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Birmingham Police arrest man over Lisa Bennet Murder

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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lisa Bennett have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

Lisa disappeared on May 9th 2013 when she was last spotted in a shop within the Selly Oak area of Birmingham

Lisa mother had not heard from her in a number of weeks and contacted West Midlands Police to report her missing on the 23rd of May.

After a eight months of extensive investigations, detectives have failed to find any evidence that Lisa is still alive.

Detectives from the West Midlands Police Major Investigation Team attended an address Today (5th February) where a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lisa.

The man is being questioned at a Police Station within Birmingham.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “For some time now we have been piecing together Lisa’s last known movements and speaking to friends or associates in a bid to find any clues as to what might have happened to her.

“To date we have found nothing to suggest that Lisa had planned to leave or even that she is still alive.

“Detailed investigation shows that she has not accessed any of her accounts or claimed any benefits since last May and we strongly suspect that she may have been a victim of crime.

“We urge people who know Lisa, or have information about her disappearance to contact us as soon as possible.”

Lisa is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short dark brown hair and a tattoo of a flower on her right shoulder

DI Hines added: “Regardless of what has caused her disappearance, Lisa is still missing. We need to find her and give her family some answers. That is why it is so important that people call us if they know anything at all.”

Lisa’s mother Janet Bennett said: “All Lisa’s family and friends who know her in Burton love her to bits. All we want to do is find out what has happened to her. Even though she can be a bit of a rebel, she is a lovely girl and we all miss her very much.”

Anyone with any information to help the police investigation should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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Person under a train at London’s Lancaster Gate tube station throwing the Central Line into chaos as commuters head home

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Emergency services evacuated a rush hour tube station after a person fell underneath a train.

Passengers were told to leave Lancaster Gate tube station on the Central Line shortly after 6.30pm.

There is no service currently on the White City to Marble Arch eastbound due to a person on the track.

This is causing what is being described as minor delays on the rest of the line.

Witnesses said several ambulances and fire engines raced to the scene.

The incident is having a local impact on roads in the surrounding area of the tube station.

To allow emergency services access the A402 Bayswater Road eastbound between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street has been closed.

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