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Passengers on the Cross City rail line and motorists faced delays this morning after a lorry smashed into a railway bridge in Sutton Coldfield.
It happened at around 7:30am close to Blake Street Railway Station, on the A4026 Blake Street in Four Oaks.
Passengers appeared less than sympathetic to the lorry driver responsible:
Charlotte Henderson tweeted:
Big congrats to the lorry driver who attempted to take his lorry under a low bridge & failed by Blake street station, train delayed
And Georgia Tims added:
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A lorry has crashed into a bridge in Birmingham. It happened on the A4026 Blake Street between A5127 Lichfield Road / Watford Gap Road and B4138 Rosemary Hill Road / Clarence Road.
It is also affecting trains on the Cross City Line.
Police are trying to trace a suspected burglar after a house in Sutton Coldfield was broken into.
It happened at a home on St. Martins Road on 19 December at around 10pm.
A 91-year-old woman who lives at the property was home when the suspects smashed a rear patio door to gain access to the house.
A substantial amount of jewellery and personal documents were stolen along with cash. The jewellery has since been recovered.
Officers are now appealing to trace a man who they want to question in connection with the break in (pictured below).
"Fortunately the lady wasn’t injured, but she was left extremely shaken by her ordeal.
"The suspects told the elderly lady to stay in bed, while they spent time searching her home.
"We’ve already managed to recover the jewellery, and have this morning arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of burglary."