Headmistress: Zoya 'has bright future ahead of her'
Zoya joined the school in the sixth form with an exemplary school record.
She has continued to achieve at a high academic standard and has a bright future ahead of her. She has firm friendships in the school and we are providing support as required to her friends and the wider school community.
We remain concerned about her safety and look forward to her return to school.
– Headmistress of the King Edward VI Handsworth School, Elisabeth Wager
Zoya has never been missing before and it is very out of character for her. Whilst we are keeping an open mind, we are very concerned for her and need to know she is safe and well as a matter of urgency.
– Detective Superintendent Jo Chilton, West Midlands Police
Five people have been arrested as fears grow for a missing Walsall teenager who has disappeared without trace.
Eighteen-year-old student, Zoya Anwar, was last seen by school friends on the afternoon of Tuesday 26 February when she said goodbye to her friends at the school gates. Her disappearance was not reported to police until last Friday.
Ellie Simmonds' gold postbox begins its transformation
In celebration of Ellie Simmonds' Paralympic gold medal win in the Women's 400m Freestyle S6 final, Royal Mail has started to transform one of the iconic red postboxes in Walsall in to a golden tribute.