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Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul 17

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.


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Coventry woman charged with terrorism offences 

24 Jul 17

An 18-year-old Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Monday 24 July) been charged.


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Bus company and driver charged over fatal Coventry crash 

24 Jul 17

A bus company and one of its drivers have been charged over a fatal bus crash in Coventry in which two people died.


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Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul 17

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.


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Detective Academy: New investigators united in passion for cracking crime 

22 Jul 17

West Midlands Police’s new breed of detectives range from seasoned cops with almost 20 years’ police experience to new recruits with burning ambitions to crack crime.


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Detectives granted further time to question Coventry woman on suspicion of terrorism offences 

19 Jul 17

Detectives have been granted further time to question an 18-year-old Coventry woman who was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 18 July) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences 

18 Jul 17

An 18-year-old Coventry woman has been arrested today (Tuesday 18 July) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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Appeal for information following sexual assault in Coventry 

6 Jul 17

A police investigation is underway following reports of a sexual assault which took place around 11am yesterday morning (Wednesday 5 July) in parkland off Bridport Close in the Walsgrave area of Coventry .


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Coventry CSE prisoner convicted of rape 

6 Jul 17

A Coventry man already serving a prison sentence for sex offences has been convicted of the rape of a teenager.


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Woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences 

6 Jul 17

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested today (Thursday 6 July) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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Rapist who impersonated a police officer jailed for eight years 

5 Jul 17

A man impersonating a police officer who raped and blackmailed a woman has been jailed for eight years following a West Midlands Police investigation.


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Urgent appeal to find missing Portuguese man visiting Coventry 

4 Jul 17

Officers are urgently trying to locate missing man Jose Silva, who is visiting Coventry from Portugal.


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A rapist who attacked and tortured a Coventry teen has been jailed for 11 years. 

30 Jun 17

Timothy Forsyth, of no fixed address, befriended his 19-year-old victim on Hall Green Road before luring him to a children’s play area in Bell Green on the evening of 15 September.


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Fallen Coventry cop remembered at fun run 

25 Jun 17

A memorial run in honour of a fallen Coventry cop will stage its last leg next weekend − to recognise 35 years since his death.


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Pedestrian named following fatal collision in Walsall 

16 Jun 17

Police investigating a fatal non-stop traffic collision in Walsall have today named the elderly man who died.


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Two more murder charges over Coventry petrol station killing 

15 Jun 17

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Mark Nesmith at a Coventry petrol station have charged two more people with murder.


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Police charge man in connection with Coventry stabbing 

14 Jun 17

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Coventry have charged a 21-year-old man with murder.


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Police arrest two people in connection with stabbing in Coventry 

12 Jun 17

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Earlsdon, Coventry have arrested two people overnight.


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Coventry stab victim dies 

12 Jun 17

A Coventry man found with serious stab wounds in Earlsdon in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday 11 June) has died.


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Investigation launched into Coventry stabbing 

11 Jun 17

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Spon End, Coventry today (11 June).


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One punch Coventry killer is jailed for manslaughter 

9 Jun 17

A man who killed a former teacher with a single punch at a Coventry snooker club has today (Friday 9 June) been jailed for 4 ½ years.


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West Midlands Police calls time on pub break pair 

6 Jun 17

Two pub robbers who attacked more than 50 licensed premises are now behind bars after West Midlands Police called time on their crime spree.


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London terror attack: WMP working to keep people safe 

4 Jun 17

West Midlands Police is working closely with the Metropolitan Police and other organisations and will take “any steps necessary to keep people safe”, says Chief Constable Dave Thompson.


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Police appeal for witnesses after women hit by car in Coventry 

2 Jun 17

Police are appealing for information following a serious collision between a car and two pedestrians in Coventry on Wednesday 31 May.


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Investigation launched following series of robberies 

1 Jun 17

Police are investigating a series of robberies which they believe may be linked.


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Troublemakers face bookies ban under new Bet Watch scheme 

31 May 17

A new police-backed scheme designed to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in betting shops has been launched in Coventry – and it means troublemakers face a city-wide ban from bookies.


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Men sentenced following brutal murder in Coventry 

27 May 17

Two men who beat another man to death following an argument have been convicted of murder and given life sentences in prison following a trial at Warwick Crown Court.


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Appeal for information after motorcyclist loses his life in A45 collision 

21 May 17

Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist lost his life in a collision on the A45, near to Birmingham Airport this afternoon (21 May).


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Three men jailed for Coventry rape 

19 May 17

A group of men who repeatedly raped a woman in Coventry, subjecting her to a horrific ordeal have been jailed.


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Police arrest five men in Coventry on suspicion of funding terrorism 

9 May 17

Five men have been arrested today (Tuesday 9 May) on suspicion of funding terrorism.


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Leamington man jailed for attempted murder and possession of firearm 

9 May 17

A Leamington man has been jailed for 17 years for a botched robbery which left another man’s arm nearly severed from a shotgun blast.


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Jailed: Gunman who blasted family home with shotgun 

30 Apr 17

A man who blasted shotgun cartridges at a family home in Coventry – shattering the front door and window – has been jailed for nearly 10 years after West Midlands Police proved he was the shooter.


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Coventry hit-and-run driver and girlfriend jailed 

21 Apr 17

A family of a man killed in a Coventry hit-and-run have said they finally have justice after the driver was jailed for four years today (21 April).


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Coventry man jailed for gun offences 

11 Apr 17

A Coventry man has been jailed for six years for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition after a jury took less than two hours to find him guilty of both offences.


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Appeal to trace vulnerable Coventry woman 

11 Apr 17

A UK-wide hunt has been launched to find a vulnerable Coventry woman who hasn’t been seen for four days.


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Distraction burglaries by bogus police officers 

10 Apr 17

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to following a spate of distraction burglaries where the offender has claimed to be a police officer.


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Coventry man jailed for manslaughter 

28 Mar 17

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


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Banned driver jailed for high-speed road rampage 

24 Mar 17

A banned driver “out for a laugh” with pals on his birthday went on a high-speed 20-minute road rampage – but he’s now been jailed after West Midlands Police cut short his joyride.


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Coventry man jailed for terror funding 

21 Mar 17

A Coventry engineer has today (Tuesday 21 March) been jailed for four years and eight months for sending money to fund his brother who is currently fighting in Syria with Daesh.


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Man charged with snooker hall murder 

3 Mar 17

A man will appear in court today charged with murder after a pensioner died following an altercation at a Coventry snooker hall earlier this week.


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Coventry mail jailed for over a quarter of a century for historical child abuse 

3 Mar 17

A Coventry man has been jailed for 26 years for historical sex offences committed while he was living in Earlsdon.


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Man dies in Coventry snooker hall assault 

1 Mar 17

A man has died after being assaulted in Coventry city centre on Monday night (27 February).


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Family’s online appeal helps police catch knuckle duster thug  

25 Feb 17

A robber who hit a shop worker in the face with a knuckle duster has been jailed for six years – after social media helped West Midlands Police bring him to justice.


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Appeal for information following football disorder at Coventry game 

18 Feb 17

Police have released the images of five men suspected of being involved in a disorder during the Coventry City and Sheffield United football game in December.


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Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb 17

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.


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Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb 17

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.


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Coventry pair jailed for human trafficking and sexual offences 

3 Feb 17

Two Coventry men have been jailed for 14 years for human trafficking and facilitating Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) as well as sexual assault on two teenage girls.


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Slavery suspects arrested in WMP probe into suspected brothels 

3 Feb 17

Two men have been arrested as part of a West Midlands Police slavery investigation into suspected brothels in Coventry.


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Coventry Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) gang jailed 

26 Jan 17

Five Coventry men have been jailed for a total of 38 years today (Thursday 26 January) after a jury convicted them of serious sexual offences following a six week trial which ended last month.


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Husband charged with murder of wife in Willenhall 

20 Jan 17

Police investigating  the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.