This week in Midlands’ courts: A sex offender, a ram-raider and a career criminal – among others

A convicted sex offender who sexually assaulted a teenage girl and a woman months after he was released from prison is back behind bars.

A brazen ram-raider who stole more than £1,500 worth of perfume from a bargain retailer has been jailed on his 21st birthday.

A career criminal has been jailed for playing his part in the dumping of 65 tonnes of waste in the grounds of a home labelled Handsworth ‘tip house’.

And six men from a ‘South East Asian Organised Crime Group’, who funded their lavish lifestyles through dirty drug money, have been jailed for more than 26 years.

This is a round-up of some of the biggest cases dealt with across the region as we name and shame a number of those up in court this week.

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