A BURGLAR broke into the home of a Birmingham nurse and stole her car while she was in hospital giving birth to her third child. The crook struck as Zoe Lindsay’s mother and two other children were asleep upstairs at their home in Erdington. He is thought to have picked a door lock before stealing children’s computer equipment and making off in Zoe’s white Volkswagen Polo. Zoe said: “It is terrible to think that a burglar was in my home while my mother and two children slept upstairs.
Two teenagers were taken to hospital after a fight broke out involving a machete and baseball bats in Sparkhill. Officers were called to McKenzie Road around 4pm on Sunday, following reports of ongoing disorder. When they arrived at the scene, they found three people who had non-life threatening injuries. Two officers gave chase to the suspects and a Taser was drawn but not used. Police also tweeted a picture of the machete recovered from the scene. We have a reporter on the way to the scene.
This is the dramatic moment a fight broke out by gangs wielding machetes and baseball bats in a leafy Birmingham street in broad daylight. The shocking confrontation which has been caught on CCTV broke out in Mackenzie Road, Sparkhill at around 4pm on Sunday afternoon. CCTV captured the moment two men were chased down the road as both they and their pursuers wielded weapons including machetes.
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