Capital Reports: Birmingham

20 January 2019, 10:06


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 Dies In Birmingham Crash

A man's died after being hit by a car in Birmingham.

The 35-year-old was knocked down while on Wheeler Street last night (Saturday 19th January).

The driver of the Mitsubishi didn't stop but officers have since arrested a 35-year-old man.

Man Jailed After Crashing Into West Midlands War Memorial 

Police have put out footage of their pursuit with a man who stole a van in the West Midlands - before crashing it into a war memorial.

It happened in Marston Green on Remembrance Day last year.

27 year-old Grant Gold from Smithswood was jailed for nearly two years.

Jota Hat-Trick Clinches Wolves Win

Diojo Jota scored an injury time winner to clinch a hat-trick and all three points for Wolves against Leicester.

The game finished 4-3 at Molineux.

Meanwhile - Aston Villa drew 2-2 with Hull.

Stolen Cars Found At Wednesfield Scrap Yard

A man's been arrested after the body shells of stolen cars were found during a raid at a scrap yard in Wednesfield.

Officers carried out a warrant in Neachells Lane, less than 24 hours after getting a tip off.

It's thought the yard was accepting stolen vehicles.

Man Dies In Birmingham Crash

A 19 year old has died after after a crash in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham.

The car he was driving, a black Chevrolet Matiz, is believed to have left the road and hit a tree, just before 10.30pm on Thursday 17th January.

The 19-year-old, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Walsall Man Jailed Over 'Friends' Murder

A Walsall man has been jailed for life for the murder of his friend.

Edwin Bradley's body was discovered by police in his flat last July, after concerned neighbours hadn’t seen or heard from the 65-year-old for several days.

48-year-old Darren Barnes, of no fixed address - has been ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years.

Sutton Coldfield House Searched In Suzy Lamplugh Investigation "Still Ripped Apart

A man from Sutton Coldfield, whose house was ripped apart when it became the centre of a historical murder investigation says it's been a living hell.

In October 2018, Met police officers dug large holes at the property, which once belonged to the mother of the prime suspect.

Detectives found no evidence relating to the suspected murder of Suzy Lamplugh, more than three decades earlier.

Phil Carey told us months later, many parts of the house are still unlivable.

Threat Of Birmingham Refuse Workers Striking

Talks are being held to try and avoid another bin strike in Birmingham.

There's an escalating row over pay and legal action's been threatened if the deadlock's not broken.

Workers last walked out for three months in 2017.

Saltley Man Jailed After Man Viciously Attacked 

A 27 year old man from Saltley has been jailed after a man was attacked with a baseball bat and a machete.

Mohammed Waqas, from College Road, was jailed for seven years and ten months.

A 31 year old man was attacked last May in Dudley Port, he needed surgery after he was beaten and had his leg slashed.

Wolverhampton Fatal Hit And Run Driver Jailed 

A driver from Wolverhampton, who killed a pensioner after driving at more than 60 miles an hour, has been jailed.

19 year old Rabin Mahmood of Bransdale Close has been handed a sentence of almost 4 years

Hopton Gayle, who was 80 years old, died last February.

West Mids Police Failing To Record Thousands Of Crimes, Report Claims

West Midlands Police has been rated as inadequate by a watchdog over the way it records violent crime and sex offences

A report claims it's failing to record more than 16,000 of these crimes each year.

Bosses at West Midlands Police say the findings are disappointing. 

Walsall Singer-Songwriter Nominated For Two Brits

The Brit nominations are out and its all about the girls in 2019.

Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and Anne-Marie are the favourites for next month's ceremony leading the shortlist with four nominations each.

They'll be battling it out in the 'Best Video' and 'Best Single' categories.

Jorja Smith from Walsall is up for Best Album and Best Breakthrough Artist.

George Ezra's up for three awards including best male.