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Black Country UTC closure: meetings with pupils and parents continue

The first of several meetings has taken place with pupils and parents at the Black Country University Technical College in Bloxwich which has announced it will close this year.

The council and school say they'll continue to ensure the hundreds of students continue with their education.

Tara Lister, who has a child at the school, says she is still concerned after the meeting.


Two men seriously injured in Walsall crash

Three were injured in the crash with a white truck on the A34 in Walsall. Credit: PA Images

Two men were seriously injured in a crash on the A34 in Walsall yesterday.

The 21-year-old driver of a white Volkswagen Polo is currently in a critical condition with multiple injuries.

His car was involved in a collision with a white truck at around 12.35pm.

The front seat passenger of the Polo also received numerous injuries in the crash and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction when the crash happened near Church Road, on the inbound carriageway.

A woman, who was a back seat passenger in the car, remains in hospital where she is currently receiving treatment for minor injuries.

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CCTV released after man injured in 'vicious attack'

CCTV has been released after two men carried out a vicious attack on another man as he was playing pool in a pub.

The man was punched in the face and had pint glasses smashed over his head. Credit: West Midlands Police

It happened on Sunday 8 February inside the Fiery Holes Pub in Great Bridge Road, Moxley.

A 38-year-old man was playing pool with his friend, when a young child tried to join in and play. When the child was told it wasn’t his turn, he told his father, who along with another man came over and assaulted him.

They punched him the face, smashed pint glasses over his head and threw pool balls and a bar stool at him.

The man suffered a deep cut to his forehead, a black eye and bruising to his head and body.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward. Credit: West Midlands Police

Child cyclist knocked unconscious in car accident

A 13-year-old boy was knocked unconscious in a car accident this morning Credit: PA

A 13-year-old boy was knocked unconscious this morning, after his bike crashed into a car.

It happened at 7.45am on the A34 Upper Green Lane in Walsall.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and an air ambulance to the scene. The helicopter had to land in the car park of the nearby Harvester restaurant.

When paramedics arrived, they found the child unconscious after his bicycle crashed into a car. After treatment from doctors, the teenager regained consciousness, but he had suffered suspected hip injuries. He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital - the Air Ambulance Doctor accompanied him in the land ambulance.

The woman who had been driving the car was not injured but she was checked over for shock. She was discharged at the scene.

CCTV images released from Walsall burglary

Police would like to speak to the men in these CCTV images. Credit: West Midlands Police

CCTV images of a group of men have been released after a Walsall newsagent was burgled.

It's believed the group distracted the shopkeeper at L S Bains in Lord Street, while others were able to break into the living quarters and steal cash.

Police officers have been trawling the CCTV and have now released images of four men they would like to speak to.

Police would like to speak to the men in these CCTV images. Credit: West Midlands Police

Fortunately no-one was hurt during the burglary but these men need to be caught. They may still be in the Walsall area and we would urge anyone with any knowledge to call me or one of the team.

– Detective Constable Marc Jerromes
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