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'Severe' house fire leads to Walsall road closures

House fire Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

There are road closures in place in Walsall because of a 'severe house fire' that broke out overnight.

Broadway North Walsall is closed between the junctions with Sutton Road and Birmingham Rd.


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Man punches 'killer clown' in the face

Police say there's been a rise in people dressing up as clowns like this, and frightening people Credit: PA

There has been a fight-back against the 'killer clown' craze, as police received a call from a man in Peterborough who said he punched one in the face.

The man told officers he was walking along George Street in Woodston on Monday morning when a man jumped out in front of him wearing a clown mask and possibly had something in his hand.

The man said he then punched him in the face. He called police later that night to report concern for safety in the area.

Police across the region have been issuing warnings to people they may be committing public order offences by dressing up as 'killer clowns' and scaring or threatening people.


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