Keith Evans is West Midlands Police’s guru on dangerous dogs who is helping shape new government legislation to tackle issues like banned breeds, dog attacks, and so called ‘status dogs’ used to intimidate.
He joined the force’s dog unit in 2001 and, after studying canine psychology, now advises on national police policy for dealing with fatal or serious dog attacks, plus works closely with groups like the RSPCA and the British Horse Society.
Police have cordoned off a property in Monmouth Road, Bartley Green after the body of a woman was found at a house this morning.
Officers went to the address just after 7am today (Monday 3 August) following a call from ambulance.
Police in south Birmingham are investigating after a woman was attacked as she walked in the Woodgate area in the early hours of yesterday.
The 22-year-old woman, was grabbed as she walked along an alleyway at the back of Rickyard Piece, Woodgate around 2.37am on Sunday 2 August.
Police continue to appeal for information after a man lost his life when a car collided with a house in Nechells this morning (Sunday 2 August).
Officers were called by the ambulance service following reports of the collision on Duddeston Manor Road just before 12.30am.
One teenager aged 19 was treated for serious injuries, he was taken to hospital but despite the best efforts of medical staff he died a short time later.
An 18-year-old was treated for serious injuries and two teenagers aged 15 and 18 were treated for minor injuries.
CCTV images of a man suspected of hurling bricks and bottles at a Wolverhampton Mosque have been released by police.
Windows were smashed at the Baitul Atta Ahmadiyya Mosque on Willenhall Road just after 4am on 21 June.
Following investigations officers are now in a position to release images of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
A student will appear before court in September charged with vehicle offences after officers intercepted a stolen car in Birmingham earlier this year.
Officers spotted a red Citroen Picasso − which had been reported stolen − heading out of city on the A38(M) shortly before 2.45pm on Saturday 30 May.
Four men were arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and were bailed while officers continued their investigations.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for a teenager who has been missing from her Sutton Coldfield home for almost a week.
Kayleigh Butler, 16, was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday 26 July, when she left her home on Westwood Road saying that she was visiting friends.
Kayleigh never returned home and now police are appealing for information to help trace her.
There has been much media attention and discussion this week in relation to the first West Midlands Police misconduct hearing held in the public domain.
Public misconduct hearings are part of a package of reforms being introduced nationally by the Home Secretary.
Women are once again being urged to lead the fight against terrorism at home and abroad.
The renewed plea from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit comes following the trial of a Hounslow woman for a terror offence.
West Midlands Police has reassured communities that there will be no return to mass surveillance cameras in residential areas – as alluded to in some on-line news coverage today (31 July).
Det Chief Supt Sue Southern from the force’s Counter Terrorism Unit, says: “The installation of CCTV cameras under Project Champion in some areas of Birmingham generated strong opposition from local communities.
“Let me be clear – the force apologised and the cameras were removed. They are not going to be put back. The force has no plans to introduce mass surveillance cameras.”
Images have been released of a group police need to trace after three men were attacked outside a Birmingham city centre nightclub.
The pair and a friend had just left Snobs, on Smallbrook Queensway, in the early hours of Saturday 4 April and were waiting in a taxi when their 24-year-old mate got into a conversation with another group of men about football.