News Archive for July 2020
Woman guilty of terror offences and trying to murder police officer
Belfast woman Christine Connor, 35, has today been found guilty of attempting to murder a police officer in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast on May 28, 2013, as well as a number of terrorism and other offences during a re-trial at Belfast Crown Court.
Suspected knife killer charged with murder after Norway arrest
We’ve charged a man with the murder of a Birmingham dad almost four years ago after the suspect was traced to a house in Norway.
Abdulahi Shire was sought over the fatal stabbing of Zakir Nawaz in Highfield Road, Washwood Heath, on 10 September 2016.
Appeal following fatal collision on motorway
Officers are currently at the scene after a woman died in a collision on the M6 this morning (27 July).
We were called shortly before 9am today following a collision between two lorries and a car between junction 9 for Wednesbury and junction 10 for Walsall.
Weapons seized and arrests made in Wolverhampton crackdown
We’ve seized knives, a knuckle duster and drugs as part of a crackdown on weapons and dealing across Wolverhampton.
Officers from our Wolverhampton Taskforce, and neighbourhood teams, have been monitoring areas and acting on intelligence to help keep the city safe.
Investigation launched after gun shots fired in Birmingham
We’ve arrested two men after launching an investigation into gun shots being fired in Ladywood around 3.30pm yesterday (25 July).
We’ve recovered two bullets from Kelsall Croft and Sherborne Grove although no-one is known to have been injured.
Armed robber jailed after prompt response
An armed robber has been jailed for five years after we tracked her down within two hours of her crime - thanks to her missing teeth.
Tara Gregory pulled out a knife and threatened her target in Brighton Street, Coventry, at around 10.10pm on 19 December last year.
Appeal after teenage girl sexually assaulted and robbed in Walsall
We're appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted and robbed on a canal towpath in Walsall.
The 14-year-old was grabbed by the throat on the pathway off Green Rock Lane, Bloxwich, at around 3pm yesterday (24 July).
Rise in scam across West Midlands
We’re urging people to be on their guard against scammers who claim to represent HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and demand ’owed’ cash.
There were 45 reports of West Midlands residents being contacted and told to hand over money, or face arrest for tax evasion, in just two weeks.
Police issue car cruising and illegal rave warning ahead of the weekend
We’re aware of a number of car cruising meetings and illegal raves planned in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands over the coming days.
We are continuing to monitor and act on intelligence to prevent large gatherings which are still banned due to fears of spreading Covid-19.
Appeal to trace further witnesses following Smethwick murder
We’re appealing to trace more potential witnesses following the death of a man found with a serious head injury in a Smethwick alleyway on Tuesday 14 April.
Jagdev Lally was rushed to hospital after a passer-by found him collapsed off the High Street at around 9am.