Four arrested in dawn raids across the region

Four men were arrested in dawn raids yesterday morning on suspicion of the murder of Mekel Sterling.

Firearms warrants were executed at properties in Dudley, Walsall, Bilston and west Birmingham after detailed intelligence analysis and intensive enquiries led police to the suspects.

Mr Sterling, aged 36 and known locally as Skelly, died after a drive-by shooting outside shops in Great Hampton Row, Hockley on Wednesday 13 September just after 9.30pm.

Following the arrests, three further warrants have been executed in west Birmingham, Walsall and a unit on Summerfield Industrial Estate, Western Road, where an imitation firearm, four live shotgun cartridges and cannabis with a street value of £1000 were found.

We continue to appeal for information on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 as specialist officers keep Mekel’s family updated on the latest developments.


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