Live updates

ITV News Central takes 'Youbooth' to Wolverhampton

Four weeks today, Britain will be going to the polls to choose the shape of the next Government. And with more key marginal seats than anywhere else in the country the Midlands will play a big part in what happens.

Throughout the campaign we're testing opinion with our mobile polling booth 'YouBooth'. Gareth Owen has taken it to the Conservative-held marginal of Wolverhampton South West.


30 firefighters tackle factory blaze in Wolverhampton

Crews are damping down and an investigation is underway after a fire at a factory in Wolverhampton.

It happened at the former Hydrafit factory on Colliery Road just before 4:00am.

At its height around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze.

The location of the fire in Wolverhampton Credit: ITV News Central


Man arrested and bailed over fatal hit and run

Adam Jones Credit: West Midlands Police

A man's been arrested and bailed in connection with the death of a teenager from Sandwell, who died when he was hit by a car.

Adam Jones, who was 15, was crossing the road in West Bromwich on his bike when he was hit, on the evening of 26th March. The driver abandoned the car and ran off without calling for help.

Appeal after man stabbed in pub car park in broad daylight

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed twice in a pub car park in the Black Country yesterday afternoon.

The Royal Hotel, Coseley Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

The 38-year-old was attacked in the car park round the back of The Royal Hotel in Castle Street, Coseley, at around 4.15pm.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is described as serious but stable.

It happened yesterday afternoon Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

This attack took place in broad daylight on a car park and resulted in the man suffering very serious injuries.

We are currently investigating what led up to the stabbing and trying to establish the circumstances but I would like to appeal for anyone who saw the incident or who has information to contact police.

We are currently examining CCTV evidence and carrying out searches inside and out of the pub.

– Detective Sergeant Phil Pullinger, West Midlands Police

Police investigate stabbing at Wolverhampton nightclub

Police are investigating a stabbing at a nightclub in Wolverhampton during an organised music event.

The man was stabbed at Faces on Good Friday Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Officers were called after reports of disorder at Faces Nightclub in Bilston Street at 1.45am on Good Friday.

A 22-year-old man had been stabbed in the stomach, and he was taken to hospital for treatment. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward Credit: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

A number of other people at the R&B event were treated for minor injuries, and the club shut early following the disorder.

Officers responded to reports of a large fight at the club in the early hours of Good Friday. One man was seriously injured and enquiries are on-going to identify the individual responsible.

– Detective Sergeant Adam Keen, West Midlands Police
Load more updates