A man who repeatedly stamped on a woman's head during a brutal attack in a Birmingham car park shoving a dumped fridge-freezer on her as she lay injured on the floor has been jailed for 15 years.
Train Disruption In The West Midlands
Vandalism has led to severe disruption to train services in the West Midlands.
London Midland is unable to operate services between Birmingham International and Coventry, while services operated by Virgin Trains and CrossCountry are also affected.
London Midland said that just after 12.30am its control team was alerted to a number of signal failures between Canley and Hampton in Arden.
When they arrived at the scene they were told by Network Rail the damage had been caused by a cable fire and that a second fire had been started in the Tile Hill area.
London Midland said: "This has caused significant damage to the signalling infrastructure, with over 20 cables heavily damaged in the first reported line side fire.''
Some Virgin Trains' services may be cancelled and others could be delayed by up to 60 minutes. The disruption comes as passengers are having to contend with a number of delays and cancellations on the rail network due to planned bank holiday weekend engineering work.
For the first time, armed officers are on board train journeys across Birmingham.
Zahid Hussain found guilty of a terrorism offence after potentially lethal bomb making equipment was found at his home.
Counter-terrorism officers were dispatched to an address in Nuneaton, thought to be connected to the Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack investigation.
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