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Eight fire engines battle fire involving multiple cars in building in Wordsley

Eight fire engines and a hydraulic platform are currently being used to deal with a fire involving multiple cars in a building.

Emergency services are warning people to avoid the incident which began on Plant Street in Wordsley near Stourbridge.

Emergency services have confirmed that the whole roof of the building has been affected. Firefighters are fighting the blaze from outside for their own safety.


Teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences released on bail

The 18-year-old was arrested at a house in Lye Credit: PA

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."

– A West Midlands Police spokesman

The man has surrendered his passport and must abide by an overnight curfew while on bail.


Car smashes through brick wall in Stourbridge

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.

Appeal to find missing pensioner from Stourbridge

Police are appealing for help to find a pensioner who's gone missing from Stourbridge.

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.

Men punch woman and bottle man on Dudley train

The British Transport Police have released images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with an assault Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Police want to trace this man in connection with an assault on a train Credit: British Transport Police
Police want to trace this man in connection with an assault on a train Credit: British Transport Police

"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.”

– Detective Constable Dan Hart, British Transport Police
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