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News Archive for January 2019

Grant Gold
Posted 19 January 2019

A van thief who crashed into a village war memorial on Remembrance Day has been jailed − as West Midlands Police releases dash-cam footage showing the incredible lengths he went to in a botched bid to evade cops.

WMP recovers stolen cars from Black Country scrap yard
Posted 18 January 2019

A stash of stolen cars was recovered at a scrap metal yard following a West Midlands Police raid yesterday (17 Jan) – as the force’s efforts to close down markets for vehicle thieves scored another success.

WMP
Posted 18 January 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage driver died on the Bristol Road in Selly Oak just before 10.30pm.

The black Chevrolet Matiz is believed to have left the road and hit a tree, just before 10.30pm yesterday (17 January).

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Posted 17 January 2019

A prolific van thief has been jailed for almost six years after West Midlands Police put the brakes on his crime spree.

Craig Everitt is believed to have been a prominent member of a gang targeting Transit vans in the Black Country in November last year.

Barnes
Posted 17 January 2019

A Walsall man has been jailed for life today (Thursday 17 January) for murdering his ‘friend’. 

Edwin Bradley was discovered by police in his flat on 6 July last year after concerned neighbours hadn’t seen or heard from the 65-year-old for a few days. 

Distraction burglar John McDonald jailed after West Midlands Police investigation
Posted 17 January 2019

A man who posed as a council gardener to trick his way inside pensioners’ homes and steal £1,000s has been jailed for six years following a West Midlands Police investigation.

DNA marking
Posted 16 January 2019

Police across Birmingham have been out visiting members of the public and providing crime safety advice following a spate of burglaries in the area.

accident
Posted 16 January 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Northfield in the early hours of Saturday morning (12 January).

John Nixon
Posted 16 January 2019

A man who stabbed his neighbour to death after a drunken row has been convicted of his murder.

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Posted 16 January 2019

The family of a man who died following a three-car collision in Castle Bromwich say he was a ‘friend to many who will be missed forever’.

Operation Cantil has seem West Midlands Police net almost 1,000 crime suspects in five months
Posted 16 January 2019

A West Midlands Police operation targeting crime gangs behind the rise in car key burglaries has netted almost 1,000 suspects in the last five months – and led to the recovery of almost 600 stolen vehicles.

Police crest
Posted 16 January 2019

Detectives are making a fresh appeal for anyone who may have information about the murder of Rezwan Ali at a house party in Walsall on 14 January last year.

WMP
Posted 15 January 2019

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the murder of Stuart Roe last month. 

The 34 year-old was fatally stabbed during the early hours of Sunday 30 December 2018 in Springfield Drive, Halesowen. 

Mohammed Waqas
Posted 15 January 2019

A Saltley man has been jailed for nearly eight years after a man was attacked with a baseball bat and a machete.
 

Car key burglars jailed after WMP investigation
Posted 15 January 2019

Three members of a burglary gang have been jailed after West Midlands Police linked them to stolen cars valued at half a million pounds.

Rabin Mahmood
Posted 15 January 2019

A hit-and-run driver who mowed down a pensioner on a pelican crossing while speeding in Wolverhampton has been jailed for almost four years.

Rabin Mahmood struck 80-year-old Hopton Gayle while travelling at more than 60mph on Stafford Road just after 6pm on 19 February last year.

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Posted 14 January 2019

West Midlands Police is committed to a robust crime recording improvement plan following a critical report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services - but the force has challenged key parts of the police watchdog’s assessment. 

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Posted 14 January 2019

Police are appealing for information after two men were seriously injured following a hit-and-run in Birmingham.

The pair were crossing Adderley Road, near the junction of Alum Rock Road, Saltley, when they were hit by a car at around 7.30pm on Saturday (12 January).

WMP are investigating four armed car-jackings in three hours
Posted 14 January 2019

Police in Coventry are investigating a series of car-jackings in a matter of hours across the city yesterday (13 Jan), including one in which two children came face-to-face with robbers brandishing large knives.

West Midlands Police officers found a combat knife in a Sutton park
Posted 14 January 2019

A large combat knife has been recovered near a park after West Midlands Police were called to reports of a knife-point robbery.

Sandeep Singh
Posted 14 January 2019

A drug dealer has been jailed for eight years after West Midlands Police caught him with a stash of heroin and crack cocaine plus a stun gun disguised as a torch. 
 
Sandeep Singh was stopped by officers driving his BMW in Wellesley Road, Oldbury, in November 2017.

Bev Cleaver and the Coventry Domestic Violence Offender Management Team
Posted 13 January 2019

A specialist Coventry Police domestic abuse unit is helping protect vulnerable partners from some of the most high risk offenders in the city − with figures showing a 70 per cent drop in violent incidents among some of those its managing.

Haydn Ward
Posted 12 January 2019

Two football fans from the West Midlands who were involved in disorder while following England have been banned from games for three years.

knife wand search
Posted 12 January 2019

Frontline West Midlands Police officers are to be equipped with metal detecting ‘wands’ in the latest move designed to tackle knife crime.

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