A police officer has been charged with the possession of indecent images of children.
Lee Bartram, who works for West Midlands Police, was arrested on Monday at his home address and charged on Wednesday evening.
The 44-year-old has been charged with five counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child.
The alleged offences are understood not to have taken place while the policeman was on duty.
Bartram, an inspector based in Birmingham city centre, has been suspended from his duties while proceedings continue.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.
In a statement, West Midlands Police said it had made a voluntary referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.