The A45 Coventry Road Eastbound in Birmingham is blocked. It's due to an accident between Forest Road / Holder Road and the A4040 Yardley Road. Police are directing traffic and emergency services are telling drivers to avoid the area.
A man attacked a frail 84-year-old woman and stole her handbag, leaving her with a fractured wrist and cuts to her face.
The attack happened as the woman was walking home from a shopping trip on Larch Walk in Yardley on Sunday 16 November at 4.15pm.
Two teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Birmingham.
Emergency services were called out to Oaklands Recreation Ground on Holder Road in Yardley at around 4pm yesterday following reports of a fight.
He was taken to hospital by air ambulance with stab wounds to his back.
The 16-year-old and 18-year-old remain in custody.
A public-transport vandal has been sentenced to a community order after being caught damaging a bus on camera.
21-year-old Richard Tracey, from Clements Road, Yardley, was caught on CCTV on 14th July, as he sprayed the bus with graffiti and urinated on seats.
He appeared before Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 7th November, where he admitted criminal damage on the number 45 bus, but only after the video was circulated by Police and subsequently posted on the social-networking site Facebook.
PC Shaun Hickinbottom, from the safer travel team, said:
Tracey will serve his community order until 16th December and has been ordered to pay £600 compensation to National Express along with court costs amounting to £100.
Firefighters have been tackling a severe house fire in Lodge Drive, Yardley where every room in the house was on fire.
Four engines with 19 firefighters on board were called to the fire earlier this morning.
A man has been taken to hospital for a check-up. Crews are now damping down and an investigation into the cause has begun.
West Midlands Police are reporting on Twitter that 15 people may be injured after a 10 car collision on the A45 Coventry Road in Yardley, Birmingham.
Police investigating the murder of a former soldier in Yardley, have bailed three people who were arrested in connection with the death.
A 39 year old man, 39 year old woman and a 17 year old have been bailed while officers continue to investigate the murder of 64 year old Brian Farmer.
Mr Farmer's body was found by police at 6.10pm Saturday 19 May. It is believed his body may have been there for some days.
A post mortem has proved inconclusive and police are awaiting the results of further tests.
Anyone with information should contact Force CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 67-year-old man in Yardley, Birmingham.
He was found in a flat in Coventry Road, Yardley on Saturday.
a 17-year-old and two people aged 39 are being questioned.