Two teenagers have been arrested after it's suspected they plotted to rob a taxi driver by luring him to a bogus midnight pick-up in Birmingham.
More Than 50 Sex Offenders Missing In West Midlands
New figures show there are 51 convicted sex offenders who are missing in the West Midlands.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed West Midlands Police have 39 registered sex offenders missing in their area, including one since 2006 and nine between 2010 and 2012.
Six of those have disappeared in the first three months of this year.
West Mercia Police say they have six missing and the Warwickshire force also reported six.
It's thought many have moved house and not told officers of their new addresses, which is against the law.
The NSPCC has called the figures ``alarming'' and said its own research had found there was just one police staff member responsible for every 50 registered sex offenders.
The charity says there are around 900 police officers and non-uniformed staff responsible for managing more than 46,000 registered sex offenders across the country.
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The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has warned forces across the UK are at breaking point because of funding cuts.
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