A woman died and two boys were injured when they were struck by a car in Birmingham last night.

The 28-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Coventry Road, at the junction with Ada Road, in Hay Mills, shortly before 6.20pm.

The boys, aged nine and seven, were taken to hospital. The older boy was said to be in a serious condition while the younger child suffered more minor injuries.

Police said the woman and the two children were in the road at the time of the accident. A 19-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.