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 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.
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.