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Investigation after man stabbed in Selly Oak

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Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Selly Oak last night. The man was attacked as he got out of his car in Barnes Hill outside Asda just after 8pm by another man who then fled the scene with another. Police say they believe it to be a targeted attack with no risk to the wider public. The 25-year-old was taken to hospital with a stomach injury and his condition is described as stable. The area was cordoned off overnight for forensic examination and detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, from Force CID, said

“This is a fast moving investigation and we have a number of lines of enquiry which we are following up, but I would still like to hear from anyone who has information and has not yet spoken to an officer. Fortunately the young man’s injuries are not life threatening, but this could have been a very different outcome.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Marsh

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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800 jobs at risk as Coventry firm goes into administration

Jobs at risk as Coventry firm goes into administration Credit: ITV News Central

Around 800 jobs are at risk after one of Coventry's biggest employers went into administration.

Covpress, which supplies Jaguar Landrover, was bought by a wealthy chinese owner in 2013.

Administrators say that they've been instructed because of urgent funding issues but no redundancies have been announced. The associated business Covpress Assembly Limited is unnaffected.

A spokesperson for the administrators Grant Thornton said:

The business has faced a numbers of challenges which has impacted on its growth strategy and unfortunately the company had to be placed into Administration due to significant and urgent funding issues.

We are urgently reviewing the financial position of the business and will seek discussions with customers and suppliers around their support which will be critical to any outcome.

We expect significant interest in this growing business and with that support, we will look to pursue a sale or rescue of the company. No redundancies have been announced at this time and we would encourage any expressions of interest in the company.

– dministrators Grant Thornton
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