West Midlands Police has finalised plans ahead of a protest by right-wing group Pegida UK tomorrow (Sat Feb 6) – and warned it will come down hard on anyone intent on causing trouble.
The force has been negotiating with organisers for several weeks and agreed a protest site in Birmingham International Business Park a short walk from Birmingham International railway station.
A police investigation has been launched after a man died following an altercation outside a pub in West Bromwich.
Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, at just before 11pm last night (Friday 5 February).
A man aged 61 was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations.
Three men will appear in court this morning after police uncovered a large cannabis factory in Coventry on Thursday (4 February).
More than 2,000 plants were found in Riley Square, Wood End after officers carried out a warrant on Thursday evening.
As the investigation into the death of Birmingham businessman Akhtar Javeed continues, a post mortem examination has confirmed that he died as a result of a shot gun wound to the neck.
Mr Javeed, 56, was killed as masked men attempted to rob Direct Source 3 Ltd in Rea Street South on Wednesday 3 February.
A man who built a Buckingham Palace style mansion by dodging taxes has been jailed for a decade after he failed to pay back the whopping £2 million he owed to the public coffers.
Mohammed Suleman Khan was handed a four year sentence in April 2014 after West Midlands Police discovered he had cheated the taxman to the tune of around £450,000.
The largest cannabis factory in Coventry has been discovered at a former indoor market following a police raid.
Drugs with a street value of more than £2 million were recovered after officers cut through shutters and secure doors to get into the premises.