01/06/2014 Midlands Today


01/06/2014

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Good evening. back with the late news

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Three women have been treated in hospital following

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It's believed they were mauled by a bull mastiff

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One of the dogs, the mastiff, died at the scene.

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It was on a busy street that two dogs attacked

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A cyclist was injured as she tried to help

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The attack went on for 15 minutes, before a man intervened.

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This was so shocking that some people were too frightened to help.

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But at least two women, including a cyclist who was just

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passing by, stopped. The two women tried to pull the dogs off.

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They were both quite badly bitten and were taken to hospital.

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But the first woman, who was so badly mauled,

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had to be airlifted to hospital and she's still in a serious condition.

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The woman was named locally as Teresa Stinton.

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Even if they've got a dog like that in the house, it should

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have been muzzled if they know people are going to that house.

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Yeah. She was just dropping a bag of clothes off.

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Robert Hirschmann, who rescued Teresa, wouldn't be interviewed.

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But he said he couldn't believe people stood and watched.

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His mother said she was disgusted, but she's proud of her son.

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He just talked calmly to the dog and he got the dog off.

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Because, according to him and my other son, no one was helping

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the woman and the attack went on for about 15 minutes.

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Police have appealed for anyone who may have filmed

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It may have been that people weren't sure what to do, how to do it.

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What I would like to do is appeal for anybody

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who did see it to come forward to us.

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It's quite possible someone has captured this on a mobile phone

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or other device and it would be really helpful to us to see that.

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Two men are still in custody tonight and Teresa Stinton, a mother of two,

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A 45`year`old man has been charged with murder after

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Police found Mark Everard on Bishop Road in Chell Heath on Friday night.

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A post mortem examination found that the 48`year`old died

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Steven Mutch, who's also from Bishop Road, has been charged

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He's due before magistrates tomorrow.

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The family of a young woman killed by a lorry driver

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as he used his mobile phone have called for tougher sentences for

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Ian Glover was jailed for five years but could be out in half that.

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He was browsing sexually explicit websites when the crash happened,

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killing Laura Thomas, aged 20. Giles Latcham reports.

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Tending a garden created in memory of her daughter helps

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Laura Jane Thomas, a teaching assistant from Great

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Hayward in South Staffordshire, was killed last July.

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She was five foot, blonde and really energetic.

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She's just missed, missed so much now.

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She and her fiancee Lewis were off to the seaside for the day

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Laura was killed at the end of this stretch of road, near Shrewsbury.

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The lorry crashed into their stationary car,

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which had broken down, propelling it into Laura as she stood

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On Friday a court was told how the lorry driver,

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Ian Glover from Birmingham, had been looking at images

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on a sexually explicit dating site moments before the crash.

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He pleaded guilty and was jailed for five years.

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He will only serve two and a half, possibly.

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If it's five years, it should be five years.

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Other countries have got far sterner sentences than this.

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If you take a life, you should be responsible for that.

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The family want tougher action too against motorists

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In November 2011, 13`year`old Hope Fennell died in Kings Heath,

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in Birmingham, run over by a lorry driver sending text messages.

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By making and selling friendship bracelets,

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Laura's family have raised ?3,000 for charity, keeping alive the

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memory of a girl whose death, said the judge, was utterly avoidable.

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A neurosurgeon has claimed that the footballer Jeff Astle died

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from a sports`related condition, rather than Alzheimer's,

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Dr Willie Stewart says that after carrying out an examination

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of the former England and West Bromwich Albion striker's

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brain, he believes the 59`year`old was killed

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by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

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His family want more research to be carried out

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A portrait of the Staffordshire charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton

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Bidding closed yesterday on the drawing of the 19`year`old

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But the portrait failed to meet its reserve price of ?7,5000.

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But the portrait failed to meet its reserve price of ?7,500.

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Let's get the weather now. Here's Sara Blizzard.

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Good evening. Well, it's been a lovely day today.

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The cloud did start to increase a little bit more through

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the afternoon and it's going to continue to do so overnight.

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Introducing a small amount of showery rain, initially,

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And, with all the cloud, there is a chance of some hill fog, too.

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It's a mild night, the temperatures dropping no lower than 10 Celsius.

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Tomorrow, that weather front works eastwards, continuing to produce

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The odd heavy burst into the afternoon.

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And the temperatures not as today, but still reasonable

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for the time of year, certainly. A maximum of 18 Celsius.

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Hello. Most of us have enjoyed at least one day of lovely weather this

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weekend. That weather will be harder to come by this week. It has been up

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and down. Yes, rain or showers at times. Drier, sunny weather, turning

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cooler. Signs are that by the end of the week temperatures will recover.

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We have seen rain today in Glasgow, Edinburgh, western fringes of the UK

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too. The cloud will spread east overnight, with further outbreaks of

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rain into the west. Temperatures are in double figures as Monday begins.

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We get the sunshine - a lot of cloud around.

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