News Archive for June 2019
The force’s newest Assistant Chief Constable has vowed to maintain the crackdown on violent crime by targeting those at the heart of gun and knife crime in the region.
West Midlands Police has released dramatic footage showing ram raiders smashing their way into a Birmingham shop − and of two later being plucked from a canal as they tried in vain to hide from a police helicopter.
- The #HumansofWMP series is a chance to find out more about the people who work for the force
- To mark Armed Forces Day, PC Chris Cherry shares her story as an army reservist
- Chris talks about how she fits in being a reservist around her role as an Investigations Officer
Veterans at risk of spiralling into a life of crime are being helped to turn their lives around through a West Midlands Police support scheme.
A man serving life behind bars for ordering a drug rival’s murder has been convicted of trafficking heroin and crack cocaine after police in the West Midlands exposed him as the head of a County Lines network.
A woman has been jailed for more than three years after launching a shocking attack on a mum and young baby in Sheldon.
Anne-Marie Cadette pounced on the 29-year-old mum as she pushed her 22-month-old son along Coventry Road in a pushchair on 8 May.
A delivery driver has been jailed for luring a 15-year-old runaway into his van and raping her.
Mohammed Basharat spotted the vulnerable girl wandering the streets of Birmingham on 16 August 2017.
A pair of drug dealing Birmingham brothers have been jailed after West Midlands Police busted their illegal operation.
Officers recovered crack cocaine and heroin after acting on intelligence to raid the home of Muhammad and Rizwan Azam in Sparkhill.
Sandwell officers are celebrating the success of a collaboration to stop speeding in Wednesbury.
Detectives investigating a shooting at a Walsall barbers shop have charged a teenager with attempted murder.
Uzair Shahid, from Lichfield Road, Walsall, has been remanded into prison after appearing before the town's magistrates court today (26 June).
A serial armed robber who targeted stores in Coventry has been jailed - after he was caught in the act and tackled by plain-clothed West Midlands Police cops.
Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman as she walked home from work have released an e-fit of the offender.
A teenager who stabbed a man to death in a row over a games console has been jailed for seven years for manslaughter.
Levi Whitmore-Wills knifed Patrick Hill, 23, after the victim and his brother bumped into him and tried to sell him a PlayStation.
UPDATE, 26 JUNE: Jordan Bassett has been jailed for 18 years, and will spend a further five on licence. He will serve a minimum of 12 before he can be considered for release.
A burglary suspect was arrested after walking past a stolen Range Rover being guarded by plain clothes cops – and inadvertently popped open its doors with the keyless entry fob in his pocket!
An extra cash boost has been given to West Midlands Police to help tackle knife crime and youth violence.
The Home Office allocated over £7 million to the force last month in a bid to make the region safer.
The biggest names in British boxing have headed Stateside this summer – and the action is far from over!
As the West Midlands Police Boxing Team are aiming to follow in the footsteps of Tyson Fury by triumphing in America.
A former Birmingham delivery driver has been jailed after abusing teenage boys over two decades earlier.
David Stenhouse was a delivery driver and a minister at the time of the offences and he came to know his victims through his job and his work in the local community.
One of West Midlands Police’s most senior officers has vowed to continue serving the public for as long as possible despite his Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis − and has urged all employers to look past disability when recruiting.
A Birmingham carer has been jailed for ill-treating an elderly dementia patient in her own home.
Ashikiah Reid, from Erdington, was handed an eight-month prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday (18 June) after pleading guilty to ill-treating the bed-bound 101-year-old.
A man wanted over a burglary spree was arrested after West Midlands Police officers found him hiding on an island in the middle of a nature reserve lake.
A speeding hit-and-run driver who killed a mum in Birmingham has been locked up.
Mohammed Shameel struck 38-year-old Noreen Akhtar on Stratford Road, Sparkhill, as she stepped into the road to get into her parked car on 16 June last year.
Three teenagers who held a boy captive for six hours - and tortured him for simply knocking over a drink - have been jailed after a West Midlands Police investigation uncovered the brutality of their attack.