Four women have been charged with begging after Edgbaston Neighbourhood Police Team responded to reports of roadside windscreen washers on Tuesday (21/02).

Officers made the arrests on the Belgrave Middleway/Bristol Road junction after receiving complaints from drivers.

Maxinela Stoian, aged 19, from Birmingham, and two girls aged 17 and another 15, have been charged with begging in a public place.

All four are due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday 9th March.

West Midlands Police is urging motorists not to pay any illegal roadside window washers.