The field of forensics has evolved over centuries and uses blood, fingerprints, toxicology, ballistics and DNA analysis to help crack complex crimes.
More recently however there has been a rise in digital forensics, using technology to help solve crimes and secure convictions.
Drew Birtles is a forensic scene investigator and is one of the first professionals at the scene of a crime.
Police investigating the deaths of two young brothers in a collision in Wolverhampton have this afternoon (Sunday) arrested on a man on suspicion of causing their deaths by dangerous driving.
A knifeman who stabbed a neighbour so forcefully that the blade snapped has been jailed for nine years.
David Whyte left the victim with a collapsed lung and dislocated shoulder after the attack in Tew Park Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, on 26 September last year.
A Walsall father has been jailed for threatening and racist behaviour towards teachers at his child’s school.
Stephen Cosgrove charged into Brownhills School in Deakin Avenue on 7 February following an incident at the school in which his child’s arm was broken that day.
A businessman and the hitmen he hired to launch a grenade attack on a Birmingham man’s home have been jailed for a total of almost 70 years following an “exceptional" West Midlands Police investigation.
Two young brothers who died in last night’s (14 March) collision in Wolverhampton have been named as 10-year-old Sanjay and 23-month-old Pawanveer Singh.
Assistant Chief Constable Matt Ward said: “We are shocked by the tragic news of the New Zealand terror attack and our sympathies are with those affected at this time.
Police are investigating a fatal collision on Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton just before 9pm last night (Thursday 14 March) where two children died.
Police are appealing for information after a man was tricked into buying a stolen car in Birmingham.
The 58-year-old was duped into handing money to a man known as ’Dean Malik’ for a Nissan Qashqai in December 2018.
A gang of off-road bike louts who ran amok on public roads during a lawless ‘Ride Out’ event have been convicted at court − as West Midlands Police warns it will not tolerate drivers who use the streets as race tracks.
A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his friend in a drunken rage at his home in Wolverhampton.
Aleksejs Lusnikovs left Deniss Buzmakovs with serious head, chest and leg injuries after the attack in Beckett Street, Bilston, on the evening of 9 September last year.
Detectives investigating the death of Abdullah Muhammed in Birmingham have charged a teenager with his murder.
Detectives investigating the murder of Hazrat Umar in Birmingham have arrested another teenager – the third person to be quizzed over the 18-year-old’s killing.
The 16-year-old was detained this morning (13 March) and is currently in West Midlands Police custody.
Detectives investigating the death of 16-year-old Abdullah Muhammad have arrested a Walsall man on suspicion of murder.
Coventry Police has launched a major knife crime offensive as part of a national operation aimed at purging the streets of knives and protecting young people.
Two men have been jailed for more than 20 years after West Midlands Police found heroin being cut “on an industrial scale” at a house in Birmingham.
An operation in Walsall targeting high crime areas and criminals who live in those areas has seen significant results over the last five months.
Operation Focus - launched at the beginning of October last year and extended until the end of last month - has seen over 200 arrests.
West Midlands Police has voluntarily referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after a video was posted on social media yesterday (Sunday 10 March) which has generated concern across communities.
A man has been jailed for 14 weeks after an Aston Villa player was assaulted at the second city derby yesterday (10 March).
Paul Mitchell, 27 from Rubery, forced his way onto the pitch before punching football player Jack Grealish in the head ten minutes into the game.
Police investigating an assault at an address in Frazer Road, Sparkhill on Sunday 10 March have arrested and charged a man.
Badrul Hussain, 25, from Fraser Road, Sparkhill, has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a 42-year-old man suffered head and facial injuries.
West Midlands Police have arrested a man following an attack on an Aston Villa player at the Second City derby today (Sunday 10 March).
A pitch invader punched Villa's Jack Grealish in the head during the first half of the match at St Andrews this afternoon.