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Court grants detectives more time to question terror suspects

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Saturday 30 May 2015

Magistrates have granted police extra time to question a man and a woman held on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.

Detectives from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) − part of the national counter terror network − appeared before London’s Westminster Magistrates Court via video link earlier today (Saturday 30 May 2015) to submit their request for a warrant of further detention.

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Birmingham cash box robbers jailed for more than 18 years

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Friday 29 May 2015

Three Birmingham men have been jailed for more than 18 years after robbing a cash delivery driver outside a Small Heath petrol station.
 
The trio were arrested in the hours and days that followed an armed raid on a G4S security guard on the forecourt of Apple Green Service Station on Small Heath Highway on 14 July 2014.
 

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Man charged with murder of Zafran Nawaz as family pay tribute

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Friday 29 May 2015

A man has this evening (Friday 29 May) been charged with the murder of Zafran Nawaz, whose body was discovered in shed at a property on Carlton Road in Bordesley Green last week (22 May).
 
 Unemployed Akbar Khan, 20, of Carlton Road, Bordesley Green was arrested yesterday afternoon. He will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. 
 

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West Bromwich collision claims young victim’s life

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Friday 29 May 2015

Police can confirm a 12-year-old boy, seriously injured in a collision in Hollyhedge Road, West Bromwich on Wednesday, 27 May, has now died. 

Amar Atwal was taken to hospital after the Mitsubishi Outlander he was travelling in was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra at the junction with Thursfield Road at around 8.40pm.

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