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Tina Montgomery's husband charged with her murder

The husband of a Tamworth woman found dead at the home they shared has been charged with her murder.

Iain Montgomery, 38, of Cross St, Kettlebrook, Tamworth, will appear at Burton Magistrates Court today.

Ms Montgomery, of the same address, was found on Friday with multiple head injuries.

She worked at the Cut Hair Salon in Glascote, Tamworth.

Dozens of friends and relatives, including Ms Montgomery’s daughter Robbie-Marie, attended a memorial in her honour at Kettlebrook Working Mens Club on Sunday.

Man charged with the murder of Tina Montgomery

A man has been charged with the murder of Tina Montgomery (centre) Credit: BPM Media

A man has been charged with the murder of a Tamworth woman found dead at her home.

Iain Montgomery, 38, of Cross Street, Kettlebrook, will appear at Burton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Ms Montgomery - a 50-year-old hairdresser - was found on Cross Street on Friday with multiple head injuries.

Dozens of friends and relatives, including Ms Montgomery’s daughter Robbie-Marie, attended a memorial in her honour at Kettlebrook Working Mens Club on Sunday.


Post-mortem: Tina Montgomery died of multiple head injuries

Family and friends of Tina Montgomery lay flowers outside her home Credit: BPM Media

A post-mortem examination carried out on a woman found collapsed at a house in Tamworth has revealed she died of multiple head injuries.

Tina Montgomery was discovered at an address in Cross Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire.

A Home Office pathologist carried out an examination on the 50-year-old's body, Staffordshire Police said.

Detectives are continuing to question a 38-year-old man from the town in connection with the death after they were granted further time to hold him.

"The Home Office post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was multiple head injuries.

"Staffordshire Police's Major Investigation Department continues to investigate the murder."

– Staffordshire Police spokesman

Man airlifted and bike bursts into flames after crash

A man was airlifted to hospital in Birmingham after a serious crash this evening Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Tamworth during rush hour this evening.

The accident happened on River Drive, near the Snowdome, just before 5pm. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, had come off the road and was flown off his bike before colliding with the central reservation railings and roadsigns. His motorcycle had burst into flames.

When medical crews arrived at the scene, by standers were already administering first aid. The man had sustained chest and abdominal injuries as well as multiple limb fractures.

He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for surgery and emergency treatment.


Woman celebrates birthday on wrong day for 99 years

A 100-year old woman has discovered she has spent the last 99-years celebrating her birthday on the wrong day.

Evelyn Frost, from Tamworth, marked her birthday on the correct day for the first time earlier this week, when she turned 100 on Wednesday.

100-year-old Evelyn Frost, from Tamworth, had been celebrating her birthday a day late for 99-years Credit: Caters News Agency

She had spent her life believing it was a day later, on April 17th, until she recently applied for her birth certificate in order to register for her letter from the Queen.

After receipt of her birth certificate, it was discovered her date of birth was in fact April 16th 1914 and so Mrs Frost celebrated her centenary on Wednesday.

Two car collision in Tamworth leaves four injured

Four people were left injured after a collision involving two cars in Tamworth at around 10pm on Wednesday night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched four ambulances to the incident at the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, along with a community first responder and a paramedic area support officer.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

Two elderly men were in one of the cars involved. They both had chest pains and were taken to Good Hope Hospital. There were three young men in the other car. The driver and front seat passenger had neck and back pains and were both immobilised as a precaution and taken to the same hospital. The rear seat passenger was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with lamppost

A motorcyclist suffered back and internal injuries after crashing into a lamppost in Staffordshire overnight.

The man, who was in his 20s, was travelling along Silver Link Road in Glascote, Tamworth, shortly before 10pm when the crash happened.

The crash happened in Tamworth shortly before 10pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics found him lying on the ground near the lamppost with the bike nearby.

He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being rushed to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire.

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