News Archive for February 2019
West Midlands Police has released dramatic footage showing the moment a knifeman was arrested at gunpoint cowering in his shower cubicle.
A knifeman who fatally stabbed a man outside a Birmingham pub following a row over a punch-bag machine has been jailed for life - as the victim’s grieving mum pleads with young men to put down their knives.
A man who once burgled his own granddad’s home is back behind bars after West Midlands Police linked him to ‘bogus official’ burglaries against three women in their nineties.
West Midlands Police will have a comprehensive operation in place for the Birmingham City and Aston Villa derby.
The force has worked alongside both clubs and fan groups in preparing its policing plans for the game on Sunday, 10 March.
Wolverhampton man, Ben Platt, has been jailed after threatening a driver with a knife and assaulting him, before stealing his taxi and crashing it into parked cars.
Detectives investigating the death of Hazrat Umar in Birmingham have charged a teenager with murder.
The 16-year-old boy from Birmingham was arrested on Monday (25 February) following the fatal stabbing in Norwood Road that afternoon.
Two people have admitted possessing tasers and CS spray after police found the weapons in their homes as they carried out search warrants.
A County Lines drug chain supplying heroin and crack cocaine into market and spa towns from the West Midlands has been crushed following a covert police operation.
Chief Constable Dave Thompson has vowed to implement extensive stop and search powers for the foreseeable future, as police step up their efforts to tackle the rising surge of knife crime.
Three Birmingham brothers have been ordered to pay back more than £1 million after police in the West Midlands proved they’d funnelled drugs money into family bank accounts.
Two guns have been seized and two people have been arrested by West Midlands Police Regional Organised Crime Unit, after officers executed a warrant in West Bromwich this morning (26 February).
West Midlands Police has released dramatic CCTV footage showing people flee for their lives as a gunman opens fire in a busy pub car-park.
Detectives investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in Birmingham have arrested a teenager on suspicion of murder.
A man found stabbed to death in Harborne on Saturday (23 February) has been named as Gary Cunningham.
Mr Cunningham was found with fatal stab wounds in a block of flats in Frensham Way at just after 11am.
A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Birmingham this afternoon (25 February).
Police were called to Norwood Road, Bordesley Green, just after 2pm.
A boy believed to be aged 17 was found seriously injured.
27 February update: Today, James Peake and Dontay Ellis were jailed for minimum terms of 20 years for murder, and 10 years, to run concurrently, for robbery.
A junior doctor regularly swaps his stethoscope for solving crime after helping to break new ground as a West Midlands Police Special Constable − and qualify as a detective!
Detectives investigating an attempted murder at an address in Solihull in December 2018 have charged a man in connection with the shooting.
Hundreds of vehicle parts and equipment used to steal cars without the keys were seized when officers swooped on five properties in a blitz targeting suspected chop shops.
Police are appealing for information following a serious collision on Newhampton Road West in Wolverhampton at around 8pm on Thursday (21 February).
A 16-year-old who died after he was stabbed in Small Heath on Wednesday (20 February) has been named as Abdullah Muhammad.
Abdullah was found critically injured in Herbert Road, Small Heath, at around 8pm and, despite the best efforts of medics, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A teenage boy has been jailed for life today (Friday 22 February) for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Viktorija Sokolova in West Park, Wolverhampton in April last year.