A paedophile is to be sentenced today after he abducted, tied up and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy.
Michael Jackson pleaded guilty to the offence, which sparked mass public protests in Oldbury, West Midlands.
During a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court in May, Jackson admitted charges of kidnap, sexual assault, false imprisonment and kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence.
The 50-year-old was arrested last November after the boy was found at his ground-floor flat in Bristnall Hall Road, Oldbury.
Local people and police launched a frantic search for the boy after he disappeared while walking in the street and it is thought he was held captive for more than three hours.
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Detectives have charged 19-year-old Bilal Mumin with murder, grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
Members of the RMT on Arriva Rail North (Northern) walked out for 24 hours, with more stoppages due on Thursday and Saturday.
Police said a dozen shots were fired, but no arrests have been made and they are looking for a dark vehicle.