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Police name murder victim from West Bromwich

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police investigating the death of a woman at an address in Chapel Street, West Bromwich, have named her as 26-year-old Wendy Mann.

Her body was discovered at the house just before 11.30am on Friday 28 August. A forensic post mortem has revealed she died from asphyxiation.

A 52-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody. Officers were yesterday morning granted an extra 36 hours to question him in connection with her death.

“Enquiries are on-going and forensic examinations at the scene are continuing. We are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in Chapel Street this week, particularly on Thursday 27 August, to call us on 101.

A man has been arrested but our investigation is still in the early stages and we want to hear from anyone who can provide information that could help us.”

– Detective Inspector Martin Slevin, from Force CID
The body was found at an address on Chapel Street, West Bromwich. Credit: Google Maps

Anyone with information please call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Missing man's body found in canal

A file has been passed to the coroner. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

The body of a man was found in Chesterfield Canal at Worksop at around 5pm yesterday.

It has been established that the identity of the body is that of missing 71-year-old Gregor Norwood of Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire.

Mr Norwood’s family have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and it appears to have been a tragic accident.

A file has been passed to the coroner.


Police continue appeal for missing man from Birmingham

Mark Baggott Credit: West Midlands Police

Police in Birmingham are searching for a man, who has been missing since Sunday 30 August.

Mark Baggott, aged 41, left the address he was staying at in Lodge Road Winson Green at 6.30am on Sunday morning.

He is described as white, 5’10 with short brown hair and wearing a dark hoody and jeans.

Mark, who has been missing before, suffers with mental health issues and is described as vulnerable.

Police are asking for Mark or anyone who has seen him in the area to contact officers on 101 or the Missing People Charity on 116 000.

Man arrested after dog thrown from tower block

A stock image of an American Bulldog Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Archive/PA Images

Police have arrested a man after a dog was thrown from a window at a tower block in Druids Heath, Birmingham at around 7.45pm on Saturday 29 August.

Officers attended the scene in Netheravon Close and a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and animal cruelty. He has been bailed with strict conditions pending further investigation.

The dog, believed to be an American Bulldog, was taken to a vet, but sadly was dead on arrival.

“Enquiries into what happened are currently on-going and we are working closely with our partners at the RSPCA. We are asking for anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Birmingham Police on 101.”

– Inspector Matt Crowley from Birmingham South


Two seriously injured in Birmingham collision

Two men have been treated for serious injuries after their car collided with a tree near Pershore last night.

One of the patients, a man in his 20s, was treated for a serious head injury. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A44 between Peopleton and Drakes Broughton, near to Stonebow Farm, just before 10.50pm.

“Crews arrived to discover two patients in a serious condition and lying on top of each other in their car which had collided with a tree. The car had come to rest facing the wrong way on the carriageway.

“The fire service were also in attendance and removed the roof of the car in order for ambulance staff to be fully able to access the patients.

“One of the patients, a man in his 20s, was treated for a serious head injury and a reduced level of consciousness. In order to stabilise his condition he was anaesthetised by the doctor at scene and transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“The second patient, also a man in his 20s, was treated for a cut to his head, a broken arm and a pelvis injury. He was immobilised with the use of a pelvic splint and scoop stretcher and also taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Police appeal following bus crash in Birmingham

It happened just after 11am Saturday Credit: Tjark Schoenfeld

Police are still trying to trace witnesses and passengers involved in a bus crash in Birmingham over the weekend.

The drivers had to be cut free after this head-on crash between a single and a double-decker bus on Addison Road in Kings Heath shortly after 11am on Saturday.

Four passengers were taken to hospital, seven others were treated and discharged at the scene.

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