News Archive for May 2020
More than 300 motorists were caught speeding during a police crackdown on reckless drivers on West Midlands motorways.
Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group have carried out a month-long operation to halt those who put lives at risk on our region’s major routes.
We’re investigating after a man was shot at a house in Sheldon last night (Friday).
It is believed the gunman forced his way into the property on Downsfield Road before firing at the victim, aged 28, at around 10.30pm.
We've tonight charged a man with trying to kill a woman and her seven-month-old baby in Tipton.
We were called to a property on Mansion Drive, in Tipton, just before 12.30am yesterday (Thursday) to reports of a domestic incident.
We are appealing for information following a series of nine robberies in Sutton yesterday (28 May), where teenagers were robbed of bikes and earphones, and a woman suffered nasty injuries after having her bag snatched.
UPDATE Thursday 18 June 2020:
Rakeem Malik has been sentenced today (18 June) at Birmingham Crown Court to five years imprisonment followed by five years on extended licence to run consecutively to his current sentence.
Detectives investigating after shots were fired in Balsall Heath have today (29 May) released CCTV as they continue to appeal for information.
A masked burglar who targeted elderly and vulnerable residents was yesterday (Thursday 28 May) jailed for six years after his DNA was found on a top he left behind at one of the break-ins.
We are appealing for information after a man sustained an gunshot injury to his leg as he walked down a Handsworth road on Wednesday (27 May).
An investigation has been launched following a fire at a tower block in Nechells earlier this morning (28 May).
We are appealing for information after shots were fired on King Edward Road in Birmingham shortly after 5pm yesterday (27 May).
We believe a car turned into the road, when the occupant starting firing shots at a second car.
A Birmingham man has been charged with the death of a toddler in November 2017.
The 21-month-old girl was found with a head injury at an address in The Green, Northfield on 19 November 2017 and died two days later in hospital.
A suspected drink driver who dangerously hit speeds of up to 80mph in the dark without headlights on has been jailed.
Spencer Bassett travelled on the wrong side of the road as he fled from us in his Audi during the early hours of Boxing Day last year.
The latest group of student officers have begun life with West Midlands Police and are the first to start their police careers while observing social distancing.
We've charged a 42-year-old woman after the contents of a charity box were stolen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham's Cancer Centre.
It is alleged that approximately £400 was inside the box when the lid was forced open and it was emptied at about 10pm on Wednesday 20 May.
We are appealing for information after shots were fired following a collision between a car and a van on Mary Street, Balsall Heath shortly after 8pm yesterday (26 May).
We understand a grey Citroen C3 and white VW Transporter collided near to the junction with Balsall Health Road.
We’ve released a shocking image showing a reckless biker tearing up parkland on an off-road motorcycle – with a toddler perched on his lap.
In response to COVID-19 our staff and officers are working to keep you safe. For some this has meant a change to their role, the way they work and some personal sacrifices.
We’re aiming to put the brakes on speeding motorists during a crackdown on those who risk lives across the West Midlands.
We’ve recovered a stolen car and discovered a haul of vehicle parts after swooping on a chop shop in Birmingham today (22 May).
A hit-and-run driver has been jailed after leaving a pedestrian with life-changing injuries following a collision in West Bromwich.
Stanislavas Jurgo struck the 56-year-old man as he was crossing Dudley Street at just after midnight on 22 September last year.
We gained our first full Stalking Protection Order (SPO) at Birmingham Magistrates Court earlier this week.
The order was made against a 39-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield who cannot be named at this time for legal reasons.
We broke-up a large street party last night (20 May) as more than 100 people flouted the national coronavirus public health orders by mingling in a Birmingham street.
Earlier this morning (21 May) officers from Dudley raided two addresses on Spring Meadow Road, Netherton under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Many items were found inside a shed at the back of the two properties including an electroshock weapon, knuckle dusters, a machete and pepper spray.