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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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My Health and Yours 

20 May

My healthcare, and that of my family and friends, is absolutely none of your business.


Interim Report: MHA Review 

7 May

Last week, Professor Sir Simon Wessely published his interim report after being asked in 2017 by the Prime Minister to look at the Mental Health Act 1983.


Reasons to be cheerful 

3 May

After the first month of this financial year there are lots of reasons to look forward this year! In January we entered what is my third year as chief.


Interim Report: MHA Review 

1 May

At 10am on 01st May, the interim report of Professor Sir Simon Wessely’s review of the Mental Health ACt 1983, commissioned by the Prime Minister in late 2017, will be published.


AMHP Emergencies 

28 Apr

My esteemed blogging colleague the Masked AMHP has, in his latest post, addressed the question of whether AMHPs are an emergency service, rightly pointing out that a range of situations lead to demands that AMHPs suddenly jump in to action ...


Policing is Not The Problem Here 

23 Apr

Policing is not the problem here: the extent to which we rely upon policing – that’s the problem.


Game on 

13 Apr

As you have been watching the television in the last few days I hope your excitement has been building for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022! Last week I joined four of our staff, as part of a wider Birmingham and UK Government group...


Draft Mental Health Strategy 

8 Apr

This is an opportunity to comment upon a draft strategy for policing and mental health, which is being put together by Chief Constable Mark Collins, the National Police Chiefs Council lead on mental health.


Beds and Stuff 

6 Apr

It was being asked again last night, in the AMHP social media world as to whether Britain had run out of inpatient psychiatric beds.


The 136 in Custody Thing 

5 Apr

I said about eighteen months ago, that once the Mental Health Act was amended to unambiguously allow the use of s136 of the Act in any place that was not someone’s home, we’d see police officers considering its application in police...


135/6: Authorising Officers 

3 Apr

Short post mainly for those ranking officers who have statutory roles to play under the revised Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) provisions which focus on those rare occasions where custody is still used as a Place of Safety under the Act.


Making the Same Mistakes 

2 Apr

I woke up this morning to a tag on Twitter from Australia drawing my attention to questions being asked following an encounter between Victoria Police in Melbourne and a mentally vulnerable man referred to as ‘John’.


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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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Police swoop on Coventry Road, Small Heath, after reports of stabbing 

22 May

Air ambulance landed in area after incident early on Tuesday evening...


Driver ‘lucky’ to be alive after crash 

22 May

Fire crews, an air ambulance along with police from Kinver and Wombourne attended the incident which involved one red car in Bridgnorth Road, Trescott...


Teenager stabbed to death outside McDonald’s: All we know so far 

17 May

Paramedics, including from the Midlands Air Ambulance, were dispatched to the scene but were unable to save the teenager...


How to Make the Most of Facebook Charitable Giving Tools 

14 May

Running England’s national air ambulance transfer service for children without any government funding is a costly feat – each life-saving transfer costs around £2,800, with two new helicopters planned for 2018.


Coach driver airlifted after three-vehicle collision on A38 

16 Mar

TWO people have been taken to hospital, one of them by air ambulance, following a collision involving a lorry, a coach and a car this morning (Friday).


Coach driver airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash on the A38 near Lichfield 

16 Mar

A coach driver has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A38 near Lichfield.


£7 Million Air Ambulance flies into the Midlands 

1 Mar

A brand new and upgraded air ambulance helicopter has entered Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet.


Air ambulance ‘told to move over health and safety risk’ 

1 Feb

A witness says the helicopter pilot was asked to move by a building site worker in Leamington Spa.


Air ambulance to fly dying Walsall man to be with his daughter 

31 Jan

Whod want to die in hospital? said Ray, who lives in Bloxwich...


Air ambulance to fly dying Walsall man to be with his daughter 

31 Jan

Whod want to die in hospital? said Ray, who lives in Bloxwich...


Air ambulance lands on primary school fields after man stabbed 

23 Jan

Police reveal 27-year-old suffers two wounds in brutal attack...


Van driver in serious condition after vehicle crashes into Halesowen home 

22 Jan

A van driver was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a Halesowen home this morning (Monday 22nd January).


Air ambulance drama as teen injured in Tamworth assault 

12 Jan

Emergency crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were at the scene...


Why the air ambulance landed in Tamworth 

4 Jan

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to Manor Road...


Elderly man injured following a collision in Kings Heath on Boxing Day. 

27 Dec

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were dispatched to Vicarage Road, at around 1:30PM on Boxing Day, to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car near Abbots Road.


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