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Traffic light failure on the A45 Coventry Road in Yardley. Credit: ITV News Central

Slow traffic due to a traffic light failure on the A45 Coventry Road at Kings Road in Yardley. Drivers are being warned to approach with care.

All signals at this junction have been switched off to safely repair and replace a set of lights that were affected due to an earlier incident.

This is likely to remain an issue during morning rush hour.


Biker airlifted to hospital after serious collision with a car

The biker was airlifted to hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A biker suffered multiple injuries after being involved in a serious collision with a car yesterday evening.

The crash occurred at the junction of Broadstone Road and Sheldon Heath Road in Yardley just after 6pm.

A rapid response paramedic, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford attended the scene.

The biker suffered serious head, leg, wrist and suspected pelvic injuries. He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital major trauma unit for emergency treatment.

The woman driving the car was unhurt but was treated for shock.

Car accident blocking road out of Birmingham

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.


Frail 84-year-old woman injured in 'despicable' attack

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 pensioner suffered a fractured wrist and sever bruising Credit: West Midlands Police

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.

She was approached from behind by a man who pulled on her handbag, causing her to fall over. He then stole her bag and shopping. These were later recovered, but he did take £60 cash and her debit card.

This was a despicable attack on a vulnerable elderly lady, who was walking home after getting some grocery shopping and one which has caused great physical and emotional distress.

Although we haven’t got much of a description at this stage, we believe as the attack took place in a fairly busy area someone will have seen the incident and may be able to give a better description, and we ask they should contact police at Stechford on 101.

– DC Cheryl Ray, West Midlands Police

Two teenagers arrested after 16-year-old boy stabbed

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Yardley. Credit: PA

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.

Birmingham bus vandal caught by social media

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:

When faced with the CCTV evidence, Tracey had no option but to admit the offences...

... This really is testament to the power of social media and just shows the public are not willing to tolerate this sort of behaviour on their public transport.

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.

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