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Theft of farm equipment from yard in Meriden 

14 Jan

Theft of farm equipment from yard in Meriden Police in Solihull have released clear CCTV footage of two men they'd like to speak to after 600 worth of farm equipment was stolen.


Shirley Cramer 

18 Nov

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‘Wicked’ thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 2 

3 Nov

Wicked thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 2 Another CCTV installment of a man suspected of stealing poppy tins in the Solihull area.


‘Wicked’ thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 1 

3 Nov

Wicked thieves sought after poppy tin thefts in Solihull 1 Despite Remembrance Day approaching and this year being the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, thieves in Solihull are stealing poppy tins.


The Termite-inators…sisters embark on new career in Korea 

26 Aug

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Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


Police investigation continues after deaths in Solihull 

8 Jul

Police investigation continues after deaths in Solihull Officers have moved to reassure the community after two people died at an address in Solihull yesterday (Monday 7 July).


Rescue boost 

29 Apr

People in need of specialist rescue by West Midlands Fire Service are set to benefit from quicker response times.


In safe hands! 

4 Apr

A husband and wife have guided 1,000 tours of West Midlands Fire Service’s Safeside centre in Birmingham, delivering vital safety messages to around 5,000 children between them.


Police appeal after 15-year-old girl is injured in Solihull collision 

21 Jan

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision?nbsp;on Monday 20 January 2014?nbsp;in Solihull involving a...


Solihull pub shooting – man quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder 

20 Jan

DETECTIVES investigating a Solihull pub shooting on Friday (Jan 17) in which a man was fired at with a shotgun have arrested a suspect on...


Chief Constable responds to comments by Chief Inspector of Constabulary 

18 Jan

CHIEF Constable Chris Sims, said: ?quot;The experience of West Midlands Police officers and staff who actively work day in day out with...


Phone pest suspect arrested after 999 call rants 

16 Jan

A PHONE pest suspect has been arrested for wasting police time after call handlers were hit by a barrage of drunken rants in the early...


Police get more time to question terror suspects 

15 Jan

Police have been given an extra five days to continue questioning two men who were arrested Monday (13 January) on suspicion of terrorist...


Motorists encouraged to ‘top up’ car security 

15 Jan

DRIVERS filling up their fuel tanks will also be able to 'top up' their car's security this weekend thanks to the Shirley neighbourhood...


Former officer jailed for leaking information to convicted criminal 

14 Jan

WEST Midlands Police has promised 'no hiding place'for any officers who believe they?rsquo;re above the law and let the public down by...


Forum aims to make West Mids a hate free place 

13 Jan

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE hosted a force first with members of the public coming together to pledge their commitment to tackling...


Man charged with offences against elderly victims 

13 Jan

?nbsp; A MAN has appeared in court charged with burglary and robbery offences following a series of incidents across...


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Police blogs »

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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