Capital Reports: Birmingham

13 December 2017, 07:39


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.

Officer Stabbed In Birmingham

A man's being questioned after a police officer was stabbed in Erdington.

He was attacked in the neck and chest as he tried to arrest someone in Wood End Road on Tuesday afternoon.

A 48-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of GBH.

The MP for Erdington Jack Drpmey has tweeted his sympathies.


Protest At Amazon Warehouse In West Mids

On one of the busiest weeks of the year for Amazon orders, a protest is being held at one of their biggest depots down the road from Lichfield.

A Union reckons staff in Rugeley are being treated like slaves and robots, by working without toilet breaks and for less than the minimum wage.

Man Dies In Explosion At A Metals Plant in Witton

A man's died after what's described as an explosion at a metals plant in Witton

It happened at the site on Holford Road at around 2.45am on Tuesday (12th).

Three Men Jailed For Drug Dealing Between Birmingham and Northampton

Three men have been jailed for their part in running a drug dealing ring from Birmingham.

The group bought and cold heroin and crack cocaine making trips to Northampton for clients.

The men, all from Birmingham, will serve a total of 26 years.

Criticism For Train Lines Over Christmas Fares

Train companies are being accused of selling cheap tickets over Christmas on services being affected by rail works.

Transport Focus says more than 2 and a half thousand journeys weren't being displayed properly online.

That included for London Midland - which changed to West Midlands Rail on Monday (11th).

Parents Of Tipton Baby Left With Brain Damage Are Jailed

The parents of a newborn baby from Tipton have been jailed for 17 years between them after their child was left with severe brain damage.
The baby girl was just weeks old when she was shaken so violently that she fell unconscious.

Two Million Boost To Tackle Gang Crime In Birmingham And The Black Country

£2million is going to be spent trying out new way to stop young people joining gangs.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson says changes have to be made after a rise in  gang-related crime in Birmingham and the Black Country over the last few years.

Bullring's Owners In Takeover Of Merry Hill

The owners of the Bullring in Birmingham have agreed a deal to takeover rival company Intu.

They own shopping centres like Merry Hill in Dudley.

The Hammerson deal's worth £3.4 billion.

HMP Birmingham Included in Latest Tornado Riot Stats

The latest figures show Tornados teams were called out to prisons 19 times last year, including the big riot at Birmingham prison.

Specialist riot officers had to be sent into prisons 19 time last year, according to new figures

They include the 15-hour long rioting at Birmingham prison last December and trouble at HMP Hewell near Redditch.

Dashcam Footage Shows Moment Driver 'Fell Asleep' At Wheel On M6

A lorry driver has been jailed for 16 months and banned from driving after accelerating into stationary traffic in the West Midlands.

47 year-old Mariusz Wlazlo from Liverpool told police at the scene of the crash on the M6 that he'd fallen asleep for a moment.

Officers have released dashcam footage of the crash which closed the southbound carriageway for an hour and a half back in March.


West Brom Hope To Change Luck At Liverpool

If West Brom don't win their game at Liverpool tonight it'll be a record 16 games without victory.

It's only Alan Pardew's third match in charge.