Rebecca Cooper, aged 22, from Dixons Green in Dudley, has been charged with making threatening calls to nurseries and schools across the West Midlands.

Cooper is accused of making the calls yesterday. She was arrested shortly after they were reported to police and remanded in custody overnight.

She will appear at Dudley Magistrates Court charged with eight counts of malicious communications and a further charge of racially aggravated behaviour towards a police officer.