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.
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.
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.