A teenage learner driver has been jailed after a high speed chase by police through Birmingham.
West Midlands Police has become the first police force in the world to join photo sharing social network Snapchat.
A prisoner who made chilling threats to his girlfriend on the phone saying he'd cut off her tongue has been given a two year sentence.
Police have released dramatic footage of the moment a man with Alzheimer's driving the wrong way down the M6 Toll crashed into a police patrol car.
The car was reported travelling southbound on the northbound carriageway on Tuesday evening at around 10pm.
Officers stopped the 77-year-old's Honda Jazz between junctions T4 and T5.
In the video the police can be heard nervously saying the car was going to hit them, before a loud crash can be heard.
The man had earlier been reported missing by his family in Rowley Regis and was returned home unharmed.
Police are appealing for 59-year-old Ruth Lewis who has gone missing, she is 5ft 5in with light brown hair.
West Midlands Police say she usually wears trekking clothing including khaki shorts and a red fleece.
Anyone with any information is told to call Dudley police on 101.
Gun surrender update: More than 40 weapons have now been handed in to police stations across the West Mids. The surrender ends this Saturday
West Midlands Police's gun surrender campaign has now seen more than 40 weapons handed in to police stations across the region.
It was launched earlier this month as the maximum sentence for gun possession changed to life in prison.
West Midlands Police have announced the biggest partnership with a private company in its history.
It starts a five year contract today with outsourcing firm Accenture to look at how the force can improve using technology. One way could be for people to report crimes online.
Chris Sims, Chief Constable, West Midlands Police, says the force's relationship with the public through technology will become important.
West Midlands police say those supplying guns to criminals are just as guilty as the ones pulling the trigger.
It comes as they launch their gun surrender campaign with the hope it will get more guns off the streets.
West Midlands Police have begun a gun surrender campaign asking people to give up any weapons they might have.
It comes as the maximum sentence for gun possession has been changed to life in prison.
The force hopes it will get more guns off the streets.