A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Teenagers from two schools in Wolverhampton are stranded on the Isle of Arran off the West Coast of Scotland because of snow
The family of a boy who was left severely brain-damaged after being starved of oxygen at birth have been awarded £6 million in compensation.
Wolverhampton Central Mosque has been evacuated as part of a security alert into attacks on mosques in the local area. In a statement, police said:
As a result of urgent enquiries underway as part of the investigation into the attacks near mosques in Walsall and Tipton, information has been received regarding a possible device activation on 28 June at Wolverhampton Central Mosque, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton.
This new information has resulted in an evacuation of the mosque and the surrounding area at around 8 pm this evening (Thursday 18 July). This measure is in place to ensure the absolute safety and security of our communities.
A number of specialist and local police officers are at the scene and a military bomb disposal team is en route.
A number of road closures are in place.
Hayley Firman, head of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service's Public Protection Unit, said the parents of a 23-month-old boy who died of a heroin overdose had exposed their son "to an unsuitable environment" of "hard drugs."
– Hayley Firman, head of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service's Public Protection Unit
It is the duty for any responsible parents to protect their children from harm and drugs, but (Simon) Jones and (Emma) Bradburn exposed their young, defenceless son to an unsuitable environment, which contained hard drugs that would ultimately lead to his death.
I would like to take this opportunity to praise my prosecution team who worked very closely with the police to ensure that justice was delivered for Daniel.
– Detective Inspector John Smith, from the Wolverhampton Public Protection Unit
This is a tragic case where a young life has so needlessly been lost because of the carelessness of those who should have been there to ensure his safety.
Officers who initially visited the scene reported finding a clean and well maintained house that looked like any ‘normal’ family home - but then upstairs we found a very different story.
The main bedroom was untidy and strewn with drug paraphernalia.
It seems that during his short life, Daniel became accustomed to living amongst these items and, tragically, consumed a quantity of heroin that ultimately led to his death.
The parents of a 23 month-old boy have today admitted causing his death after he suffered a drugs overdose at his Wolverhampton home.
Daniel Jones was found collapsed at the house he shared with his parents on Windsor Avenue on 29 May last year.
Emma Bradburn, 34, and Simon Jones, 30, entered guilty pleas before the trial could begin at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.
The pair will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court in early July.
Detectives investigating the death of a toddler in Wolverhampton have charged two people with manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child.
A 29-year-old man and 33-year-old woman are due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this morning.
Police arrested the pair yesterday following an investigation into the death of the 23-month-old baby.
He was pronounced dead when paramedics were called to a house in the Penn area of Wolverhampton on 29th May.
His death was initially treated as unexplained however the results of extensive forensic tests showed he died as a result of a heroin overdose.
A 29-year-old man and a woman, 33, have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 23-month-old child from Wolverhampton.
Paramedics were called to a house in the Penn area of the city on 29 May, but Daniel Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death was initially treated as unexplained.
But detectives recently received the results of extensive forensic tests that showed Daniel's death was caused by an overdose of heroin.