A 10-year-old boy who was attacked by a police dog in Sandwell has undergone two operations to clean up and treat his wounds.
A court has heard that a man who has admitted kidnapping a 10-year-old boy was jailed in 1983 for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl.
Emma Southall speaks to Central News about her advanced breast cancer that was left undiagnosed for twelve months.
A road through Oldbury in Sandwell is currently blocked as the level crossing barriers are stuck in the down position.
Crosswells Road, which crosses the rail line leading to Langley Green railway station, is blocked at the junction with Thompson Road.
A woman has been cut free from a car after it crashed on the A4123 Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury, Sandwell, this afternoon.
Police have issued an urgent appeal to trace a missing pensioner from the West Midlands.
84-year old Terrence Dolphin from Oldbury hasn't been seen since he went on a walk to Warley Woods yesterday afternoon at 5:30pm.
Sandwell Police say this it completely out of Mr. Dolphin's character and are appealing to the public to keep an eye out for him.
Terrence is described as being 5'5ft and was last seen wearing a tweed jacket, brown trousers and brown shoes.
Police believe he may have gone to Solihull, Lichfield or Leamington Spa.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Sandwell Police on 101.
The father of a boy seriously injured after being attacked by a police dog has told ITV News Central he is 'disgusted'.
The 10-year-old was attacked in Oldbury on Sunday (23 June).
Officers were using the German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, to search for four men wh had stolen copper wiring.
The attack happened in a private back garden.
The boy's father has said he is shocked by the incident and is going to be speaking to West Midlands Police tomorrow.
West Midlands Police have apologised after a police dog attacked a boy in Oldbury.
The 10-year-old suffered serious injuries and is still in hospital, four days later.
The German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross was helping officers, after reports of four men stealing copper in the Western Road area of the town.
“This poor young boy has gone through an absolutely horrendous ordeal and my thoughts are with him and his family as he recovers from his injuries.
“We apologise unreservedly for what has happened and have launched an investigation to fully understand exactly how an innocent young lad came to be bitten by a police dog in the safety of his own back garden.
– Chief Inspector Ian Marsh
“Police dogs and their handlers receive intensive training and play crucial roles in the arrest of suspects day in day out, but on the very rare occasions where things go wrong, it’s vital we understand why and learn the lessons to ensure it doesn’t happen again."
A boy has suffered 'serious injuries' after being bitten by a police dog in Oldbury.
The 10-year-old is still being treated in hospital after the attack, which happened in a private garden in the town last Sunday (23 June).
West Midlands Police say the animal, a German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, was on a leash at the time.
The dog and its handler entered the garden after being called out to Western Road, following reports of four men stealing copper wiring near to the train station.
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Predatory sex offender, Michael Jackson, has been jailed indefinitely for public protection for kidnapping a 10-year-old boy and abducting a 10-year-old girl in Oldbury last year.
Mark Gough reports.
A man has been jailed indefinitely for kidnapping a 10-year-old boy in the West Midlands. Michael Jackson, who is 50, admitted abducting the child in Oldbury in November last year.
Wolverhampton Crown Court also heard how Jackson had a previous conviction for kidnap.
Police have released a picture of Michael Jackson, 50, who has been jailed indefinitely for kidnapping a 10-year-old boy and abducting a 10-year-old girl.