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Police appeal for help after 'targeted attack'

Map of Macdonald Close in Tividale, where the attack took place. and the surrounding area Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have plotted the route of three men who were seen fleeing the scene of a girls home after she was attacked with cleaning fluid on her doorstep.

Detectives have plotted their path from the girls house on Macdonald Close, saying they ran into Addington Way, onto Portland Drive and along a footpath connecting Shelbourne Close and Palmerston Drive which leads onto Temple Way in the estate.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro said of the incident:

"We believe this was a targeted attack; he knocked on the door and when she answered threw the liquid. It’s not clear what the substance is yet but initial thoughts are that it’s some kind of high-strength detergent...

... An investigation is underway to try and establish a motive for the attack and to trace the attacker and the other men he’s seen leaving the scene with."

The men are believed to be white and in their late teens or early 20's.

Girl left with serious burns after cleaning fluid attack

A 19-year-old girl has been left with serious burns after she was attacked with cleaning fluid.

The incident happened at the teenager's own home on MacDonald Close in Tividale, at around 3pm on Tuesday, when she answered the door to a man who doused her with the liquid on her doorstep.

She is being treated in hospital after suffering 15 percent burns to her face and neck and may have internal injuries to her throat and lungs.

West Midlands Police say CCTV shows the attacker fleeing the scene with three other men.


Terrorism suspect jailed for breaching conditions

A terrorism suspect has today been jailed for 15 months after breaching conditions by attending an unauthorised meeting and using a computer without advance permission.

The man, who can only be identified as FF for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the offences at the Old Bailey today.

The man admitted the charges at the Old Bailey today
The man admitted the charges at the Old Bailey today Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

He had been on remand since being arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in September.

The conditions had been imposed under official Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures.

Police search for man feared drowned in Walsall lake

Officers were called to Walsall Arboretum at 7.30pm last night Credit: ITV News Central

Searches are continuing in the lake at Walsall Arboretum after reports that a man was in difficulty in the water.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30 last night, after a member of the public reported seeing someone in the water.

The police helicopter has been used in the search, but specialist teams from West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police were unable to find the man.

Mystery motorist sought by Police after he saved man

Police appeal for witness after attack in Willenhall
Police appeal for witness after attack in Willenhall Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have appealed for a mystery motorist who stopped a violent robbery in Willenhall last Sunday evening.

The driver drove past attackers stamping on the head of their victim and beeped his horn at which point the attackers ran away.

The robbery took place on Bilston Lane at around 8.45pm for 15 minutes. The 22-year-old victim was attacked for his mobile phone but did not give it up despite being kicked in the head.

The attackers continued the beating until the driver sounded his horn when they ran away towards Rose Hill.

Detective Sergeant Craig Newey said:

We really need to speak to anyone who saw the assault. In particular I’m very keen to hear from driver who sounded their horn and stopped this from potentially becoming a much more serious matter.

Image of teen killer released after court ruling

Daniel Ekemba, 17, was jailed for life earlier this month Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released a photo of a teenage killer after a court order allowed him to be named publicly.

Daniel Ekemba, 17, was jailed for life earlier this month after being found guilty of murdering Hassan Mahmood last summer.

15-year-old Hassan Mahmood was stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife Credit: West Midlands Police

A judge at Birmingham Crown Court overturned restrictions following a legal challenge.

Ezemba, from Ladypool Road, is serving a minimum of 16 years in prison.


Malala Yousufzai given award by West Mids Police


Malala (@malalafund) was also presented with a Chief Constable's Young Person's Award for her work with @wmpolice.


Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai has been given an award by West Midlands Police for her work with the force.

Malala moved to Birmingham after receiving life-saving treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for women to have an education in Pakistan.

She has since won numerous awards and was even nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, for overcoming her injuries and continuing her outspoken fight for women's rights.

Today she received her latest accolade, a Chief Constable's Young Person's Award, for her work with the West Midlands force to tackle hate crime.

False alarm after 'grenade-like' device found in Stourbridge


"Grenade-like" device found by member of public off Woolescote Rd, Stourbridge, Sun morning was a car's hydro-pneumatic suspension cylinder

Police have said a device believed to be a grenade, which was found in Stourbridge, was a car part.

Experts were called out to Ludge Bridge Rook off Wollescote Road following the discovery, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

The area was closed off for several hours.

West Midlands Police have said the object was in fact a hydro-pneumatic suspension cylinder from a car.

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