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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

The Termite-inators...


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 »

Game on 

13 Apr

As you have been watching the television in the last few days I hope your excitement has been building for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022! Last week I joined four of our staff, as part of a wider Birmingham and UK Government group...


Draft Mental Health Strategy 

8 Apr

This is an opportunity to comment upon a draft strategy for policing and mental health, which is being put together by Chief Constable Mark Collins, the National Police Chiefs Council lead on mental health.


Beds and Stuff 

6 Apr

It was being asked again last night, in the AMHP social media world as to whether Britain had run out of inpatient psychiatric beds.


The 136 in Custody Thing 

5 Apr

I said about eighteen months ago, that once the Mental Health Act was amended to unambiguously allow the use of s136 of the Act in any place that was not someone’s home, we’d see police officers considering its application in police...


135/6: Authorising Officers 

3 Apr

Short post mainly for those ranking officers who have statutory roles to play under the revised Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) provisions which focus on those rare occasions where custody is still used as a Place of Safety under the Act.


Making the Same Mistakes 

2 Apr

I woke up this morning to a tag on Twitter from Australia drawing my attention to questions being asked following an encounter between Victoria Police in Melbourne and a mentally vulnerable man referred to as ‘John’.


Changes to our estate and the latest HMIC report 

22 Mar

This week there have been two areas I would like to update you on.


Live-Tweeting 

19 Mar

All of us who use Twitter are probably guilty on occasion of wanting to shout up about a job to highlight something we see as important – a success story where someone was helped, a criminal caught, officers who’ve acted bravely...


Pre-Identifying 135 “Beds” 

7 Mar

A little lack of knowledge can be a dangerous thing – A couple of years ago, I learned of a perculiar incident in a police force area that would have made a great blog to emphasise a point, but it was so specific, I withheld from doing...


A tough time for dedicated colleagues 

1 Mar

There are no jobs quite as sad as those involving children.


Somewhere, Out There 

26 Feb

Chief Superintendent John Sutherland is a leader – we know this, because people follow him and listen keenly to what he has to say.


Twenty Years and Counting 

19 Feb

I recently passed a professional and personal milestone, having joined the police service twenty years ago and I hope to receive an email soon outlining I’ve qualified for a Long Service, Good Conduct medal.


Liable To Be Detained 

8 Feb

An AMHP and two doctors, one of whom is s12 approved, attend a patient’s home following concerns about their mental health deteriorating.


Efficiency – The digital revolution 

4 Feb

We still have to maximise the amount of policing we can offer on a reducing financial base.


Helping Those in Need 

2 Feb

We can be a highly effective force at preventing crime and protecting the public but we will fail if we are not seen as providing good caring service or being fair to those we protect.


Protecting the Public – Building on success, becoming games ready 

1 Feb

Protecting the public ranges from terrorism and organised crime to the approaches we take to managing everyday calls.


Preventing Crime – short term threats, long term solutions and getting the public involved 

31 Jan

Preventing crime was at the start of my vision statement.


Two Years In 

29 Jan

At the end of January 2016 I set out my vision for West Midlands Police “Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need”.


Keep Your Eye on the Ball 

27 Jan

You’ll remember I’ve been banging on for a number of years now about the problem of people being in police custody for many hours or even for many days, waiting for Mental Health Act assessment, or more usually waiting for a mental...


The office of Constable: A life of service to the public 

24 Jan

In a week where we saw real horror in the West Midlands and the immense professionalism of staff a reminder of our oath and my advice to recruits who joined us this week.


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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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Coach driver airlifted after three-vehicle collision on A38 

16 Mar

TWO people have been taken to hospital, one of them by air ambulance, following a collision involving a lorry, a coach and a car this morning (Friday).


Coach driver airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash on the A38 near Lichfield 

16 Mar

A coach driver has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A38 near Lichfield.


£7 Million Air Ambulance flies into the Midlands 

1 Mar

A brand new and upgraded air ambulance helicopter has entered Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet.


Air ambulance ‘told to move over health and safety risk’ 

1 Feb

A witness says the helicopter pilot was asked to move by a building site worker in Leamington Spa.


Air ambulance to fly dying Walsall man to be with his daughter 

31 Jan

Whod want to die in hospital? said Ray, who lives in Bloxwich...


Air ambulance to fly dying Walsall man to be with his daughter 

31 Jan

Whod want to die in hospital? said Ray, who lives in Bloxwich...


Air ambulance lands on primary school fields after man stabbed 

23 Jan

Police reveal 27-year-old suffers two wounds in brutal attack...


Van driver in serious condition after vehicle crashes into Halesowen home 

22 Jan

A van driver was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a Halesowen home this morning (Monday 22nd January).


Air ambulance drama as teen injured in Tamworth assault 

12 Jan

Emergency crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were at the scene...


Why the air ambulance landed in Tamworth 

4 Jan

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to Manor Road...


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