An HGV driver had an 'amazing escape' after his lorry left the flyover on the M42 and crashed onto the M6 toll near Coleshill in Warwickshire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the 50-year-old lorry driver, along with other road users, had an "amazing escape". The lorry driver was treated for serious lower leg fractures, and was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
87 released as police investigate soccer match violence
More than 80 people arrested in the build-up to a non-league football match have been released on bail. The arrests were in connection with an incident of "violent disorder" ahead of a fixture between home side Nuneaton Town and Lincoln City.
Everyone has now been bailed in connection with the incident. The senior investigating officer will now evaluate what action needs to be taken.
Nuneaton executive: Trouble nothing to do with club
Nuneaton Town Chief Executive Ian Neale says police went to The Granby pub to organise an escort to town for Nuneaton fans, but only three people said they were interested in going to the match:
They were allowed to leave the pub to take a taxi to the ground, which is two miles away from where the arrests were made. The Boro is a family club and people who are looking for trouble are not welcome at our ground. Anyone found guilty of any offences today will be banned from the ground for life.
The club works tremendously hard on community programmes to give young people locally aspiration and opportunities in a working class town and we see ourselves very much part of making positive things happen for the town.
Police join forces in 'challenging day' of arrests
Police began arresting dozens of people on suspicion of violent disorder at The Granby pub in Nuneaton town centre Saturday afternoon.
Police officers responded to reports of disorder at a number of public houses in the town, and were deployed in full protective equipment for their own safety. PSUs (police support units) from three forces were all deployed and were successful in containing the disorder and protecting the safety and well-being of the general public.
I am extremely grateful to our regional colleagues from West Mercia, West Midlands and British Transport Police for their support in this operation - it has been a particularly challenging day. It was important to take a positive approach from the start of the operation and as a result of that, a significant number of people have been arrested for serious offences and will now be processed.
– Chief Inspector Adrian Knight, Warwickshire Police
Council: 'We will always remember the bravery of those who died'
Speaking to the media outside the court building, Warwickshire's community safety spokesman, councillor Richard Hobbs, apologised for the fire authority's failings.
Mr Hobbs said:
We pleaded guilty to the charge brought under the Health and Safety Act because we recognised and accepted that there were failings on our part back in 2007.
Since then, as the judge emphasised today, Warwickshire has become a model fire authority and our training is some of the finest in the country.
No fire service can guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong again but we are confident that our service is as safe as it can be.We will always remember the bravery of those who died in the service of their community and we offer our deepest condolences to their families and friends.