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Police appeal for witnesses following fatal motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the B4455 Fosseway, between Harwoods House and Moreton Morrell at around 2pm on Saturday 27th June.

A black motorcycle was travelling south after overtaking a blue Ford Mondeo, where it then crashed into a a blue and orange KTM motorcycle, which was travelling in the opposite direction. The rider of the triumph, a 66-year-old man from Rugby, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call 101, quoting incident 214 of 27th June.

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Further tributes at Walsall FC for fans killed in Tunisia attack

Walsall FC fans are continuing to leave tributes outside the club to three Walsall supporters killed in the Tunisian beach resort attack.

Fans have been leaving scarves at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving messages of condolence at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving messages of condolence at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central
Fans have been leaving tributes at Walsall FC Credit: ITV Central

19-year-old Joel Richards from Wednesbury was killed in the attack, along with his grandfather Patrick Evans and his uncle Adrian Evans. All three men were supporters of Walsall FC.

More fire stations and jobs could be lost in the West Midlands

More fire stations across the West Midlands could be closed and more firefighters could lose their jobs because of further cuts over the next three years, according to the Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority.

Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority warns fire stations could close Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Councillor John Edwards said fire services in the region were facing “increasingly difficult times” thanks to a 36% cut in central Government funding since 2011.

He added that further cuts of at least £14m are expected over the next three years.

We are at tipping point. I am calling on the Government to listen to our very real concerns that fire stations and fire engines might have to go, and that firefighters will lose their jobs.

“It calls into question our continuing ability to provide the effective and efficient fire service, and five-minute response time, that people in the West Midlands expect and deserve."

– Councillor John Edwards, Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority

Councillor Edwards, who worked as a firefighter for twelve years, was re-elected Chair of the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority for the fifth year in a row at the organisation's annual meeting on Monday.

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Families leave floral tributes for Tunisia attack victims

The floral tributes to the victims of the tourists murdered on a beach in a hotel in Tunisia have continued to build.

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It is believed that around 30 Britons could have died in the attack on Friday, which left many more people injured, after a gunman opened fire on a crowded beach.

Detectives launch investigation after Birmingham stabbing

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Sunday 28 June.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack Credit: DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

The attack took place on a 63-year-old man, who was walking past a bus stop on Bordesley Green. He suffered a stab wound, possibly from a knife, to his shoulder and after hospital treatment, he was allowed to return home.

This appears to be a completely unprovoked assault on an innocent member of the public with no clear motive.

“If anyone was in that area of Bordesley Green around the time of the incident and saw the attack itself or anyone fitting this description, I would urge them to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from Force CID

The man that police are looking to speak to is described as Asian in appearance, 25-30 years old, of medium build with short black hair.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Police appeal for help in finding missing Peter Baker

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing Birmingham man.

Police are appealing for help in finding Peter Baker Credit: West Midlands Police

49-year-old Peter Baker had been staying at his sister’s house in Erdington and was last seen on Monday 15 June.

It is believed Peter suffers with a heart condition which he needs to take medication for and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

If anyone knows of Peter’s whereabouts then please make contact with us.

“Peter left his sister’s without his medication and we have been told that without it he suffers a real chance of becoming ill, so we need to find him as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well."

– Sergeant Paul Robb from Birmingham police

Anyone with any information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

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