Police have appealed for a mystery motorist who stopped a violent robbery in Willenhall last Sunday evening.
The driver drove past attackers stamping on the head of their victim and beeped his horn at which point the attackers ran away.
The robbery took place on Bilston Lane at around 8.45pm for 15 minutes. The 22-year-old victim was attacked for his mobile phone but did not give it up despite being kicked in the head.
The attackers continued the beating until the driver sounded his horn when they ran away towards Rose Hill.
Detective Sergeant Craig Newey said:
We really need to speak to anyone who saw the assault. In particular I’m very keen to hear from driver who sounded their horn and stopped this from potentially becoming a much more serious matter.
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CCTV footage of four masked men wanted on suspicion of stealing thousands of pounds worth of computers, TVs and mobile phones has been released by police.
Four men broke into a business in Willenhall, Walsall, after disabling a burglar alarm by cutting the phone line in the early hours of August 1.
Police hope the pictures will help them track down the men.
The schoolboy was reported missing to police at around 8.30am this morning and a search was launched around the local area
Romeo is described as white, 4ft 9in tall, of stocky build, with short fair hair, blue eyes, and he has an instant tattoo on his left forearm.
Officers are searching for an 8-year-old boy who has been missing from his home near Walsall for several hours.
Romeo Mayhead was last seen after he went to bed late last night but when his family woke this morning they found he had gone from their Shortheath home.
A 35-year-old woman has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a war veteran.
Charlotte Frazier-Doody, of Hobley Street, Willenhall, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court this morning charged with the murder of 92-year-old William Davis, who was found collapsed in his home last weekend.
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35 year-old local woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of William Davis from Willenhall
Police say the killer of a 92 year old war veteran carried out his attack in a short time frame. A neighbour took a meal to the pensioner just a couple of hours before he was found murdered.
The attacker will have been heavily bloodstained and police say they may well have been trying to conceal the evidence of their attack from friends and family.
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Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from West Midlands Police has described William 'Bill' Davis as a "fiercely independent" father to two, grandfather to four and great grandfather to one:
"Bill used to go into Willenhall on a weekly basis. He tended his own garden and maintained his home on his own. He was very well known in the local community and used to stop and chat to his neighbours".
Chief Inspector Mike O'Hara, from Walsall local policing unit, said: "We are providing essential patrols and reassurance to the local area and understand the devastating impact this can have on such a tight knit community.