Capital Reports: Birmingham

26 June 2017, 14:57


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.

Police Call For Killers Family to Get In Touch After Aldridge Stabbing

Police are calling for friends and family of the person who killed a man in Aldridge on Friday, to call them.

26-year-old James Brindley was stabbed as he walked home just before midnight.

He died in his parents arms.

Father Pleads Not Guilty To Children's Murder In Birmingham

A dad's pleaded not guilty to killing his two children in Birmingham.

The 6 and 8-year-old's were found after a fire at a home in Hamstead in October, the court heard they'd been smothered.

46-year-old Endris Mohammed will go on trial accused of murder in November.

CCTV Pic Released After Racist Attack On Birmingham Train

A CCTV picture has been released of a man police want to find after a racist attack on a Birmingham train.

A 24 year old man was on a journey from New Street to International earlier this month when a passenger insulted him and punched him in the face.

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Lozells Barber Shooting

A man has been shot in the back in a barber shop on Nursery Road in Lozells just before 3pm on Saturday.

Police say two gunmen made off in a black car and the 23-year-old victim was rushed to hospital where he is undergoing surgery.

We have sealed off the area while forensic experts examine the scene.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Capital's been hearing more about what The Commonwealth Games would be like in 2022 if Birmingham win the bid to host them.

As well as Boxing at the NEC there would be Gymnastics at the Barclaycard Arena, Badminton at the Genting Arena and weightlifting inside Symphony Hall.

In total there will be more than half a million opportunities to watch.

Britain First Demo In Birmingham

250 far right Britain's First protesters held a demonstration in Birmingham's Centenary Square on Saturday.

West Midlands Police say no one was arrested or injured at the event although there was one arrest at a counter protest taking place near by.

Superintendent Andy Parsons looks after the city centre:


Man Jailed For Raping Wolverhampton Students

A 26 year-old man's been jailed for 22 years for raping and sexually assaulting two students in their Uni halls in Wolverhampton.

Akiel Flemming went into their flats in October and got into bed with them before the assaults.

The victims found his bank card and passport.

Birmingham Tennis Star Tests Positive For Drugs

Birmingham tennis sensation Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in April.

The 27 year-old revealed the news at a press conference in London - where he described it as a very difficult day.

The British number 3 says he took the illegal substance out of competition for reasons unrelated to tennis.

Man Jailed For Life For Wolverhampton Boy's Murder

A 27 year-old man has been jailed for life after pleading guilty to killing his partner's son in Wolverhampton.

2 year-old Jeremiah died from a traumatic blow to the stomach after collapsing at his Wednesfield home last year.

Chevaze McGregor will serve a minimum of 21 years.

Jeremiah's mum was jailed for 40 months for allowing the death.

Tower Blocks In Birmingham To Get Sprinkler Systems

Everyone living in a tower block in Birmingham is going to have sprinklers put in their building.

It comes after the Grenfell Tower fire in London which killed at leat 79 people last week.

The City Council say it'll cost £31 million to put sprinklers into the 213 blocks of flats in the city and that they'll find the money even if the government doesn't help pay.

There's now evidence any of the buildings here have the same type of cladding that's thought to have spread the fire at Grenfell.

Wolverhampton Man's Sentence Increased After Child Torture

A 23 year-old man from the Black Country who tortured a 3 year-old boy has had his sentence increased to 8 years.

Kuzivakwasha Chigariro was initially jailed for 5 years 4 months for causing at least 28 injuries to the child over 11 days in April.

The boy was also underweight and dehydrated when he was eventually taken to hospital last July.

Machete Attack in Lye

A man's been attacked with a machete in the Black Country.

Crews were called to Lye High Street just after 9:30am to reports of an assault.

One man was treated for a head injury and taken to hospital - it's thought it was a targeted attack.

Top West Mids Police Officer Says Pressures Are Leading To Mental Health Problems

One of West Mids Police's top officers says officers are getting so stressed they are considering taking their own lives.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines leads one of the murder investigation teams and says in the last 15 months 80 officers in the West Mids have had serious mental health breakdowns.

He and other top officers at the National Police Chiefs Council are calling on the government to give police more funding.

Prison Absconder Jailed Again

A prisoner from Alum Rock who went on the run and carjacked a Ferrari has been jailed for another 10 years.

Bilal Bashir was serving 4 years for burglary when he escaped from the exercise yard at HMP Hewell last year.

He went on a two week crime spree before being arrested.

Shots Fired Outside Birmingham School

Police are going to be at a school in Birmingham later to reassure pupils, teachers and parents after shots were fired outside yesterday.

Officers believe the shots fired from a car were aimed at a cyclist who ran into St Edmunds Primary in Spring Hill for safety.

A teacher's car was left with bullet holes. No one's thought to have been injured.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses who were outside the school at the time to get in touch.


Man Charged With Murder After Teen's Body Found In Brierley Hill Wardrobe

A man arrested after a teenager's body was found in a wardrobe in Brierley Hill has been charged with her murder.

17 year-old Megan Bills' body was found wrapped in cling film in April and it's thought it could have been there for up to 3 weeks.

24 year-old Ashley Foster of no fixed address has admitted preventing a burial but denies killing her.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court for trial in January.

Teenager Drowns In Lake In Pelsall 

A 15-year-old boy has drowned in the Black Country after getting into trouble swimming with friends in a lake.

Search teams were called to the lake beyond Ryders Hayes Lane in Pelsall just before 7 o'clock last night.

His body was found by emergency services just over an hour later.

Police are supporting his family.


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