News Archive for September 2018
Police are investigating an incident in which a corrosive substance was thrown at a man on High Street in Bloxwich this evening (30 September).
The man, who is in his 40s, was sitting in his car at around 6.50pm when he felt something thrown in his face.
Four weeks on from the murder of Fidel Glasgow outside Club M in Coventry city centre, detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Kingswinford, Dudley last night (27 September).
Officers were called to Lodge Lane outside Summerhill School just after 7pm where two motorcyclists had collided with a car.
An investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s was attacked in Market Place, Dudley at around 11pm on Tuesday (25 September).
West Midlands Police has appealed for help to find a man suspected of being part of a heartless gang that conned pensioners out of their savings.
Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a woman outside St Mary’s Church in Handsworth in the early hours of Wednesday (26 September).
Five men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Lee Bank last month.
Anthony Sargeant, aged 33, was shot at from a car in Rickman Drive, Lee Bank just before 9:45pm on Saturday 25 August.
The thieves raided Eternity Diamonds just after 10.30am on Thursday 23 August, in front of a shocked staff member.
Sledge hammers were used to smash the glass display cabinets and the crooks stuffed jewellery into carrier bags.
Police are appealing for help in tracing three masked thieves who bundled a safe containing Asian gold into a car before fleeing the scene.
Officers were called to reports of a residential burglary in Holly Road, Handsworth, just after 6pm on Saturday 15 September.
Two “despicable” brothers with a history of duping elderly folk out of their savings are back behind bars after a West Midlands Police investigation revealed they’d conned more pensioners with rogue trader scams.
Police are appealing for information following a hit-and-run collision in Coventry yesterday (Monday 24 September).
A father and his seven-year-old son were struck by a white vehicle while crossing the A45 Fletchamstead Highway, near the Kenilworth Road junction around 4.40pm.
Detectives investigating the shooting of a man in the South Woodgate area of Birmingham are urging witnesses to come forward.
The 23-year-old victim was chased down an alleyway in Gravel Bank at around 2:40pm on Sunday (23 September) and was shot in the shoulder.
Two people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Sandwell Road, Handsworth on Sunday (23 September).
Three teenagers have been arrested following a car-jacking and two attempted car robberies in the space of 30 minutes in Birmingham.
A Birmingham man who posed as a taxi driver to lure a student into his car before raping her has been jailed for nine years following a West Midlands Police investigation.
Police have this evening (Sunday 23 September) arrested a man and woman in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Handsworth this afternoon.
Two people who work at the store in Sandwell Road were threatened and attacked with a knife at around 12.15pm.
A rare helmet which dates back almost 100 years has been unearthed and returned to West Midlands Police to preserve for generations to come.
The historic helmet was worn by an officer from Birmingham City Police during the early 20th Century.
West Midlands Police has released video footage of a road rage driver pulling a hazardous “brake test" manoeuvre on a cyclist − and warned that dodgy drivers now face greater risk of prosecution thanks to video supplied by members of the public.
A man who dragged a cash machine from a shop in Birmingham has been jailed for nearly five years.
Taron McAuley, aged 22, was part of a group who used two stolen Land Rovers to steal an ATM machine from One Mobile on Edward Street, Balsall Heath around 11pm on Thursday 1 March.
A motorist who had been driving at nearly twice the speed limit when he crashed after overtaking a lorry, killing his passenger, has been jailed for six years.
He was one of three people convicted over the same collision, which happened on 24 February last year at around 10.25pm.
An assistant headteacher, who was caught with indecent images of children after West Midlands Police investigated his attempts to seduce a 13-year-old girl over the internet, has been jailed for nearly three years.
New image released as police continue appeal over violent traffic warden robbery.
Officers investigating the violent robbery of a traffic warden in Alum Rock have issued a new image of a suspect.