Coventry news and blogs Tuesday 17 October 2017
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Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul

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.


Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul

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.


Coventry woman charged with terrorism offences 

24 Jul

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


Bus company and driver charged over fatal Coventry crash 

24 Jul

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


Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul

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.


Detective Academy: New investigators united in passion for cracking crime 

22 Jul

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.


CCTV footage released after a man is attacked in Small Heath 

22 Jul

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.


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

19 Jul

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.


Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences 

18 Jul

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


Honour abuse survivor to talk at WMP conference 

14 Jul

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.


Appeal for information following sexual assault in Coventry 

6 Jul

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 .


Coventry CSE prisoner convicted of rape 

6 Jul

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


Woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences 

6 Jul

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


Rapist who impersonated a police officer jailed for eight years 

5 Jul

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


Urgent appeal to find missing Portuguese man visiting Coventry 

4 Jul

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


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

30 Jun

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.


Fallen Coventry cop remembered at fun run 

25 Jun

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


Women charged over meat cleaver post office raid 

22 Jun

Two women have been charged over a series of violent robberies, including a post office raid where staff were threatened with a meat cleaver.


Pedestrian named following fatal collision in Walsall 

16 Jun

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


Two more murder charges over Coventry petrol station killing 

15 Jun

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


Police charge man in connection with Coventry stabbing 

14 Jun

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


WMP wildlife officers help ‘Goldie’ spread her wings  

13 Jun

A rare bird is again spreading its wings after caring West Midlands Police wildlife crime officers rescued her from a factory yard tethering post − and have now helped her find a new home.


Police arrest two people in connection with stabbing in Coventry 

12 Jun

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


Coventry stab victim dies 

12 Jun

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


Investigation launched into Coventry stabbing 

11 Jun

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


Motorcyclist named as police launch fresh appeal into fatal collision   

10 Jun

Traffic police have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to a fatal crash in Solihull - as the victim was today named as Steven McCarthy.


One punch Coventry killer is jailed for manslaughter 

9 Jun

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.


West Midlands Police calls time on pub break pair 

6 Jun

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


London terror attack: WMP working to keep people safe 

4 Jun

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.


Three arrested after series of robberies    

2 Jun

Three people have been arrested following a series of robberies in Birmingham.


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Police blogs »

Still Too Many Questions 

12 Oct

I wrote last week about three separate process which had concluded after adverse events involving the police and their response to mental health calls.


PaCA – Place of Safety Options 

9 Oct

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.


A Difficult and Complex Week 

8 Oct

There will be a number of families and a number of police officers across the UK who have had a very difficult weekend of reflection – this has been a complicated and busy week in policing and mental health.


Mental Health Act Review 

7 Oct

We learned this week of Professor Sir Simon Wessely’s appointment by the Prime Minister to review the Mental Health Act 1983 and since then, he has spoken to my boss, Chief Constable Mark Collins, to ensure the police contribute to the debate...


The Wessely Review 

5 Oct

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced she has asked Professor Sir Simon Wessely to lead a review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and to report back by Autumn 2018 on what a new Mental Health Act may look like.


Tenants and Lodgers 

1 Oct

A man lives in his brothers home as a lodger, paying rent.


Back to business and our mission to prevent crime and protect people 

29 Sep

I hope everyone managed a break over the summer.


OK, Let’s Try This Again! … 

25 Sep

Around nine months ago I started writing a series of BLOG posts, in the three-month build up to the introduction of the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983, contained within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


Six Missed Chances 

21 Sep

I want to ask you to put all your preconceptions to one side for the five minutes it will take to read this and for a short while afterwards.


“Every victim should be safer after contacting the police and we should do all that we can to secure justice for them” 

13 Sep

Many of you will be aware that, as well as being Deputy Chief Constable, I am the National Police (NPCC) lead for Domestic Abuse.


Mark and the Mental Capacity Act 

1 Sep

I didn’t watch the second episode of #Ambulance last night – I won’t bore you with the reasons why, but my iPad was flashing at me towards the end with people tagging me in conversations they were tweeting as they went –...


Tricks and Tools 

18 Aug

By working in a role that takes me around the country, I get to see the various differences that exist between police areas – and I don’t just mean the 43 police forces of England and Wales, but even more local than that.


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Police News »

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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Police swoop on street in Washwood Heath after woman ‘stabbed’ – air ambulance lands at scene 

15 Oct

Area around Wright Road closed off by police after Sunday afternoon horror...


Man airlifted to hospital after falling through Fazeley roof 

25 Sep

A MAN has this afternoon been airlifted to hospital after falling through a barn roof in Fazeley.


Star Wars Stormtrooper defends council “jobsworth” who stopped him fundraising 

25 Sep

Paul Heritage had joined a group of air ambulance volunteers when a council worker demanded that he leave...


Four-year-old ‘seriously injured’ after being hit by car in… 

15 Sep

Police have provided an update on the young girl hit by a car in Walsall this morning, saying her injuries are serious but not life-threatening.


School run horror as toddler hit by car outside Walsall primary -… 

15 Sep

A toddler has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside a Walsall school this morning.


School run horror as toddler hit by car outside Walsall primary – air ambulance scrambled 

15 Sep

Youngster taken to Birmingham Childrens Hospital after collision outside Castlefort School...


Air ambulance drama as cyclist falls off bike in Tamworth 

14 Sep

Medics scrambled to a cycle path in Tamworth after a biker fell off their bike.


Firefighters tackle car blaze in Tamworth 

13 Sep

Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called to Tamworth this morning (September 13) to deal with a car fire.


Air ambulance called after car rolls near Tamworth 

13 Sep

An air ambulance was dispatched to a village near Tamworth after a car rolled on its side.


Child hit by car outside Edgar Stammers School in Ross Road,… 

11 Sep

A YOUNG boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car outside a Walsall school.


Air ambulance lands in Walsall after crash between car and… 

11 Sep

The air ambulance was called to Walsall this morning (Monday, September 11) after a crash between a car and a motorbike involving a teenager.


Air ambulance called after man hit by car in Handsworth 

6 Sep

Rookery Road closed for several hours while emergency services attended the scene...


Man airlifted to hospital after crash 

5 Sep

The male car driver, in his 20s, was trapped in his vehicle for about 50 minutes and had to be cut free before being airlifted to hospital.


Plane crash-lands in Staffordshire field 

28 Aug

A MAN has been hospitalised this morning after the light aircraft he was flying, came down near Abbots Bromley.


Man freed after getting leg stuck under digger 

18 Aug

The air ambulance was sent to the incident in Coundon...


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