News Archive for November 2018
When people told us they weren’t happy with Erdington High Street, we knew we had to act.
Shoplifters, anti-social behaviour and drugs were all highlighted to us, by people who wanted to see a bigger police presence.
Today marked our response to that.
A West Midlands Police officer jumped into a freezing cold canal to rescue a woman who’d leapt from a bridge – but was soon back on patrol after changing into his spare uniform!
West Midlands Police, supported by the Spanish authorities, yesterday (Thursday 29 November) apprehended a 29-year-old Coventry man in Southern Spain who is wanted in the UK for his involvement in a conspiracy to murder.
Masked robbers who threatened a security van driver with a machete before fleeing with thousands of pounds of cash have been jailed for almost 50 years - after officers thwarted their getaway.
Police in Dudley are on the trail of a would-be burglar with a broken foot or leg. Can you help us track him down?
Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Jaydon Washington James in Coventry have this morning (Thursday 29 November) arrested a teenager on suspicion of murder.
A West Midlands Police officer has picked up a bravery award for an off-duty arrest that saw him tackle a violent thug who’d assaulted a granddad – and all on his way home from a 10-hour police shift!
Police are continuing to investigate the murder of 16-year-old Jaydon Washington James after he was stabbed in Wood End last Saturday (24 November).
Police are appealing for information following a hit-and-run collision in Cornwall Road, Smethwick.
A Birmingham man has been jailed for more than two years after police found a stolen Beretta shotgun in the back of his car.
The family of a cyclist killed in a collision with a lorry have paid tribute to their beloved brother
Paul Thompson, aged 50, was struck by the vehicle in Culwick Street, Wolverhampton, just before 2.30pm on Monday (26 November).
West Midlands Police has thanked a footballer for helping officers tackle a crime suspect who made the schoolboy error of trying to flee through a five-a-side centre.
A bus company has today (27 November) been fined over £2.3 million following the Coventry bus crash which killed seven-year-old passenger Rowan Fitzgerald and 76-year-old pedestrian Dora Hancox in October 2015.
Two West Midlands Police officers have been praised for facing down a violent robber as he wielded a hammer and knife in a Birmingham street.
Detectives investigating the death of a pensioner in West Bromwich have this evening (Monday 26 November) charged a man with murder.
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was attacked in Kingstanding on Sunday (25 November).
The 15-year-old boy was stabbed on Homerton Road just after 6.30pm and taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A Birmingham bin lorry driver has been jailed following a collision which left a schoolgirl with fatal injuries last year.
Two kind-hearted local community businesses have donated specialist home security equipment to a 70-year-old woman who suffered a burglary last month.
Four men have been arrested as part of the safety and security operation for the Birmingham derby today (Sunday 25 November).
A Coventry family has been left heartbroken following the death of 16-year-old Jaydon Washington James after he was stabbed in Wood End last night (Saturday 24 November).
A man who died in an alleged hit-and-run in Walsall Wood yesterday (24 November) has been named as Carl Moore.
The 28-year-old was rushed to hospital following the collision on Walsall Wood High Street at around 12.30am.