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Police search for missing 14-year-old

Missing 14-year-old Chloe Brierely Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Chloe Brierely, from the Leek area, was reported missing at 10:40pm on 20 January.

Police believe she may be somewhere in Nottingham and both forces are working together.

Chloe is white, 5'3" tall, with a slim build. She has straight, shoulder-length red hair, green eyes and a pale complexion.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said:

“We consider Chloe to be vulnerable and we are concerned for her welfare. Extensive searches are underway to locate her and we would ask that anyone who has seen her, or had any contact, to get in touch.”

More details following fatal Ansty Road crash

Coventry Police have released further details after a 27-year-old man died following a car crash in Coventry last night (January 23rd).

A black Peugeot 206 and a black VW Scirroco crashed some time between 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

The driver of the Peugeot died as a result of his injuries after a passing ambulance stopped to help him and the other driver, along with a passenger.

Sergeant Tim Rogers, from the Regional Collision Investigation Unit, said:

This was a significant car crash which has sadly claimed the life of a young man. Our thoughts are with those affected by the incident and our priority now is establishing precisely what caused the cars to collide.

The 25-year-old driver of the other car has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The dead man's family have been informed.

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MP 'concerned' by Chief Inspector's claims

Keith Vaz MP Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Leicester MP Keith Vaz has voiced his concern about claims from the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, that there are "cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called."

In a Times article, Winsor said that some minority communities are taking the law "into their own hands".

The Home Affairs Select Committee chairman said: "I am concerned by these claims. I have represented an inner city Midlands constituency, which is home to many diverse communities, for 26 years and have not seen any evidence to support the idea of a sub culture of secondary justice.

"The evidence in fact points the other way. Ethnic minority communities have developed impressive partnerships with the police and seek to report crimes and bring criminals to justice.

"It is hazardous to suggest that some communities have lost faith with the justice system of this country without providing specific evidence.

"I hope that Mr Winsor will back up his statements in his report. The Home Affairs Select Committee will also ask Bob Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, about this matter when he gives evidence to us on Tuesday."

Chief Constable responds to Chief Inspector's comments

Chief Constable Chris Sims Credit: West Midlands Police

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has responded to comments made by the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, who claimed in a Times interview there are "cities in the Midlands where police never go because they are never called."

Chief Constable Chris Sims, said: "The experience of West Midlands Police officers and staff who actively work day in, day out with our communities could not be more different than suggested by Mr Winsor, assuming he’s referring to the West Midlands.

"There is no evidence to suggest that the under reporting of crimes is a significant issue here in the West Midlands and that some communities therefore feel compelled to take the law into their own hands."

"However we’re not complacent and we know there’s always more we can do to build trust and confidence. In fact, I would very much welcome the opportunity to see any evidence which supports Mr Winsor’s bold claims.

"As a force we enjoy excellent relationships with the diverse communities we serve and positively encourage members of the public report crimes to us."

"Major events such as the terrorist attacks on mosques across the Black Country last year saw key community representatives stand shoulder to shoulder with the police throughout the investigation and beyond. This is a typical example of our strong links with the community."

"Reports of hate crimes have risen over the past 12 months as a result of increased trust in police within communities and their confidence in our ability to thoroughly investigate offences and bring offenders to justice."

"In addition, West Midlands Police recently launched a long-running campaign strengthening the force’s commitment to protecting vulnerable victims, focusing on five key crime types including child sexual exploitation, forced marriage and female genital mutilation."

"This has already resulted in many more crimes being reported to us. These are just some of the issues communities tell us affect them and matter most."

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Chief Inspector of Constabulary: Communities in the Midlands 'not calling the police'

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, has told The Times that there are "cities in the Midlands where the police never go because they are never called."

In the article, he said that some minority communities are taking the law 'into their own hands'.

Chris Sims, chief constable of West Midlands Police, told The Times that areas with a high density of minority communities accounted for high volumes of calls to his force.

Derbyshire Police: Hoax calls will be dealt with "to the fullest extend of the law"

Chief Inspector Ben Crane, from the force’s Contact Management Department, said:

Every time someone misuses 999 they are potentially putting other people’s lives at risk as it could impact on how quickly other emergency calls are answered and dealt with.

This woman showed a complete disregard for that fact... Her sentence shows how seriously the courts take the offence.

Those who are found responsible for making hoax calls will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. We have the capability to track calls and identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

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Derby woman jailed for continuing police nuisance calls

A woman who received a suspended sentence for making hundreds of nuisance calls to police has been jailed for 28 weeks after refusing to stop.

21-year-old Irene Power of Elmtree Avenue, Derby, admitted harassment and wasting police time after calling 999 more than 500 times between October 13 and December 22.

On one day alone, Saturday, November 9, she made 188 calls. During this time, police were dealing with three vulnerable missing people, two serious assaults and a serious collision.

Police search for man who started brawl over Eggnog

Police have released images of a man they wish to identify after he started a brawl in a Birmingham shop over a carton of Eggnog.

Police are looking for this man Credit: West Midlands Police

The incident occurred at the A-Z Bargain shop on Soho Road on December 3. CCTV footage released by police shows the man throwing punches during the brawl.

A second man was arrested at the time and is currently on bail.

Eggnog thief search - police release CCTV footage

Police have released CCTV footage of a brawl in a Birmingham shop that started after a man tried to steal a carton of Eggnog.

The man is shown struggling with staff and throwing punches at A-Z Bargain on Soho Road, Birmingham, on 3 December, but he managed to leave the venue before police arrived.

During the scuffle the man's cap is knocked from his head and his face is revealed to the camera, but he has not yet been identified.

A second man was arrested at the time and is currently on bail.

Sports Direct baby birth: Mother questioned

Police in Derbyshire are continuing to question a 28-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect.

It is in connection with the birth of a baby boy in an area around Sports Direct Warehouse in Shirebrook in Derbyshire.

A Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebrook Credit: ITV News Central

The baby is being treated at a neo-natal unit and making good progress, according to Derbyshire Constabulary.

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