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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.


Police appeal for witnesses after women hit by car in Coventry 

2 Jun

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


Investigation launched following series of robberies 

1 Jun

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


Troublemakers face bookies ban under new Bet Watch scheme 

31 May

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.


Five arrested in Birmingham murder probe 

30 May

Five people have been arrested following an investigation into the death of a Birmingham man.


Men sentenced following brutal murder in Coventry 

27 May

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.


Appeal for information after motorcyclist loses his life in A45 collision 

21 May

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).


Three men jailed for Coventry rape 

19 May

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


Police arrest five men in Coventry on suspicion of funding terrorism 

9 May

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


Leamington man jailed for attempted murder and possession of firearm 

9 May

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.


Jailed: Gunman who blasted family home with shotgun 

30 Apr

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.


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.


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Prison absconder jailed after stealing a Ferrari in two week crime spree 

22 Jun

A man who absconded from prison and car-jacked a Ferrari during a two week crime spree has been jailed for a further ten years at Birmingham Crown Court last week (16 June).


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21 Jun

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Walsall man charged in connection with terrorism offence 

17 Jun

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Saturday 17 June) been charged.


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.


Police arrest two people in connection with stabbing in Coventry 

12 Jun

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


Walsall man arrested over terrorism offences 

12 Jun

A 27-year-old man has been arrested today (Monday 12 June) on suspicion of terrorism offences.


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.


Already Liable 

11 Jun

Can a police officer detain a person under s136 MHA if that person is already affected by mental health law in some way? Imagine a police encounter where the officers are told by someone the person they have concerns about is on leave from ...


Investigation launched into Coventry stabbing 

11 Jun

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


Bookies robber brought down by CCTV… and bucket hat!  

10 Jun

An armed robber who threatened staff at a bookmakers with a gun has been jailed for more than five years − after his distinctive bucket hat helped police identify him.


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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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Cyclist suffers critical injuries in accident near Lichfield 

21 Jun

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a collision near to Lichfield.


Rugeley cyclist critically injured in accident near Lichfield on… 

21 Jun

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after a collision near to Lichfield.


Cyclist in critical condition after crash on the A513 near Lichfield 

21 Jun

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a crash near Lichfield.


Major incident near Ryders Hayes estate in Pelsall, Walsall 

20 Jun

EMERGENCY services have rushed to Walsall this evening, with an air ambulance deployed in what's being described as a major incident.


Biker seriously injured as motorcycle and Audi collide on B5013… 

12 Jun

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision near Abbots Bromley.


Pedestrian seriously hurt after Bentley Road North collision in… 

9 Jun

A MAN has suffered serious injuries after being involved in a road traffic collision with a car in Walsall this afternoon (June 9).


Two teenagers seriously injured after being electrocuted. 

1 Jun

Two teenager boys have suffered serious injuries after being electrocuted this morning (01/06).


Teen ‘critical’ after being electrocuted on Walsall train line in… 

1 Jun

TWO teenagers have suffered serious injuries, one of whom is critical, after being electrocuted on a Walsall train line.


​Trespasser electrocuted near Walsall train line 

1 Jun

A TRESSPASSER has been electrocuted in Walsall.


TWP Manufacturing raise £1,650 for Midlands Air Ambulance 

31 May

Made in the Midlands and Threeway Pressings are proud to announce that we have collectively raised £1,650 for the Midlands Air Ambulance at our record-breaking Made in the Midlands exhibition.


Bike4Life Ride Out raises ‘Amazing’ £73,800 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity 

13 May

OVER 3,500 motorcyclists took part in the event...


Drayton Manor Park to reopen after death of 11-year-old schoolgirl 

12 May

Drayton Manor Park will reopen tomorrow, bosses have confirmed.


Man breaks his legs after ‘fall’ from balcony in Castle Grounds 

12 May

THIS afternoon (Friday) a man was airlifted to hospital with suspected broken legs after falling from a balcony in Tamworth Castle Grounds.


​Man breaks legs after "fall" at Tamworth Castle… 

12 May

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital with suspected broken legs after falling from a balcony at Tamworth Castle Grounds.


Drayton Manor Park to remain closed while investigations continue after girl’s death on Splash Canyon ride 

11 May

Drayton Manor Park will remain closed for a third day as investigations continue into the death of an 11-year-old girl earlier this week.


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