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Teenager charged after police allegedly find gun and drugs in car

The teenager was arrested in Watton Green on Wednesday Credit: Google Street View

A teenager has been charged with firearms and drugs offences after police allegedly found a revolver and cocaine in a car in Castle Vale in the West Midlands.

The 16-year-old was arrested in Watton Green on Wednesday, and following his charge, appeared at Birmingham Youth Court where he was remanded in custody at a youth offenders institute. He is also charged with assaulting a police officer.

The boy from Harborne is due at Birmingham Crown Court on 17 March.

Police investigating serious assault in Aston

Police are investigating Credit: PA

Police have launched an investigation after a man was seriously assaulted in Aston on Thursday night.

Officers were called to Chester Road Industrial Estate at around 7.50pm after reports a man had been attacked.

It is believed that the 20-year-old was assaulted with a baseball bat. He's currently in a critical condition in hospital.

Our enquires are continuing to identify who the attackers were but this is being treated as an isolated incident.

Officers are trawling CCTV in the area and speaking to witnesses. I would urge anyone with information to call my team on 101.

– Sergeant Jacqueline Morrin from force CID


Teenager charged after stun gun attacks on female drivers

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery over a series of stun gun attacks on female drivers in Birmingham.

The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, is accused of ‘shocking’ women during three attempted car-jackings over four days.

It’s alleged the boy, from Sparkhill, attacked women in Balaclava Road and Colmore Road, both in Kings Heath on 6 and 9 February 2017.

He’s also been accused of leaving another woman with minor burns following a failed car-jacking in Moseley on 10 February.

The charge also includes another incident in Moseley on 10 February, when two brothers were stunned during an alleged mobile phone robbery.

He has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.



There are delays of up to 60 minutes on London Midland between Leamington Spa and Birmingham Moor Street due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Solihull.

Tickets are being accepted on CrossCountry, Chiltern Railway and Virgin Trains services. It is also causing some cancellations.


Search underway for missing 14-year-old boy

Fabian Szafarczyk

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager who was last seen at his home in Perry Barr on Wednesday 8th February.

Fabian Szafarczyk is white, 6ft tall, with short black hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans and white trainers.

It's thought the 14-year-old - who has been missing before - was thinking of travelling to Newcastle.

Anyone with information can call the Locate team on 101.

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