Exactly four months since Watford fan Nic Cruwys was violently attacked in Wolverhampton and detectives are urging the public to help them piece together the final piece of the jigsaw in their investigation.
Nic, aged 44, was left with potentially life-changing injuries when he was assaulted on 7 March after travelling to the Black Country to watch his team take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On his way back to the train station after the match, he was set upon by a group of men and received serious head injuries.
A record crowd at last weekend’s Godiva Festival in Coventry enjoyed another trouble-free year as the policing operation behind it is hailed a success.
Despite drawing more than 140,000 festival goers – around 16,000 more than last year - the annual event saw no increase in disorder with just one person being arrested and five offences recorded over the three-days.
A helmet clad thief is being hunted by police after brandishing what is believed to be a hand gun in a Halesowen store robbery
Police were called to the Co-op supermarket on Manor Lane in Howley Grange at around 7pm when a man in a silver motorcycle helmet walked into the store and threatened staff. He demanded cash and then left the store by the back door.
Police are issuing a warning after a spate of distraction burglaries took place across Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham in the last week.
Criminals have struck ten times and on nearly all occasions have attended homes of elderly occupants saying that they are working on drainage problems at neighbouring properties or in the street and they need to urgently check their property.
Once inside the house or gardens they claim that their property is the cause and that they must pay for the emergency repairs straightaway.
A West Midlands Police officer has today (Monday 6 July) been charged with five offences of indecency with a child.
PC Richard Chamberlain, aged 49, based at Coventry Police Station, has been bailed to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4 August.