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Police seek witnesses of Birmingham attack

Police have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to regarding an attack in the city centre of Birmingham.

Police want to speak to these men in relation to a street robbery Credit: West Midlands Police

Three individuals grabbed the man and dragged him to a nearby canal towpath, before allegedly assaulting him in an attempt to get his pin number. They then stole his bank cards.

The attack took place in the early hours of 9 July in Gas Street.

The attackers are described as three black men in their mid-twenties.

The man suffered swelling and cuts to his face and body following the assault.

Officers investigating the attack have viewed CCTV and are now releasing these images in the hope someone will recognise the offenders and call us. This was a sustained and un-necessarily violent assault and I am appealing for anyone who has information or anyone who knows who the men are to come forward."

– DC Mark Timmins from Birmingham Central

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Wolverhampton takeaway assault - Police appeal for witness

A woman and man were assaulted after they challenged two men who they felt were being rude to the staff.

We understand that a young man with ginger hair may have witnessed the argument and assault and we are appealing for him to come forward.

He would have been out in Wolverhampton on Boxing Day night and he may hold vital information that could help our investigations.

– DC Faye Martin, Wolverhampton major investigation team

Ginger haired witness sought after takeaway assault

Wolverhampton Police Station Credit: West Midlands Police

Detectives are appealing for a ginger haired man who may have witnessed a disorder in a Wolverhampton takeaway at Christmas to come forward.

Officers investigating the assault, which took place at Dixy Chicken on Broad Street in the early hours of 27 December, have arrested and bailed a 30-year-old and 23-year-old man.

And now they need witnesses to come forward to aid them with their investigations.

Four men admit taking part in a mass attack in Leicester

Nottingham Crown Court Credit: West Midlands Police

Four men have admitted taking part in a mass attack at a Leicester restaurant.

It brings to 11 the total who have pleaded guilty to the attack on the Moghul Durbar restaurant in East Park Road on January 14 last year. Seven have already been jailed for two years each.

Another six men have been charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder, and are currently awaiting trial.

The latest guilty pleas were entered at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (February 7).

Police look for men after teen attacked with pool cue

A teenager needed stitches in his ear after he was punched in the face and attacked with a pool cue in a Walsall club.

Man captured on CCTV Credit: West Midlands Police

The 19-year-old was assaulted in Samras on Caldmore Green in the early hours of Saturday 7 September.

West Midlands Police have released images of two people they want to trace in connection with what happened.

Man seen with pool cue Credit: West Midlands Police

Investigating officer, DC Narinder Sandhu, said: "The CCTV cameras in the club show two men who I am very keen to identify."

"The young man suffered a large cut to his ear which resulted in him spending the night in hospital and requiring a number of stitches."

"Were you in the club that night and saw what happened? Do you recognise either of these two men? If so, I want to hear from you."


Memorial service held for Algerian terror attack victim

Sebastian John lived in Nottingham with his wife and 7-month-old baby

A memorial service has been held for a man who lived in Nottingham who was killed during the Algerian hostage crisis last month.

Sebastian John, 26, lived with his wife and 7-month-old baby and was a graduate of Loughborough University.

The service took place at Norwich Cathedral - the city where Sebastian went to school.

Dad from Nottingham killed in Algerian terror attack, full report

The Foreign Office today confirmed that a civil engineer from Nottingham was among those killed by Islamist militants during a hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria last week.

Sebastian John is one of six Britons thought to have died when the Algerian army moved in to end the crisis on Saturday.

37 workers from eight countries died in total.

Callum Watkinson reports.

Midlander killed in terror attack was a "fantastic student"

A man from Nottingham who has been killed in the Algerian terror attack has been described as a "fantastic student" by the University he graduated from.

Sebastian John graduated from Loughborough University in 2009 with a Masters degree in civil engineering.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Sebastian. He was a fantastic student and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him at the University. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

– Loughborough’s Professor Tony Thorpe, Dean of the School of Civil and Building Engineering
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