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Man bailed following altercation outside pub

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A 46-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries following a mans death outside a pub in West Bromwich after an altercation had taken place.

Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, just before 11pm on Friday night.

A 61-year-old man was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations.

A post-mortem has taken place to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information can call Force CID on 101.

Supporters of Paramjeet Singh delighted with latest decision

Protestors in support of Paramjeet Singh Credit: Twitter / SikhPA

The activist group who are supporting Paramjeet Singh through his legal issues are said to be delighted with the latest decision.

Hundreds of people are at Portugal's Embassy in protest over the threat of the West Bromwich father being extradited to India.

Paramjeet Singh's family met with the Portuguese Ambassador Credit: Twitter / SikhPA

Today we successfully got Paramjeet Singh's family to meet with the Portuguese Ambassador and discuss their position on the situation.

The outcome of this was that the Portuguese authorities will now demand every document related to the previous case lodged against Paramjeet Singh in Britain by India.

These will be compared to the current case being brought against him.

This will make everything transparent and have a bearing on the final Portuguese decision.

We are delighted with this decision.

– Upkar Singh of the Kesri Lehar activist group
Portuguese authorities will now demand every document related to the previous case lodged against Paramjeet Singh in Britain by India Credit: Twitter / @SikhPA


Pictures: Protests for Paramjeet Singh who is being threatened with extradition

A father from West Bromwich who was arrested in Portugal in December, is being threatened with extradition.

Paramjeet Singh is wanted by the Indian government over alleged links to a murder and two explosions in 2009, but he denies any involvement.

As media wait for Assange at Ecuador's embassy, hundreds are at Portugal's Embassy in protest.

Rally at the Portuguese Embassy of London Credit: Twitter / @SikhPA
The family of Paramjeet Singh have been in the embassy speaking with Portuguese authorities Credit: Twitter / @SikhPA
300 Sikhs are protesting for the #SaveParamjeetSingh campaign Credit: Twitter / @SikhPA

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Foreign Secretary cancels meeting expected to address Paramjeet Singh case

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Credit: PA

The Foreign Office have confirmed that foreign secretary Philip Hammond has cancelled a meeting in which he was expected to address the case of a West Bromich father wanted in India over allegations of murder and terrorism.

Paramjeet Singh was arrested in Portugal in December and is being threatened with extradition. He's wanted by the Indian government over alleged links to a murder and two explosions in 2009.

He denies any involvement and has been granted refugee status in Britain.

Paramjeet Singh. Credit: ITV News Central

The Foreign Secretary was expected to visit Sri Guru Singh Sabha on Havelock Road in Southall, one of the largest Sikh Gurdwaras in Europe.

The Foreign Secretary had to regretfully postpone his plans due to EU reform talks and an overseas visit.

– Foreign Office spokesperson

Reacting to the cancellation, the Sikh Federation issued a statement saying the community is 'deeply disappointed' at the change of plans:

The Sikh community is deeply disappointed that the Foreign Secretary has pulled out at the last minute.

We were hoping to hear from Philip Hammond himself that the Foreign Office were doing all they could and making it clear to Portugal that Paramjeet Singh must be returned to the UK without delay. Instead there is speculation that the Indian authorities are putting unreasonable pressure on the UK Government.

– Bhai Narinderjit Singh, General Secretary of the Sikh Federation (UK)

£3000 fine for man who killed child in road accident

The incident happened in August 2014 Credit: PA

A man has been disqualified from driving for three years and fined £3,000 after being found guilty of causing the death of a six-year-old child through careless driving.

34-year-old Jamie Coote from Newhall Street in West Bromwich was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday.

Six-year-old Lena Chalajczak died after she was hit by Coote’s Land Rover Freelander, as she crossed Lyng Lane in West Bromwich with her mum.

Her mother was also injured in the incident which happened in August 2014.

Coote was also sentenced to 250 hours unpaid work and given a three month tagged curfew between 8pm and 6am.


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QPR midfielder set for West Brom medical on Friday

Will Sandro remain fit for West Brom? Credit: PA

West Brom have agreed a loan fee with QPR that would see Sandro move to the Hawthorns until the summer.

The Brazilian midfielder has been plagued by injuries since leaving Spurs for the Super Hoops in September 2014.

He is expected to undergo a medical in the West Midlands today and could be available for West Brom's Premier League fixture against Swansea on February 2nd.

Britain can't help West Brom father held in Portugal jail

The Foreign Secretary has revealed that the British Government can't prevent a terror suspect from the Black Country being extradited to India.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Credit: PA

Paramjeet Singh Saini was granted asylum in the UK in 1999. The father of four from West Bromwich is wanted by the Indian government on murder and terrorism charges and is in jail in Portugal.

He was arrested there when he took his family on a Christmas holiday. He denies any involvement in the murder and terror attacks which happened in India in 2009.

Paramjeet Singh was arrested in Portugal. Credit: Sikh Siyasat

Earlier his MP John Spellar led a delegation to the Foreign Office to ask that officials intervene and get him returned to his home in the West Midlands.

Mr Spellar, the MP for Warley, said if the Indian authorities have concerns about Mr Singh's refugee status they should raise them with the British Government.

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