A busy Birmingham road remains closed after a large fire broke out an an old motorcycle shop. The building will now be demolished.Read the full story ›
Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder on Braithwaite Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham at around 11.30pm last night.
Three men aged 25, 21 and 20 have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
The 22-year-old was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Police are asking anyone who has any information to contact them on 101.
West Midlands Police are appealing for information after a vulnerable man from Sparkbrook, who has dementia, went missing.
68-year-old Abdulla Shirwa was last seen at 4pm yesterday (7 March).
The man was found with serious injuries in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham before later being pronounced dead at the scene.Read the full story ›
One of the victims was knifed seriously in the neck after disorder broke out on Stoney Lane, in Sparkbrook, just before 6.30pm last night.Read the full story ›
Police have released details of a man they want to trace in connection with a large scale disorder in Sparkbrook last year where a man died.Read the full story ›
A court has heard how a ten year old boy started losing his hair after he was beaten by his teachers at an Islamic school because he wasn't reading the Koran properly.
Mohammed Siddique, who's 60 and his 24 year old son Mohammed Waqar, have admitted child cruelty.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that they both hit a ten year old pupil with a stick, once on the back of his legs and on another occasion they slapped him.
The boy said he was hit as a form of punishment if he misbehaved or didn't do his work properly.
He said he was hit on the back of his hand if he didn't read from the Koran properly during lessons at the Sparkbrook Islamic Centre attached to the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Birmingham .
The men will be sentenced this afternoon.
Three men have been charged in connection with a brawl in Sparkbrook in which a man died.
Fazal Khan, 34, and Pierzada Khan, 32, both from Sparkbrook and security guard Asif Iqbal, 27, from Sparkhill have been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.
Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after the fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on July 2. Two others were taken to hospital.
Several men have been charged with murder and are currently awaiting trial.
Naweed Bashardost to appear before city magistrates today charged with the murder of Ikram Ullah Khan in Sparkbrook. http://t.co/hGkBQKHh7Q
A 22-year-old man from Birmingham will appear before magistrates today charged with the murder of a man in Sparkbrook.
Ikram Ullah Khan, who was 28, died from a stab wound to the neck last Wednesday evening.
Four more people have been bailed after a young father was murdered in Birmingham.
Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in front of crowds in Grantham Road on Wednesday night.
The men aged 30, 31, 32 and 34 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.
As part of their bail conditions, the men are not allowed to enter the city of Birmingham.
Two other men arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday are due to be questioned once they have been declared medically fit.
Four other men in their 20s have also been bailed.