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The TV company which made 'Benefits Street' in Birmingham has been speaking to residents about returning to the area.
A representative from Love Productions emailed a local councillor saying:
"We have been talking to some residents of James Turner Street about possibly doing some more filming.
“However, nothing at this stage is confirmed.”
The email has led to families who live on the street in Winson Green to organise an emergency meeting.
Emma Johnson, principal of Oasis Academy Foundry, the school in James Turner Street, said: “We’ve had enough of lights, camera, action.”
Channel 4, which screened Benefits Street, yesterday insisted there were no plans to return to Winson Green for a second series.
Police say they have charged several people with drug offences following a series of raids carried out in James Turner Street, Winson Green, Birmingham last year.
The street most recently featured in the Channel 4 documentary 'Benefits Street.'
The drugs raids took place in June 2013 and several people were arrested. On Wednesday they were charged with several offences and have been bailed to appear in court next month.
A woman from Birmingham who lost the sight in her right eye after being beaten is appealing to the public to help catch her attackers.
She was walking along Wellington Street in Winson Green on Wednesday 24th April at around 2:30pm when she was attacked by two men.
The woman suffered a broken nose and finger, and the permanent loss of sight in her right eye.
The first man is described as around 30-years-old, white, 6ft tall, of skinny build with short shaven dark hair, wearing a white t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms.
Police have described the second man as in his early to mid 30s. He is a light skinned black man, between 5ft 9ins and 6ft tall, with short black hair and medium to stocky build. He has a distinct scar across his left cheek.
The sister of Shahzad Ali says justice has not been done for the murder of her brother, Haroon Jahan and Abdul Musavir.
More than 200 people have been protesting outside the headquarters of West Midlands Police, in what they say is a continuing fight for justice for three men who died during last summer's riots in Birmingham.
200 people protested today outside West Midlands Police headquarters over the Winson Green murder trial.
The families of three men killed during last year's riots in Birmingham will demonstrate outside West Midlands Police Headquarters later.
It's after they announced yesterday they are seeking legal advice after eight men were cleared of the men's murders.
Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir died after being hit by a car in Winson Green.
We do not underestimate the impact that the deaths of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir had on their families, friends and the wider community of Birmingham, and indeed nationally.
Earlier this week, Chief Constable Chris Sims met with Harry Ireland, Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service, to discuss what further steps could be taken following the end of the trial.
I, alongside local officers, continue to meet with members of the community who are working hard to maintain calm and strengthen relationships.