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One lane is blocked due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Southbound between J10 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J9 (Wednesbury).
Police have released more details about the movements of a man suspected of the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Cheltenham. The suspect is believed to have left the scene of the murder on a bike and travelled to Buckingham Avenue and Clevedon Square. He may have been on foot for part of the journey before getting into a silver Vauxhall Astra (registration number W488 XOB) in Clevedon Square and driving at speed through Cheltenham.
The lead detective in charge of the investigation says that for operational reasons the name of the suspect is not being released publicly at this time although an appeal is being made directly to anyone who is protecting him. Detective Inspector Ruth Mather said:
"We know that this person's name is out there on the streets. I am convinced someone knows where he is and who is protecting him. Please do the right thing and call us. If you don't want to speak to us you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and stay anonymous. To the wider public I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the murder and remembers seeing either a man riding a bike nearby or this silver Astra being driven around to call us straight away. You could have a vital clue for us and we need to hear from you."
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Police were called to an address in Wednesbury after a report that two men had been stabbed at around 2.30am this morning.
West Midlands Police have confirmed the incident took place on Barlow Road.
Two men with stab wounds were taken to hospital where their condition is described as serious but stable.
This is being treated as a domestic incident and not a random attack.
The family of a nineteen year old from Wednesbury who was killed in last year's Tunisia attack say they hope a fund established in his name will keep his memory alive. Joel Richards was the inspiration for the fund to help young football referees and coaches, which launches tomorrow. Melissa Wright reports.
The M6 Southbound is blocked due to a broken down coach between J10 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J9 (Wednesbury).
There is congestion back to J11 (Cannock). Traffic was stopped at 11:00.
Two lanes are blocked due to a crash on the M6 Southbound between J10 A454 / B4464 (Wolverhampton / Walsall) and J9 A461 (Wednesbury).
Lanes one and two (of four) are blocked.
One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to a collapsed manhole on M6 northbound between J9 A461 (Wednesbury) and J10A M54. There is congestion to J8 M5.
Lane one (of four) is closed for emergency repair works. Lane closure will remain in place throughout the day with repair work taking place overnight tonight.