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Man has miracle escape after house wall crushes car

The scene on Richmond Hill in Oldbury Credit: ITV News Central

Paramedics say a man's lucky to be alive after the side of a house collapsed onto his car in Oldbury.

The remains of the car after it was crushed by falling bricks Credit: ITV News Central

Emergency crews were called to Richmond Hill shortly after 5 this evening, where the side wall holding up the roof of the house had fallen onto the next door neighbours car.

Richmond Hill was closed off by the emergency services Credit: ITV News Central

A man in his sixties was sat inside at the time. He suffered a minor head injury. Work to make the building safe is expected to be continue into the night..

Work to make the building safe is expected to be finished by midnight. Credit: ITV News Central


Full report: Coventry student gets 6 years for trying to join Islamic State

An unemployed student from Coventry has been jalied for six years after being found guilty of trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.

20 year-old Zakariyah Ishaq had already received police mentoring to turn him away from radicalisation - but he slipped out of the country to try to become a jihadist. Jane Hesketh reports

How Coventry student tried to join Islamic State

Ashiq left the UK on November 6 last year by bus from Victoria Station in London and made his way across the Channel to Amsterdam.

He continued his journey via Frankfurt in Germany and Bulgaria to Jordan.

But when he failed to cross the border into Syria, he flew back to Heathrow, where he was arrested on November 20th.


Fire crews at scene of house collapse in Oldbury

Fire crews are dealing with a building collapse in Oldbury.

West Midlands Fire service has tweeted a picture of what appears to be a 1930s built house with part of its gable end missing.

The rubble from the collapse has crushed a car parked down the side of the property in Richmond Hill.

Fire crews are on the scene will assessments are taking place to make the structure safe.

Man kidnapped on test drive while trying to sell his car

Map showing scene of kidnapping in Dudley Credit: ITV News Central

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kidnapped by two men who claimed they were interested in buying his car.

The pair met the man at his home in Dudley before taking his Audi for a test drive. They then pulled into a pub carpark on Dibdale road and threatened him with a knife.

He was then forced into another car and driven to a street in Smethwick.

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