A former university lecturer has been given a three year community order and has to complete a sex offender work based programme after admitting possessing and distributing indecent images of children.
Martyn Lee, aged 54, from Eaves Green Lane in Meriden was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 27 August) along with former student Sophie Nightingale, aged 23, from Bath Lane, Hixon in Stafford with whom he had struck up a relationship in December 2013.
Police have arrested a man after a stolen vehicle was ‘stung’ in Great Barr this morning (27 August).
The black Ford Fiesta failed to stop for officers just after 11am on the M6 northbound between junctions 6 and 7, so a stinger was deployed as it exited at junction 7.
A man who car-jacked a £15,000 Ford Mondeo from a woman in lieu of a £30 grocery debt has been jailed for almost five years.
Richard Halford was a rear passenger in 2014-plate vehicle in the early hours of 27 April this year when he grabbed the woman around the neck on hearing she owed a friend the modest sum following a shopping trip.
Dave Humpherson is the officer charged with putting the brakes on dodgy taxi drivers who operate illegally in the West Midlands and put passengers at risk.
Dave and a team of specially trained officers – who go undercover to pose as customers on the lookout for cabbies breaking the rules – run regular operations alongside council officials to root out unlawful drivers.