Don Foster MP, Communities Minster, told ITV News about the New Homes Bonus plan, whereby around £8,000 is being given to local councils for every new home that's built or for every empty property brought back into use.
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Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident.
These figures mark a 20% increase in the number of assaults recorded by the service between 2001 and 2012.
West Midlands Police said the public will see a gradual change in the way officers are 'deployed' over the coming week.