POLICE have confirmed an operation in Wollaston was following up on reports a vehicle crime suspect was in the region.

Eyewitnesses reported officers with dogs were searching an area near Mamble Road while the police helicopter circled overhead.

The search took place from around 1pm on November 9

A spokesman from West Midlands Police said: "Officers attended following reports that a man wanted in connection with a number of vehicle crimes had been seen in the area.

"No arrests were made and investigations continue."

The spokesman added a man aged 24 had been arrested as part of the same investigation on November 8.