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Suspected Calais migrants escape lorry in Stourbridge

A video has emerged of three suspected migrants from Calais escaping from a lorry in Stourbridge in the Black Country.

The footage shows the men cutting a hole in the canvas of the vehicle before leaping out to take their first steps on British soil.

West Midlands Police say they were unaware of the incident which happened on Tuesday 250 miles from the French port.

Meanwhile a removal firm in Aldridge has described the moment they found 13 stowaways in one of their lorries. But when they reported it to the authorities - the company was fined thousands, Chris Halpin reports.

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Aston Villa announce signing of French midfielder

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of French midfielder Jordan Veretout on a five-year deal.

Jordan Veretout has signed a five-year deal at Aston Villa Credit: avfc.co.uk

The 22 year-old has arrived for an undisclosed fee from Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, where he scored seven league goals in 36 matches last season.

Veretout collected nine caps for France's under-21 team between 2013 and 2014, but has never been selected for the senior squad.

He joins fellow summer signings at Villa Park Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards, Idrissa Gueye, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew and Jose Angel Crespo.

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