Coventry news and blogs Sunday 30 April 2017
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Coventry hit-and-run driver and girlfriend jailed 

21 Apr

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).

West Midlands Police duo bring the force’s fascinating history to life 

20 Apr

West Midlands Police is marking the centenary of women in policing with a fascinating new book uncovering the history of women in the force.

Coventry man jailed for gun offences 

11 Apr

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.

Appeal to trace vulnerable Coventry woman 

11 Apr

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

Distraction burglaries by bogus police officers 

10 Apr

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.

Coventry man jailed for manslaughter 

28 Mar

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

Banned driver jailed for high-speed road rampage 

24 Mar

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.

Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.

WANTED: Police post 16 burglary suspects’ details 

22 Mar

As police step up their blitz on burglars, officers are asking people to help in their hunt for 16 men wanted in connection with dozens of crimes across the West Midlands.

Coventry man jailed for terror funding 

21 Mar

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.

WATCH: Five arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar

Five suspected burglars have been arrested in a series of dawn raids across Wolverhampton this morning (Monday 20 March).

Fur-well to Twitter scent-sation Smithy 

19 Mar

A captivating canine, who was one of the first police dogs on Twitter, is saying a fond fur-well to West Midlands Police - after joining his handler in retirement.

Cash haul found in hotel room − seized under Proceeds of Crime 

11 Mar

A rucksack found in a hotel room stuffed with £76,000 in used notes has been seized by West Midlands Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act − after officers disproved claims the cash was inheritance money from a Saudi estate.

40-years jail for Coventry drugs gang – latest success for #OpBlueSteel 

7 Mar

Members of a Coventry crime family have been jailed for a total of 40 years after a West Midlands Police probe busted their drugs empire.

Man charged with snooker hall murder 

3 Mar

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.

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

3 Mar

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

Man dies in Coventry snooker hall assault 

1 Mar

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

Family’s online appeal helps police catch knuckle duster thug  

25 Feb

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.

Appeal for information following football disorder at Coventry game 

18 Feb

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.

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

15 Feb

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.

Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

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

Tough stance against knife crime as two teenagers locked-up 

9 Feb

West Midlands Police has reiterated it will push for strong prison sentences against anyone caught carrying knives − a warning that comes after two teens were locked-up for more than 20 years for a knife attack in a park.

Police officer jailed for road rage lies 

8 Feb

A West Midlands Police officer has been jailed for lying about his part in a road rage incident – and convincing a pal to provide a false alibi.

Coventry pair jailed for human trafficking and sexual offences 

3 Feb

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.

Slavery suspects arrested in WMP probe into suspected brothels 

3 Feb

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

Top cop hits the ground running – in more ways than one! 

2 Feb

The new top cop at Sandwell Police is aiming to hit the ground running − and not just because of his love of charity marathon runs.

Close-pass campaign set for UK wide police roll-out 

28 Jan

A West Midlands Police road safety initiative designed to protect cyclists from the danger of ‘close-pass’ drivers is set to be rolled out across the country.

Coventry Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) gang jailed 

26 Jan

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.

Man jailed over sustained hate mail campaign 

24 Jan

A Coventry man who carried out a sustained hate mail campaign over 13 years has been jailed.

Husband charged with murder of wife in Willenhall 

20 Jan

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

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Medicalising and Criminalising 

25 Apr

So, we’re still discussing the fallout of Sir Tom Winsor’s comments almost one week after they were made.

Tributes paid to grandfather who died in Walsall crash 

24 Apr

Tributes have been paid to a ’loving’ 80 year-old grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Walsall.

Urgent appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

22 Apr

URGENT APPEAL: Did you see this car in Walsall on Wednesday 19 April? Police have released an image of a Mercedes car that was involved in a collision in Walsall where a man lost his life, in a bid for witnesses to come forward.

Missing The Point 

21 Apr

Yesterday, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor said something extremely important in his annual review, known as the “State of Policing” report.

Man arrested following suspected hit and run in Walsall 

20 Apr

A man has been arrested following a suspected hit and run in Walsall that left a pensioner with serious head injuries.

Pensioner injured in hit and run – Mercedes sought  

19 Apr

Police are urgently trying to trace a convertible Mercedes that is believed to have been involved in a hit and run collision earlier today.

Tributes paid to Walsall crash victim 

15 Apr

Tributes have been paid to a ’loving father and brother’ who died following a car crash in Walsall.

Heartless thieves swipe pensioner’s wedding album and late wife’s ring 

15 Apr

Police have launched an urgent plea for information after thieves targeted an 80-year-old man in a distraction burglary in Streetly.

Police appeal for witnesses after man loses life in Bloxwich collision 

10 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man lost his life in a Bloxwich collision on Sunday (9 April).

The Two Solutions 

8 Apr

No matter what you think the problem is, there are only ever two solutions in policing and mental health — The police need more training; AND / OR The police need to work in partnership with mental health services.

Chief: Thank you for your professionalism and compassion in demanding times 

4 Apr

The last few weeks have seen you manage some tragic and heart-breaking incidents.

Pupils hooked on a life away from crime 

1 Apr

Thousands of youngsters have been reel-ed away from a life of crime and boosted their career prospects - after getting hooked off the streets and into fishing.

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Walsall officers receive awards 

3 May

Five police officers who rescued a woman from a burning flat in Walsallhave beenhonoured for their actions with a Chief Constable's Commendation.

Police vow to step up security this weekend 

28 Feb

BOSSES at Banks's Stadium say security will be stepped up for Walsall FC's re-match with Shrewsbury Town this weekend.

Security to be stepped up for Walsall v Shrewsbury re-match as Saddlers keep play-off dream alive 

27 Feb

BOSSES at Banks's Stadium say security will be stepped up for Walsall FC's re-match with Shrewsbury Town this weekend.

Award for officer and canine crime fighter 

18 Feb

A Staffordshire Police officer and his dog are runners-up in the national ACPO Police Dog Team Operational or Humanitarian Action of the Year Award 2012.

Tragic cop killed in Wolverhampton ‘a credit to force’ 

9 Feb

A policeman has died after being attacked outside a nightclub.

Police investigate incident involving teenager 

8 Feb

Police in Walsall are investigating a suspicious incident in which a 14-year-old girl was asked to get into a car whilst on her paper round.

Off-duty police officer Chris Findley dies after savage beating outside Divine Bar, Wolverhampton 

8 Feb

PC Chris Findley, 33, (pictured) died last night after being attacked outside Divine Bar in Darlington Street, Wolverhampton, in the early hours on Monday.

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King Henry VIII pupils raise amazing sum for Children’s Air Ambulance 

25 Apr

Youngsters present cheque during visit with helicopter crew...

There’s no stopping Ian! 

21 Apr

Well, here goes with another appeal and this one is important too, and one I'm very much interested in as tomorrow, Saturday 22nd April 2017, Brownhills poet and human dynamo Ian Neville will be doing a forty mile ride into Brum and back on local ...

Man dies after stabbing himself in the stomach in Kings Heath 

20 Apr

A man has died after stabbing himself in the stomach yesterday afternoon.

Van driver airlifted after horror smash with lorry close to The… 

18 Apr

A VAN driver needed advanced trauma care after a horror smash with a lorry near Sutton Coldfield.

Van driver airlifted after horror smash with lorry near Tamworth 

18 Apr

A VAN driver needed advanced trauma care at the scene of a collision before being airlifted to hospital near Tamworth.

Wednesday 11 April 2017 – North West Air Ambulance Eurocopter EC135 T2 G-NWEM is an evening visitor 

11 Apr

North West Air Ambulance Eurocopter EC135 T2 G-NWEM made a brief evening visit to the Elmdon apron to refuel before departing to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham Photo: Mike Hollick More photos later...

Biker suffers critical injuries after a collision with a car in Yardley Wood 

6 Apr

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to a major trauma centre with critical injuries after a crash with a car.

Motorcyclist fights for his life after crash with car in Birmingham 

6 Apr

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was also sent to the scene and landed in the Haven nearby.

Mum and son rushed to hospital after two cars collide on… 

3 Apr

AN AIR ambulance was called out after a two cars collided on Cannock Chase.

​Man injured in motorcross event at Hobs Hole Lane in Aldridge,… 

3 Apr

A MAN was injured after falling off his bike at a motorcross event in Walsall yesterday (Sunday, April 2).

Teen suffers serious head injury in Walsall crash in Croxstalls… 

31 Mar

A TEENAGE motorcyclist has suffered a serious head injury after a collision with a van this afternoon (Friday, March 31).

Passer-by tries to save ladies life after car collided with tree in Wythall 

29 Mar

Sadly, the lady died after the car she was travelling in collided with with a tree this morning.

Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.

Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.

Man sadly dies following a collision on M42 in Coventry 

27 Mar

Emergency Services were called to reports of a car which had left the carriageway, shortly after 2.30PM this afternoon (27/03), on the southbound carriageway of the M42 between Junctions 8 and 7a.

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