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metro
These are the UK’s most wanted criminals that are still on the runhair.Mark LiscottLiscott has a surgical scar on his back. (Picture: National Cr
metro / Posted 23 hours ago
hair.Mark LiscottLiscott has a surgical scar on his back. (Picture: National Crime Agency) Liscott, who is originally from Great Barr, Birmingham, was sentenced to nine years in prison in January 2005 after he was caught supplying cannabis. After... Read more
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Daily Record
Exposed - What drives parents to murder or neglect their innocent childrenmurdered her two young children and placed their bodies in holdalls in the boot
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
murdered her two young children and placed their bodies in holdalls in the boot of her car (Image: PA)Steven Wilson, of Great Barr, Birmingham, who was jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court, after being found guilty of the murder of his two... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Children die at the hands of their parents - and sometimes it's for revengemurdered her two young children and placed their bodies in holdalls in the boot
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
murdered her two young children and placed their bodies in holdalls in the boot of her car (Image: PA)Steven Wilson, of Great Barr, Birmingham, who was jailed for life at Birmingham Crown Court, after being found guilty of the murder of his two... Read more
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The News and Star
As BBC axes Crimewatch, we look back on Cumbrian cases covered on the showyears in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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Whitehaven News
As BBC ends Crimewatch, we look back on Cumbrian cases covered on the showyears in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
Whitehaven News / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
As BBC brings curtain down on Crimewatch, we look back on Cumbrian cases covered on the showyears in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
As BBC bins Crimewatch, we look back on Cumbrian cases covered on the showyears in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. – Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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walesonline
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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chroniclelive
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
Reading Evening Post / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
Manchester Evening News / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Crimewatch dropped by BBC after 33 yearsyears in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
years in prison. * Estate agent Stephanie Slater was kidnapped in January 1992 after meeting a prospective house buyer in Great Barr, Birmingham. She was tied up and taken to a warehouse where her kidnapper demanded a ransom. She was later... Read more
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birminghammail
Women injured in crash at accident blackspot in Great BarrTwo women were treated by paramedics after another crash at a notorious junctio
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
Two women were treated by paramedics after another crash at a notorious junction in Great Barr. The incident happened shortly after 10am on Saturday, October 14 and involved two cars colliding at the Tower Hill junction between Beeches Road and... Read more
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birminghammail
Krychowiak on potential of a permanent stay; Owls man linkedCity on Monday night, has handed Tony Pulis an incentive to make the loan a per
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
City on Monday night, has handed Tony Pulis an incentive to make the loan a permanent move.Read More Growing up in Great Barr, Shakespeare gravitated towards the Baggies as a football-mad youngster. He went on to make over 100 appearances... Read more
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birminghammail
West Brom fan Craig Shakespeare plotting Albion's downfall at LeicesterGrowing up in Great Barr, Shakespeare gravitated towards the Baggies as a footb
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
Growing up in Great Barr, Shakespeare gravitated towards the Baggies as a football-mad youngster.Read More He went on to make over 100 appearances for Albion as a player and also served the club as a community officer, coach and caretaker... Read more
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birminghammail
Shocking footage of bikers on rampage outside Great Barr schoolsa dozen or so riders can be seen popping wheelies while speeding TOWARDS oncomi
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
a dozen or so riders can be seen popping wheelies while speeding TOWARDS oncoming traffic past Glenmead Primary School and Great Barr School on Aldridge Road.Read More The three-minute clip, posted by @BIKELIFE_BIRMINGHAM_ on Instagram, shows the... Read more
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birminghammail
Boy locked in BATHROOM as school caretaker comes to his rescueIt was one of them mornings in Great Barr recently – after a five-year-old boy
birminghammail / Posted 8 days ago
It was one of them mornings in Great Barr recently – after a five-year-old boy locked himself in the bathroom before school. Unfortunate Ben Holder became trapped while getting ready at his home in Queslett Road, prompting mum Becky and sister Chloe... Read more
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birminghammail
Donor donates fellow dad his kidney and now they're best friendstwo fathers who have struck up a lasting friendship after a life-saving kidney
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
two fathers who have struck up a lasting friendship after a life-saving kidney transplant. Dad-of-three Carl, though, from Great Barr, says he owes Dean "everything" after the 29-year-old successfully donated his kidney back in June. Not deterred... Read more
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birminghammail
Boy has new bike stolen at knifepoint as teen says: 'I'll kill you'Livid parents say their 13-year-old boy is living in fear after he was robbed a
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
Livid parents say their 13-year-old boy is living in fear after he was robbed at knifepoint in Great Barr. Petrified Alfie Mosedale was with his friends in Becton Grove, near The Beeches pub, before a gang of youths wearing balaclavas threatened to... Read more
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birminghammail
Police station to be new Muslim centre as group raises £820krepay the faith that has been shown” after they successfully raised the £820,00
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
repay the faith that has been shown” after they successfully raised the £820,000 to purchase a former police station. Great Barr Muslim Foundation (GBMF) will now speed up their plans to transform Walsall Road’s Perry Barr station into a... Read more
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birminghammail
Great Barr knife attacker 'on the run' as family issue updateThe family of a teenager who was knifed over BUS FARE in Great Barr say his att
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
The family of a teenager who was knifed over BUS FARE in Great Barr say his attacker “is a danger to society”. The 17-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in his head and body near the Booths Lane junction on Aldridge Road. Following the... Read more
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birminghammail
Great Barr beauty spot tagged with 'obscene' graffitiA beauty spot in the heart of Great Barr has been shamelessly defaced by vandal
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
A beauty spot in the heart of Great Barr has been shamelessly defaced by vandals, with park volunteers slamming their “childish, silly actions”. Queslett Nature Reserve, situated between Old Horns Crescent and Booth’s Lane, had “absolutely obscene”... Read more
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birminghammail
This is why the Midlands Air Ambulance landed in KingstandingTwo people were taken to hospital after a three-car crash in Great Barr, result
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
Two people were taken to hospital after a three-car crash in Great Barr, resulting in the Midlands Air Ambulance being scrambled. The collision happened at the Kings Road-Shady Lane junction at around 4.15pm on Saturday, October 7.Read More A... Read more
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birminghammail
This is when work begins to improve notorious Great Barr junctionWork on an £85,000 scheme to improve traffic flow at two Great Barr road juncti
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
Work on an £85,000 scheme to improve traffic flow at two Great Barr road junctions will start later this month. The traffic signals and control boxes at the Scott Arms junction and the junction of the A34 Birmingham Road and Chapel Lane are being... Read more
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birminghammail
Drug dealer drops Armani bag containing gun as he tries to escape policefound to be covered with his fingerprints.A gun found inside a bag which was dr
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
found to be covered with his fingerprints.A gun found inside a bag which was dropped by Dominic Ali as he fled police in Great Barr (Image: West Midlands Police) Detectives found the fingerprints matched those previously found at an address in... Read more
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birminghammail
Horror as resident BITTEN by travellers’ dogA local resident has been bitten by a dog belonging to travellers at a Great Ba
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
A local resident has been bitten by a dog belonging to travellers at a Great Barr beauty spot. Earlier this week we reported difficulties in the Barr Beacon encampment eviction process with travellers letting their dogs on the loose when asked to... Read more
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birminghammail
More than 20 firefighters battle dramatic pub blazeFive fire engines raced to a pub blaze in Great Barr overnight, with crews now
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
Five fire engines raced to a pub blaze in Great Barr overnight, with crews now investigating the cause. In total, 23 firefighters worked frantically for two hours to extinguish the fire at The Red Admiral public house, Gorse Farm Road, Hamstead.The... Read more
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birminghammail
Hunt for hit-and-run driver goes on as councillors demand actionneeds urgent attention and speed cameras in order to protect residents.Man runs
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
needs urgent attention and speed cameras in order to protect residents.Man runs from scene of hit and run in Walsall Road, Great Barr (Image: Handout) “Even when I am driving along Walsall Road I have witnessed cars speeding. We need action to be... Read more
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birminghammail
Why parents need to act on dangerous parking outside schoolsA councillor has issued the following message to parents in Great Barr: "Bombar
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
A councillor has issued the following message to parents in Great Barr: "Bombard your child’s school and make sure they attend a meeting about dangerous parking next week." Keith Linnecor, councillor for Oscott, wants EVERY single school to send a... Read more
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birminghammail
Travellers use dogs to threaten council officersbeauty spot. The group of at least 30 caravans angered local residents after t
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
beauty spot. The group of at least 30 caravans angered local residents after turning up at Barr Beacon nature reserve in Great Barr on Sunday night. A section 77 and 78 order has been served on them, ordering them to leave – but that is proving... Read more
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birminghammail
Warning for 'selfish' drivers parking on double yellows outside schoolschool. Ian Robathan, from Pheasey, uploaded dashcam footage showing cars stat
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
school. Ian Robathan, from Pheasey, uploaded dashcam footage showing cars stationary outside Barr Beacon School, in Great Barr – just a week after the head condemned parents for doing so after a pupil was hit by a car. “I hate it,” Ian... Read more
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birminghammail
Parents slam school's £45 fee as head responds to criticismshe is FORCING parents to stump up £45 for children’s activities. Seema Mistry
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
she is FORCING parents to stump up £45 for children’s activities. Seema Mistry, head at Whitecrest Primary School in Great Barr, has introduced an enrichment fund for the year ahead because the school is “no longer in a position to fund such... Read more
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birminghammail
Deer spotted close to schools in Great BarrWhat’s going on d-eer then as a STAG has made its way to none other than Great
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
What’s going on d-eer then as a STAG has made its way to none other than Great Barr, much to the surprise of locals. The deer was spotted prowling around Turnberry Park, more commonly known as Calshot Park, at around 7am on Friday (September... Read more
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birminghammail
People keep seeing unusual animals on the loose in Great Barrthe Queslett Nature Reserve, next to Asda Queslett, on Monday afternoon. She s
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
the Queslett Nature Reserve, next to Asda Queslett, on Monday afternoon. She said: “There’s another stag on the loose in Great Barr. “I came across it inside Queslett Nature Reserve. I only saw the one. He stared right at me for a minute then... Read more
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birminghammail
Police make arrest after OAP conned into handing over bank cardPolice have made an arrest after a pensioner was conned into handing over her b
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
Police have made an arrest after a pensioner was conned into handing over her bank card in Great Barr. The 80-year-old was duped into leaving her card outside her home after receiving call from a bogus police officer informing her that money had... Read more
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birminghammail
Couple stranded in Spain have forked out nearly £1500 in flightsA “concerned” couple from Great Barr have spoken of their shock after being amo
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
A “concerned” couple from Great Barr have spoken of their shock after being among the thousands affected by the sudden Monarch Airlines collapse. Linda and Dave Rees are currently holidaying in southern Spain and are not due to return for another... Read more
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birminghammail
Cat Deeley reveals her poignant connection to David BowieVoices founder (and Laura Mvula’s aunt) Carol Pemberton, and the first guest st
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
Voices founder (and Laura Mvula’s aunt) Carol Pemberton, and the first guest stars are The Vamps. Cat, who also grew up in Great Barr, reveals: “The guest artists get nervous singing a cappella. I mean The Vamps said ‘we’re used to hiding behind... Read more
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birminghammail
Great Barr Muslim group ‘on track’ to transform police station as deadline loomsto their website, £740,000 has been raised – £80,000 short of the total needed.
birminghammail / Posted 20 days ago
to their website, £740,000 has been raised – £80,000 short of the total needed. Once the full amount has been raised, Great Barr Muslim Foundation will then seek planning permission to “establish the first Muslim community centre in Great... Read more
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birminghammail
Popular sports centre COULD re-open – one month after closurehave confirmed that negotiations are taking place that COULD see a recently-clo
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
have confirmed that negotiations are taking place that COULD see a recently-closed sports facility re-open to the public. Great Barr Leisure Centre closed for good after 31 years on August 11, much to the annoyance of badminton players,... Read more
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birminghammail
Newborn baby and mum mown down: The latest on victims after crashThe mother mown down by a hit-and-run driver while walking with her baby across
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
The mother mown down by a hit-and-run driver while walking with her baby across a pedestrian crossing in Great Barr is making progress in hospital. The 28-year-old was left fighting for her life after she was struck by a motorist driving a blue... Read more
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Daily Mail
The moreish chocolate fudge that you can make in FIVE minutesa bridge as onlookers jeer The late Tony Booth played Mike in Till Death Us Do
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
a bridge as onlookers jeer The late Tony Booth played Mike in Till Death Us Do Part Police release CCTV to find driver of Great Barr hit and run 'Just disagree with me': Prescott goes head to head with Morgan We need £4.25m to buy our island...... Read more
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Daily Mail
Frantic mother dog save puppies from drowningoff surfboard 'Do something!' Motorist and pedestrian get into heated argument
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
off surfboard 'Do something!' Motorist and pedestrian get into heated argument Police release CCTV to find driver of Great Barr hit and run Woman discovers her walls are overflowing with kilos of HONEY Do YOU know what 'fair dinkum' really... Read more
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birminghammail
Almost 60 bus stops to be AXED in Birminghamby: A series of improvements at congestion hotspots like Holloway Head in the
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
by: A series of improvements at congestion hotspots like Holloway Head in the city centre and the Scott Arms junction in Great Barr. Tweaking traffic lights to give priority to buses at key junction. Congestion on the region’s roads has now... Read more
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birminghammail
OAP tricked out of bank card as evil con woman strikes in Great BarrPolice are hunting a callous con woman who tricked an elderly pensioner into pa
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
Police are hunting a callous con woman who tricked an elderly pensioner into passing over her bank card and details in Great Barr. The victim, an 80-year-old woman, initially received a bogus call which claimed to be a police officer informing her... Read more
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birminghammail
Annoyed residents slam 'selfish' parking in Kingstandingwill be investigated appropriately." A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Royal Ma
birminghammail / Posted 23 days ago
will be investigated appropriately." A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Royal Mail provide staff with on-site parking at the Great Barr Delivery Office. We apologise if there have been occasions when our staff have not used this facility. "Our staff... Read more
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Daily Mail
Moment acid attacker sprays corrosive liquid in victim's faceat Brighton Club Nick Clegg: Young people 'want something different' from Brex
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
at Brighton Club Nick Clegg: Young people 'want something different' from Brexit Police release CCTV to find driver of Great Barr hit and run 'Just disagree with me': Prescott goes head to head with Morgan German far-right party AfD enters... Read more
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SKY News
CCTV released after mother and newborn hit-and-run in BirminghamThe images show a man jogging past a house near to where the collision occurred
SKY News / Posted 23 days ago
The images show a man jogging past a house near to where the collision occurred in the Great Barr area of Birmingham. A 28-year-old woman, who was pushing her four-day-old baby in a pram, remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit... Read more
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International Business Times
CCTV hit-and-run appeal: Mother and newborn baby mowed down by driver in Birmingham while her baby was taken to hospital as a precaution. The incident happened at
International Business Times / Posted 23 days ago
while her baby was taken to hospital as a precaution. The incident happened at around 6pm on Saturday (23 September) in Great Barr, Birmingham. Police say the mother was crossing the A34 Walsall Road, near to Beeches Road, with her newborn baby... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Police hunting for driver of car after mother pushing pram is injured in hit-and-runa precaution, West Midlands Police said. However, the driver of the car involv
Irish Examiner / Posted 23 days ago
a precaution, West Midlands Police said. However, the driver of the car involved left the scene on the A34 Walsall Road in Great Barr, Birmingham, and "ran off" according to police. The vehicle was a blue Mazda MPS Aero Sports, registration number... Read more
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