A Birmingham taxi-driver who raped a teenager after picking her up from a night out in Birmingham city centre has been jailed for 10 years.
Teen Stabbed In The Black Country
A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed in an unprovoked attack in the Black Country.
The boy - who has autism - was walking home just after midnight last Wednesday when a group of men in a car approached him asking if he wanted drugs.
When he said no the men, all described as of Asian appearance, got out of the car and chased him.
He fell over and was assaulted, punched and kicked several times before being stabbed twice in the back.
Detective Constable Cal Sanders, from West Bromwich police station, said: “This is a shocking and unprovoked assault on a vulnerable boy and we are providing support to him and his family.
“One of the stab wounds was to the lower centre of his back which if deeper could have severed his spine resulting in devastating consequences.
“I’m looking for anyone who witnessed this incident, recognises the vehicle or has any information to contact police at the earliest possible opportunity.
“We’re taking this extremely seriously and patrols in the area have been increased as a result of the assault."
A convicted murderer from Staffordshire who raped a woman in front of her children 30 years ago has been jailed for life.
The body of a woman has been found in Wolverhampton after officers say her husband called Kent Police.
A Wolverhampton man's been jailed for life for the murder of a 21-year-old found stabbed to death.
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.