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Witness appeal after 16-year-old left in critical condition

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Police are appealing for witnesses as a young man remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car as he tried to cross a busy road on Thursday 21 January.

The 16-year-old was hit by a silver Toyota Aygo just after 5.30pm at the traffic lights controlled junction of Bilston Road and Farmer Way, Gospel Oak, near to the Gospel Oak Public House.

He sustained serious head injuries and continues to receive hospital treatment.

Officers have spoken to the driver of the Aygo, who stopped at the scene, and the road was closed for several hours whilst specialist accident reconstruction officers tried to piece together what happened.

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said:

This is a busy road, particularly at this time of the day. A number of witnesses have already come forward but I would appeal to anyone else who may have seen the incident to contact us to help us establish exactly what happened.

– Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit

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Fire crews are dealing with a blaze at a disused industrial estate in Tipton. John from Sandwell took video of the scene below. You can view that on John's tweets.


Two arrested in Tipton murder probe

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Tipton.

Indiga Daniel Wallace died from head injuries Credit: ITV News Central

The body of Indiga Daniel Wallace was found in a flat on Fisher Street on 11 November.

A post mortem revealed he died from head injuries.

A 30-year-old-man from West Bromwich and a 34-year-old man from Oldbury were arrested at an address in Langley and are being held in police custody.

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.

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