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Teenager charged with firearms offence

A 19-year-old man from Dudley has been charged with firearm offences and will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

He was arrested from Westminster Close in Dudley. Credit: Google Street View

Shaun Scott, unemployed, from Westminster Close, was arrested by police after they searched his address and discovered a pistol and live ammunition, along with a BB gun and a quantity of cannabis on Friday.

He has been charged with possession of a firearm, possessing ammunition without a certificate, harassment and possession of cannabis.

Scott was remanded into custody and will appear before Dudley Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Anyone who has information about gun and gang crime is urged to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Three arrested after seven-week old puppies were stolen in burglary

Three teenagers have been arrested after two seven-week-old bulldog puppies were stolen in a burglary in Wolverhampton.

Two white bulldog puppies were stolen in Wolverhampton. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two 16-year-old boys from Wolverhampton and a 17-year-old boy from Dudley were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of burglary. They have been bailed with conditions while police enquiries continue.

Officers are continuing to investigate the theft of the two white French bulldog puppies from an address in Beccles Drive in Portabello on 22 January.

They were seven-weeks-old when they were stolen on 22 January. Credit: West Midlands Police

Our enquires are on-going and we continue to appeal for anyone with information about the break-in and whereabouts of the puppies to come forward.

The puppies were seven weeks old when they were stolen and too young to be parted from their mother. Anyone who has been offered these pups for sale should call us on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Sergeant Nicki Addison from Wolverhampton CID



Teacher charged with child sexual exploitation offences

A 50-year-old man has been charged with child sexual exploitation offences.

Ross Workman, formally of Stourbridge, was charged with six offences of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child and will appear before Dudley Magistrates Court on February 3.

Workman, a teacher at a school in Dudley Borough, was arrested by detectives from the force’s Online Child Sexual Exploitation Team on November 3, 2014, as part of an inquiry.

At the time of his arrest, the Dudley school where he is employed was informed and, in keeping with nationally agreed safeguarding protocol, the man was immediately suspended.

At this stage of the inquiry there is no evidence of any inappropriate contact between the teacher and pupils at the school.

Letters were sent to parents at the school informing them of the investigation.

Pictures of Dudley home where husband charged with murder of wife

54-year-old Jacqueline Abbot Credit: West Midlands Police

56-year-old Paul Abbot was charged with killing his wife, Jacqueline Abbot at their home in Netherton on Friday 11 December.

Officers were called to the address around 4.25pm on Friday following reports of a disorder.

54-year-old Jacqueline was found with head injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Flowers outside the Netherton home Credit: BPM Media

Since the incident on Friday, flowers have been left outside the address in Netherton.

Paul, a business man from Lodge Crescent, will appear before Dudley Magistrates Court on Monday 14 December.

Lodge Crescent in Netherton Credit: BPM Media

Arrest made following death of Dudley woman

Police investigating the death of a woman in Dudley yesterday have made an arrest in connection with the incident.

A 56-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is currently helping with enquiries.

Officers were called to an address in Lodge Crescent, Netherton, just after 4.30pm following reports of disorder.

On arrival with colleagues from the Ambulance Service, police officers found a 54-year-old woman with serious head injuries.

The woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

At this stage police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Investigations are on-going and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Lodge Crescent area yesterday between midday and 4.30pm and heard or saw any signs of a disturbance to contact police on 101.

– Detective Inspector Justin Spanner, Force CID

A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.

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