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Man in court after Coventry nightspot stabbing

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Monday 1 September 2014

Detectives have charged a man with wounding following a fight at Coventry’s Skydome at the weekend that left one clubber with serious knife injuries.
 
Police were alerted at around 3.40am on Sunday (Aug 31) to reports of disorder in the main concourse and arrived to find a 29-year-old local man with a stab wound to his shoulder - which doctors later found had punctured a lung - plus other slash injuries.

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Oldbury man injured in non-stop collision

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Monday 1 September 2014

Police have launched an investigation after a young man was seriously injured in a non-stop collision in Tividale in the early hours of Sunday (31 August). 
 
The 22-year-old was on his way home from work and got off a bus in Dudley Road East shortly after midnight. As he crossed the road, he was hit by a silver coloured car which failed to stop. 

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Biker killed in hit and run collision − police appeal for witnesses

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Monday 1 September 2014

A Coventry man died when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in a hit and run smash on Saturday morning (August 30).
 
Warehouseman Dean Tilley, from the Hillfields area, was heading home from a night shift along London Road, near the junction with Abbey Road, when it’s understood he was hit by a black Vauxhall Vectra.

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Crime spree pair jailed for 22 years

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Saturday 30 August 2014

Two members of a gang who carried out a four month crime spree across the Black Country were jailed for a total of 22 years at Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday (29 August). 

Gavin Reilly, from Tipton Road, Sedgley (pictured right) and Michael Scanlon, from Rocket Pool Drive, Bilston were found guilty of robbery on Thursday 28 August, after a trial lasting almost three weeks, and sentenced to 11 years each. The pair, both aged 34, were part of a gang responsible for 23 armed robberies across Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell from September 2013 to January this year. 

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National statement on terror threat level

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Friday 29 August 2014

National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said:

“The threat level from international terrorism has changed from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE in response to the developments in Syria and Iraq. This means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK.

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