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Man charged with making malicious communications to 999 

27 Jul

Officers have charged a Birmingham man with making malicious and racially aggravated calls following a number of calls made to the police 999 system.


Statement following firearm discharge in Frankley last night 

27 Jul

Police have cordoned off an area in Hereford Close in Frankley, Birmingham following a firearm discharge last night (Wednesday 27 July).


Teens arrested over car-jack series – as others charged with car thefts 

26 Jul

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham.


Woman jailed for assisting Kenichi Phillips’ murderers 

26 Jul

A woman who helped two men convicted for murdering Birmingham teen Kenichi Phillips to evade justice has been jailed for three years.


Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul

A prolific thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for a series of burglaries in Solihull – after West Midlands Police traced him to his seaside campsite hiding place.


Three handed life prison terms for drive-by killing of Black Country dad 

25 Jul

Three men have been jailed for life having been convicted of the fatal drive-by shooting of a Black Country dad.


Police appeal to trace suspected fraudster 

25 Jul

Police are appealing for information after a family were defrauded by a man claiming to work for Birmingham City Council.


Police arrest four in Birmingham as part of crackdown on firearms and violent crime 

24 Jul

Police in Birmingham have arrested four men over the weekend as part of their on-going crackdown on firearms and violent crime in the city.


Officers appeal for help to find missing Birmingham man 

24 Jul

Police are urgently appealing for information to find missing man John Dyke who has not been seen since Friday (21 July).


Street racers narrowly avoid jail – latest road menaces snared in Operation Hercules 

24 Jul

Three road menaces who tore along a Birmingham dual carriageway at speeds of more than 130mph have narrowly avoided being jailed for street racing.


Admissions on Admissions 

23 Jul

You may have noticed the Care Quality Commission published a report this week on the State of Mental Health Care.


Quick-thinking cop catches rider on stolen motorbike 

23 Jul

A motorbike thief was caught by a quick-thinking cop who leapt from his unmarked patrol car while the unsuspecting rider was stuck in traffic.


Man in court charged with a common assault that took place in Solihull 

23 Jul

A man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates court next month charged with common assault.


Please, Just Stop 

22 Jul

There is a commonly occurring scenario amongst our colleagues in green and blue where they end up conspiring together to cause a nightmare and it needs to stop before someone is disciplined or worse, hurt.


CCTV footage released after a man is attacked in Small Heath 

22 Jul

Police have released CCTV footage as part of an on-going investigation into a serious assault that took place in Small Heath earlier this month.


35 years jail for Black Country drugs family  

21 Jul

Four members of a drugs gang have been jailed after a West Midlands Police investigation estimated they supplied heroin and cocaine worth £100,000s onto the streets of the Black Country.


Police tackle firearm offences 

21 Jul

Police are continuing in their efforts to make the streets of the West Midlands safer by cracking down on those that choose to use or carry guns A number of arrests have been made over the last few days in connection with firearm use and police...


Two jailed for death of passenger in Christmas Day crash 

21 Jul

Two Birmingham men have been jailed for a total of 15 years after a Christmas Day crash on the Stratford Road in Hall Green resulted in the death of a passenger.


Appeal to trace missing Birmingham man 

21 Jul

We are searching for a man who went missing from Birmingham earlier this morning.


Trio convicted over drive-by killing of Black Country dad 

20 Jul

Three men have been convicted of carrying out a drive-by shooting in which a Black Country dad died in a hail of bullets.


Appeal: Help us trace liquid attacker who shouted “I’ve got acid”  

20 Jul

A man shouted “I’ve got acid” before squirting what’s thought to be cleaning fluid in the face of a drinker outside a Solihull pub.


Police appeal for witnesses to Northfield collision 

19 Jul

Police are appealing for witnesses to this morning’s collision in Northfield (Wednesday 19 July) to come forward.


Detective Academy: “Hero” cop who tackled mosque knifeman set for new investigator role 

18 Jul

A West Midlands Police officer hailed a hero for protecting mosque worshippers from a knifeman is set for a new career as a detective after passing the National Investigators exam with flying colours.


The Law of the Land 

16 Jul

Did I mention I’d been to France?! … see above! We arrived home late last night and now have a recovery day before the harsh reality of work, first thing in the morning! I had a very interesting experience  once I’d arrived...


Police appeal after shots fired in Ladywood 

15 Jul

Police continue to appeal for information following reports of shots fired in the Monument Road and Parker Street area of Ladywood on Thursday evening (13 July).


Two men charged with Small Heath shooting 

15 Jul

Two men appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (15 July) in connection with a shooting in Small Heath earlier this month where a 33-year-old man was shot.


Appeal following a burglary in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jul

Officers are appealing for information after a property on Birmingham Road in Wylde Green was broken into last month.


Selly Oak ‘gorilla mask’ sex attacker jailed 

14 Jul

A registered sex offender has been jailed for 21 years after a series of attacks on young women which shook the student community in Selly Oak at the end of last year.


Man sentenced for breaching terrorism order 

14 Jul

A 40-year-old man has this afternoon (Friday) been sentenced to 15 months for breaching his licence conditions after failing to inform authorities of his use of an alias.


All out day sees UK’s most wanted brought in 

14 Jul

One hundred wanted people were rounded up in just nine hours in the latest blitz on criminals from West Midlands Police.


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Teens arrested over car-jack series – as others charged with car thefts 

26 Jul

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham.


Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul

A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.


Admissions on Admissions 

23 Jul

You may have noticed the Care Quality Commission published a report this week on the State of Mental Health Care.


Please, Just Stop 

22 Jul

There is a commonly occurring scenario amongst our colleagues in green and blue where they end up conspiring together to cause a nightmare and it needs to stop before someone is disciplined or worse, hurt.


Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul

Police are urgently appealing to help find Aaron Taylor who went missing from his home in Hilton Road, New Invention, Willenhall yesterday (21 July) at around 5pm.


The Law of the Land 

16 Jul

Did I mention I’d been to France?! … see above! We arrived home late last night and now have a recovery day before the harsh reality of work, first thing in the morning! I had a very interesting experience  once I’d arrived...


Two charged with murder of James Brindley 

14 Jul

A man and a teenager have been charged with the murder of James Brindley.


All out day sees UK’s most wanted brought in 

14 Jul

One hundred wanted people were rounded up in just nine hours in the latest blitz on criminals from West Midlands Police.


The MHA Changes 

13 Jul

I’m being absolutely inundated at the moment, via email, phone and social media, with questions about when those changes to the Mental Health Act 1983, contained within the Policing and Crime Act 2017, will be brought in to effect.


Two arrested in James Brindley murder investigation 

13 Jul

Detectives investigating the death of James Brindley in Aldridge have arrested a man and a teenager on suspicion of his murder.


Guest Blog- ACC Sarah Boycott: My first two months 

12 Jul

Having been with WMP for about two months now, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my first impressions and thoughts and provide answers to some of the questions you’ve raised with me, when I’ve been out and about.


CCTV released of James Brindley murder suspects 

11 Jul

Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley have obtained CCTV footage of two suspects which is now being released in a renewed bid for information.


“I am very grateful for your continued hard work” 

5 Jul

I was hoping to see as many of you as possible through the roadshows.


New appeal for witnesses over Aldridge murder as victim’s family pay fresh tributes 

3 Jul

Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley are appealing for two men who were in the area at the time to get in touch.


Driver had feet on dashboard while in cruise control – police crackdown on rogue drivers 

2 Jul

Almost 100 motorists were caught using their mobile phone at the wheel during a police crackdown on distracted driving.


Stepping on Toes 

30 Jun

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a massive extension to ‘liaison’ work in mental health services.


AMHPs and AMHPing 

29 Jun

I’ve got to know a fair number of AMHPs in my time.


Detectives keen to speak to two men in connection with the James Brindley murder investigation 

27 Jun

Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley in Aldridge on Friday night (23 June) are appealing for two men who approached James moments before his death to come forward.


The Important Partnership 

26 Jun

We hear a lot about partnerships in public services, the need for various agencies to do them, to have them or the need to improve them.


Treatment and Care 

25 Jun

Six years ago, Nicola Edgington attacked Kerry Clark and Sally Hodkin in south London, seriously injuring Kerry, a 22yr old woman and killing Sally, a 58yr old mother and grandmother.


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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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Motorcyclist dies after Drayton Bassett collision 

19 Jul

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a white van.


Motorcyclist dies after Drayton Bassett collision 

19 Jul

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a white van.


Motorcyclist dies after Drayton Bassett collision 

19 Jul

A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a collision with a white van.


​Air ambulance called after motorbike and car collide in Tamworth 

19 Jul

AN air ambulance has been sent to Tamworth after reports of a motorbike in collision with a car.


Woman killed on A38 north of Lichfield was Lithuanian national 

19 Jul

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have named the woman who died on the A38 north of Lichfield on July 6 as Veronika Pugaciova.


Man arrested as woman suffers serious head injury in Sutton… 

12 Jul

A MAN has been arrested following a 'hit-and-run' collision in Sutton Coldfield town centre.


Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected hit-and-run… 

12 Jul

A WOMAN has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a motorcycle in Sutton Coldfield.


Woman suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by a motorcycle in Sutton Coldfield. 

12 Jul

A woman has been taken to hospital after being stuck by a motorcycle on Birmingham Road, near Brewhouse Kitchen, at around 11:50AM this morning (12/07).


Police still trying to identify woman killed on A38 north of… 

12 Jul

POLICE are still trying to identify a woman who was killed on the A38 north of Lichfield last Thursday (July 6).


Air ambulance called after motorbike hits pedestrian in… 

12 Jul

AN air ambulance has been sent to Sutton Coldfield after reports of a motorbike colliding with a pedestrian.


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