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.
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.
A thug dubbed the ‘Godfather’ of football hooliganism in Wolverhampton has been banned from all professional football grounds in the country after West Midlands Police secured an innovative court order against him.
Gildroy Shaw – a prominent figure in hooligan circles for almost 30 years – was handed a Football Banning Order at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Aug 3) prohibiting him from attending matches for the next five years.
Wolves follower Shaw – who has been banned from Molineux since 2010 – must also stay outside a five-mile exclusion zone at stadiums involving his hometown club for three hours before and after kick-off.
A teenage girl, whose vicious bullying of two schoolgirls in Northfield went viral on social media after it was captured on a mobile phone, has today (3 August) been told she must spend the next ten months making amends for her actions.
The 16-year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – pleaded guilty to robbery and assault at an earlier hearing, after she was filmed attacking the girls on 14 July on Sir Herbert Austin Way.
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.