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Schoolboy arrested in connection with pensioner attack


A schoolboy has been arrested following an appeal after a pensioner was attacked outside a Bilston pub on Friday:


Michael Green, aged 84, was dragged from his car and assaulted as he left the Trumpet public house at around 11.30pm:


His family made a heartfelt appeal for information and today a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery:

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Pensioner thought he would die in brutal carjacking

Gizelle Smith, the daughter of a pensioner who was attacked as his car was stolen in Wolverhampton has spoken of how he feared for his life during the attack.

84-year-old Michael Green was attacked and dragged from his car outside the Trumpet Pub on High Street last friday evening.

He suffered a fractured hip and had to be operated on. His family have appealed for information.


Family appeal after pensioner attacked in carjacking

84-year-old pensioner Michael Green had to undergo surgery after the attack
84-year-old pensioner Michael Green had to undergo surgery after the attack Credit: West Midlands Police

The family of a pensioner who was dragged from his car and attacked outside a pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton on Friday night are appealing for help to find his attackers.

Michael Green, 84, was attacked when he left the Trumpet Pub on High Street at around 11.30pm.

Mr Green was dragged from his car causing severe injuries which needed surgery including cuts, bruising and a fractured hip.

The men stole the car, a 15-year-old Toyota Avensis, only to crash it a short time later.

The daughter of the pensioner is appealing for any information to help bring his attackers to justice.

My Dad is the most amazing person, when I was two, my mother died and he singlehandedly raised three children.

I can’t begin to tell you how shocked we are, that someone could do this to my Dad. The day before his attack he had booked a holiday abroad ? it is unlikely he will be able to go now.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Pete Dunn, from the Force CID, said:

This was a motiveless and cowardly attack on a vulnerable and elderly man. We believe that three people may have been involved in the carjacking and believe the answer to who was involved lies within the local community.

Disadvantaged youngsters train with ex-Wolves boss

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dean Saunders
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dean Saunders Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Young disadvantaged people from across the Midlands will have the opportunity to meet and train with former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager and Aston Villa player Dean Saunders later today.

The StreetGames Football Pools Fives programme will take place at the Birmingham Futsal Centre later this afternoon.

16 - 25 year olds from disadvantaged areas of Birmingham will have the chance to play in a 5-a-side team which could go on to compete in the National Final at The FA's national football centre at St George's Park.

The programme, endorsed by the FA, is in its second year and allows young people the chance to train with professionals as well as volunteer and coach.


Wolverhampton station renamed 'Wolverine' for the day


"For your safety and security, CCTV is in operation at Wolverine station"...


I am now at Wolverine railway (not train) station formerly known as Wolverhampton


Mother criticises £1,000 fine after daughter killed by electric shock

The mother of a woman electrocuted by faulty wiring says fining the construction worker responsible £1,000 is a 'joke'.

Emma Shaw, 22, was hit by 240 volts as she tried to stop her flat being flooded.

Neil Hoult, a 53-year-old supervising electrician, was found guilty by jurors at Wolverhampton Crown Court of one charge of failure to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act and was given the fine.

Ms Shaw was killed while trying to turn off the stopcock on her boiler which was leaking.

Investigators discovered the tap had become live after a screw penetrated an electric cable during construction work at her home.

Diane Potter, Emma's mother, said: “I am so very disappointed. It just does not seem right to fine someone only £1,000 for such a terrible thing.

That is a very small price to pay for a death.

It has been over six years since I lost Emma and I haven’t really been able to grieve.

But now at last I have closure.”

Wolverhampton station renamed 'Wolverine' for a day

Wolverhampton train station has been renamed 'Wolverine station' just for today, ahead of the release of the new X-Men film.

All 65 signs at the station are changing and announcements will refer to the station as 'Wolverine'.


We're thrilled to announce the renaming of Wolverhampton Station to Wolverine Station.#VTWolverine

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