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Teenager claims school is forcing her to use wheelchair

A teenager from Tamworth with a rare degenerative disease says she feels forced into using a wheelchair so she can go back to school.

Millie-Mae Ormsby has a condition called Fredreich's Ataxia, meaning that every day it becomes harder to walk, talk and control movement. She says she can walk with support, and last week the school carried out risk assessments, but the 14-year-old says they were designed for her to fail, and she felt humiliated in front of her friends.

The headteacher of Wilnecote High School says he must ensure the teenager is safe when she comes back, but they haven't said that she must be in a wheelchair to come back. Chris Halpin reports.


Pedestrian critically injured after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries on being hit by a car in Birmingham on Friday.

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The 56-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car on Witton Road in Aston near the junction with Manor Road just after 10.00pm.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

The car involved was a dark blue Vauxhall Meriva travelling along Witton Road, towards Erdington. The driver was not injured.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or anyone with information to call 101.

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