A Birmingham man has appeared in court, accused of child abduction, in connection with the disappearance of a West Bromwich teenager.
Mohammed Khan, of Arundel Place, Sparkhill was arrested when police visited his flat on Saturday morning and found a missing 13-year-old girl, who was last seen by her concerned family on 29 July,
Khan, 20, was arrested on suspicion of abducting the teenager along with a 16-year-old boy who was also at the flat. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
A 23-year-old man arrested earlier this month in connection with the girl’s disappearance remains on police bail while inquiries continue.
Khan was charged on Sunday night with child abduction and appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody. He will appear before Birmingham Crown Court on 8 September.
A six-year-old girl has died after she and her mother were hit by a car in West Bromwich.
The child was with her mother in Lyng Lane yesterday afternoon when they were hit by a Land Rover. She later died from her injuries.
The mother, who is in her 30s, is still being treated in hospital but her injuries are not thought to be serious.
The driver of the Land Rover was interviewed at the scene and is assisting police with their investigation.
Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said:
We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision.
This is a tragic event and we are currently following up a number of enquiries.
It is important that we piece together the events leading up to the collision and I would appeal directly to anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, to contact myself or any member of my team.
A care worker from Goldfield Court care home in Sandwell, West Bromwich has been suspended after residents and staff were taken ill with symptoms similar to food poisoning.
Housing and Care 21, which runs Goldfield Court in partnership with Sandwell Council has confirmed the suspension.
Housing and Care 21 can confirm that a care worker has been suspended from Goldfield independent living scheme in West Bromwich. We are providing information and assistance to the police and Sandwell Adult Social Care Services and will support them with any further investigation.
Our thoughts are with both residents and staff at the Goldfield community and we are ensuring they are supported during this difficult time.
The marathon runner and record breaker, Blind Dave, from West Bromwich has revealed his latest fundraising challenge which will take him to the desert.
Dave Heeley is the only blind person to have run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. He also is the only blind person to have run and cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End which is the equivalent of ten marathons in ten days.
In April 2015, the charity fundraiser will take on the Sahara Desert, one of the toughest foot races on earth with a distance of more than 150 miles and soaring temperatures to contend with.
Blind Dave will raise money for The Albion Foundation. He said: "Being an ambassador for the Albion Foundation has enabled me to see the fantastic work they do helping disable people to become involved in sport, in particular their blind football."