“Most of us have relatives who are frail, disabled or vulnerable…I relish bringing to task anyone who abuses vulnerable people in our community.”
Those are the words of Detective Constable Sarah Vaughan who is part of West Midlands Police’s Vulnerable Adults Unit – a specialist team committed to protecting our elderly and disabled from abuse at home or in care facilities.
Detectives investigating an attack in Wolverhampton – which left Watford FC fan Nic Cruwys with potentially life-changing injuries – have charged four men and two teenage boys over the assault.
Nic, aged 44, received serious head injuries when he was assaulted on 7 March after travelling to the Black Country to watch his team take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Police in Wolverhampton are appealing for help in tracing a man who failed to arrive home from work yesterday.
Simon Wilkes, aged 45, left his work place in Ettingshall Road at 4.30pm Monday 3 August, but didn’t arrive at his home in Wood end Road, Wednesfield.
Police in Sandwell are appealing for witnesses to contact them after a suspicious incident where a five-year-old girl was approached by a unknown woman, in Dartmouth Park, yesterday.
The incident took place between 2.45-2.50pm Monday 3 August in Dartmouth Park, Sandwell Valley. The child was with her mother at the time.
Police have released CCTV images of three men who threatened and attacked a man as he walked in Birmingham City Centre.
The trio grabbed the man and dragged him to a nearby canal towpath, before assaulting him to try and get his pin number. They then stole his bank cards.
A group of armed robbers, caught by officers as they left the pub after a celebratory drink, have been jailed for a combined total of more than 16 years.
Daniel Aspinall, Shane McPherson, Kai Flynn and getaway driver Sarah Claridge were arrested as they left the Peeping Tom pub in Tile Hill – less than two hours after they robbed Bargain Booze on Station Avenue on 15 August.