Capital Reports: Birmingham

20 August 2017, 07:31


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.

Seven Year Old British Boy Confirmed Dead After Barcelona Attack. 

It's now  been confirmed that 7 year old British born Julian Cadman - was killed in the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

The driver of the van which ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas is still on the run.

Spain's King and Queen have been at a special mass in the city to remember the 13 people who died.

It's claimed the apparent ringleader of the terror cell had links to one of the 2004 Madrid bombers.

Tougher Penalties  For Online Hate Crime Offences

Hate crimes on Facebook and Twitter must be treated as seriously as face to face offences, under new prosecution rules.

The Crown Prosecution Service has changed it's guidelines after an increase in abuse on social media.

Six People Injured After Three Car Collision On M6 Northbound.

An investigation's on after a crash on the M6 involving 3 cars.

It happened at around four this morning northbound between junctions 5 Castle Bromwich and 6 Aston Expressway.

Six people have been taken to hospital.

32 Arrests At V Festival 2017. 

Staffordshire Police have told Capital they made 32 arrests at this years V festival, mainly drug related.

A 17 year-old boy was  arrested for trying to smuggle 200 pills into the festival in Staffordshire.

Police say he tried to get the drugs into Weston Park in his bag - but was caught during routine searches.

28 MDMA pills were also seized from another teen.

Man Says He'll Fight Extradition To Italy After Being Accused Of The Kidnap Of A Model

A man - arrested in the West Midlands - has told a court he'll fight extradition to Italy - after being accused of the kidnap of a model from south London.

Chloe Ayling claims she was booked for a fake photo-shoot in Milan last month and drugged and kidnapped.

Binmen End Strike Action In Birmingham

The strike action by Birmingham's binmen has been suspended.

It's after a breakthrough in talks between the union and the city council.

The binmen had been walking out for 3 hours a day in a row over changes to working patterns they say could cost jobs.

But an agreement's been reached and bin collections are now going back to normal.

Reward Offered For Info Leading To Suspected Solihull Killer

A £5,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can give information leading to the arrest of a suspected murderer in Birmingham.

21-year-old James Atherley is wanted by police after Callum Lees was stabbed at a Solihull house party earlier this month.

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