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Police are investigating whether a number of recent violent


In the latest incident on Thursday, an 84-year-old man from Moseley


was out jogging when he had his car stolen by robbers who took


He's been talking to our reporter Tom Turrell.


84-year-old Michael Sheehan has been using this Moseley park


Last Thursday, he was attacked by four men hell-bent on


One of them said, get the knife, and they produced a


long knife and put it to my throat and said


keys, or whatever it was.


As they kicked him, Michael did what he could to shield his face.


The main thing was to try and protect myself.


I did not want my eyes or my teeth to be smashed in.


I was trying to go into some sort of a ball.


Police say there has been a spate of similar


Recently a 75-year-old man fought off a gang who tried to steal his


He was thrown to the ground and suffered cuts and bruises.


Then last Sunday these men ran off after attacking a pregnant woman


Peter Leadbetter is the chairman of the residents association


There is an amount of fear and imitation.


We are a very supportive community and we're not going to


We are going to have to be very careful and


supportive, particularly of those folk who are on their own.


West Midlands Police were out in force today.


A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on a man


who died after being stabbed in a Birmingham street.


The man, who's believed to be in his 20s,


was found lying in Moseley Street, in Highgate, early


Police have launched a murder inquiry.


It's understood there's been some minor disorder at Hull


prison after the transfer of inmates from Birmingham.


15 prisoners were moved to Hull following Friday's riot


It's understood one wing was closed for a short time,


with the prisoners unhappy about being moved.


A leading businessmen says that Brexit is harming


the region's economy - six months after the EU referendum.


Sir Peter Rigby told the Sunday Politics in the Midlands


that the strong pound and rising inflation meant "business


UKIP rejected his comments describing them as scare stories.


One European market that is here to stay,


Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market.


The West Midlands voted strongly to leave the European Union but now one


of the region's biggest business owners and a key


The views and warnings, if you will, people who wanted


The fall in the value of the pound, the inflation that is


being introduced as a result of that.


Importantly, this lack of understanding of what the


alternative is to being a part of Europe.


In business, one man's loss is another man's gain.


A gold rush is underway at this jewellery shop.


Thanks to a fall in the pound, the rise of gold measured


It's owner never doubted that Brexit would be


anything other than a success and with plans to expand, they're


Certainly with the more expensive items, gold,


Are voters showing any signs of buyers remorse?


People who have to compete for jobs, council


housing, education and other things look that don't.


With the question of how the UK start the business of


leaving the EU stuck in the Supreme Court


will get will carry on going round in circles.


In today's football, Aston Villa bounced back


from their midweek defeat at Norwich by beating Queen's Park Rangers


1-0 in The Championship at Loftus Road.


The visitors could have taken the lead in the first half,


but Jonathan Kodjia's penalty was saved.


The Villa striker made up for it in the second half by scoring


Some of the biggest stars in British sport are gathering at the


Genting Arena near Birmingham tonight for the annual


BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.


You can see more of the build up now by pressing the red button


and the awards ceremony itself on BBC One from 7.


Time for a look at the weather now with Alex Hamilton.


Git evening. We have a yellow weather warning in force for fog


tonight and into tomorrow morning. tonight and into tomorrow morning.


Patches of fog across the West Midlands and some of those patches


will be dense. High pressure in charge but we are likely to see some


drizzle tomorrow. Overnight tonight, patches of fog will prove for a


tricky driving conditions. Those of three Celsius. The sparkle of frost


in rural spots. A great start to the day tomorrow. Some drizzle here and


there. Some fog will be stubborn to left. Highs of eight Celsius. A


cloudy picture for the next couple of days.


I'll be back with the late bulletin at half past eleven.


Until then, have a very good evening.


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