A pensioner from Staffordshire successfully prevented a theft from her local supermarket by attacking a man with her handbag.
Margaret Leese spotted a man break free from two police officers who tried to stop him stealing bottles of spirits.
She hit him with her handbag, they both fell to the ground, and the thief tripped over her as he attempted to run away.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.