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A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a doctor while being treated for blood clots at Birmingham Children's Hospital has been awarded a five-figure settlement by the trust. The woman, now 26, was allegedly attacked by prolific paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury, who is serving a 16-year sentence for sex…
A High Court judge has issued an urgent appeal for help finding a 16-month-old boy and his pregnant mother. Mr Justice Keehan has been told how Joeking Kyerah disappeared after social workers raised concern about his welfare. The judge says evidence suggests that the youngster has been "spirited away" by…
A partnership offering specialist courses to healthcare staff has been signed between the University of Wolverhampton and Compton Care. The courses provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills and to gain a recognised qualification. The University of Wolverhampton works in collaboration with Compton Care, a…
A woman has spoken of how she feared she would die at the hands of her increasingly violent and controlling husband after he was jailed for his abusive crimes. Zeenit Bibi endured 16 years of marriage to Aziz Rehman, who kept her a virtual prisoner in their home, routinely beating…
A woman who duped her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forced her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The unemployed woman, whom a judge said acted with "cowardice" and "deceit", was convicted on Tuesday of…
A mother has been convicted of duping her teenage daughter to go to Pakistan and forcing her to marry, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The woman was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, where a jury heard how the victim had sobbed as she…
A police custody officer failed to carry out half-hourly checks on a man in custody who later died in his cell, investigators concluded. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) found that observations were instead carried out every hour by the West Midlands Police employee. However, police were carrying out…
The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the first providers to introduce Nursing Associate Foundation Apprenticeships into the independent sector as…
A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-year-old Harish Kumar (pictured) was found in the front passenger seat of a BMW on August 10 last year. The vehicle had…
Health inspectors were forced to intervene to help a patient with suspected sepsis at a hospital which was ordered to improve, a report has revealed. Staff in the emergency department of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, failed to properly monitor and treat the patient after they were admitted,…
An inquiry has been launched into a charity for blind people following concerns over the safeguarding of its vulnerable beneficiaries. The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and its subsidiary charity - RNIB Charity - were brought under scrutiny after a single serious incident on March 2 at Pears…
A watchdog report found there were 554 self-harm incidents at Brinsford young offenders institution between May and October last year. A small number of individuals accounted for multiple incidents. Publishing the assessment, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: "In order to understand the dreadful increase in self-harm, it is…
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