POLICE officers are doing brave and important jobs under increasing strain and dwindling numbers, as Solihull borough residents recognise.
Yet also becoming increasingly familiar – with crime and violent crime on the rise – is the experience of one Solihull family we report on our front page.
A son was brutally attacked in a town centre street. He was left out cold on the pavement.
The Glynne family was extremely frustrated by a perceived lack of police response.
So much so that they felt they had no choice but to hire a private detective, and approach the media in desperation for help in seeking justice.