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Growing concern for missing Walsall teenager

Mohammed Arslan was last seen in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for information after a teenager from Walsall has been missing for four days.

Mohammed Arslan is from Farringdon Street in Birchills but was last seen in Alumwell in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

There are growing concerns for his mental health and his family are very worried.

He's described as Asian, 6 ft tall and slim with cropped dark hair and a goatee beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark jumper and black jeans with grey shoes and a burgundy jacket.

Pair charged with murder of Bloxwich woman Susan Whiting

20-year-old Susan Whiting

Detectives investigating the death of Susan Whiting have charged a man and a woman with her murder.

Steven Beard, 34 of Rowland Avenue, Bentley and Julie Beard, 35 of Heather Close, Dudley Fields were charged this afternoon and will appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates court tomorrow.

Susan was reported missing on Monday after she had spent the night at a friend's house, but was not there when her mother went to collect her.

The pair were arrested on Tuesday following the discovery of Susan's body at a house on Heather Close. Detectives were granted extra time to question them.

A post mortem showed that Susan died from head injuries, it was revealed today.


Police given more time to question pair held on suspicion of murder

An investigation was opened after Susan Whiting was reported missing on Monday Credit: West Midlands Police

Magistrates have granted detectives extra time to question a man and a woman held on suspicion of murder.

The 36-hour custody extension granted by Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning means that the pair can now be held until 3pm tomorrow.

The 34-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were arrested on Tuesday afternoon following the discovery of a woman’s body at a house on Heather Close in Bloxwich.

While yet to be formally identified the body is believed to be that of Susan Whiting, who was reported missing on Monday.

A post mortem examination will take place later today to determine the precise cause of death.

Police granted more time to question man and woman in Walsall murder investigation

A superintendent has granted a warrant of further detention for a man and a woman held on suspicion of murder.

This means detectives now have up to 12 hours extra to question the pair. Should further time be needed, investigators will then make an application to local magistrates.

The arrests were made after police searching for missing woman Susan Whiting found a body at a house in Walsall.

Murder arrests after missing woman's body found

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a missing woman with learning difficulties was found at a house.

Susan Whiting went missing on Monday. Credit: West Midlands Police

The body of Susan Whiting, 20, who was was last seen alive on Monday, was discovered in Heather Close, Walsall, yesterday.

Ms Whiting's family raised the alarm when she failed to meet her mother to get a pre-arranged lift home.

A 34-year-old man and 35-year-old woman, both local to the area, are in custody and being questioned by detectives.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death, while aorensic experts are continuing to examine the property.


Six suspected illegal immigrants arrested in Walsall

West Midlands police made the arrests today in Walsall Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Six people thought to be illegal immigrants have been arrested in Walsall by West Midlands Police.

A lorry driver was also detained on suspicion of smuggling them into the country in a refrigerated lorry.

West Midlands Police were alerted at around 3.15pm by an emergency call from a member of the public reporting people jumping from the back of a truck in Brockhurst Crescent near the M6 at junction 8.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group arrested three people, believed to be Vietnamese, at the scene along with the driver.

The search that followed revealed another three people, believed to be Iranian nationals, hiding nearby.

The six have been arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally while the driver will be questioned on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry to the UK.

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