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Fire service called after man traps self in weights machine

The incident happened at a Black Country gym this afternoon Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Fire crews, an ambulance and a paramedic had to be called after a man became trapped in a weights machine at a Black Country gym this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received the unusual call-out request to a gym in the centre of West Bromwich at just after 1pm.

The man had been working out using a heavy leg weight machine when he became trapped. Other people in the gym attempted to free him but eventually it fell to the fire service to help him out of the machine.

The man, believed to be in his forties, was treated for a fractured ankle. He was immobilised using a leg splint before being taken to Sandwell General Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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Video: Two children narrowly escape death in West Bromwich drive-by shooting

A four-year-old boy and a girl aged 12 months have miraculously escaped being shot, as gunmen fired at their family home in a quiet residential street in West Bromwich.

The children were asleep in the upstairs front bedroom of the semi-detached property in leafy Shaftesbury Street during the early hours of last Sunday morning, when the gunmen targeted the property.

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Two police officers injured in car crash whilst responding to emergency call

Two police officers were involved in a car crash last night in West Bromwich, whilst responding to an emergency call of an assault.

Two male officers, both from West Bromwich police station, were in a marked police car when they collided with a BMW at 10.50pm in Coles Lane, Hill Top.

One of the officers was taken to hospital after being rescued from the vehicle by fire officers and was later discharged. The other officer suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

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