News Archive for June 2020
Four arrested and loaded revolver found as we up pressure on gangs
We seized a loaded revolver and arrested two teenage brothers during a raid in Birmingham this morning as we ramp up the pressure on city gangs.
Officers forced entry to a house in Handsworth just after 6am following intelligence linking the address to drug dealing and firearms.
Illegal rave warning amid concerns over weekend gathering
We’re again warning anyone planning to attend an illegal rave this weekend that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.
Our intelligence unit has received information suggesting an unlicensed music event may pop up in the Black Country tomorrow evening (27 June).
Man charged with murder over Father's Day killing of Birmingham dad
We’ve charged a man with murder following a fatal stabbing in Great Barr, Birmingham on Sunday evening (21 June).
Reece Adamson, aged 30, was tragically found with fatal injuries to his neck after officers were called to reports of a disorder just after 9pm in Cardington Avenue.
Hot weather not an excuse to breach social distancing guidelines
We know it’s hot out there, but we’re asking people to resist the temptation to organise or go to large street parties and barbecues.
We’ve been called to large gatherings in parks in recent weeks which have been in breach of the rules designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Warning ahead of planned car cruising meetings
We’re aware of a number of car cruising meetings planned in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands over the coming days.
We’re reminding anyone who is considering attending to take part, or spectate, of the dangers of this illegal activity and that they all face prosecution.
Man jailed for theft of old TV
A man has been jailed after stealing a television from a flat in Coventry, which was later described as 'worthless'.
Ijah Cumberbatch was seen breaking into a vacant flat on Brunswick Road, Earlsdon on 20 May before he was seen leaving carrying the TV and getting into a taxi.
Jail for arsonists who torched car in early morning attack
Arsonists who torched a car in a residential street have been jailed after their alibi backfired and we caught them less than two hours later smelling of petrol.
James Connolly and Sean Gillon doused two cars parked in Hall Lane, Coventry, with fuel at around 6am on 13 January 2020.
Biker critical in hospital – appeal to trace VW Golf driver
We’re appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Coventry last night (20 June) that left a biker critically ill in hospital.
The motorbike collided with a black VW Golf in Bedworth Road, between Oban Road and Ibstock Road, at around 7.45pm.
Speeding up justice with video remand hearings
We're seeking rapid justice by trialling virtual remand hearings between our Perry Barr custody block and Birmingham Magistrates Court.
We've established a direct video-link into the court to speed up cases and ensure dangerous prisoners are kept off the streets.