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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.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder as woman’s body found in flat 

18 Jan

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday 18 January).


Armed burglar and girlfriend jailed 

18 Jan

A burglar who used a gun in a terrifying house robbery has been jailed for 12 years.


Appeal to help find missing Coventry man 

15 Jan

Police are appealing for information to trace a 48-year-old man who has gone missing from Coventry.


Appeal to find five people involved in football disorders 

14 Jan

We are appealing for help to identify five people suspected of being involved in disorders at football games last year.


Family pay tribute to their ‘bright star’ killed in motorcycle crash 

11 Jan

A man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Coventry last month has died.


No festive rest for WMP charity marathon runners 

7 Jan

Boxing Day is a time for rest and recovery following the festive excess − but for three West Midlands Police charity runners it was Day One of a gruelling road map to London 2017.


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Man to appear in court charged with distraction burglaries 

25 Mar

A man has been charged with three distraction burglaries in Great Barr and Witton following a police appeal for information.


Alana (8) helps raise police spirits with chocolate delivery 

23 Mar

A schoolgirl brought tears to the eyes of police in Sandwell when she presented officers with chocolates bought with her spending money – in the hope they’d raise spirits after the Westminster terror attack.


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.


Police appeal over Witton distraction burglaries 

21 Mar

Police are appealing for help in identifying a white man who is involved in a series of distraction burglaries across Great Barr and Witton.


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).


PaCA – Section 140 MHA 

16 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


Truckers and driving instructor among those hit with tougher ‘phone-at-the-wheel’ fines 

15 Mar

More than 250 drivers in the West Midlands were hit with new heavier fines for using mobile phones behind the wheel during a week-long clampdown.


Thomas Orchard 

14 Mar

Today, a police custody sergeant and two detention officers have been cleared of manslaughter following a retrial at Bristol Crown Court.


Fell runner Lauren Jeska jailed for attempted murder 

14 Mar

A UK champion athlete has been jailed for 18 years after admitting trying to kill a member of the UK Athletics staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last year.


PaCA – The Consultation Requirement 

8 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Operational Officers 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA: Anywhere Other Than a Home 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


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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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Man remains ‘critical’ after Reddicap Heath Road ‘street row’ car… 

24 Mar

A MAN remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car following a 'street row' in Sutton Coldfield.


Two drivers in critical condition after Cannock Chase collision… 

23 Mar

TWO people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning (Thursday) following a serious road traffic collision at Birches Valley which saw two vehicles catch fire.


Driver questioned after man ‘hit by car after altercation’ in… 

19 Mar

A CAR driver is being questioned following an incident in Sutton Coldfield which has left a man with serious injuries.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicapp Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield which the police are treating as a crime scene.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicap Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield.


Air ambulance lands in Green Lane, Walsall Wood after woman falls… 

10 Mar

THE air ambulance landed in Walsall after a woman was injured when falling from a horse.


Incredible: Man plummets 50ft from tree at A5 Cannock by OK… 

3 Mar

A MAN has had a miraculous escape after plummeting approximately 50ft from a tree in Cannock.


Appeal after serious collision in Lichfield 

11 Feb

POLICE are appealing for information as a collision has left a man in hospital after a road traffic collision in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield.


Motorcycle crash leaves Lichfield’s Eastern Avenue closed 

9 Feb

A MOTORBIKE has crashed in Lichfield this morning on the A5192 Eastern Avenue.


Man dies after being hit by lorry in Lichfield Road near… 

7 Feb

A pedestrian has died following an accident in Erdington 'despite all attempts to save him' after he was struck by a lorry.


Man ‘seriously injured’ in collision with lorry on Lichfield Road… 

6 Feb

A MAN has been seriously injured in a collision with a lorry near Erdington.


A38 blocked both directions north of Lichfield as air ambulance… 

26 Jan

MOTORISTS are being warned to avoid the A38 is possible after a crash has led to both sides of the carriageway being closed north of Lichfield on Thursday (January 26).


​Two ‘seriously’ injured after separate crashes on same stretch… 

24 Jan

TWO men needed advanced trauma care after two serious collisions on the same stretch of road near Tamworth.


Dad died after given sedative overdose by Solihull doctor 

24 Jan

THE HEARTBROKEN family of a man who died after he was treated by a Solihull air ambulance worker have spoken of their grief.


Man dies following two-car collision near Lichfield this morning 

20 Jan

A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital following a two-car collision near Lichfield this morning.


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