Birmingham & Black Country

August riots: West Midlands arrest total reaches 703

West Midlands Police have arrested 15 more people in connection with the August riots.

The police said the arrests on Tuesday morning at 17 addresses related to offences committed at stores such as JD Sports, Adidas and Hatman in Birmingham city centre.

They said the total number of people arrested now stands at 703.

Det Sgt Julie Woods said: "Our absolute focus continues to be the identification and arrest of suspects.

"Anyone who was involved in the disorder and has not yet been arrested should know that we will be coming to get them."

The police said many suspects had still not been identified and a large number of CCTV images remained on the West Midlands Police website.

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