Two Birmingham gangs have been banned from coming into city centre in what's thought to be the largest ever group injunction.
Two Arrested In Coventry By Police Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation
Police in Coventry investigating reports of child sexual exploitation, have arrested two men.
A house in Wellington Street in the Hillfields area of the city was searched around 6am this morning, where officers arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of rape and supplying drugs.
A second man, aged 24, was also arrested suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
The arrest of the 28 year old is part of an on-going investigation into child sexual exploitation and it is expected further arrests will follow.
DCI Dean Young from Coventry PPU said: "Today's arrest follows excellent work by local police officers and partners in Coventry to identify and target those suspected of being involved with CSE. I would like to reassure the community that the investigation continues and further arrests will follow."
He added: "Child sexual exploitation affects all communities and it remains a top priority for us - nothing is more important in policing than protecting vulnerable people."
Child Sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse where victims are given commodities such as food, money, drugs, alcohol, gifts or affection in exchange for sexual activity with the abuser. Vulnerable young people are often targeted by offenders who then use physical, financial or emotional power to sexually abuse them.
For further information, advice and support visit this dedicated section of the West Midlands Police website: www.west-midlands.police.uk/childsexualexploitation
Mo Farah will race for the final time on a British track in Birmingham this weekend.
Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
A Black Country man's been jailed for life for stabbing his partner. Ronald Cooke attacked Tina Billingham at their home.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
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.