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Police release footage of a man regarding incident in Tipton involving noxious liquid

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to after a noxious liquid was squirted at a Tipton shop worker.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to. Credit: West Midlands Police

The attack happened at Lifestyle Express in Tividale Road when a man threw the liquid at the employee and then lunged at him and cut him with a knife.

The man then ran off from the shop empty-handed.

Detectives are currently trawling through CCTV and speaking to witnesses.

At this stage a 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and released on bail and officers are continuing to appeal for help to find a second man.

He is described as black, around 23 years old, 6ft tall, medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing a black cap, black coat and black trousers.

The shop worker suffered two cuts to his cheek following the attack which happened at around 3.20pm on 7 July.

We’ve released this image in the hope that someone recognises the man and can help us move our investigation forward.

"This was a really nasty attack and the shop worker was lucky to suffer only relatively minor injuries.

"If you know the man in the image or have any information about what happened, please call us as soon as possible."

– PC James Finnegan, from Force CID

Anyone with information should contact PC Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Sandwell night club incident leaves man with serious head injuries

The 22-year-old is described as being in a critical but stable condition. Credit: PA Images

A 22-year-old man has been left with serious head injuries after an incident at a Tipton night club in Sandwell.

Police were called to the Triple S Club in Bradleys Lane, Tipton, just after 3am, following a report of a man being injured.

He was found by officers suffering a serious head injury and was taken to hospital, where his condition is described as critical but stable.

The club was sealed for a time whilst forensic investigations were on-going.

It is not known at this stage how the man suffered head injuries, but we are keen to hear from anyone who was at the Triple S Club Friday night and who may have seen what happened.

– DC Martin Peart from Sandwell’s violent crime team

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Midlands council worker killed in Tunisia - reports

A council worker from the Tipton area was among those killed in yesterday's terrorist attack in Tunisia, according to reports.

At least five Britons have been confirmed dead in the attack at the beach resort of Sousse.

Sandwell Council told ITV News the man's death has yet to be confirmed and they are awaiting official confirmation.

Pensioner seriously hurt in mobility scooter crash

Map showing area of collision Credit: ITV News Central

Police are investigating after a pensioner was knocked from his mobility scooter in Tipton by a vehicle.

The 88-year-old man was crossing Toll End Road near to Ocker Hill Roundabout when the collision happened at around 11:20am on Friday morning.

He is being treated in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Sergeant Alan Wood said:

"People who stopped at the scene to help have been spoken to but I am keen to speak to anyone who may have actually witnessed the collision."

– Sergeant Alan Wood, West Midlands Police

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Hunt for men who attacked victim in broad daylight

Police are working to trace two men who attacked a man in broad daylight, leaving him with a broken jaw Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are working to trace two men who attacked a man in broad daylight, leaving him with a broken jaw.

The 35-year-old victim was walking along Upper Church Lane in Tipton at noon on December 15, when a pair of men who had walked past him turned around and punched him in the face.

The attackers then ran down the street, got into a white Ford Transit van and drove away.

"This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a lone man in broad daylight.

"As a result of their actions, this man suffered a broken jaw, in two places, and needed surgery.

"We want to hear from anyone who knows these two men or who has information to help us with this investigation."

– PC James Finnegan, from the violent crime team of West Midlands Police

The first attacker is described as an Asian man, in his mid 20s or mid 30s, of stocky build, with black brushed back hair, approximately 5ft 8in to 6ft tall. He is described as having very large hands, wearing a dark green short sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans.

The second man was also Asian and in his mid 20s to mid 30s, of medium build, with short black hair, approximately 5ft 4in tall, wearing a dark blue tracksuit top with a hood and bottoms.

Couple suffer serious injuries in bus collision in Tipton

The scene of the crash in Toll End Road Credit: John Kennett

Five people have been taken to hospital, two with serious injuries, following a collision involving a car and a bus in the Black Country.

An air ambulance and five ambulance crews and were sent to Toll End Road, Tipton shortly after 1.20pm today

A man and woman were cut free from the car before the woman was flown to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with head, back and chest injuries.

The male driver was taken by ambulance to the same hospital with head injuries.

Three bus passengers were taken to hospital with back and neck pain.

Midlands Air Ambulance airlifted a woman to hospital Credit: John Kennett
Damage to the bus in Toll End Road Credit: John Kennett

Two schoolboys charged with firearm offences

Two schoolboys have appeared before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court charged with firearm offences.

The pair, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on Thursday by police investigating four gunpoint robberies across Tipton.

They are accused of robbery, two counts of possession of an imitation firearm, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

An 18-year-old man from Yardley in Birmingham arrested at the same time as the two boys has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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