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Six Arrested at Wolves v Blues derby 

13 Mar

West Midlands Police have praised the majority of football fans following the local derby football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City football clubs this afternoon (Sunday 13 March).


Pair jailed after cannabis farms discovered across Birmingham and Derbyshire 

11 Mar

Two men who ran cannabis farms across Birmingham and Derbyshire have been jailed for nine years after a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and the National Crime Agency.


CCTV image released following attempt armed robbery in Yardley 

11 Mar

Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Yardley, Birmingham yesterday (10 March).


Police appeal after pub disorder leaves man in coma 

10 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder at a Yardley pub.


Appeal for man who requires urgent medical treatment 

10 Mar

Police are searching for a man who requires urgent medical treatment.


Ground-breaking car cruise ban continued by High Court 

9 Mar

A ground-breaking injunction banning car cruising in the Black Country has been permitted to continue.


Birmingham gun gang to spend extra 47 and half years behind bars 

9 Mar

A gang of men from Birmingham who were jailed for supplying guns and ammunition to criminals across the country are going to spend an extra 47 and a half years in prison following a decision by the Court of Appeal today (9 March).


Concerns grow for missing Sheldon teenager 

9 Mar

Police are searching for a teenager who has gone missing from the Sheldon area of Birmingham.


Introducing the People Deal 

8 Mar

So after my short break on the blog some updates for you on what is happening.


Police Use of Force 

8 Mar

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has today published it’s report on the Police Use of Force.


Police appeal following fatal city centre collision 

8 Mar

Police investigating a fatal road collision in Birmingham city centre have released a new appeal for witnesses.


Appeal to trace missing 15 year-old girl 

8 Mar

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 15-year-old girl from Birmingham who has gone missing.


Bogus cabbie caught in police clampdown on dodgy drivers 

8 Mar

A driver who posed as a cabbie touting for fares in Birmingham city centre has narrowly avoided a prison term after being caught during a West Midlands Police operation to protect taxi passengers.


Driver found with loaded hand gun jailed for six years 

7 Mar

A man who was found to have a loaded handgun hidden in a man-bag while driving his car through Birmingham has been jailed for six years.


Man appears in court charged with Sutton Coldfield stabbing 

7 Mar

A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the attempted murder of a 40-year-old pregnant woman who was stabbed multiple times in Sutton Coldfield on Friday afternoon.


Former Birmingham scout leader jailed for abusing boys 

7 Mar

A former Birmingham scout leader who abused young boys in his care has been jailed after detectives reopened cases against him dating back 25 years.


Legal Education 

6 Mar

In 2015 we’ve had the second year of our Concordat in England, the launch of a Welsh Crisis Care Concordat, yet more thematic reviews of various kinds and ever more inquiry reports to read through – and we’re still seeing ...


Man charged with Sutton Coldfield stabbing 

6 Mar

Police investigating the attempted murder of a pregnant 40-year-old woman in Sutton Coldfield on Friday afternoon have charged  a man who was known to the victim.


The Nineteen Fifties 

4 Mar

You remember Britain in the nineteen fifties … the Suez Crisis, the Korean War and the Queen actually having to make a constintutional decision about the appointment of a Prime Minister following the resignation of Sir Anthony EDEN...


Pregnant woman critically injured in Sutton Coldfield stabbing 

4 Mar

A man has been arrested in Sutton Coldfield town centre after a woman was critically injured following a stabbing at around 3:15pm today (Friday 4 March).


Pair jailed for possession of gun and drugs 

3 Mar

Two men who rammed a police car and were later found to have a handgun and Class A drugs in their car have been jailed.


Police appeal after car driven deliberately at man 

3 Mar

Detectives have issued CCTV images after a man was driven into at a BP petrol station on Alwold Road, Weoley Castle on Sunday 14 February.


Lying driver jailed after blaming innocent man for speeding offences 

3 Mar

A motorist who tried blaming an innocent man for his speeding offences after getting hold of his lost driving licence has been jailed for lying to police.


Appeal after elderly man is involved in city centre collision 

2 Mar

Police are today continuing to investigate a serious road collision on a Birmingham city centre road yesterday evening.


Police investigate following fatal collision involving a motorcyclist in Kings Heath 

2 Mar

  Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Kings Heath last night, between a car and a motorbike.


Police appeal for witnesses following collision in Sutton Coldfield 

1 Mar

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Sutton Coldfield in which a jogger was injured.


Detectives appeal for help to identify Birmingham stabbing victim 

1 Mar

Police are appealing for help to identify a man who is critically ill in hospital after being stabbed in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham last night (29 February).


Man jailed after house found littered with guns 

29 Feb

A man whose house was found to be littered with guns has been jailed for possession of firearms as the force vows that there will be no let-up in the fight to take guns off the region's streets.


Thieves jailed for stealing phones from 38 fans at Libertines gig 

29 Feb

Two phone thieves who targeted gig-goers at a Libertines concert in Birmingham have been jailed for three years after admitting conspiracy to steal.


Man arrested in connection with Thornhill Road shooting 

29 Feb

Police investigating reports of shots being fired in Handsworth earlier this month have today (29 February) arrested a man on suspicion of firearms offences.


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Police search for missing Walsall man, Craig Smith 

12 Mar

Walsall Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing since Friday 11 March.


Police investigate robbery in Aldridge 

9 Mar

Police are investigating a robbery at a bank in Aldridge earlier today (Wednesday 9 March).


Introducing the People Deal 

8 Mar

So after my short break on the blog some updates for you on what is happening.


Police Use of Force 

8 Mar

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has today published it’s report on the Police Use of Force.


Legal Education 

6 Mar

In 2015 we’ve had the second year of our Concordat in England, the launch of a Welsh Crisis Care Concordat, yet more thematic reviews of various kinds and ever more inquiry reports to read through – and we’re still seeing ...


The Nineteen Fifties 

4 Mar

You remember Britain in the nineteen fifties … the Suez Crisis, the Korean War and the Queen actually having to make a constintutional decision about the appointment of a Prime Minister following the resignation of Sir Anthony EDEN...


Plea to help trace missing Walsall man 

1 Mar

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who went missing from a Walsall hospital over a week ago.


Three Walsall taxi drivers charged with child sex offences. 

29 Feb

Three Walsall taxi drivers have been charged with child sex offences.


Plea to help trace missing Walsall teen 

29 Feb

Police in Walsall are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing teenage girl.


Police appeal to find missing 12 year-old girl 

27 Feb

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old girl from Birmingham who has been missing since yesterday.


Guest blog by David Wilkin: £20 million a year salary – and an afternoon nap? 

25 Feb

Can you imagine having a job that pays you £20m per year and your boss wants you to go to sleep in the middle of the day? Before you get too excited, that is not the new People Deal for West Midlands Police which I’ll come on to later, but ...


Teenage girl in fatal collision named 

25 Feb

The teenage girl who died in a collision yesterday (Wednesday 24 February) has been named as Zoe Shapiro.


Only Following Orders! 

24 Feb

I have had lots of conversations, emails and indeed tweets over the years with police officers about reliance upon the Mental Capacity Act to justify intervening where other professionals have declared someone to lack capacity about some medical...


Police officers commended for their actions as man threatens them with knife 

24 Feb

Three police officers have been commended for their actions in arresting a Coventry man who threatened them with a kitchen knife, while holding his six week old baby as a shield.


Teenage girl dies in Walsall collision 

24 Feb

A man has been arrested after a teenage girl died in a collision on Birmingham Road this morning (Wednesday 24 February).


Walsall group convicted of terror offences 

24 Feb

Four people, two men and two women from Walsall, have been convicted of Syria related terrorism offences at court today (Wednesday 24 February).


‘One man crime wave’ jailed for seven years 

22 Feb

A masked car-jacker who dragged a heavily pregnant woman from her vehicle has been jailed - after a police investigation linked him to a series of thefts.


999 the unlucky number for drugs duo caught by motorway cops 

20 Feb

999 proved the downfall of two drug dealers intercepted by motorway cops on the M6 − as officers found a cocaine slab hidden in their car weighing 999-grams! A Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) patrol pulled over Albanian nationals Bekim...


Street racer narrowly avoids jail after 149mph motorway run 

18 Feb

A street racer has narrowly avoided jail for trying to outrun motorway police on the M6 Toll before crashing into exit barriers.


Shouting at the Rain 

16 Feb

Did you watch Spotlight on 15th February – this is the BBC regional news for south-west England … why would you, unless you live there?! There was interesting coverage of ongoing issues arising from the use of section 136 of the...


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Battering Ram Cam – Crime blitz continues across Sandwell 

1 May

Battering Ram Cam - Crime blitz continues across Sandwell This week saw another series of early morning raids across Sandwell as part of #SpringSafer6.


Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect’s house 

23 Apr

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect's house Dramatic footage of the moment police in the Black Country broke down the booby-trapped door of a suspected drug dealer.


WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids 

21 Apr

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids Seven people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Birmingham and the Black Country in a blitz on criminals in Sandwell.


Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.


Heron Foods robbery appeal 

20 Apr

Heron Foods robbery appeal We're looking for a robber, in a distinctive jumper, who lay in wait for a shop assistant at a Weoley Castle food store on 5 March before emptying the shop's safe.


Black Country brolly robbers in action 

17 Apr

Black Country brolly robbers in action Footage showing a group of Black Country robbers who used umbrellas to mask their entrance into a Farmfoods shop in Tipton.


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Air ambulance called to incident in Tamworth 

14 Mar

AN air ambulance was among a number of emergency services vehicles that responded to an incident in Tamworth over the weekend.


Teenager hailed as a hero after helping pregnant woman who had… 

8 Mar

Teenager hailed as a hero after helping pregnant woman who had been stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


Tuesday 1 March 2016 – Hellenic/(Greek) Air Force Gulfstream V 678 is a morning visitor 

5 Mar

Hellenic Republic/Hellenic (Greek) Air ForceGulfstream V 678 was a morningvisitor...


Extra time to question man after a pregnant woman was stabbed in… 

5 Mar

Extra time to question man after a pregnant woman was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


Attempted murder investigation launched after pregnant woman… 

4 Mar

A MAN is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a pregnant woman was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.


Pregnant woman stabbed in Sutton Coldfield 

4 Mar

A 40 year-old pregnant woman has been stabbed in Sutton Coldfield today.


​Man airlifted to hospital after suffering "serious… 

26 Feb

A MAN suffered a serious injury and had to be airlifted to hospital after a Walsall factory incident.


Teenager airlifted following Mancetter collision 

16 Feb

A TEENAGE motorcyclist has been airlifted after colliding with the side of a van going in the opposite direction yesterday (monday).


Pedestrian suffers “serious injuries” in hit-and-run in Coventry 

30 Jan

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was among the crews called to the incident in Bell Green...


House Charity Race Hotting Up 

20 Jan

The battle for the House Charity Trophy – currently held by Vaughan House – is hotting up as we move through the year and Parkes have stolen a lead on their rivals.


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