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Police searching for missing 90-year-old woman

Virginia Clarke Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are searching for a 90-year-old woman who has gone missing from a residential care home in Sutton Coldfield.

Virginia Clarke is believed to have left the home in Grange Road between midnight and 3am this morning.

She has acute dementia and struggles to communicate.

She was wearing dark trousers, a cream T-shirt and a light brown cardigan at the time she disappeared.


Man attacked as he carried baby daughter in his arms

It happened on Glover Road Credit: ITV News Central

Police are investigating after a father was attacked by a group of men in the street as he carried his baby daughter in his arms.

The attack happened on Friday night on the Falcon Lodge Estate in Sutton Coldfield.

The 24-year-old was walking along Glover Road at 9.30pm whilst carrying his 18-month-old daughter.

He was approached by three men who started punching him in what is described as an unprovoked attack.

"Fortunately the child was not injured and her dad was not left seriously hurt. However, following the assault, it was found the child’s coat had been cut or slashed."

“Unfortunately we don’t have descriptions of the men, other than they were dressed in dark clothing, as the man didn’t get a good look at them while trying to shield his daughter."

– Detective Sergeant Simon Hanlon from Force CID

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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Images released of burglary suspects

Police want to trace two men in connection with the case Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released images of two men they want to trace in connection with a burglary at a house in Sutton Coldfield.

Police want to trace two men in connection with the case Credit: West Midlands Police

Officers say the two suspects broke into the house on Goldieslie Road at around 2.15pm on the 2nd December, after they climbed over a garden gate. They then forced open a metal-framed window before climbing inside.

They escaped without stealing anything.

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