Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Coventry child rapist Anthony Potts jailed with four others 

16 Jul 18

Anthony Potts was convicted of cruelty, assault and the rape of children aged two to 15.

Local news
Man convicted of historical abuse after more than 40 years 

15 Jul 18

A man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after being found guilty of historic sexual abuse of under age victims up to 40 years ago.

No charges for assault probe Nuneaton councillor 

11 Jul 18

Rob Tromans, the former deputy PCC, had quit the Conservatives amid the assault probe.

Shocking injuries of victim attacked with knife in terrifying road rage assault in Bordesley Green 

10 Jul 18

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened near Birmingham City football club…

Watch: Armed police order man to his knees amid gunman reports in Long Nuke Road, Northfield 

9 Jul 18

Three men arrested in connection with assault as officers search home…

11-year-old girl allegedly assaulted in Babbs Mill Park 

2 Jul 18

POLICE are investigating an alleged assault on an 11-year-old girl in a Solihull park on Friday afternoon (June 29).

Local news
Man arrested on suspicion of assault after stand off on Weoley Castle roof 

2 Jul 18

Emergency services flooded a Weoley Castle street after a man – wanted in relation to an earlier call – was found on the roof of a house late last night (Sunday 1st July).

Investigation underway after an 11-year-old girl was cut to the neck in Babbs Mill Park 

1 Jul 18

Detectives, from Solihull Police, have launched investigating into an assault on an 11-year-old girl in Babbs Mill Park, Kingshurst, on Friday (29/06) afternoon.

Revealed: The Sex offenders, drug dealers and violent criminals applying to work as teachers in Birmingham 

24 Jun 18

In Birmingham, one application in 2016/17 showed a previous conviction for assaulting, ill-treating or neglecting a child…

‘They singled him out and threatened to stab him’ – Mum scared for son after terrifying mugging 

19 Jun 18

The teenager was mugged in March even though he was with a large group…

Pupils urged to avoid crime ‘hotspots’ after schoolboys mugged at knifepoint 

18 Jun 18

Students warned after two terrifying crimes in less than a week…

Blog feature
Morning Prayer – Thursday, 14 June 2018 

14 Jun 18

Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691 Psalm 56 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; all day long they assault and oppress me.

Jonathan King accused of assaulting boys ‘took victim to Birmingham radio station and Pebble Mill’ 

13 Jun 18

Jonathan King denies 24 serious sexual assault charges alleged to have happened between 1970 and 1988.

Eleven years for ‘appalling’ assault 

12 Jun 18

David Felton, aged 65, of Edge View Walk, Kinver, was jailed at Stafford Crown Court…

Police patrols stepped up near King Edward VI Aston after pupils mugged at knifepoint 

12 Jun 18

King Edward VI Aston has had two knifepoint muggings in two school days…

Man charged with two counts of sexual assault on board buses. 

11 Jun 18

Detectives investigating reports of sexual assaults on board buses in Birmingham have charged a man.

Local news
Arrest after sexual assault incidents on south Birmingham bus route 

9 Jun 18

A man is in custody today as police investigate  separate incidents where it is alleged that women were sexually assaulted on buses on a south Birmingham route.

Pictured: Armed police in arrest at New Street after ‘man hit in the eye’ 

9 Jun 18

Police called to Birmingham City Centre after man injured in assault outside HSBC…

Police arrest man in connection with assault of 86-year-old in Yardley home 

8 Jun 18

POLICE have arrested a man wanted in connection with the assault of an 86-year-old woman in her Yardley home during a burglary.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after 100-year-old woman dies in mugging on way to church 

7 Jun 18

Zofija Kaczan suffered multiple injuries in the attack on May 28 and died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Derbyshire Police said…

Woman, 100, dies after daylight mugging as she walked to church 

6 Jun 18

The centenarian was attacked in the Midlands at around 8.30am on Bank Holiday Monday…

Watch: Incredible moment quick-thinking bystanders tackle would-be mugger in purse theft 

3 Jun 18

The victim was targeted soon after visiting a cashpoint on Soho Road in Handsworth…

Goldie to be sentenced for assaulting security guard at Glastonbury 

30 May 18

The artist, whose real name is Clifford Joseph Price, will appear at Bristol Magistrates Court…

Morgan Freeman issues second statement after sexual assault allegations – ‘I was not always coming across the way I intended’ 

26 May 18

The 80-year-old Hollywood star was accused of repeatedly behaving in ways that made women feel uncomfortable…

Woman wanted in connection with an unprovoked assault at New Street Station 

23 May 18

Officers, from British Transport Police, have released an image of a woman they would like to speak to following an unprovoked assault at New Street Station.