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Pedestrian dies after collision in Stourbridge

A 66-year-old pedestrian died after a collision with a car on Brettell Lane in Stourbridge on Sunday night.

He was treated by paramedics, however, he died a short time later.

The pedestrian died soon after the collision. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Officers were called to High Street Amblecote at the junction of Brettell Lane at around 6.50pm following reports that a car had hit a man and had driven away from the scene.

A 25-year-old man, who was the driver of a red Vauxhall Corsa that collided with the man, was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

And now officers want to speak to another driver who may be able to help them with their enquiries.

The road was very busy last night and we are appealing to the driver of a black 4x4 who was in the area at the time of the collision to come forward.

The driver would have been turning into Brettell Lane from High Street, Amblecote at around the time of the collision. The 4 x 4 driver did stop initially at the scene but left a short time later. We are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who lost his life and specialist officers continue to liaise with them.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police

Police appealing for witnesses after 12-year-old boy seriously injured in collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a non-stop traffic collision in Stourbridge, in which a 12-year-old boy was left seriously injured.

The boy was crossing the road when he was hit by a vehicle that failed to stop on Monday 5 October at 7.25pm in Brook Street at the junction of Heath Street.

The child suffered a badly broken leg following the incident, which required surgery.

Enquiries are ongoing, but I am asking for help in finding the driver of the vehicle, which is described as a small saloon type car, possibly grey or sliver or dark in colour, which would have damage to the nearside windscreen.

The driver of this vehicle left a young boy with his left leg broken in two places and needing an operation.

Someone must know who is responsible for this and I would ask if anyone has information to contact police as soon as possible.

– PC Natalie Lees

Anyone with information should call police at Dudley on 101 and quote incident number 2133 of 5/10/15.


Weekend Picks: Midlands Whisky Festival

Credit: Tim Robbins

The Midlands whisky festival is back in Stourbridge with 40 exhibitors and 300 drams for visitors to taste.

There will also be a number whisky masterclasses visitors can take part in.

The festival is the largest whisky event of its type outside of London with distillers from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, India and USA.

You don’t have to be a die-hard enthusiast. There’s a lot to see and taste, for newbies and experts alike, backed up by industry professionals from the distilleries offering lots of friendly advice and information.

I think people will be amazed with the whiskies they will be tasting at the event. People will go away with much more confidence about their whisky knowledge.”

– Tim Robbins, Marketing and Events Manager at Nickolls and Perks

More details: Midlands Whisky Festival.

Crews damping down after fire destroys luxury cars

Crews are now damping down after a fire destroyed several luxury vehicles at a repair shop in Wordsley in Stourbridge this afternoon.

Eight pumps had to attend Central Sports Cars to put out the blaze.

Firefighters damp down following the blaze Credit: Brierly Hill Fire Station
Central Sports Cars in Wordsley Credit: Brierly Hill Fire Station

Six luxury cars destroyed by flames in Stourbridge fire

Luxury vehicles were destroyed in the blaze Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Emergency services have confirmed that six luxury vehicles were destroyed by a fire at a vehicle repair shop in Wordsley in Stourbridge.

They managed to save five other cars using eight fire engines at the height of the fire.

Luxury cars were also destroyed in a fire at a Digbeth car workshop last month. Read more here.

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