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Arrest after residents evacuated in flat fire

An 18-month old boy and a 3-month old girl were among those rescued Credit: Google Street View

Police have arrested a man over a fire at a flat in Sutton Coldfield which sparked the evacuation of tens of residents.

A three-month-old baby girl and an 18-month-old boy were among those who had to be rescued from the balcony of the third floor of a building in Mount View on Monday (6 March).

Around 30 people were evacuated from the block of flats while emergency services tended to the fire.

A 43-year-old man was arrested just before 5pm on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Sgt. Amir Abid from Stechford police station, said:"We are treating the fire as suspicious and believe this was a reckless act that could have had severe consequences."

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Children rescued from Sutton Coldfield flat fire

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Five people including two children were left needing minor treatment after a flat fire in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.

It happened at a property in Redway Court, Mount View, Sutton Coldfield, A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Firefighters used a ladder to rescue two adult women and two young children from a third floor flat.Thankfully, none of those rescued were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and they were all discharged at the scene. Ambulance staff carried out assessments on a 29 year old woman, a 17 month old boy and a 3 month old girl, a second adult woman declined an assessment. An 82 year old woman and a 49 year old man who were in the same block were also assessed by ambulance staff; both were discharged after check-ups on their breathing.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Storm Doris causes train cancellations

Trains have been cancelled in the Midlands Credit: PA

West Midlands Fire Service announce that trains from Birmingham New Street to Sutton Coldfield will be cancelled for most of the day.

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