A decision not to name on-the-run suspects has left West Midlands Police “looking like bureaucrats trying to hide criminals”, a top officer says.

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Thompson said the decision not to identify the 10 longest-hunted would be reviewed.

It comes after the force refused to release the names on privacy grounds, in response to a freedom-of-information request from the Birmingham Mail.

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