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Man arrested at Birmingham airport on suspicion of terrorism

A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of terrorism, police said.

Waheed Ahmed was arrested for allegedly trying to cross into Syria.

The man is believed to be Waheed Ahmed, the son of a Labour councillor, who was detained in Turkey earlier this month along with eight of his relatives as they allegedly tried to cross the border into war-torn Syria.

Greater Manchester Police said they are working to ensure the safe return of the rest of the group, which included four children aged one, three, eight and 11.


Man charged with murder of five-month-old baby

The baby girl was taken to hospital from an address in Perry Barr. Credit: Google

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a five-month-old baby girl who died in hospital this week, West Midlands Police said.

Thomsa Driukas, an electrician from Crantock Road, Perry Barr in Birmingham, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

A 22-year-old woman arrested in connection with the death has been released on bail.

Police were called to reports that the child was experiencing breathing difficulties at an address shortly before 1am on Wednesday, with the little girl dying later that day.

Two arrested on suspicion of murder of 5-month-old baby

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a five-month-old baby in Birmingham.

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of murdering a baby Credit: PA

West Midlands Police said the baby girl was taken to hospital from an address in Perry Barr early yesterday after reportedly suffering breathing difficulties. Officers were called to the address just before 1am on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of murder after the baby died in hospital yesterday afternoon.

A post mortem is due to take place today to establish the exact cause of death.


Kennel Club 'deeply shocked' at death of Crufts show dog

The organisers of Crufts dog show have said they are "deeply shocked and saddened" at the news that one of the canine competitors in this year's event has died 26 hours after competing.

Three-year-old Irish setter Jagger reportedly collapsed and died after returning to his home in Belgium on Friday, sparking fears he may have been poisoned. A toxicology report is due next week.

Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko released the following statement today:

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