A protest by right-wing movement Pegida passed off without major incident today with just a single arrest.
Around 200 members of the organisation staged a rally at Starley Way, in Birmingham International Business Park, between 2-3pm following a short parade from the nearby train station.
A small group of counter demonstrators gathered at the station but a robust policing operation – with West Midlands Police working alongside British Transport Police colleagues – ensured rival factions were kept apart and minimised the risk of any flashpoints.
A police investigation has been launched after a man died following an altercation outside a pub in West Bromwich.
Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, at just before 11pm last night (Friday 5 February).
A man aged 61 was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations.
The largest cannabis factory in Coventry has been discovered at a former indoor market following a police raid.
Drugs with a street value of more than £2 million were recovered after officers cut through shutters and secure doors to get into the premises.