Birmingham & Black Country

West Midlands Police make more August disorder arrests

Eleven people have been arrested by police investigating the disorder in the West Midlands in August.

West Midlands Police said officers carried out early-morning raids on 18 addresses in Birmingham.

It said the arrests in the city were part of its ongoing operation into the summer riots.

Before Thursday's arrests, the force said the total number of people it had arrested in connection with disorder was 643.

The number included 149 people who had been charged and gone to court, 70 who had been charged and bailed and 89 who had been released without charge.

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