Police catch vandal by following footsteps in the snow

A 17-year-old boy suspected of throwing bricks at passing vehicles was arrested by police in the Midlands last night after they followed his footprints in the snow.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said fresh tracks led officers to the teenager just four minutes after an initial report of disorder in Sedgley near Dudley.

The teenager was detained and a second youth was also cautioned for possession of cannabis, police said.