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Woman shot five times in Tunisia has 'life changing' wounds

Allison Heathcote, 48, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in the early hours of this morning following medical evacuation from Tunisia and was in a medically induced coma when she arrived.

Allison Heathcote is fighting for her life in hospital. Credit: Simon Boon

Allison sustained five gunshot wounds, three to her upper and lower torso and two to her right arm and shoulder.

Allison underwent five hours of surgery this morning and is now in the Critical Care Unit under sedation in a critical but stable condition, the hospital as confirmed.

Professor Sir Keith Porter, from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital told ITV News that Allison has "injuries that are potentially life threatening, and certainly life changing."


Man arrested for 'engaging in terrorism in Syria'

A man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in terrorism in Syria.

The 37-year-old, from the Sparkbrook area of the city, was arrested at Birmingham Airport at around 3pm today after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.

Detectives say the arrest was pre-planned and there was no risk to the safety of the flight.

Officers now have a maximum of 36 hours to release, charge, or bail the man, or apply for a warrant of further detention.

Baby dies after car crashes into wall and tree

A baby has died and four adults injured when a car smashed into a wall and a tree in Birmingham.

The youngster was in the car when the crash happened in the Selly Oak area shortly before 4pm. Paramedics performed CPR en-route to Birmingham Children's Hospital, but the child was confirmed dead on arrival.

The crash happened in Selly Oak, Birmingham, at 4pm this afternoon Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The female driver suffered a head injury, while one of the back seat passengers - both of whom were women - suffered a head injury, a back and chest injury, and the other complained of back pain.

The front seat passenger, also a woman, made her own way to hospital with minor injuries after managing to climb out of the car herself.

Birmingham one of UK's worst cities for air pollution

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to cut the level of nitrogen dioxide in Britain's air.

Campaigners claim pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK - more than from obesity and alcohol combined.

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports from Birmingham, one of the worst affected cities.


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.

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