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Child injured in Calverton crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-month-old boy was injured during a collision in Calverton, Nottingham this morning.

Police were called just before 8.30am to the crash between a Mitsubishi Colt car and a Ford Transit van in Longdale Lane.

The child who was a passenger in the car, was transferred to the Queen's Medical Centre with suspected serious injuries and is currently in a stable condition.

Drivers of both vehicles sustained minor injuries.

The road is currently closed in both directions between the scene of the crash and the A614 roundabout with Longdale Lane.

Two arrested over Coventry murder

Police investigating the discovery of the remains of a missing person from Coventry have arrested two people today on suspicion of his murder.

Hiralal Chuahan, who was 58 at the time of his disappearance three years ago, went missing from his home in Bowness Close, Radford.

Police had to use DNA testing to establish the identity of the remains, which were found in Wainbody Wood on Sunday

West Midlands Police are questioning a 43-year-old man and 34-year-old woman from an address in the Lower Coundon area of the city.

"Whilst I am pleased with the progress of the investigation, I am still convinced that there are witnesses who have not yet contacted the Police who may have vital information concerning Hiralal Chauhan being in those woods in the Spring of 2009.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who was a frequent visitor to Wainbody Wood both during and before 2009 who may hold what they think is insignificant information but may, in reality, be extremely beneficial to this murder enquiry"

– Detective Inspector Stuart Bell, West Midlands Police


Motorway bridge death

Police investigating the death of a woman who fell from a bridge over the M1 say they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The woman, who has not yet been named, fell on to the motorway near Nottingham at about 11.50pm last night.

Diversions between junctions 25 and 26 were set up after the incident but the motorway has now reopened in both directions.

"Nobody else was injured in the incident and officers are not looking for anybody else connected with the fall."

– Police spokesman

Car rolls into field causing serious injuries to driver

A man has been seriously injured after the car he was driving rolled into a field.

The accident occurred yesterday on the A449 at around 6.00pm on Wolverhampton Road.

Emergency services freed the man believed to be in his 40s from his vehicle before he was taken to hospital with serious head and and chest injuries.

“He was extricated from the car and received emergency treatment at the scene. The mans condition was stabilised and he was transferred by land ambulance to New Cross Hospital for further emergency treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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Man hit by taxi remains critical

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision yesterday. Credit: ITV Central

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a taxi in Birmingham yesterday.

The 19 year old suffered serious head and leg injuries after being hit near the O2 Academy just after midnight.

The taxi stopped at the scene of the accident in Horsefair, the driver was not arrested.

The accident happened near to the O2 Academy music venue, Birmingham Credit: ITV Central



A man is being treated in hospital after being hit by a taxi in Birmingham.

The 19 year old suffered serious head and leg injuries.

The taxi stopped at the scene of the accident in Horsefair, near the O2 Academy, and the driver was not arrested.

Man sentenced to 15-years for storing explosive chemicals

Darren Adam James sentenced to 15-years Credit: ITV Central

26 year old Darren Adam James was charged with a total of 13 offences and pleaded guilty to all counts in March.

Police found quantities of nitroglycerine stored in cupboards at a flat in Mapperley in Nottinghamshire on the 13th October last year after police went to recover a stolen car.

Local homes, businesses and a school all within 100 metres were evacuated.

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