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Plea for public to “do the right thing" after man attacked in front of elderly mum

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Saturday 28 February 2015

A Birmingham man, who was beaten in front of his 95-year-old mother by a thief who tried to steal his car, is appealing for the public’s help to help find his attacker.

Peter Edmonds was in his home on The Broadway, Perry Barr, when a man − described as black, in his 30s, 6ft tall and wearing a navy padded jacket − broke in at around 11.10pm on Thursday, 26 February.

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Teen in court accused of attempted murder after pensioner doorstep stabbing

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Saturday 28 February 2015

A 17-year-old lad will appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today (Saturday 28 February 2015) accused of attempted murder.

The boy from Dudley was arrested on Thursday in connection with an attack on a 65-year-old man who was stabbed on his doorstep on Owen Street, Kates Hill on Tuesday (24 February).

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Renewed appeal for sightings of missing student Ozi Akerele

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Friday 27 February 2015

The mother of missing Coventry student Ozeivo Akerele has issued a heartfelt appeal for information which could lead to finding her son.

Irene Akerele has travelled from Abuja in Nigeria to assist with the search for Ozi, who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday 31 January.

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Bus ban for sex pest who assaulted female passenger

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Friday 27 February 2015

A sex pest who assaulted a woman on a Birmingham bus has been banned from the service for 18 months – the latest success for a police and public transport project that’s protecting passengers from sexual harassment.

Ashiq Hussain, from Saltley, repeatedly rubbed his leg against the 22 year-old passenger on the number X51 bus as it travelled along Walsall Road. Not only has he been banned from the X51 route but also prohibited from sitting next to any lone female passengers on public transport.

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