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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.

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Wednesbury grandfather, 78, feared dead in Tunisia

A 78-year-old grandfather from Wednesday is feared to have died in Friday's terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Patrick Evans was on holiday with relatives.

Adrian Evans and Joel Richards died in Friday's terrorist attack Credit: ITV News

His grandson, 19-year-old University of Worcester student Joel Richards, has been named as one of the British victims to have been killed.

Joel's uncle, Sandwell Council worker Adrian Evans, also died.

E-fit released after sex attack in Wednesbury

A specially-trained police artist has worked with the victim to produce the e-fit of the suspect Credit: West Midlands Police

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Wednesbury have issued an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.

A 26-year-old woman was attacked as she cut through the alley linking Redhouse Avenue and Pound Road, just after 9pm on Monday 9 March.

A specially-trained police artist has worked with the victim to produce an e-fit of the suspect.

He is described as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, around 6ft tall, slim, wearing a brown leather jacket with a pale stripe, black shoes and dark coloured jeans. He is believed to be Eastern European - possibly Polish.

The victim told police he smelt of alcohol and cigarettes.

The woman was attacked as she cut through the alley linking Redhouse Avenue and Pound Road Credit: Google Maps

"Crimes like this are very rare and we hope that this e-fit image might jog someone’s memory and help us identify the suspect."

– Detective Constable Raj Dulay, West Midlands Police Public Protection Unit

Detectives stepped up patrols in the area after the attack to reassure local women.

Officers are continuing to examine CCTV footage and forensic material and are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They particularly want to speak to anyone who saw anything in the area that night, no matter how insignificant.

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Council statement after firework shoots into crowd

The leader of Sandwell Council has released a statement after a man had to be taken to hospital when a firework went into the crowd at a display in Wednesbury.

He suffered an "ear injury" and two others were treated by paramedics at Brunswick park.

This is the first incident of its kind we have had in many years of putting on community fireworks displays. Our thoughts are with the people injured and their families. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into what happened.”

– The Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper

Man suffers 'ear injury' after firework goes into crowd

A man has been taken to hospital with an "ear injury" and two others have been injured after a firework went into the crowd at a display in Brunswick Park in Wednesbury.

On arrival, crews treated a 23-year-old man for an ear injury after a firework went into the crowd. He was then taken to Walsall Manor Hospital for precautionary checks and his condition is not thought to be serious.

Two further patients, a seven-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man, were treated by St John Ambulance staff for minor leg injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

In total, nine patients required treatment throughout the course of the event, but only three were as a result of the firework going into the crowd.

The remaining six patients were all treated by St John Ambulance staff for minor injuries sustained through slips and trips.

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

Four people injured after firework goes into crowd

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