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Elderly man in critical condition following crash

An 83-year-old pedestrian is in a critical condition in hospital after a road traffic collision in Longwood Lane at the junction of Sutton Road in Walsall.

Police officers were alerted by the ambulance service at about 5.45pm on Tuesday 12 January.

A collision between a blue Citroen C2 and a pedestrian had occurred and as a result the elderly man received head, neck and chest injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical condition.

As with all collisions resulting in serious injury, enquiries are being made to establish exactly what happened, I am keen to trace any witnesses to the incident.

If you saw anything please come forward and contact us as soon as possible.

– PC Jason Stacey, Collision Investigation Unit

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident log 1466.


Brothers deny sending £10,000 to terrorist in Syria

Two brothers have appeared in court accused of sending £10,000 to a terrorist fighter in Syria.

Mohammed Iqbal Hussain, 25, and Mohamed Suyaubur Rohaman, 32, both of Walsall, are charged with funding terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.

They allegedly transferred £10,000 to their brother Musadiqur Rohanan, who is believed to be engaged in terrorist activity in Raqqa, Syria, and his wife Zohura Siddeka.

Westminster Magistrates Court Credit: Yui Mok / PA Archive/PA Images

Hussain also faces three other charges of funding terrorism.

Both defendants appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, central London, in front of Deputy Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot.

Alisha Harris, defending, indicated the pair deny all the charges against them.

The brothers were arrested last Tuesday at their home in Castle Road in an intelligence-led investigation, West Midlands Police said.

Two other men arrested by counter-terrorism officers in Walsall on Thursday on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences have been released on police bail until April.


'Miraculous escape' for driver after car crashes into tree in Bloxwich

A man has been taken to hospital after a car crash in Bloxwich.

Credit: WMAS

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Field Road shortly before 2.35am today. Luckily the driver of this car suffered only a minor injury.

The man who is in his late teens managed to get himself out of the car. He had just a minor head injury and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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