Police searching for missing West Bromwich woman Lidia Pascale have found a body in a wheelie bin on Hope Street.
Yesterday officers and dog units were called in to search open land and gardens following the disappearance of Lidia who was last seen alive on the evening of November 19 on the nearby High Street.
Matthew Cherrington, 32 and Thomas Ricketts, 37, have been charged with Lidia’s murder and have been remanded whilst enquiries are ongoing.
Hope Street has been cordoned off while forensic experts search the area. Police are asking anybody who has noticed somebody behaving suspiciously in the area to contact them.
An area of Hope Street in West Bromwich has been cordoned off whilst forensic experts search the area. Our thoughts are with Lidia's family.
Police have found a body in the search for missing West Bromwich woman Lidia Pascale.
Search officers and dog units have been trawling open land and gardens in and around the High Street area of West Bromwich.
Lidia was last seen on Wednesday, November 19.
BREAKING - Body found in West Bromwich following search for missing woman Lidia Pascale. More to follow...
A former care worker will return to court this morning, accused of attempting to murder staff at the West Bromwich sheltered housing complex where she worked.
Melissa Swift will appear before Birmingham Crown Court today where she is expected to enter pleas against ten charges, including three counts of attempted murder, two counts of administering poison, two counts of threats to kill, theft of a drug and possession of a controlled drug.
Swift also used to be a special constable with West Midlands Police.
The 23-year-old, of Hambletts Road, West Bromwich was arrested on August 4 after police were told that some residents and staff at Goldfield Court in West Bromwich were ill with food poisoning-type symptoms. They have since recovered.
An area of West Bromwich is being searched by specialist police officers investigating the murder of Lidia Pascale.
Search officers and dog units will be trawling open land and gardens in and around the High Street area of West Bromwich today.
Lidia was last seen in the town on Wednesday 19th November.
She is still missing but detectives are now treating her disappearance as murder.
Two men - 32-year-old Matthew Cherrington and 37-year-old Thomas Ricketts - have been charged with Lidia’s murder and have been remanded whilst enquiries are ongoing.
“I am determined to discover what happened to Lidia. As we have now charged two people with murder, it is quite sad to say that I am now looking for her body and I need people to come forward if they feel that they have seen something suspicious. If you were in High Street area following Lidia’s disappearance and you saw anyone acting suspiciously – at the time you may have brushed this off, but I now need you to call me with information – no matter how trivial you feel it is."
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.
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, 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 say they are "conducting a search" at a house in Birmingham Road in West Bromwich.
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar meets and greets fans outside his book signing in West Brom.
Hundreds braved the rain and some had even queued overnight to get a glimpse of Tendulkar, who is dubbed by some as the best ever cricketer.
But some may have got more than expected as he greeted and spoke to fans. Watch the moment he met his fans:
100's of people braved the rain to catch a glimpse of the former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as he came to West Bromwich to sign his book. Some people even queued overnight.
Described by some as the best ever cricketer - he is only player ever to have scored one hundred international centuries. He retired in 2013 having played 664 international matches
Blind runner and cyclist Dave Heeley from West Bromwich runs marathons for charity, and he's one of the nominees in our ITV Pride of Britain fundraiser award.
Dave has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds and shows no signs of hanging up his running shoes any time soon. Jane Hesketh reports.