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West Midlands summer riots: Police make more arrests

A further 14 people have been arrested by police investigating the disorder in the West Midlands in August.

Officers carried out early-morning raids at 18 addresses in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The arrests were part of Operation View, an ongoing campaign by West Midlands Police to bring rioters to justice.

The force said the total number of people it had arrested in connection with the summer riots stood at 671.

Det Insp Paul Drover, who is leading the operation, said: "For the second time in five days we have gone out and targeted suspected outstanding offenders.

"Hopefully the message is now starting to get through to those involved in the disorder that we simply will not stop until we have located and arrested you."

The police also said they had recovered a quantity of stolen property during the raids.

Disorder broke out in Birmingham on 8 August and continued the next day, when it spread to Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.

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