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  • Father guilty of shaking baby daughter to death

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
    Left:  Delves was sentenced to three years and nine months at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this week. He had repeatedly shook nine-week old Harli Reid, far left,  just hours after he had been out Christmas shopping with her mother.
    A FATHER who violently shook his baby daughter to death after getting frustrated with her the first time he bathed her alone has been jailed. Kurt Delves had repeatedly shook nine-week old Harli Reid just hours after he had been out Christmas shopping with her mother. At the hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, November 11, the Honourable Mrs Justice Thirwall was told how Delves was just 20 when his actions caused Harli...
  • Witness plea after girl suffers serious injury

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
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    A YOUNG girl suffered serious injuries in a road traffic accident in Sutton Coldfield last week and the police are appealing for witnesses. The five-year-old was hit by a black Renault Clio in Little Sutton Road, Four Oaks at around 6.20pm on Friday, November 1. The child was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and taken to hospital where she continues to be treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries. A 20-year-old...
  • Man charged with making bomb hoax

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
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    A MAN from Erdington has appeared in court charged with making a bomb hoax. Cameron Hanlon, 30 of Slade Road, Erdington, gave no indication of plea to the charge when he appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on monday. Hanlon has been charged with calling the emergency services in September with information he knew or believed to be false, intending the person to falsely believe there was a bomb in Birmingham Central Library. The...
  • Woman made jokes on Twitter about hubbie's ex-partner

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 08/11/13
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    A FOUR Oaks woman who made jokes about her husband's ex-partner on Twitter and admitted setting up dating profiles in her name has been fined £110. Amanda Humphreys, aged 49, of Foresters Way, set up a number of accounts on Facebook and Twitter using a fake name and posted comments about her husband's former partner. She also made comments about a family law case involving her and her husband, Birmingham Magistrates' Court...
  • Community hub will rise from ashes of torched club

    By Sutton Coldfield Observer at 09:20 on 01/11/13
    Firefighters tackle the blaze which broke out at the Sons of Rest clubhouse in Brookvale Park, Erdington, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
    EXCLUSIVE Helen Draycott COMMUNITY-spirited residents have vowed that a new facility will rise from the ashes left behind after a war veterans' club in Erdington, which dated from the 1930s, was gutted in a suspected arson attack – days before Remembrance Sunday. Heartless vandals destroyed the Sons of Rest clubhouse in Brookvale Park, off George Road, in the early hours of Wednesday morning (October 30). Flames ripped...

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