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Man in court charged with father’s murder 

30 Mar

A man has been charged with the murder of his father after officers were called to an address in Wenslydale Road on Tuesday (28 March) by paramedics, who were treating a man for serious injuries.


Teen trio charged over robbery series 

29 Mar

Three teenagers have been charged over a series of robberies in Northfield this month.


Family pay tribute to man killed in city centre collision 

29 Mar

The family of a man who was killed in a city centre collision on Sunday (26 March) have paid tribute to their “well respected son, husband, father and work colleague”.


Arrests made by Counter Terrorism officers 

29 Mar

Two people have been arrested by West Midlands Counter Terrorism detectives this afternoon (Wednesday 29 March) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


CCTV image appeal over Second City Suite shooting 

28 Mar

Police investigating a shooting at Second City Suite in Birmingham on 4 February have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace.


Police link Birmingham distraction burglaries 

28 Mar

Officers are linking two distraction burglaries which took place at shops in the east of the city and have released CCTV images and footage of men and women they want to trace.


WMP secures court orders against slave labour suspects 

28 Mar

West Midlands Police has secured court orders against two men suspected of using slave labour at recycling plants in the Black Country.


Coventry man jailed for manslaughter 

28 Mar

A Coventry man has been jailed for five years after admitting killing his cousin in a drunken rage in September last year.


Man arrested following Perry Barr stabbing 

28 Mar

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed at a Perry Barr home earlier today (28 March).


Appeal to identify 25 people in connection with a disorder at a football match 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for information following a disturbance that took place during and after February’s football match between, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City FC.


Man dies after collision in Birmingham 

27 Mar

A man has died following a collision on Belgrave Middleway just after 11.40pm last night (Sunday).


CCTV image appeal in Tipton teenager death probe 

27 Mar

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the death of Tipton teen Kaydel Williams.


Teenager charged with series of Birmingham robberies 

27 Mar

A Birmingham teenager has been remanded in a youth offenders institute today (27 March) having appeared in court on suspicion of being involved in a series of robberies.


Three arrested for attempted murder following stabbing 

26 Mar

Two women and a man have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found with a stab wound in Booth Street, Handsworth at around 7.30am this morning (Sunday).


Man to appear in court charged with distraction burglaries 

25 Mar

A man has been charged with three distraction burglaries in Great Barr and Witton following a police appeal for information.


WATCH: Thieves lured by ‘honeypot houses’ as WMP aims to drive down burglary 

25 Mar

A hidden camera catches the shocking moment an intruder clambers into a West Midlands Police ‘honeypot house’ − as a young boy accompanying the crook learns the art of breaking and entering.


Appeal to help find missing woman 

25 Mar

Police are becomingly increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Birmingham woman Roslyn Dainty, who was last seen in the city centre at around 6am this morning (Saturday).


Indefinite hospital order for man who stabbed stranger to death 

24 Mar

A man who killed a stranger in a Birmingham park has been given an indefinite hospital order.


Six released from police custody following terror arrests 

24 Mar

Six people arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences on Thursday morning in Hockley, Birmingham have been released from police custody.


Thieves jailed as WMP aims to drive down burglary rates 

23 Mar

Two men have been jailed over break-ins at family homes as West Midlands Police’s push to drive down burglary rates gathers speed.


Alana (8) helps raise police spirits with chocolate delivery 

23 Mar

A schoolgirl brought tears to the eyes of police in Sandwell when she presented officers with chocolates bought with her spending money – in the hope they’d raise spirits after the Westminster terror attack.


Police reassure communities of the West Midlands following London atrocity 

23 Mar

Following the terrible incidents in London yesterday, our thoughts are with those who have been affected.


Five arrested – including boy (13) – over stun-gun car-jacking 

23 Mar

Five car-jacking suspects – including a 13-year-old boy – have been arrested after West Midlands Police traced a stolen car to a Birmingham back-street.


Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.


Chewing gum traps killer after 36 years 

22 Mar

A man who killed his ex-partner before hiding her body in a cupboard has been convicted of her death 36 years later after his DNA was discovered on chewing gum.


WANTED: Police post 16 burglary suspects’ details 

22 Mar

As police step up their blitz on burglars, officers are asking people to help in their hunt for 16 men wanted in connection with dozens of crimes across the West Midlands.


Pensioner jailed for killing three-year-old girl on pedestrian crossing 

20 Mar

A Sutton Coldfield pensioner has been sentenced to four years in prison after knocking down and killing a three-year-old girl as she walked over a pedestrian crossing last summer.


Thousands of pounds worth of goggles stolen from lorry in Wednesfield 

20 Mar

Police are appealing for information after nearly three-quarters of a million pounds worth of Zoggs swimming goggles were stolen from a freight yard in Wednesfield.


Three arrested on suspicion of child abduction as missing teenagers found 

19 Mar

A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after two missing schoolgirls were found in the early hours of this morning (19 March).


Fur-well to Twitter scent-sation Smithy 

19 Mar

A captivating canine, who was one of the first police dogs on Twitter, is saying a fond fur-well to West Midlands Police - after joining his handler in retirement.


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Police blogs »

Road closure: A45 

28 Mar

Police have closed the A45 between Stone Bridge Island and Fillongley Road, Meriden due to an unsafe tree.


Cop’s chocs keep victims sweet 

26 Mar

A police station tuck shop is providing a much needed pick-me-up for victims of crime.


Man to appear in court charged with distraction burglaries 

25 Mar

A man has been charged with three distraction burglaries in Great Barr and Witton following a police appeal for information.


Alana (8) helps raise police spirits with chocolate delivery 

23 Mar

A schoolgirl brought tears to the eyes of police in Sandwell when she presented officers with chocolates bought with her spending money – in the hope they’d raise spirits after the Westminster terror attack.


Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.


Police appeal over Witton distraction burglaries 

21 Mar

Police are appealing for help in identifying a white man who is involved in a series of distraction burglaries across Great Barr and Witton.


WATCH: Five arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar

Five suspected burglars have been arrested in a series of dawn raids across Wolverhampton this morning (Monday 20 March).


PaCA – Section 140 MHA 

16 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


Truckers and driving instructor among those hit with tougher ‘phone-at-the-wheel’ fines 

15 Mar

More than 250 drivers in the West Midlands were hit with new heavier fines for using mobile phones behind the wheel during a week-long clampdown.


Thomas Orchard 

14 Mar

Today, a police custody sergeant and two detention officers have been cleared of manslaughter following a retrial at Bristol Crown Court.


Fell runner Lauren Jeska jailed for attempted murder 

14 Mar

A UK champion athlete has been jailed for 18 years after admitting trying to kill a member of the UK Athletics staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last year.


PaCA – The Consultation Requirement 

8 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Operational Officers 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA: Anywhere Other Than a Home 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Twenty Four Hours! 

6 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Powers of Search 

4 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


The ‘New’ Section 138 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 138 Mental Health Act 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


The ‘New’ Section 136 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 136 Mental Health Act 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


The ‘New’ Section 135 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 135 Mental Health ACt 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


Drivers hit with new tougher penalties in police crackdown on using a mobile phone 

3 Mar

More than 100 motorists have been caught using their mobile phone at the wheel in just two days - as traffic cops use new stronger penalties to crackdown on distracted drivers in the West Midlands.


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Police videos »

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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Passer-by tries to save ladies life after car collided with tree in Wythall 

29 Mar

Sadly, the lady died after the car she was travelling in collided with with a tree this morning.


Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.


Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.


Man sadly dies following a collision on M42 in Coventry 

27 Mar

Emergency Services were called to reports of a car which had left the carriageway, shortly after 2.30PM this afternoon (27/03), on the southbound carriageway of the M42 between Junctions 8 and 7a.


Man remains ‘critical’ after Reddicap Heath Road ‘street row’ car… 

24 Mar

A MAN remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car following a 'street row' in Sutton Coldfield.


Two drivers in critical condition after Cannock Chase collision… 

23 Mar

TWO people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning (Thursday) following a serious road traffic collision at Birches Valley which saw two vehicles catch fire.


Driver questioned after man ‘hit by car after altercation’ in… 

19 Mar

A CAR driver is being questioned following an incident in Sutton Coldfield which has left a man with serious injuries.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicapp Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield which the police are treating as a crime scene.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicap Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield.


Air ambulance lands in Green Lane, Walsall Wood after woman falls… 

10 Mar

THE air ambulance landed in Walsall after a woman was injured when falling from a horse.


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