Police: serious warning to Balsall Common residents about gang crime

West Midlands Police

Criminal gangs are plotting different ways of getting motorists, especially women, to stop and get out of their vehicles. One of the latest developments is for gangs to place a children’s car seat on the roadside or pavement, often near wooded or grassy land, with a fake baby in it. This is a growing method for luring motorists into a vulnerable situation where they can be attacked, beaten, robbed and in some cases, raped and left for dead. A local resident reported a sighting like this to Police only recently. Their advice was,

“DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!”
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