Police searching for two conmen who posed as council staff to steal savings from inside a pensioner’s home, have named the men they believe are responsible.
It’s understood the 79-year-old victim let the men into her home after they claimed they had been send to carry out building work.
The victim later discovered two handbags, containing several hundred pounds, had been taken from a sofa.
Detectives have identified 20-year-old Johnny Connors and 22-year-old Phillip Purcell as people they would like to speak to over the burglary. Both men are understood to have links with the travelling community.
A school which was destroyed in an arson attack five years ago re-opens officially tomorrow. After the fire the children had lessons in a church and then in portable buildings on the playing fields for three years.
Mark Gough has been talking to the children about how they felt when their school burned down and how they feel now.
A man has been questioned by police on suspicion of theft after a family from Bilston lost everything they owned in a removal van fraud.
Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, had their furniture, clothes, photographs and engagement gifts stolen by two men they had booked as removal men over Facebook.
The couple were moving out of their home in Mount Pleasant with their seven-month-old daughter on 25 September when a 'man with a van' drove off with all of their possessions, worth around £10,000. They were moving into their new flat in Walsall.
A 36-year-old man was arrested on 2 October. He has since been bailed pending further investigation.
Multiple crews from West Midlands Fire Service were involved overnight in dealing with a severe factory fire on Chestom Road in Ettingshall near Bilston.
Five pumps, teams with breathing apparatus and a hydraulic platform were used to tackle the fire.
A man from Wolverhampton has been charged with attempted murder after an off-licence worker was stabbed in Bilston.
David Dean, who's 42 is accused of attacking a staff member at Atwal Wines on Bilston Road on Sunday night. He is due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrate's Court on Boxing Day.
The worker was left with multiple stab injuries. He remains in a serious condition in hospital though his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Detectives say they are still appealing for witnesses.
West Midlands Police have arrested a 14-year-old schoolboy in connection with a brutal attack on a pensioner.
84-year-old Michael Green was attacked outside a pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton, at around 11.30pm on Friday April 11th and had to undergo surgery for a fractured hip as a result.
The attackers stole Mr green's car before dumping it only ten minutes later.
After a heartfelt family appeal, a local boy was arrested today and is being held in police custody on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Pete Dunn, said:
A MAN has died following a serious road traffic collision in Bilston last night. Police were called to the Black Country Route at around 9.45pm.
When they arrived police found that a man had been in a serious collision with a lorry. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are still ongoing to identify him.
Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact the police.
Peter Haywood, Inspector, has told ITV Central that lead theft is still common.
This comes after Loxdale Primary School had to close until the New Year following £30,000 worth of vandalism.