Teenager arrested for carrying a firearm in Birmingham

The teenager remains in custody with enquiries ongoing

An 18-year-old has been arrested for carrying a firearm in Shard End.

Around 9pm last night (Monday 1 August) police received a report of a group of men acting suspiciously. The force attended and the dog unit was used to search the area. A short time later a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

West Midlands Police said the 18-year-old from Birmingham remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing. No injuries were reported. The force said they are confident there is ‘no wider risk to the public’.

Man jailed for assault

In other news, a man has been jailed after he attacked a woman in Chelmsley Wood earlier this year.

Carl Tymon, 48, was at his home with the victim on the evening of 12 March when he verbally abused and seriously assaulted her. The 40-year-old woman was punched, choked, bitten, kicked and stamped on.

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Tymon left the address before returning 30 minutes later and assaulting the victim’s friend as she tried to help her friend who was unconscious on the floor. Household items including a metal vacuum pole and TV were used as weapons.

The woman’s jawbone, mandibular and eye socket were fractured and many of her teeth knocked out. Carl Tymon, of Loyns Close, Solihull, pleaded guilty to section 18 wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to five years and six months in prison at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 July.

He was also ordered to pay a £190 victim surcharge fee.

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