A West Midlands teenager arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences has been released on police bail.
The 18-year-old, from Stourbridge, near Birmingham, was arrested at a house in Lye by West Midlands Counter Terrorism officers in a pre-planned operation.
Officers later seized computer equipment from his home address for forensic examination.
"The action was pre-planned and intelligence-led and police are keen to stress there was no immediate threat to public safety.
"The man - arrested on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 - has been bailed until a date in July when he will return for further questioning."
The man has surrendered his passport and must abide by an overnight curfew while on bail.
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This was scene in Stourbridge town centre this afternoon, after a car smashed through a brick wall near to the car park at Tesco Extra.
Fire crews attended the accident off Bell Street at around 1pm despite many firefighters observing a 24 hour strike today, according to the Express & Star.
Police are appealing for help to find a pensioner who's gone missing from Stourbridge.
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Margaret Wakefield, who is 67, was last seen near the Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge last night.
Police say they urgently need help from the public to find her.
Images have been released of two men police need to speak to about a serious assault on board a train.
The attack happened on a train arriving at Stourbridge Junction railway station at around 11.15pm on Saturday, September 20.
Four men had boarded the train at Kidderminster, and they began talking to a man and a woman who were on their way to Birmingham for a night out with friends.
A fight broke out, and two of the men from the group of four threatened the couple. Then, one of the men punched the woman, and smashed a bottle over the man's head.
The male victim needed stitches for a bad cut to his forehead.
"If you recognise either of the men pictured, I would like to hear from you. We would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
“This was a violent assault which has left the victim with a nasty head injury. It’s vital that we trace those responsible.”
Two people have been injured after an accidental fire at a garage in Stourbridge.
One workman at the garage in Hayes Business Park, in Lye was superficially burned on his forehead, and a man from a neighbouring factory suffered smoke inhalation. Both were taken to hospital.
The fire service says the blaze was accidental, caused by a worker who dropped a tool into petrol vapours while working on a car.
The whole building has been affected by the fire, which also destroyed 11 cars.
Power was also lost to nearby properties, and Western Power is at the scene trying to rectify the problem.
The road at the location is also closed, with 3 fire engines and an ariel platform still at the garage. The fire is now under control.
Avoid the area as road closed at The Hayes by Park Road, Stourbridge for crew safety as we deal with an accidental fire in a garage.
Fire now under control at the car garage at The Hayes, Stourbridge. Crews making plans to reduce resources. http://t.co/gswwaM3dFT
A video of four 'grannies' from the Black country dirty dancing, which became a world-wide internet hit, has now had a million Facebook shares.
It was filmed at Stourbridge Carnival and the 'elderly' dance troupe left visitors in stitches by defying their apparent age to bust some raunchy moves to music hits, including ‘twerking’ to Beyonce’s Single Ladies and Gangnam Style by Psy.
But they are actually friend Sue Hawkins, Jackie Fellows, Deb Nicholls and Emma Rollason who perform together for the Dudley-based Fizzog Productions.
The professional group have been together for 14 years after meeting at Dudley College where they studied Community Theatre.
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