A man who groomed a 12-year-old online before raping her in Staffordshire has been tracked down in Brazil.
Birmingham Man Jailed For 13 Years After Throwing Girlfriend Down The Stairs
A man from Birmingham faces more than 13 years behind bars after assaulting his girlfriend.
Mark Power of Francis Road left his 47-year-old victim with fractures to her pelvis and eye socket after the attack in December.
The 37-year-old had dragged her by her hair before throwing her down the stairs twice at the home in Erdington.
Police Constable Beth Spence, from the Public Protection Unit, said: “Power had little choice but to admit his guilt after CCTV footage showed the true horror of the injuries he inflicted on his then girlfriend.
“She suffered fractures to her pelvis, eye socket and the back of her head as well as multiple bruises, a split lip and wobbly teeth. She continues to recover from her ordeal.
“We hope that the lengthy sentence given to Power helps her come to terms with the assault and reassure her that he will be behind bars for some considerable time."
A school in Birmingham is thought to be the first in the UK to make lessons shorter because of funding cuts.
Wayne Dale and his ex-partner Lisa Passey were found guilty after trial of the manslaughter by gross negligence of Kian Dale.
Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died after collapsing in training at Tottenham yesterday.
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