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Former care worker handed three life sentences for attempted murders 

27 May 16

A former care worker has today (27 May) been handed three life sentences after attempting to murder staff at the West Bromwich accommodation complex where she worked.


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​Murderer of Susan Whiting from Walsall sentenced 

26 May 16

THE killer of Susan Whiting has been sentenced in court today (Thursday, May 26).


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Susan Whiting murder: Judge to accept majority verdict on wife’s guilt 

25 May 16

The jury deciding whether a Walsall women with learning difficulties helped her husband kill 20-year-old Susan Whiting has been told they can reach a majority verdict.


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Steven Beards found guilty of raping and murdering disabled… 

24 May 16

A man who lured a friend with learning difficulties to his home before brutally raping and battering her to death with a hammer has been found guilty of murder.


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Man to appear in court charged with Perry Barr attempted murder 

24 May 16

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with attempted murder after a man suffered stab wounds in Perry Barr yesterday (May 23).


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Car repair firm director admits trying to kill pregnant woman in Sutton Coldfield 

23 May 16

The director of a car repair firm who repeatedly knifed a pregnant woman in the middle of Sutton Coldfield town centre has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.


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Sutton Coldfield man Babur Raja admits ‘brutal’ knifing of… 

23 May 16

A ‘BRUTAL car repair firm director from Sutton Coldfield has admitted attempting to murder his pregnant girlfriend and kill her unborn child.


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Sutton Coldfield man Babur Raja admits ‘brutal’ knifing of… 

23 May 16

A ‘BRUTAL car repair firm director from Sutton Coldfield has admitted attempting to murder a pregnant woman and kill her unborn child.


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Look: When peaceful racial harmony protest turned violent in Coventry in 1981 

23 May 16

On May 23, 1981, 8,000 people took part in a protest march through Coventry after the murder of a young Sikh man in the city centre…


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Car repair firm director admits trying to kill pregnant girlfriend 

23 May 16

The director of a car repair firm who repeatedly knifed his pregnant girlfriend in the middle of Sutton Coldfield town centre has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.


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Look: From Tamango to Society – one of Coventry’s best known nightclubs over the years 

20 May 16

Planning chiefs have said the 40-year-old building can never be a nightclub again following the murder of Daniel Kirkwood last year…


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Man charged with attempted murder following a double shooting on… 

20 May 16

Man charged with attempted murder following a double shooting on Soho Hill.


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Intrigue and murder at Darlaston concert hall 

20 May 16

THE Black Country has a very strong tradition of amateur theatre and over the years some impressive productions have been staged by groups across the region.


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Man jailed for murder of Bartley Green woman 

20 May 16

A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of his long term partner at her home in Bartley Green last year.


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Man charged with attempted murder in double shooting case  

20 May 16

Detectives investigating a double shooting in Birmingham last October have charged a man with attempted murder.


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Man charged with murder in connection with Birmingham double shooting 

20 May 16

Detectives investigating a double shooting in Birmingham last October have charged a man with murder.


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VIDEO: Mystery over man’s India disappearance 

13 May 16

Police in India investigating the suspected murder of a businessman from Wolverhampton say they now believe a number of people were involved.


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Men jailed after murder of teenager following argument over £50 bag of cannabis 

12 May 16

TWO MEN have been jailed after a Birmingham teenager was shot dead following a dispute over a £50 bag of cannabis.


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Wanted: More than 1,300 suspected and convicted criminals on the run in West Midlands 

12 May 16

Outstanding warrants include defendants facing serious charges such as murder, rape and firearms possession…


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Deputy ‘committed serious misconduct’ 

11 May 16

The West Midlands deputy police and crime commissioner committed “serious misconduct” by visiting a murder victim’s family without informing officers, a disciplinary hearing finds.


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Two jailed for man’s street murder 

10 May 16

Two people are jailed for the “vicious and unprovoked” murder of a man in a Warwickshire street.


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Sharp Practice 

10 May 16

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 9 th May, 2016   The whodunit is a staple of the touring theatre circuit.


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Murder suspect arrested in Lichfield following shooting in… 

9 May 16

THREE people were arrested in Lichfield on Saturday after a fatal shooting in Somerset.


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Three arrest in Lichfield in connection with Murder 

8 May 16

STAFFORDSHIRE Police were involved in the arrest of three people in Lichfield yesterday, Saturday 7 May, in connection with a fatal shooting.


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Man arrested in Lichfield after 50-year-old is shot dead in Somerset 

7 May 16

Three people have been arrested in Lichfield after a fatal shooting in Somerset.


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West Bromwich Players putting on a musical comedy 

6 May 16

ALL Saints Players are putting on Fred Carmichael’s mystery comedy Out of Sight, Out of Murder from Tuesday, May 10 to Friday, May 13 at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, All Saints Way, West Bromwich, B71 1RU.


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Kenichi Phillips death: Man appears in court charged with teenager’s murder 

5 May 16

A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of Kenichi Phillips who was shot dead as he sat in a car in Birmingham.


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Man charged with murder of Kenichi Phillips remanded in custody 

5 May 16

A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of Birmingham teenager Kenichi Phillips.


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Second arrest in teenager murder probe 

4 May 16

A second man has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.


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Second person charged with murder of Kenichi Phillips 

4 May 16

A second person has today (4th May) been charged with the murder of teenager Kenichi Phillips in March.


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Kenichi Phillips death: Second person charged with teenager’s murder 

4 May 16

A second person has been charged with the murder of Kenichi Phillips who was shot dead as he sat in a car in Birmingham.


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Second person charged with murder of Kenichi Phillips 

4 May 16

Detectives investigating the death of Birmingham teenager Kenichi Phillips in March have today (Wednesday 4 May) charged a second person with his murder.


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Guardian of tragic Weoley Castle toddler found GUILTY of her murder 

3 May 16

The guardian of a Weoley Castle toddler, who died in September last year following months of horrific abuse, has today (3rd May) been found guilty of her murder by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court.


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Woman found guilty of baby murder 

3 May 16

A woman who violently abused an 18-month-old baby girl in her care has today been found guilty of her murder.


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Susan Whiting murder: Walsall woman had ‘skull caved in’ 

30 Apr 16

Two skull fractures, brain damage, bruising and internal bleeding were among the injuries suffered by murder victim Susan Whiting, a jury was told.


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Murder Most Enjoyable 

28 Apr 16

DIAL M FOR MURDER Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Thursday 28 th April, 2016   Frederick Knott’s classic thriller bears repeated viewing (this is my third or fourth production) not least because it’s not a whodunit – it’s more of a will-he-get…


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Susan Whiting murder: Mother breaks down in tears as jury told of the last time she saw her daughter 

28 Apr 16

A Walsall  mother broke down in tears as she told a murder jury of the last time she had seen her daughter alive.


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Susan Whiting murder: Accused ‘changed story about seeing victim before death’ 

28 Apr 16

A man accused of raping and murdering a 20-year-old Walsall student lied to police about seeing her the day before she was found dead, a court heard.


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Susan Whiting murder trial: Walsall couple deny murder and rape… 

27 Apr 16

A MARRIED couple from Walsall lured a friend with learning difficulties to their home and drugged and raped her before they battered her to death with a HAMMER, a court heard.


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Susan Whiting murder: Walsall woman ‘drugged, raped, killed and hidden under bed’ 

26 Apr 16

The body of a Walsall woman who was drugged, raped and murdered was found by police semi-naked and wrapped in a shower curtain hidden underneath a bed, a court heard.


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Former Coventry Outlaws motorbike gang member jailed for three years for shooting pub DJ 20 years ago 

25 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens was acquitted by a jury of attempted murder – but found guilty of unlawful wounding…


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Former Outlaws motorbike gang member jailed for three years for shooting pub DJ 20 years ago 

25 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens was acquitted by a jury of attempted murder – but found guilty of unlawful wounding…


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Kenichi Phillips death: Teenager arrested in Smethwick is charged with murder 

23 Apr 16

A teenager arrested in Smethwick in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in Birmingham has been charged with murder.


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Kenichi Phillips murder: Teenager arrested after fatal shooting near Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena 

21 Apr 16

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of Kenichi Phillips.


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Mother blames son for daughter’s murder 

21 Apr 16

A mother accused of murdering her toddler daughter tells a jury in Birmingham her eldest son may be to blame.


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Second person arrested on suspicion of murdering Kenichi Phillips  

21 Apr 16

Detectives investigating the death of Birmingham teenager Kenichi Phillips in March have arrested a second person on suspicion of his murder.


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Man charged with murder following a fatal stabbing on Cape… 

19 Apr 16

Man charged with murder following a fatal stabbing on Cape Hill Emergency services were called to an Internet Cafe on Cape Hill in Smethwick, at around 12.50PM on Saturday (16/04), following reports of a man with a stab wound.


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Man charged with internet café murder 

19 Apr 16

A man is to stand before Sandwell magistrates today (Tuesday 18 April) accused of the murder of a man in Smethwick.


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Man arrested following Smethwick murder 

18 Apr 16

Detectives investigating the murder of a 38-year-old man in a Smethwick internet café have arrested a man.


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Factory worker admits stabbing partner to death in Tipton  

18 Apr 16

A factory worker who went on a drinking session and then stabbed his partner to death at their home in Tipton has pleaded guilty to murder.


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DJ shot at Coventry pub 20 years ago tells court Outlaws biker gang member was responsible 

15 Apr 16

Anthony Stephens denies attempted murder of Darren Stephens outside The Plough in London Road in 1996…


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Wolverhampton dad charged with murder of baby 

14 Apr 16

22-year-old Daniel Sanzone from Whitburn Close had previously been in court charged with other offences after the two-week old baby died in November 2015.


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Teen ‘killed in row over £50 cannabis’ 

13 Apr 16

A murder trial hears a teenager was shot dead in a row over a £50 bag of cannabis in Birmingham.


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Man appears in court charged with stabbing pregnant woman in… 

13 Apr 16

A MAN has appeared in court accused of trying to kill a pregnant woman and her unborn child in Sutton Coldfield by stabbing her repeatedly in the stomach.


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‘We’re happy that he’s off the streets’ – heartbroken family of Coventry teenager Daniel Kirkwood speak out following sentencing of his murderer 

11 Apr 16

Tobijah Thompson was sentenced to 32 years minimum in prison…


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Nightclub killer jailed for 32 years 

11 Apr 16

A man is jailed for a minimum of 32 years for the murder of a teenager in a row over a girl.


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Daniel Kirkwood murder: Tobijah Thompson sentenced to 32 years in prison for killing Coventry teenager 

11 Apr 16

Thompson had been found guilty of stabbing teenager at Society nightclub…


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Man jailed for Coventry nightclub murder 

11 Apr 16

A man has today been jailed for stabbing an 18-year-old to death at a Coventry nightclub.


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Man dies after town centre ‘assault’ 

10 Apr 16

Two men from Birmingham are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in an alleged assault, police confirm.


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‘He was loved by everyone’ – Stone Cross stab victim named… 

8 Apr 16

A MAN is due to appear in court today (Friday) charged with the murder of 43-year-old Darren Parker in Stone Cross earlier this week.