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Amateur photographer suffers heart attack after robbery attempt

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Friday 31 July 2015

Police have launched an investigation after an amateur photographer suffered a heart attack when yobs tried to steal his camera. 

Two men on a stolen motorbike, with false number plates, tried to snatch the camera as the 69-year-old took pictures of flowers in Priory Park in Dudley on Tuesday 28 July around 2.30pm. 

The gentleman, who regularly strolls through the park, already had an existing heart condition and the shock of the robbery attempt brought on an immediate attack. 

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Summer blitz nets more than 150 drink and drug-drive suspects

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Thursday 30 July 2015

More than 150 drink- and drug-drive suspects have been caught during a summer blitz on motorists who put lives at risk.

Throughout June, West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) ran roadside checkpoints and patrolled in unmarked vehicles to catch offenders.

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Police officers commended for rescuing elderly man from burning home

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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Two police officers have been commended for bravery after saving an elderly man from his burning home.

Police Constables John Cross and Paul Clarke responded to a 999 call just after 10am on 6 August 2014. The line had gone quiet just after the call was made and the officers reached the house in Scott Road, Great Barr within seven minutes.

PC Cross tells how the officers’ instincts took over.

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