Capital Reports: Birmingham

25 July 2017, 13:26


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.

Hearing To Decide If Jailed Birmingham Surgeon Should be Struck Off

A medical tribunal's been told a surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out needless breast operations in Birmingham "betrayed the interests of his patients".

Ian Paterson was jailed in May after being convicted of wounding 10 patients.

The General Medical Council is holding a hearing about whether he should be struck off as a doctor.

Arrests After Kidnap In Lozells

Three men have been arrested after a suspected kidnapping in Lozells.

The teenager, 27 and 39 year-olds were detained after a man was seen being forced into a vehicle in George Street on Monday afternoon.

Officers are still trying to find the victim.

Man Charged After Alleged Acid Attack In Solihull

A man's been charged over an alleged acid attack in Solihull.

A man was stood outside a bar when a liquid was thrown in his face last week - he wasn't hurt.

23-year-old Max Kelly is accused of common assault and due in court next month.

Woman and Baby Escape After Carjacking In Solihull

A mum and her baby have been forced out of a car in a carjacking in Solihull.

She was sat at traffic lights on Saturday evening when she was threatened by four men.

One of the men forced his way into the drivers seat and sped off before the woman and her baby were able to escape a few minutes later.

Body Found In Coseley

A body has been found in a river in the Black Country.

Police were called last night to Bourne Street in Coseley.

The area is cordened off and police have yet to formally identify the body.

Birmingham Street Racers Avoid Jail

Three street racers - who went more than 130 miles per hour down a dual carriageway in Birmingham - have avoided jail.

The trio didn't know an unmarked police car was following them down the A38 in March.

They've got suspended sentences and community service.

Woman Left With Head Injuries In Birmingham's Gay Village

A woman's been left with a serious head injury in an attack in Birmingham city centre this morning.

It happened in Kent Street in the Gay village at around 5.15am. 

Police are looking for the offender and whether or not a weapon was used.

Lower Essex Street and Kent Street have been closed off.

Prison "Riot" Under Control At HMP Hewell Near Redditch

Prisoners at HMP Hewell near Redditch rioted for over four hours last night before specially trained security teams retook control.

It started at the prison when a small number of inmates refused to follow orders from prison staff.

So called Tornado squads, who are equipped to deal with riots, were then called in and the incident ended around midnight.

One prison officer suffered minor injuries. 

West Mercia Police are now investigating. 

CCTV After Attack In Small Heath

Police have released video after a teenager was attacked in Small Heath earlier this month.

Capital's been told it's not certain the 19 year old will fully recover from head injuries he got in Coventry Road on July 3rd. 

Domestic Abuse Project To Work With Offenders

A new project's begun in the West Midlands aimed at breaking cycles of crime by those who commit domestic violence.

West Midlands Police will be able to offer those thought to be a risk to their partners and children courses which force them to challenge their behaviour.

Baggies Rejected For Gibbs Deal

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says they'll not be signing Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal.

It's reported they've had a £10 million bid rejected for the player while out in Hong Kong on a pre-season tour.

Yardley MP Welcomes Boots Apology Over Emergency Pill

Boots has apologised for the way it responded to a campaign to cut the price of buying the morning after pill.

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips wrote a letter to the company - asking them to follow the lead of other pharmacies.

Boots sells the tablets over the counter for twice what it costs in others - but says they'll now review costs.

Justin Bieber Cancels Purpose Tour

After 18 months on the road Justin Bieber's cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour.

His people say it's because of "unforeseen circumstances".

He had 15 dates left in the US, Canada and Asia and anyone with tickets for the remaining shows will now get a refund.

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