Capital Reports: Birmingham

22 September 2017, 11:39


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Death In Custody In Oldbury

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has started going through CCTV footage and speaking to officers after a man died in custody in Oldbury.

The man in his 30's was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and taken to the Oldbury custody suite.

But he was later found unresponsive during a routine check at 2am on Thursday.

More Children In The West Midlands Suffering Domestic Abuse.

More cases of domestic abuse against children are being referred to police in the West Midlands.

Figures show West Midlands Police and social services dealt with 143 more reports last year than the previous 12 months.

Driver Spotted With "Racing Stripe" Covering Part Of His Windscreen

A driver's been stopped near Oldbury after police spotted a "yellow racing stripe" covering most of his windscreen.

He was on the M5 when they stopped him and charged him with driving a car in a dangerous condition.

He was also found to be driving while banned and without insurance.

Deadly Guns Found In Small Heath Knife Bin

Two potentially deadly handguns have been found in a knife bin in Small Heath.

They were among almost 200  weapons handed in as part of West Mids Police crackdown on guns and knives.

All the guns will now be destroyed after 12 bins, eight from Birmingham, were emptied.

Great Barr Man To Stand Trial For Being Part Of Neo-Nazi Group

A man from Great Barr will stand trial in March accused of spreading racial hatred over Skype.

Alexander Deakin from Beacon Road is one of three men facing a number of terror charges - including being part of a banned Neo-Nazi group.

The 22-year-old allegedly had a copy of "white resistance manual for fun" and sent "ethnic cleansing operations" to people over video chats.

He's due to enter a plea in January and will remain in custody until then. 

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Attack In Cannock

A man's been charged with attempted murder after a 24 year old was attacked in Staffordshire

39 year old Robert Gearing was arrested after the incident in Danby Drive in Cannock on Tuesday night.

Paddy Power Apologise For Ehiogu "Error"

A gambling company's said sorry after it let customers bet on a dead former Villa player becoming a manager.

Paddy Power advertised odds of 66-1 on former defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of Blues after they sacked Harry Redknapp on Saturday.

They say it was a genuine error.

Ehiogu died in April aged 44. 

Birmingham City Sack Manager Harry Redknapp

Birmingham have sacked manager Harry Redknapp following yesterdays 3-1 defeat to Preston in the Championship.

They're second from bottom in the table after losing six of their first eight matches of the season.

Redknapp helped the club avoid relegation in the last campaign.

The Blues' head development coach Lee Carsley is caretaker boss.   

Are Fitbits Bad For Young People's Health?  

Reserchers at Birmingham Uni have found Fitbits and other trackers -could be bad for young persons health.

They found 13 & 14 year olds, who failed to regularly reach the 10,000 steps daily target, had feelings of inadequacy and lower self-esteem.

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