A man from Dudley has been missing for almost four days and police believe he may be carrying a firearm. Garry Foster is wanted in connection with serious sexual offences.
Up to 75 officers, including armed officers from both West Midlands and West Mercia police have been involved in the search for Garry Foster, who disappeared from his home in The Priory on Sunday afternoon (Sept 22) shortly after the sex offence allegations surfaced.
Police believe he could be using self-taught survival skills to lay low in remote countryside.
A recent image of Mr Foster together with a photo of his car, a blue-silver Mitsubishi Pajero with the reg plate L216 PTO, has been released to the public in the hope of tracking down the 53-year-old.
A roadside camera picked up his car, which is said to have distinctive yellow fog lights, in Worcestershire at 3.26pm on Sunday but there have been no further sightings.
The missing man, who has connections in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire, is a registered firearms licence holder and it is understood he may be in possession of a 12-bore pump-action shotgun.
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Six addresses have been searched as part of police investigations so far and seven arrests have been made.
A large part of Hagley Road in the south west of the city was cordoned off and later reopened.
Some rain overnight, becoming drier and much brighter tomorrow.