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Firefighters recovering after wall smash

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Five firefighters are recovering after the engine they were in crashed through a wall on Stourbridge ring road while responding to a 999 call on Saturday. The incident took place at the junction with High Street, Audnam. The vehicle was extensively damaged, but has been replaced by another in the fleet to ensure a full service for the community. All involved have now left the hospital. Members of the fire service took to twitter to wish them a speedy recovery.

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20-year-old motorcyclist dead after Stourbridge crash

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A 20-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash in Stourbridge.

The rider came off the black Harley Davidson bike at around 2.10am today on Brettell Lane in Brierley Hill.

Despite the efforts of emergency services he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s family is being supported by specially trained officers from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit. Officers from the unit are working to understand exactly what happened.

The circumstances leading up to the fatal crash are still unclear and we are working hard build a better picture of events in the moments before the incident.

Our thoughts are with the biker’s family who have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.

If you can help us with this investigation and have not yet spoken to officers at the scene, then I would please ask that you give us a call on 101.

– Sgt Chris Ridge

Teenager in a 'serious but stable' condition after being stabbed on Stourbridge street

Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was stabbed on a Stourbridge street today.

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Emergency services were called to High Street in Lye at around 1.44am to reports of a 18-year-old man who had been stabbed in the leg.

The ambulance service treated him at the scene and he was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Inquiries are ongoing and officers are trawling CCTV for any clues. No arrests have been made yet.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and could help with the investigation is urged to call the Violent Crime Team at West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

Around 60 firefighters still tackling Stourbridge fire

West Midlands Fire Services are still dealing with the Stourbridge blaze with around 11 fire engines, aerial platforms and 60 firefighters.

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The fire involves large quantity of rubbish including plastics, foams and wood on open ground.

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Road closures still in place after Stourbridge fire

West Midlands Fire Service have advised people to avoid the Stourbridge Road area as they continue to deal with an earlier fire:

40 firefighters tackling blaze in Stourbridge

40 firefighters are tackling a blaze in Stourbridge.

West Midlands Fire Service said they received a large number of 999 calls reporting the fire on Rufford Street in Lye.

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People living nearby are being advised to keep doors and windows closed because of the smoke.

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