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LOCAL UPDATE: WMCA leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip & Shooting incident in Birmingham leaves one man dead

 

WMCA leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip & Shooting incident in Birmingham leaves one man dead.

Leaders of the West Midlands Combined Authority have paid tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh after his passing.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said, "For more than seven decades he has been the rock by our Queen's side, as well as being an incredible public servant. I know many people across the West Midlands will have personal memories of the Prince from his visits, as well as from all his work to support so many charities and organisations. My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.”

Deborah Cadman OBE, chief executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority said: “Our thoughts are, of course, with the Queen and members of the Royal Family at this very sad time for them. But the news is sad for us all and the passing of Prince Philip will be mourned across the region. Many of us will have happy memories of the times we’ve welcomed him to the West Midlands during his long life of exemplary public service.”

Next, a man has died following a shooting in Birmingham. The incident occurred outside Birmingham's City Hospital on Western Road in the Winston Green area, with a second man rushed to hospital with serious injuries. A murder investigation is now underway.

Finally, West Midlands Police have charged a man with murder after a 20 year-old was crushed under a car at a Halfords car park in the Sheldon area of Birmingham. Twenty five year-old Muhammed Khubaib, of Wilton Road, Sparkbrook will face trial for murder and dangerous driving.


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