LOCAL UPDATE: Two arrested following Winson Green murder
Tributes have been paid to a great-grandmother who died after trying to escape an arson attack at her home in Balsall Heath.
Peggy Wright suffered serious injuries after jumping from a window to escape the fire in Lapworth Grove on Sunday the 18th of April. The 83-year-old was rushed to hospital but sadly died later that day and a murder investigation was launched. A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has since been detained under the mental health act following an assessment by experts.
West Midlands Police have arrested two more people on suspicion of murder as a man shot dead in Birmingham has been named as Gavin Parry. The pair remain in custody for questioning over the killing of 31-year-old Mr Parry as we continue to appeal for witnesses to the shooting at around 5.30pm on Western Road last Tuesday.
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