A major criminal inquiry into a child prostitution ring in Shropshire has ended after securing the conviction of seven men.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident at a railway bridge in Worcestershire.
A £500 reward is being offered to help find the person responsible for injuring a dog during a burglary in Bromsgrove.
Police believe a couple driving around Kidderminster may be responsible for stealing flowerpots and plants from outside houses.
West Mercia Police say a Vauxhall Corsa was spotted in Ox Bow Way at 1am last Friday with the boot lid up.
Officers says there's been a big increase in the number of potted plants being stolen in Kidderminster over the last few weeks.
There are warnings for people to avoid swimming in lakes, rivers and other open water.
It follows the death of 17-year-old Russell O'Neill who lost his life over the weekend, swimming in a quarry near the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.
Charlotte Grant reports.
West Midlands Ambulance Service are warning people to avoid swimming in lakes, rivers and other open water.
It comes after 17-year-old Russell O'Neill died at a quarry near the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire at the weekend.
The Ambulance Service is urging people not to risk their lives.
Tributes have been left at the site where a teenage boy died after swimming in a lake at an old quarry in the Malvern Hills.
West Mercia Police have warned of the dangers of open water, following his death, as the hot weather continues.
West Mercia Police have warned of the dangers of open water after the death of a teenager at a quarry lake in the Malvern Hills earlier today.
Emergency services worked for hours to find the boy's body from Gullet Quarry near Malvern in Worcestershire.
"This appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the boy's family and friends at this sad time.
"While it is too early to give a cause of death, we would like to take this opportunity to remind people about the dangers of open water.
"With the warm weather upon us and the school holidays approaching, we would advise people to think twice about going into local rivers, lakes and canals in order to cool off.
– Detective Inspector Richard Rees, West Mercia Police
"We are privileged to live and work in a beautiful part of the country with a huge area of water. However, this comes with its dangers and we would appeal for people to recognise the risks associated with water and act responsibly."
A teenage boy has died after swimming in a lake at an old quarry in the Malvern Hills.
Emergency services were called to Gullet Quarry near Upper Colwall on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border at around 1.20pm, after reports the teenager had failed to resurface after swimming in the water.
The body of the boy, who has not yet been identified, was found just before 5.00pm by firefighters and a dive team from South Wales Police.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious by police.
The Telford Muslim Forum has issued a statement after seven men were jailed for sex offences on children in Shropshire.
"Crimes committed in any shape or form and by any part or the individuals of the community are highly condemnable. The Muslim community in Telford lives in peace and harmony with all other communities and the individuals who have been committing these crimes do not portray the whole Muslim Community.
– Telford Muslim Forum
We fully support the local authorities in the investigation process and believe that that process should be thorough and fair and criminals who commit these crimes should be brought to justice.
We want our youngsters to perform well in School/Colleges, achieve more and become the role models for the community and we would need help and support from organisations to make this happen."
"This has been an extremely sensitive and complex investigation which has affected a lot of families in our community. It has been extremely difficult for the victims who were all vulnerable young women.
We are pleased that the judicial process has resulted in a number of convictions and consequent jail sentences. We have been clear from the start that this is purely about criminal behaviour by a few individuals.
There is also a positive story to tell from a partnership working standpoint.
– Laura Johnston, Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford & Wrekin Council, West Mercia Police and the NHS have worked extremely closely during the past three years.
It is a testament to that close work that we are now at the point that cases have been concluded and the main perpetrators are all behind bars.
The council will continue to provide support to the victims where it is appropriate for us to do so."