Capital Reports: Birmingham

4 December 2016, 09:21


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.

Ex Footballers Set Up Abuse Support Group

A group's being set up by former footballers - who were victims of sexual abuse - to help other people who were attacked as youth players.

The Offside Trust will support those coming to terms with the abuse.

West Midlands Police have announced they too are now investigating allegations of historical child sex offences in football.

They've revealed 4 complaints have been made to them.

Serious Sex Assault Near Birmingham Reservoir

Police in Birmingham are on the hunt for a man who seriously sexually assaulted a woman near a nature reserve.

The 63 year-old was at Wychall Reservoir last month (18th November) when a man asked for a cigarette light.

Moments later he dragged her to the floor and attacked her.

Ram Raid In Sheldon

Police are investigating after a ram raid at a building society in Sheldon.

It happened just after 3am yesterday (Dec 3rd) when offenders used vehicles to smash into the front window of Halifax on Coventry Road.

They stole a cash machine.

Man Robbed At Gunpoint In Birmingham

Shots have been fired after a man was robbed at gunpoint in Birmingham.

The 47-year-old had advertised a watch for sale and arranged to meet a buyer - but was robbed by a group with a gun.

It happened on Thursday night in New Imperial Crescent.

Woman Shot In Harborne

A woman's been shot in Birmingham.

Police say she turned up at the QE injured after they believe she was deliberately targeted in Croftdown Road in Harborne on Thursday night.

Her injuries aren't life threatening.

Poundland Admit Food Hygiene Breaches Over Birmingham Store Rodents

Poundland's pleaded guilty to breaching food hygiene laws after mice ate though chocolate Santas at the store last year.

Droppings were also found at the shop in Corporation Street.

The Willenhall-based company have admitted 8 offences.

Police Launch Drink Drive Campaign In Birmingham

As West Mids Police start their Christmas anti-drink drive campaign - they're trying to get driver to try out how dangerous it can be.

They've set up a simulator in Birmingham city centre - which shows people what being drunk at the wheel is like.

It's as 174 people were caught drunk behind the wheel last year - and 54 had taken drugs.

Brexit And Trump Top The 2016 Most Searched For Online.

Yahoo says "Brexit" and "Donald Trump" were among the most popular things we searched for online this year.

The Rio Olympics and Euro 2016 also made the top five.

David Bowie, Cheryl and Andy Murray were also really popular.

Mixed Bag For Birmingham Footy Teams

Not a good weekend for Birmingham's Championship clubs.....

Villa lost 2 - 0 away at Leeds, while Blues hosted Barnsley and suffered a 3 - 0 defeat.

Better in the Premier League though, where West Brom moved into six place after a 3 - 1 win over Watford

Olly Murs Helps Woman Choking In Restaurant

A video's emerged online appearing to show Olly Murs performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on a woman who was choking in a restaurant.

It's understood the singer rushed to help when a fellow diner started having difficulties.

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