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Man charged with murder of missing woman

A man from Sandwell has been charged with the murder of missing woman Lydia Pascale. The man who's 32, is due to appear in court tomorrow morning.

Lydia Pascale, 26, has been missing for over a week Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say a second man who's 37 and who was arrested on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody. Lydia was last seen on the 19th of November in West Bromwich.

Officers say Lydia is still missing, but they are now treating her disappearance as a murder inquiry. They're appealing for information.


Two men arrested on suspicion of kidnap

Lydia Pascale, 26, has been missing for over a week. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two men, aged 32 and 37, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap following the disappearance of a woman from Sandwell.

Lydia Pascale, 26, has been missing for over a week after she was last seen on Wednesday 19th November. Police are continuing their search for her.

She was born in Romania and has been in the UK for about a year, staying at addresses in Smethwick and Coventry.

Lydia is 4ft 11ins tall, slim with black shoulder length straight hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and white jeans.

As part of the investigation a property in High Street, West Bromwich, has been sealed off by police whilst forensic enquiries are carried out.

Police increasingly concerned for missing 14-year-old

Police say they're getting increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy from Sandwell who's been missing for a week.

Jacob Butler disappeared from his home in Rowley Regis on Saturday 4 October, but officers say he may have been seen on Kates Hill in Dudley since then.

Jacob is described as white, slim build, 5’2" with short straight blonde hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit with a grey Adidas t-shirt.

His family are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety and wellbeing and urge him to get in touch as soon as possible.

Officers have been searching the local area and have also been speaking to Jacob’s family and friends to build a thorough understanding of the places he might visit.

Jacob, or anyone who has seen him, should call Sandwell police immediately on 101.

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