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Major Tipton fire started deliberately, fire crews say

A major fire at a wood recycling plant in Tipton was started deliberately, West Midlands Fire Service says.

More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out on Bloomfield Road on Sunday afternoon.

The force says it reviewed CCTV footage which shows the fire was an act of arson.

Two fire engines remain at the scene damping down and are expected to be there throughout the night.

Firefighters still on the scene of recycling plant blaze

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major fire at a recycling plant in Tipton.

One water jet is still in use this morning as crews tackle the blaze. Residents living in the area have been warned to keep their doors and windows closed due to the amount of smoke.


The #tiptonfire is still causing large amounts of smoke in the area, residents need to keep their doors and windows closed.


Fire crews work hard to keep Titon fire at bay


The high volume pump has now arrived giving us more water. Crews working hard in the sunset #tiptonfire



Tipton fire presents 'no imminent danger' to public


In attendance at a scrap yard fire in Tipton. Crews working assertively to reduce the impact @westmidsfire


Policeman saves Tipton child's life

Zoe, Amelia and PC Carl Scott Credit: West Midlands Police

A mother from Tipton is spending Christmas with her daughter after a police officer saved the child’s life.

Zoe Earnshaw called the police on Thursday 5 December after her baby girl Amelia stopped breathing and started to turn blue.

PC Carl Scott arrived with a colleague and gave Amelia emergency first aid. After chest compressions and one breath of air she began to come round.

After spending five days in hospital she was sent home in time for Christmas.

Woman charged over dog attack on pensioner

A woman has been charged after a pensioner and his two small Yorkies were savaged in an attack in Sandwell.

The 72-year-old was walking his two Yorkshire terriers along Field Road, Tipton, at around 4pm on December 4 when they were set upon by two dogs.

The woman has been granted bail to appear in court on December 23
The woman has been granted bail to appear in court on December 23 Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

He suffered cuts to his hands, while one of his pets had to be put down due to internal bleeding. The other dog is recovering from multiple bite wounds.

Mariana Stewart, aged 19, of Field Road, was charged with possessing a fighting dog an allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control. She has been granted police bail to appear at Sandwell Magistrates Court on December 23.

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