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Four injured in multiple stabbing in Camberwell – five arrested 

16 Aug 18

Scotland Yard said five males have been arrested after police were called to Landor House, Camberwell, shortly before 5.25pm on Thursday…


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Man punched by Ben Stokes insists cricketer should have faced assault charge 

16 Aug 18

Ryan Hale, 27, and his best friend Ryan Ali, 28, were punched by the 27-year-old all-rounder…


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Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Simonne Kerr found stabbed to death aged 31 

16 Aug 18

She was a nurse working for Guy’s Hospital, near London Bridge…


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‘A part of me died’ Dad’s heartbreaking words as uncle jailed for killing Jasmine Forrester 

16 Aug 18

The 11-year-old was bludgeoned to death on February 8…


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Lying driver jailed after killing elderly pedestrian in hit-and-run 

16 Aug 18

Parminder Bagri, 28, left Brian Durham dead in the road just days before Christmas…


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Pictured: Uncle Delroy Forrester who killed niece Jasmine, 11, in “frenzied attack” with table leg 

16 Aug 18

The 51-year-old was today found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but not guilty of her murder…


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This Midlands cashpoint is among the 10 most dangerous in the country 

15 Aug 18

Intelligence suggests criminals are increasingly using phishing emails and ‘skimming’ cashpoints…


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Taxi driver allowed to keep job despite previously being jailed for child abuse 

15 Aug 18

Sandwell councillors allowed cabbie to continue driving despite guidelines saying people convicted of sex offences be barred…


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One time Game of Thrones actor Stuart Hawkins jailed – for a fourth time 

15 Aug 18

Stuart Hawkins has repeatedly harassed his former girlfriend in order to see his daughter…


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31 people charged with sexual abuse of five girls in Huddersfield 

15 Aug 18

West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18…


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Killer driver stopped for McDonald’s as friend lay dying after falling from his bonnet 

15 Aug 18

Ellie Underhill, 20, died after suffering extensive skull fractures and brain damage in a fall from a Vauxall Corsa…


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Superdrug making Botox and dermal fillers available on high street 

15 Aug 18

The treatments start at 99 and are carried out in a private consultation room…


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Gang of teenage boys surround car in Oldbury before forcing driver out in carjacking 

14 Aug 18

The driver of a Seat Leon was on Oldbury Street, in Wednesbury, when it was reportedly suddenly surrounded by three youths around 6.20pm on Sunday…


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Dancing murderer boasts after killing love-rival in jealous rage at Alum Rock hostel 

14 Aug 18

Gavin Casey was today (Aug 14) jailed for life for the brutal attack…


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Teenager forced under-age girls to send nude photos after setting up fake social media profiles 

14 Aug 18

Daniel Crowley targeted five victims aged from 13 to 15 after creating false social media accounts…


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Fly-kicking thug beat man to death who he believed was seeing his girlfriend at Alum Rock hostel 

14 Aug 18

Gavin Casey jailed for life for murder of Christopher Messenger at Alum Rock hostel…


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The NHS tips which will help you lose weight safely and quickly 

14 Aug 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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How vaping could spark serious lung damage, according to Birmingham scientists 

14 Aug 18

The researchers said some of the effects are similar to those seen in cigarette smokers…


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Black cab rapist John Worboys ‘questioned by police over more allegations’ 

13 Aug 18

The alleged offences are said to have been committed between 1997 and 2007…


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Blood test discovery could help detect kidney cancer early 

13 Aug 18

The international team of scientists said the biomarker is a promising candidate…


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Family trip to seaside ruins kebab shop owner’s life after he’s falsely accused of being a paedophile 

13 Aug 18

Ali Bronson said his trip to Skegness beach became a nightmare after a photo of him was published online…


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How drugs turned graduate into one of most prolific shoplifters in West Midlands 

11 Aug 18

Hayley Bridgewater has since turned her life around and written an emotional letter thanking police for helping her…


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The terrifyingly eerie condition leaving people ‘pinned to their bed’ at night 

11 Aug 18

Many people have sleep paralysis once or twice in their life, while others experience it a few times a month or more regularly…


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Man shot as he sat in a car with friends in city street – police hunt gunman 

10 Aug 18

Victim, said to be in his 20s, survived the shooting in Ward End…


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Shop used fake fuse box to hide illegal cigarettes worth £7,000 in West Bromwich 

10 Aug 18

Police and trading standards found the haul in a storeroom concealed in a false electrical fuse box…


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Jason Gaskell jailed for stabbing mum Laura Huteson in throat during sex after meeting just hours before 

10 Aug 18

Jason Gaskell, 23, killed 21-year-old Laura Huteson in Hull on February 27…


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Teenage boy denies murdering Viktorija Sokolova, 14, whose body was found in Wolverhampton park 

10 Aug 18

The body of Lithuanian-born Viktorija was found by a member of the public in West Park, Wolverhampton, in April…


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Midwife Samantha Eastwood’s family pay heartbreaking new tribute 

10 Aug 18

Miss Eastwood’s body was found in a shallow grave in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday…


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Evil paedophile Allan Richards who ‘shamed West Midlands Police’ has pension withheld 

10 Aug 18

Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has stopped Richards’ receiving police benefits…


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Harrowing new drug Monkey Dust sweeping Midlands turning people ‘into the Hulk’ 

10 Aug 18

It costs as little as 2…


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Mum and daughter, 4, jailed in Dubai after she ‘drinks wine on flight from London’ 

10 Aug 18

UAE laws and customs are very different to those in the UK…


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The staggering number of West Midlands grooming crimes involving adults in positions of trust 

10 Aug 18

The shocking new figures have emerged as the Government backtracks on plans to extend laws further…


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Teen stabbed in horrifying daytime attack on Park Lane East in Tipton 

8 Aug 18

Paramedics were called to Park Lane East in Tipton where they found the 18-year-old male…


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Cannock man ‘kills himself’ after paedophile hunters accuse him of grooming 14-year-old girl 

8 Aug 18

Vigilante group Soul Survivors faced Nigel Sheratt, accusing him of attempting to groom a girl aged just 14…


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Ben Stokes was “main aggressor” in brawl near nightclub, court told 

8 Aug 18

The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of September 25 last year…


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Watch: ‘Fake cop’ tricks his way into a house and steals car keys 

8 Aug 18

Man told resident on Monksway, in Walkers Heath, he was a police officer looking for burglar…


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HIV self-testing kits to be made available on high street for first time 

8 Aug 18

Superdrug said it has become the first high street retailer to offer an HIV self-testing kit across its 200 Pharmacy stores for 33.99…


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Jermaine Pennant reveals how Ashley Cole locked himself and Cheryl in – while his girlfriend attempted to get in 

8 Aug 18

Pennant played for Blues between 2005-06 before moving to Anfield and featuring in a Champions League Final…


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Woman fighting for life after horrific sex attack in children’s park 

8 Aug 18

Victim left with ‘very serious injuries’ after brutal attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder…


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Fears that Sandwell hospital rescue plan will put taxpayers before patients 

7 Aug 18

The fate of the unfinished Midland Metropolitan Hospital is in the Government’s hands…


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Cancer services to return to local hospitals in Sandwell 

7 Aug 18

More than 1,900 patients had to travel miles for their life-saving procedures…


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Wanted: Police name suspect Darren Martin after horror Eastside meat cleaver attack 

7 Aug 18

Two women and a man were injured in the incident in Digbeth on Friday night…


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Jealous husband murdered estranged wife before ringing step-daughter to say: ‘I’m sorry’ 

6 Aug 18

Arthur Stonehouse, 73, battered his 51-year-old wife Tracey as she lay in his bed…


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Carjackers who snatched Audi with baby Eliza inside still on the run from police 

6 Aug 18

Thugs ran over young mum Claire O’Neill with her own car as she desperately tried to stop them taking her little girl…


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Midwife Samantha Eastwood’s ‘brother-in-law’ Michael Stirling appears in court charged with murder 

6 Aug 18

Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work at Royal Stoke Hospital at 7.45am on Friday July 27…


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Pictured: Samantha Eastwood ex-fiance’s brother-in-law Michael Stirling to appear in court charged with killing midwife 

6 Aug 18

Michael Stirling, 32, from Cromer Road, Stoke-on-Trent, will appear at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Staffordshire Police said…


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Michael Stirling charged with murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood 

6 Aug 18

Samantha was reported missing on July 27 after failing to appear for a night shift at Royal Stoke Hospital…


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Locked up in July: The people jailed in the West Midlands 

6 Aug 18

Our list names and shames people locked up by the courts in July…


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Family of midwife Samantha Eastwood issue heartbreaking message after body found in wood 

5 Aug 18

A post-mortem examination on a body, believed to be that of Samantha Eastwood, will take place today…


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This week in court – A roof repairs conman, a killer who fled boxing match and gun and drugs ring 

4 Aug 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…