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Report: Husband of woman who died due to infected gastric band speaks to ITV News Central

The husband and daughter of a woman who died after a gastric band operation have been speaking to ITV News Central about their loss. Lisa Twining, from Tipton, died last month after the band became infected.

Operations to fit the bands are carried out in the thousands by the NHS every year, and they are considered an effective way to lose weight when other methods have failed.

But as this family found out to their cost, the procedure is not without its risks. Rebecca Burrows reports.



Handguns and ammunition found in police raid

Stock photo of a handgun Credit: PA

Police have recovered two loaded handguns and live ammunition after raiding a house in Tipton.

Officers found the firearms at 2.45am this morning (19 May) at a property on Victoria Road.

One weapon was found under floorboards in the bathroom; the other was hidden under a bed.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as possession of Class A drugs, after a wrap of what is believed to be heroin was also found.

Each of these loaded weapons represents lives potentially being saved and the West Midlands is a safer place tonight now that they’re off the streets.

– Detective Sergeant Leighton Shingles
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