The money received by West Midlands Police has been revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, and recently relegated Aston Villa racked up the heftiest bill at £324,400.

West Bromwich Albion were second among clubs in the region, paying out £232,900 for the 2015/16 campaign, while Birmingham City followed closely behind in third, spending £219,600.

Wolves spent £180,300, while League One sides Coventry City and Walsall paid bills of £54,000 and £45,800 respectively.

Reported by The Express and Star. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.