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Over sixty firefighters tackle blaze at factory in Willenhall

Over sixty firefighters are at the scene of the factory fire in Willenhall. The fire started earlier this morning and it is not yet known what the cause was.

Roads have been closed while the fire is extinguished, and residents have been advised to keep doors and windows shut due to large amounts of smoke.

Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Man faces attempted rape and theft claims

Stock image of police officer Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man appeared before Walsall Magistrates yesterday charged with theft, possession of a knife and attempted rape.

31-year-old Mircea Raicu, of Village Road, in the Witton area of Birmingham, appeared in court after a 59-year-old Walsall woman was attacked on the canal towpath near the Sutton Road bridge at around 3.30pm on Tuesday.

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