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Man left unable to walk after road rage incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was left unable to walk with serious leg injuries in a road rage incident in Walsall.

The 54-year-old was driving along Primley Avenue in Alumwell at 2pm on 21 June when a dark green Renault Clio pulled out in front of him and blocked the road.

Both drivers got out of their cars and began to argue with one another, with a third man then joining the argument. The victim was then assaulted by the other two men resulting in the tendons in his legs being torn, a broken knee cap and bruising.

The driver of the Clio is described as white, in his late 20s, around 6ft tall and of slim build. He has short, fair hair and possibly has some facial scarring. The third man who joined in is described as black, in his early 20s, around 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.

Anyone who witnessed the assault is also urged to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further tributes at Walsall FC for fans killed in Tunisia attack

Walsall FC fans are continuing to leave tributes outside the club to three Walsall supporters killed in the Tunisian beach resort attack.

Fans have been leaving scarves at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving messages of condolence at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving messages of condolence at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving tributes at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central

19-year-old Joel Richards from Wednesbury was killed in the attack, along with his grandfather Patrick Evans and his uncle Adrian Evans. All three men were supporters of Walsall FC.


Four in hospital after car crashes into river

Four people in hospital after car ends up in river Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Four people were taken to hospital on Monday evening after their car ended up in a river near Walsall Football Club.

The accident happened near Bescot Crescent shortly before 7.40pm and involved one woman in her 30s and three girls aged five, eleven and twelve.

Crews arrived to find a car that had come to rest in a river. All four patients were out of the vehicle and on the embankment, having been helped to safety by passers-by."

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

The 11-year old girl suffered a suspected fractured leg while the 12-year old girl was treated for back pain, with a neck collar and spinal board being used to treat her.


15-year-old girl missing from home for five days

Ellie Remington Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking for the public's help in tracing a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing.

Ellie Remington never returned to her home in Walsall on Saturday, when she was reported missing.

Two days later, she was spotted visiting a friend's house in the town at around 1pm.

Although Ellie has gone missing several times before, this is the longest she has left home without making contact and officers are now growing increasingly concerned about her.

Police have spoken to her friends and family and searched the area near her home.

She is described as white with long blonde hair, 5’4” tall and of medium build. She has blue eyes and a pierced top lip. When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and a cream coat.

"Due to her age, Ellie is considered to be vulnerable and we just need to know she is safe and well. I would urge anyone who sees her to call us on 101."

– PC Charly Killeen, from Bloxwich police station

Human remains confirmed as missing Walsall man

A body found in an Alumwell Park, Walsall earlier this month has been confirmed as missing man Jason Whitehouse.

Jason Whitehouse Credit: West Midlands Police

The body of the 43-year-old from Walsall was discovered near to Sneyd brook in Primley Avenue Park on 12 May.

A post mortem examination carried out today was inconclusive, but revealed his death was not suspicious. His death has now been referred to the coroner.

West Midlands Police said Jason’s family have been informed and are receiving support.

He went missing in August 2014 after walking out of Walsall Manor Hospital while he was receiving treatment.

Despite police inquiries and searches there were no confirmed sightings of Mr Whitehouse after he was reported missing.

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