News Archive for January 2019
A reckless driver who prompted a four mile pursuit which saw him twice reverse into a police car, then drive at an officer, has been jailed.
Cops in an unmarked police vehicle tried to stop Michael Gaffey who was speeding in Shirley just after 11.15pm on 25 July last year.
West Midlands Police has arrested six people following a series of raids across Birmingham to target benefit fraud.
Drug supply suspects were arrested and vulnerable children safeguarded as West Midlands Police took part in a UK-wide crackdown on ‘County Lines’ dealing.
A Birmingham man who groomed teenage girls in Canada online has been jailed for 40 months.
Police are appealing for information following a serious collision on Queslett Road, Birmingham at the junction with Nether Hall Avenue this morning (Tuesday 29 January).
Officers were called at around 7.40am after a cyclist was struck by a Renault Clio car travelling on Queslett Road.
Two men have been jailed for supplying Class A drugs across the West Midlands thanks to a call from a concerned member of the public who alerted police to their suspicious behaviour.
Three men have been jailed for more than six years after being convicted of historical child cruelty following an eight week trial at Leamington Justice Centre.
Officers investigating a suspected arson attack at a bus depot in Tividale, Sandwell last week have identified the youths involved through a concerned parent’s report.
Coventry Police and key partners have vowed to adopt a united front to tackle violence and make the city’s streets safer.
Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Yardley Wood this afternoon (27 January).
The 22-year-old was attacked just before 3.20pm outside McDonalds in School Road.
A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with a stabbing at a block of flats in Ankerdine Court, Halesowen has been bailed.
The man, who is from Halesowen, was arrested at the scene as a result of fast-track enquires.
A caring West Midlands Police cop is taking on his first ever full marathon to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s cancer charity.
Sergeant Martin Danher will compete in the London Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent which supports ill young people and their families.
Two guns have been found in Birmingham city centre by police officers within hours of each other.
The firearms were discovered in two separate incidents in the early hours of Sunday (27 January).
Four people who were arrested after a man was stabbed on Queen Street in Wolverhampton city centre have been released on bail.
Police were called at around 4.22am on Saturday morning (26 January) after a 22-year-old man sustained a single stab wound to his back.
A man suspected of grooming a schoolgirl for sex has been jailed for breaching an order secured by West Midlands Police banning him from contacting her.
Arfan Ghulzar was arrested on 25 June last year after the 14-year-old was reported missing from her Birmingham home.
Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in a block of flats in Halesowen this morning (26 January).
The 31-year-old was found at the flats in Ankerdine Court at around 6.40am with multiple stab wounds.
A 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Handsworth has been released on police bail.
The 44-year-old woman was found with serious head injuries at an address in Albert Road, Handsworth on Wednesday morning (23 Jan) and died the following night in hospital.
A man from Tipton has been arrested after police pursued a stolen HGV lorry through parts of Sandwell last night (25 January).
The lorry, which was reported stolen in Staffordshire, triggered an ANPR camera in Smethwick at 11.40pm.
A 22-year-old-man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed in Wolverhampton city centre.
The incident happened near to The Outback Nightclub on Queen Street at 4.22am this morning (26 January).
Yesterday (24 January) PC Andy Peters – a dedicated Young Persons officer based in Dudley – visited Greenfield Primary School in Stourbridge as part of the national #KnifeFree campaign.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a 44-year-old woman was found with serious injuries at an address in Albert Road in Handsworth, Birmingham on Wednesday (23 January).
Five suspected car thieves − including four school-age boys − were arrested and stolen cars recovered following two West Midlands Police pursuits overnight.
A major cannabis factory spread across three floors of an empty towerblock has been uncovered by police.