The Express and Star report:

More than 400 homes in the West Midlands are deemed too dangerous for paramedics to attend without police, it can be revealed today.

Homes with violent residents and large and aggressive pets have been recorded by bosses at West Midlands Ambulance Service who say they are too risky to visit alone.

The service has 175 properties which appear on its computer system with a ‘violence’ flag which tell crews police may be required.

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