Live updates

Pictures of arson attack at leisure centre in Wednesbury

West Midlands fire service say they believe a blaze in Wednesbury overnight was started deliberately.

Six fire crews were called out to the fire at Wednesbury leisure centre.

The blaze is now under control.

Read: Investigation launched into arson attack in Wednesbury

Advertisement

Investigation launched into arson attack in Wednesbury

West Midlands fire service say they believe a blaze in Wednesbury overnight was started deliberately.

Six fire crews were called out to the fire at a leisure centre.

The blaze is now under control.

C3jnraww_normal

Wednesbury fire believed this fire started deliberatley, fire now out, crews to revisit later this morning.

Fire crews deal with blaze in Wednesbury

Fire crews have been dealing with a blaze in Wednesbury overnight.

C3jnraww_normal

6fire crews dealing with a fire at a leisure centre in Wednesbury a 1970's style building measuring 25m x 30m

Bf6384dec1bc386119f9d006fc338239_normal

Assisting @wmfs with a fire at Wednesbury leisure centre. Investigations ongoing. http://t.co/1uJ8joI7Xh

Brgkksmimam1e4s

Police appealing for help after fatal crash in Wednesbury

Police are appealing for help after a man died in a car crash in Wednesbury.

The 25 year-old driver's car collided with a tree on Old Park Road at 6.20pm on Saturday 15 March.

We would like to urge anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of the incident to call us as soon as possible.

It happened on a busy Saturday night and we need people to come forward that haven’t already done so, so we can piece together what happened.

Specialised officers are supporting the man’s family at this very sad time.

– PC Chris Ridge, from the Collision Investigation Unit

Advertisement

Wednesbury firm fined £150k after worker crushed to death

Ronald Meese Credit: The Cabinet Office

A Wednesbury-based manufacturer has been fined £150,000 by the Health and Safety Executive after a 58-year-old worker from Bilston was crushed to death while working in one of its warehouses.

Ronald Meese, a production supervisor for Roberts-Gordon Europe Ltd, had been stacking metal tubes at a warehouse in Darlaston Road when one of the stacks he had made fell onto him.

The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning company was prosecuted for safety failings at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.

The HSE investigation found that there were no restraints or racking to support the stacks, and Mr Meese was not specifically trained on stacking the tubes. There was also no risk assessment completed.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Elderly woman seriously injured in three-car smash

A woman in her 90s was seriously injured in a three-car smash in Sandwell this morning.

The woman was a passenger in a red Honda, which was travelling along Holden Road in Wednesbury when it hit a stationary car.

The force pushed the other car into a third vehicle.

The pensioner was taken to hospital along with two other people from the same car, who suffered minor injuries in the crash, which happened shortly before 11.10am.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories