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'Ghost dog' takes on mothering role to abandoned puppies

One of the abandoned puppies Credit: Janine Jeffery

A stray dog, who is rarely spotted, has taken a motherly role to six abandoned puppies.

The puppies were found in Walsall by Janine Jeffery, where they had been left to die.

They were taken to a local barn and given water and food, when a stray dog, known as the 'ghost dog', who is known to locals but rarely seen, approached the puppies.

She has since mothered the puppies and won't leave their side.

The puppies now need a loving home for their years to come.

The 'ghost dog'. Credit: Janine Jeffery
Abandoned puppies & 'foster mum' Credit: Janine Jeffrey


House fire in Walsall caused by lightning strike

Walsall fire crews attended a house fire on Martin Road. Credit: Walsall Fire Station

Walsall fire crews attended a house fire on Martin Road, after the lightning strike which happened last night.

They shared several photos on social media of the fire which they say was helped to be put out by some damaged water pipes.

West Midlands Fire Service told ITV Central they attended a number of lightning strike related incidents but no one has reported any injuries.

Crews said several damaged water pipes helped to extinguish the fire. Credit: Walsall Fire Station


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.

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