Capital Reports: Birmingham

29 March 2017, 08:14


The latest news stories happening right across Birmingham and the Black Country updated throughout the day - listen on FM, online, on your mobile and on digital.

Vigil To Be Held On Westminster Bridge A Week On From Attack

A week on from the terror attack in Westminster and people are going to link hands later along the bridge where it happened.

It comes as the inquest will open into the four victims killed by Khalid Masood from Birmingham.

Meanwhile, police have got more time to hold two men from Birmingham in connection with the attack.

Mum And Wife Of Westminster Attacker Speak Out

The wife of the Birmingham terrorist behind the Westminster attack says she is "saddened and shocked" by what he did last Wednesday.

Rohey Hydara has put a statement out through the Metropolitan Police, saying she totally condemns Khalid Masood's actions.

She's expressed her condolences to the families of the four people killed - and has wished all those injured a speedy recovery.

It comes after his mum also released a statement saying she has cried for the victims of her son's crime.

More Details Emerge About The 52-Year-Old Killer Who Was Living In Birmingham

Khalid Masood was born under the name Adrian Russell Ajao. from Kent, reports he was a father and a teacher.

He had many aliases and strings of convictions including stabbing a man in the nose at a carehome.

Police do know that the car used was hired from Solihull, and he spent his last night in a hotel room in Brighton.

But he wasn't part of what the prime minister's called the ''current intelligence picture''. 

Murder Arrest After Stabbing In Perry Barr

Two men have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Perry Barr.

Police say they were called to the home on Wensleydale Road at lunchtime.

One man's been held on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force's CID, said: "We believe that the two men knew each other and at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the inquiry."

Police Search For 25 Footy Fans After Blues V Wolves Fight

Police have released picture of 25 football fans after a mass brawl during and after the Wolves v Blues game last month.

Officers have already arrested 13 people over it.

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Walsall Student's Design On New £1 Coin

The Walsall student who designed the new pound coin's told Capital the Chancellor called him up at school to tell him he'd won the competition.

17 year-old David Pearce's design will sit on a 12 sided coin, which is meant to he harder to fake.

It's being circulated today and you have until October to spend the old ones.

Lloyds Bank on New Street and the Post Office on Pinfold Street are the first places to have it today (Tuesday 28th March).

Man Dies In Hit and Run In Birmingham After A Police Chase

A man's died after being hit by a car in a police chase in Birmingham.

Police say they'd been follwing the car from Erdington after the driver failed to stop for officers last night.

The 45-year-old was then knocked down on the Belgrave Middleway near the Currys Island and it's still closed this morning (Monday 27th March).

The car didn't stop and police are still searching for the driver.

Three Arrested After Handsworth Stabbing

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in Handsworth.

A 36-year-old's stable in hospital after being stabbed in the neck outside a house in Watt Street yesterday morning.

Police Officer Charged With Custody Assault In Birmingham 

A police officer has been charged with assault in custody in Birmingham

It's after a woman alleged she was attacked in Birmingham Central Police Station in 2015.

40-year-old Police Sergeant Matthew Shaw is due in court on Monday.

Five Arrested After Solihull Car Robbery

Five people, including a 30-year-old woman and two teenagers have been arrested after a car was stolen in Solihull.

It was taken from a house on Burford Close on Tuesday night.

Police think a stun-gun was used during the robbery.

Liam Payne Reveals Glimpse Of New Life As A Parent

Wolverhampton's Liam Payne's thanked fans for all their messages of support after the birth of his son with Cheryl.

He's also joked about the amount of nappy changes he's having to get through already!

It might have been a long night too - he tweeted that at 2am this morning!!!

Ginuwine & Sisqo For Brum

The man behind the infamous 'Pony' from Magic Mike - Ginuwine - is coming to Birmingham.

He'll appear alongside 'Thong Song's Sisqo at the O2 Academy in October.

Louis Tomlinson In Court Over Photographer Row

Louis Tomlinson will find out later if he's going to be prosecuted over claims of a row with a photographer.

He was arrested at LA Airport earlier this month. 

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