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Fatality at Chasewater – official statement from Staffordshire Police

You may be aware having been to Chasewater Country Park today, or from social media that there was a large emergency services response to an incident in the park late this afternoon, Sunday June 30th 2019. Sadly, a man aged … Continue reading

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Ladies beware: Several indecent exposures in Brownhills

It’s my duty to share with you all the concerning news that there seems to be a man exposing himself to women around the canal towpaths and other parts of Brownhills, particularly in the areas of Clayhanger Common and Silver … Continue reading

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Serous traffic incident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – avoid the area

This morning, Friday 6th October 2017, there has been a road traffic incident on the A461 between the Shire Oak Crossroads and Streets Corner junction – The A461 Lichfield Road at Shire Oak Hill has been closed and local congestion has been severe.
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Police issue statement following armed response in Stewart Road, Walsall Wood

Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 29th August 2017, armed police responded to what was believed to be a serious situation in Stewart Road, Walsall Wood, which thankfully was proven to be a false alarm.
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Police issue statement following Walsall Wood machete attack

Yesterday evening, Wednesday 12th July 2017, there was a serious incident in Walsall Wood High Street, in which a man suffered a head injury – Brigg Ford from West Midlands Police has just issued the following statement:

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Man suffers head injury following serious incident in Walsall Wood

Yesterday evening, Wednesday 12th July 2017, there was a serious incident in Walsall Wood High Street, believed to have taken place outside the Boatman’s Rest pub which saw a heavy emergency services response, including an armed police unit and the West Midlands Police helicopter.

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Beware: Lady intimidated at Chasewater Heath

I note in the last couple of days a worrying report of a lady being followed by a male behaving oddly on Chasewater North Heath, and post the following to warn dog walkers, particularly other women, to.beware.

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Beware: Indecent exposure incident at canal near Clayhanger

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news yet again, but just a heads up that there’s been an indecent exposure incident near the canal in Clayhanger today (Tuesday, 7th March 2017).
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Horsebox fire in Walsall Wood yesterday evening

I’ve had a few enquiries about an incident up on Castlehill, Walsall Wood yesterday evening (Wednesday, 1st March 2017) that saw fire engines attend to a callout in the area.
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Road accidents on Pelsall Road and near the M6 Toll this evening

I’m receiving bits of information about a couple of road accidents this evening (Saturday, 11th February 2017) – a clearly quite serious one on the Pelsall Road between Brownhills and the Fingerpost, and another either on, or on the approaches to the M6 Toll/Burntwood Way.

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Wyre Close house fire appeal – it’s all systems go!

You may recall the unfortunate house fire in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood last December, and the subsequent appeal to folks who could maybe donate unwanted household items when the couple found a house again.
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Demolition of derelict Oak Park Leisure Centre imminent

Yesterday, roving Walsall Wood current affairs correspondent Stephen Hill sent me the above collection of images and the following observations about what is currently happening at Oak Park.

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Serious fire ongoing at derelict former Oak Park Recreation Centre Walsall Wood

There’s currently a serious fire occurring at the the derelict former Oak Park Recreation Centre in Walsall Wood.

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Appeal made for household items in aid of couple affected by Wyre Close fire

Following the unfortunate house fire in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood on Saturday evening (3rd December 2016) friend of the couple affected, Abigail Claire has been appealing for anyone that may be discarding useful household items to donate them if they can.
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House fire in Walsall Wood yesterday evening

Sad to report a house fire occurred yesterday evening (Saturday, 3rd December 2016) – apparently in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood.

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Beware: Children approached in Brownhills in two recent incidents

Somewhat worryingly, a couple of incidents involving men approaching schoolchildren have been reported today (Friday, 2nd December 2016) in the local area that will be of concern to all local residents, but particularly parents.
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Brownhills School warns parents to be vigilant following reports of children being approached locally

I’ve been informed that parents of pupils at Brownhills School were send a message on Friday afternoon last (23rd September 2016) that there had been a suspicious incident near the convenience store in Howdles Lane shopping precinct, just on the A5 opposite Holland Park, and also at the store in Brownhills West.

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Indecent exposure in Brownhills: Police issue statement

Following reports of an indecent exposure incident that took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills, I have obtained the following statement from West Midlands Police.

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Warning – reports of an indecent exposure incident in Brownhills

There are reports locally that an indecent exposure incident took place yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12th September 2016) as two schoolgirls were walking home in the Watling Street area of Brownhills.

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Parents of schoolchildren warned after incidents in Brownhills and Aldridge

I notice from a number of sources and circulating social media that schools in Aldridge and Brownhills are warning parents about two incidents where children have been approached by a male in his 20s or 30s in a white BMW X1 car.

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Another burglary in Brownhills – can you help?

I’m sad to inform readers that there’s been yet another shed burglary in Brownhills – this time it was angling equipment taken from an address in the Mill Road area of Catshill and the owner, Sarah Shea, has asked if I’ll run an appeal to try and find the missing kit ir the pondscum who stole it: Continue reading

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Flat fire in Walsall Wood yesterday evening

Sad to report a flat fire occurred yesterday evening (Saturday, 9th January 2016) – apparently in King Street, Walsall Wood.
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Warning – reports of an attempted indecent assault in Brownhills

There are reports circulating on social media locally that at attempted indecent assault took place yesterday evening (Friday, 4th December 2015) on the Pelsall Road in Brownhills.

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Beware: Indecent exposure incident at Clayhanger

Worryingly, the incidents of indecent exposure locally seem to be ongoing, as I note social media reports yesterday (Monday 23rd November 2015) of an incident near Northfields Way in Clayhanger.

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Road accident on Lichfield Road, Shire Oak – can you help?

Yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 24th October 2015), there was a serious accident on the A461 Lichfield Road, Sandhills, north east of Shire Oak – I believe the incident to have been around the Cartersfield Lane junction.
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Another indecent exposure incident near Pelsall

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the Pelsall to Walsall cycle track near the Fordbrook Lane Bridge yesterday (Monday 19th October 2015).

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Police issue CCTV image of man in relation to Brownhills indecent exposure incident

Following the investigation into the indecent exposure incident near the Council Depot in Brownhills on Friday 7th August 2015 (which I reported here), West Midlands Police have issued the above CCTV image and would like to identify the man in question.

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Please beware – another indecent exposure incident reported

Today, I’ve received a worrying report of another indecent exposure incident in Brownhills, which follows on from the one a couple of weeks ago that occurred out at Highbridges – I’m told this incident occurred on or near the Parade in Brownhills.

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Take care – Indecent exposure incident near Brownhills Council depot today

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the Pelsall/Lichfield Road at Highbridges this morning (Friday 7th August 2015), when two ladies on their way to work at the council depot were subject to an indecent exposure incident.

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Parents warned after incident in Aldridge

I notice from a number of sources and circulating social media that police and schools in Aldridge and Streetly are warning parents about an incident in Berry Drive, Aldridge on Monday, June 8th 2015.
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It must be election time

A news story drifted into my feed in the last couple of days, which was also flagged up to me by top local history bloke Clive Roberts and the young David Evans: it seems that Brownhills High Street may well be in receipt of £125,000 of safety improvements, including hump crossings and high-grip surfaces.
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Mill Road violent assault: Brothers sentenced to 10 years each

Readers may recall that last July, there was a violent assault when two men burst into a house in Mill Road, Brownhills, and violently attacked the householder – the two attackers have just been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the attack.
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Pensioner dies following Brownhills collision

The Express & Star is now carrying the sad news that the elderly gentleman who was involved in the road traffic collision in Brownhills this morning has sadly passed away.

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Brownhills High Street Accident – West Midlands Ambulance Service statement

West Midlands Ambulance Service have issued the following statement in regard to the serious incident today (Friday, 19th December 2014) on Brownhills High Street near to the Church Road junction when an elderly man had been in collision with a tipper lorry.
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Road accident in Brownhills High Street

I’m getting mixed reports of a serious road traffic accident in Brownhills High Street, which is currently blocked off. Continue reading

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Hednesford Road hit and run: John Thomason sentenced

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – it caused quite a stir locally as many readers will no doubt recall.

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Cyclist hurt in Brownhills incident

Earlier this evening (Tuesday, 16th September 2014) there appears to have been an accident involving a cyclist on the Chester Road, Shire Oak, between the Friezland Lane junction and Anchor Bridge.

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Hednesford Road hit and run: police issue full statement

At 12:50am, Sunday 10th August 2014, there was a hit and run incident in Brownhills West, in which a white van hit two men on the pavement – West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Incident in Brownhills West in the early hours?

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Mill Road violent assault: two men appear in court

Readers may well be aware from social media and local gossip that a man was seriously attacked in a house in Mill Road, Brownhills in the early hours of last Saturday morning (26th July 2014).

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Brownhills canal indecent exposure incident

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the canal in Brownhills last Wednesday night (23rd July 2014), when a lady cycling on the towpath between the Pier Street pedestrian Bridge (near Tesco) and Catshill Junction witnessed a naked man on the far side of the canal near the Silver Court Gardens site.

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Signatures still required on pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak petition

I’m running this request again for signatures to the online petition for pedestrian crossings in Shire Oak following the sad death of Jack Garrington – if you haven’t signed, please do.

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Please sign the petition requesting pedestrian crossings for Shire Oak

Since the tragic, awful death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak last Thursday, 10th April 2014, many Brownhills folk and parents of kids attending Shire Oak from further afield have not only paid tribute to Jack, but also want to join together to improve road safety in the area.

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Pedestrian Crossings for Shire Oak – a campaign in memory of Jack Garrington

Following the tragic, heart-rending death of 12 year old Jack Garrington on the Chester Road, Shire Oak on Thursday, Brownhills has been in a state of shock – many locals have paid tribute to the young lad, floral tributes have been laid at the scene and it’s fair to say that a perceptible air of sadness has prevailed locally.
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Child dies in Brownhills Road accident – police statement

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been a serious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills – sadly, the 12 year old involved has died at the scene.
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Road accident in Brownhills now

This afternoon, Thursday 10th April 2014, there’s been aserious accident involving a child and a lorry in Brownhills.

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Suspected arson attack in Brownhills last night

The Express & Star is this morning carrying a story about a suspected arson attack at a ground floor flat in Lindon Road, Brownhills – not sure exactly where, as the only maisonettes I can think of up there are on Brownhills Road, up by Streets Corner.

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West Midlands Police: Teen guilty of attempted child snatch

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a schoolgirl as she made her way home from a friend’s house.
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Motorcyclist dies in Brownhills accident

Sad news spotted on Twitter and Facebook this evening – it seems a motorcyclist in his twenties died at the scene following a collision with a lorry near the Rising Sun island on the A5, Brownhills.

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Man appears in court for attempted child abduction

The following statement has been made by West Midlands Police in relation to the incident with the young girl last weekend – since the arrest of a suspect, also noted in these pages, he has appeared before Magistrates and been remanded in custody.
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