Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham riots: Boy arrested over gunshots at police

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over gunshots which were fired at police during riots in Birmingham.

Shots were fired at West Midlands Police officers and the force helicopter near the Barton Arms pub in Aston at about 23:50 BST on 9 August.

The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of rioting, violent disorder, arson and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The boy, from Aston, remains in custody for questioning.

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