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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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