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Man charged with making malicious communications to 999 

27 Jul 17

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


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Statement following firearm discharge in Frankley last night 

27 Jul 17

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


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

26 Jul 17

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


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Woman jailed for assisting Kenichi Phillips’ murderers 

26 Jul 17

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


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Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul 17

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.


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

25 Jul 17

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


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Police appeal to trace suspected fraudster 

25 Jul 17

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


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

24 Jul 17

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


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

24 Jul 17

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.


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Officers appeal for help to find missing Birmingham man 

24 Jul 17

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


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Quick-thinking cop catches rider on stolen motorbike 

23 Jul 17

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.


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

23 Jul 17

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


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CCTV footage released after a man is attacked in Small Heath 

22 Jul 17

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.


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35 years jail for Black Country drugs family  

21 Jul 17

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.


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Police tackle firearm offences 

21 Jul 17

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…


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Two jailed for death of passenger in Christmas Day crash 

21 Jul 17

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.


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Appeal to trace missing Birmingham man 

21 Jul 17

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


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

20 Jul 17

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.


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Trio convicted over drive-by killing of Black Country dad 

20 Jul 17

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


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Police appeal for witnesses to Northfield collision 

19 Jul 17

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


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

18 Jul 17

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.


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Police appeal after shots fired in Ladywood 

15 Jul 17

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).


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Two men charged with Small Heath shooting 

15 Jul 17

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.


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Honour abuse survivor to talk at WMP conference 

14 Jul 17

A woman who says she endured almost two years of abuse at the hands of her husband will urge other survivors to seek help when she speaks at a West Midlands Police conference on forced marriage and honour-based abuse.


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Two charged with murder of James Brindley 

14 Jul 17

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


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Man convicted for breaching terrorism order  

14 Jul 17

A 40-year-old man was yesterday (Thursday) found guilty of breaching his conditions after failing to inform authorities of his use of aliases.


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WMP Cadets are back! 

14 Jul 17

Police cadets will return to the West Midlands this autumn, as the force relaunches the popular youth scheme.


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Appeal following a burglary in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jul 17

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


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Selly Oak ‘gorilla mask’ sex attacker jailed 

14 Jul 17

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.


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Man sentenced for breaching terrorism order 

14 Jul 17

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.


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Teen car-jack suspects arrested in early morning pursuit 

13 Jul 17

Four teenagers suspected of car-jacking a woman as she waited at traffic lights have been arrested following an early morning pursuit in Birmingham.


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Appeal as man driven at in Birmingham street 

13 Jul 17

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was deliberately driven at on a Birmingham street – and left fighting for his life in hospital.


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Police following China Town assault 

13 Jul 17

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place in Birmingham at the weekend.


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Man arrested following non-stop collision in Sutton 

12 Jul 17

Police investigating a serious non-stop traffic collision in Sutton Coldfield have arrested a man.


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CCTV released of James Brindley murder suspects 

11 Jul 17

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.


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Detectives charge 15-year-old over fatal stabbing 

10 Jul 17

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Kingstanding have charged a 15-year-old boy with murder.


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Investigation launched following Birmingham shooting 

10 Jul 17

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was shot in Quinton, Birmingham yesterday (9 July).


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Heavy fine for trucker who committed “close-pass” on cyclist 

10 Jul 17

A truck driver has been handed a hefty fine after being found guilty of a dangerous overtake on a cyclist – the first court conviction in West Midlands Police’s operation to protect riders from “close-pass” motorists.


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Appeal to trace man who slashed man’s throat as he sat on a bench 

10 Jul 17

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with an unprovoked attack in Handsworth in which a man suffered a serious throat injury after being slashed with a knife.


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“Beautiful daughter and twin sister” who died in Birmingham collision named 

10 Jul 17

The family of a ‘beautiful daughter and twin sister’ have released a picture of Holly Brown who died in a collision on the A38 on Friday (7 July).


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Police appeal following fatal road traffic collision 

9 Jul 17

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Erdington in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).


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Police name man killed in Digbeth stabbing 

9 Jul 17

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Digbeth yesterday have named the man who died as 26-year-old Daniel Baird from Birmingham and urged people who were at the venue to contact them.


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Appeal after man found with head injuries 

9 Jul 17

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a serious head injury following an assault in Birmingham City Centre this morning (Sunday).


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Woman charged with murder of man in Chelmsley Wood 

9 Jul 17

Police investigating the death of a man in Chelmsley Wood have charged a woman with his murder.


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Burglar proposed with ring stolen from 91-year-old woman  

8 Jul 17

A cruel thief swiped a 91-year-old woman’s wedding jewellery during a burglary at her home − and days later proposed to a woman with one of the stolen rings.


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Police investigation launched following fatal stabbing 

8 Jul 17

Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation this morning after two men were stabbed outside a Birmingham pub, one of them fatally.


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Man dies following stabbing in Kingstanding 

8 Jul 17

Police are investigating after a man died following a knife attack in Kingstanding this afternoon.


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West Midlands Police films first ever 360 video live! 

7 Jul 17

Tens of thousands of people tuned into West Midlands Police’s first ever 360 video live on Twitter, Instagram Live, Facebook LIVE and Snapchat last night.


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Detectives charge 16-year-old over fatal stabbing 

7 Jul 17

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Bartley Green have charged a 16-year-old male with murder.


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Bungling crooks who left mobile phone at crime scene jailed 

6 Jul 17

Bungling crooks who left mobile phone at crime scene jailed  Two Birmingham thugs have been sentenced to ten years in jail between them after carrying out a robbery at a Kingstanding bank.