Capital Reports: Birmingham

23 October 2017, 17:16


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.

Man Questioned After Hostage Situation At West Mids Bowling Alley

A man's still being questioned after two staff at a bowling alley were held hostage in Warwickshire.

Bermuda Retail Park in Nuneaton was locked down for more than four hours on Sunday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say no one was hurt during the siege.

Officers say it wasn't terror related.

15-Year-Old Charged After Terror Arrest At Birmingham Airport

A 15-year-old's been charged with terror offences after being arrested at Birmingham Airport.

Police held him when his family reported him missing in June.

He'll appear in court next month accused of preparing for terrorist acts by trying to travel.

Dramatic CCTV Released Of Hit And Run In Handsworth

Police have released dramatic CCTV of the moment a man was knocked down by a car in Handsworth.

It happened on Thursday night on Piers Road and the driver didn't stop.

The 65-year-old's family want people to see the video to help police find the driver

Man Stabbed In Birmingham Carjacking

A man's been stabbed in a car jacking in Northfield.

The 31-year-old from Bromsgrove was attacked as he got into his car on Friday night.

The man drove off in his car - and the victims in a serious condition in hospital.

Arrest Over Assault On Woman In Birmingham

A man's been arrested after a woman was kicked in the head in Handsworth.

The 45 year old was picked up by police in Cathedral Square on Saturday morning.

A man was seen attacking a woman on Oxhill Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Blues Fans Clash With London Police

One man's been arrested after Blues fans clashed with police in London alongside Milwall supporters before their Championship match yesterday.

Officers were called to London Bridge after reports of rowdy behaviour.

Blues lost 2-0.

Driver Dies In Walsall Crash

A driver's died after his car hit a tree in Walsall.

The 21-year-old died at the scene on Ingram Road in Bloxwich last night.

The 17-year-old passenger the driver's brother has serious internal injuries and is being treated in hospital.

Police Manhunt Continues A Year After Solihull Murder

Police investigating the murder of a man in Solihull last year has told Capital anyone harbouring the main suspect will go down with him.

20-year-old Jamal Chase is still on the run a year after Giovanni Lewis was stabbed to death on Hadfield Way in Kingshurst.

There's still a £5,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information leading to Jammal's arrest.

Inquest Into Birmingham Pub Bombing Deaths Could Be Widened

The inquests into the deaths of 21 people killed in the Birmingham pub bombings could be widened.

Permission's been granted for a judicial review.

Two IRA bombs exploded at pubs in the city in 1974.

Birmingham Residents In Fear After Shooting

West Mids Police have told people living near the scene of a fatal shooting that gun crime is their number one priority.

36 year old Mekel Sterling was shot in Great Hampton Row in Newtown last month.

Detectives held a community meeting about rising violent crime on Thursday night.

Birmingham And The Black Country See Big Rise In Violent Crime

Violent crime is up 13% in Birmingham and the Black Country.

The latest stats have been released and in the year up to June the number of sex offences is up 15% and robberies, 23%

Over the whole country crime is up by 13% in the last year.

Birmingham Career Criminal Jailed After £2m Of Drugs Found

A career criminal from Sutton's been sent back to jail for drug offences.

Guy Paget's been jailed for 14 years for conspiring to supply Class A drugs.

The 69 year old was caught after heroin and cocaine worth more than £2 million was found in a car.

WBA Fail To Win 7th Premier League Game

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he's worried after going seven Premier League games without a win.

The lost late 1-0 at Southampton.

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