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Mother and her two children missing from West Bromwich

Jane Callaghan Credit: West Midlands Police

A mother and her two children have gone missing from West Bromwich.

Jane Callaghan is described as white, 34-years-old, around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build. She has blonde shoulder length hair which she wears in a ponytail. Police are unsure exactly what clothes she was wearing.

Her two children, Cameron Callaghan, aged 13 and Rajan Kumar, aged 12 have not been to school since Tuesday 14 June.

Jane and the boys were last seen on Wednesday 16 June at a church on Burlington Road, West Bromwich. Police believe that they may be staying in the Smethwick area.

Body found in search for missing Martin Cadman

Police have called off a search for engineer Martin Cadman after a man’s body was discovered in a wooded area of West Bromwich on Saturday afternoon.

Martin Cadman. Credit: West Midlands Police

Officers were called to the patch of land in the Carters Green area at around 2.20pm.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and although the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the missing 33-year-old.

Mr Cadman’s family have been informed and are being supported. They have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.

A file is now being prepared for the coroner.

West Midlands Police’s Professional Standards Department has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as a matter of course in these circumstances.


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Watson tells Corbyn to quit but will not challenge him

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has told press that Mr Corbyn would not even discuss the leadership with his deputy, and that he will not be resigning.

Mr Watson called the situation a "tragedy".

It is understood by ITV News that Tom Watson will not challenge Jeremy Corbyn in a leadership contest.

Brave teen who scared off burglar and protected sister nominated for PCC award

A 15-year-old who scared a burglar from her home has been nominated for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Outstanding Young Citizen award.

Credit: West Midlands Police

Millie Dee from West Bromwich came face-to-face with the crook, armed with a bag of tools, on the stairs of her home.

She screamed ‘get out of my house!’ at the top of her voice and leading to the burglar fleeing.

She also made sure her 12-year-old sister Amber was safe in a bedroom upstairs before calmly calling 999 for the police, giving officers the ‘most detailed and precise description of an offender’ they had heard.

Millie will find out if she has won the award at the PCC’s Outstanding Citizens ceremony on July 13 at The Rep in Birmingham. She was nominated by West Midlands Police.

It was a Saturday morning and I was out at work and their dad was walking the dog.

There was a knock at the door and Millie noticed a strange car and a man she didn’t recognise outside. So she told Amber to leave it and they both stepped away from the door.

But he came back around 20 minutes later, broke in through the conservatory. The first thing Millie heard of it is the click of the living room door and then they were face-to-face on the stairs.

Millie screamed at the top of her lungs and he ran away the way he came. She called the police and stayed so calm and collected.

They say your reaction is either fight or flight and I’m really proud she stood her ground. She also gave a great description of the burglar. She was so observant considering it was just seconds. She and her little sister Amber worked as a team on that day and I am proud of them both.

– Millie's mum, Karen

The awards are our chance to say 'thank you' to those people who make the West Midlands a better place.

Millie was so brave on the day in question – there are not many people out there who would have stood their ground and been so fearless.

The fact that she was also able to give such a precise and detailed description given the circumstances is incredible. Well done, Millie.

– West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson
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Weekend Picks: Let's Rock Birmingham!

Let's Rock Birmingham!: Sat 11th June (Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich)

British Pop singer Kim Wilde performs on stage in 2012 Credit: Revierfoto / DPA/PA Images

Let’s Rock Birmingham! takes place at Sandwell Valley Country Park this weekend.

The line-up of artists including Holly Johnson, Kim Wilde, Jimmy Somerville and ABC, will bring visitors some of the very best music from the 80s.

The event is aimed at the whole family, with entertainment for everyone. Children can enjoy a range of activities including a circus workshops, face painting, crafts, tricycles and the “Disco Shack”.

VIP tickets allow access to a funky 80s themed VIP enclosure, where you can sit back and relax in the comfy chill out zone or enjoy the outdoor seating area.

For opening times and more information visit:

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