cape Hill and Raglan Road Near Windmill Retail Park.

Roads cordoned off. Credit: ITV News Central/Sonia Matharu


Driver lucky to escape after crash

The scene of the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Ambulance staff were left stunned after turning up at the scene of a crash to find a car that had suffered massive damage, yet the driver was unhurt.

The crash happened on Soho Way in Smethwick at about 11.10pm last night.

An ambulance was sent to the scene after three 999 calls.

When crews arrived they found a car that had been left in a ‘banana’ shape with the roof crushed down after rolling over and hitting a lamppost.

The man driving had somehow managed to get out of the vehicle and was walking about at the scene.

He was complaining of some back and chest pain but had no obvious injuries.

He refused immobilisation but was taken to Sandwell Hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Julie Walters gets Bafta nomination for role in Brooklyn

Julie Walters has been nominated for a Bafta Credit: PA

Actress Julie Walters has been nominated for a Bafta for her role in the film Brooklyn.

The Smethwick-born star has been nominated in the supporting actress category alongside Kate Winslet, Rooney Mara, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alicia Vikander.

He Named Me Malala, the film documenting the journey of Malala Yousafzai being shot in the head by the Taliban to her life now in Birmingham, has also been nominated for best documentary.

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