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How Rhys Jones’s killer Sean Mercer and his Croxteth Crew were caught 

21 Jun 18

Immediately after the killing of the innocent youngster, murderer and gang member Sean Mercer and his ten accomplices began their cover up…


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Rhys Jones’s murder – the harrowing true story behind crime which shook Britain 

21 Jun 18

The fact-based drama will see Stephen Graham and Michael Moran star in the heartbreaking true story…


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Watch: Passengers save conductor from violent attack on train from Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

A man is seen attacking the manager of a Virgin train as it travels between New Street and London…


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Patients deaths linked to failings in care, report reveals 

21 Jun 18

Thirty-seven deaths investigated between 2016 and 2018 at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust…


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Mayor ‘has questions to answer’ about public transport crime 

21 Jun 18

Crime has risen over the past 12 months in the West Midlands, it was revealed…


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Watch: Bungling gang smash into Audi Q5 on homeowner’s driveway in botched theft bid 

20 Jun 18

Police hunt four suspects after would-be thieves attempted to make off with a parked car in Castle Bromwich…


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Street-racing crimes show dramatic fall across region 

20 Jun 18

They have dropped by more than a quarter…


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Prison governor hospitalised after ‘unprovoked inmate attack’ at HMP Long Lartin 

20 Jun 18

The prison chief is yet to return to work following the incident last month…


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Brexit will mean we are ‘all less safe’, says West Midlands police chief 

20 Jun 18

The UK will lose access to key European crime databases…


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Lethal haul of firearms taken off West Midlands streets – including a 12 gauge pump-action shotgun 

19 Jun 18

More than 100 weapons handed in…


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Controlling and violent husband kept abused wife a prisoner in their home for 16 years 

19 Jun 18

Thug Aziz Rehman controlled every aspect of Zeenit Bibi’s life before she broke free…


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Angry parents win battle to stop paedophile going to children’s school 

19 Jun 18

The victory comes after at least 260 people signed a petition demanding action to prevent him visiting the grounds of the school in Biddulph…


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Computer game addiction will now be treated for free on the NHS 

17 Jun 18

Gaming Disorder has now been listed in the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases…


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‘Modern day Fagins’ jailed for operating shoplifting eBay ring in Birmingham city centre 

17 Jun 18

Partners Nicola Wilcox and David Carroll took a huge bounty of stock from a six-strong group of thieves who preyed on retailers in Birmingham city centre…


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Theresa May vows action on upskirting law as Tory MP blocks bill 

16 Jun 18

The move was triggered when Tory grandee Sir Christopher Chope…


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How much Brummie criminals were ordered to pay up for their crimes last year 

16 Jun 18

Exclusive figures obtained by BirminghamLive from HM Courts Tribunals Service show that the Crown Court issued confiscation orders for 23.8m…


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How to quit smoking – and what happens to your body as you do 

15 Jun 18

Without question, giving up smoking is the best thing any smoker can do for their health…


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City councillors tell 140,000 Muslims at Eid celebrations – clean up the streets 

15 Jun 18

Eid celebrations begin with a call for Muslim communities to take pride in cleaning up Brum…


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West Midlands Police Chief Constable offers job opportunities to Muslims before Eid prayers 

15 Jun 18

Chief Constable Dave Thompson’s ‘Come and join us’ message to 140,000 Muslims…


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Thug ‘Biggy’ sentenced to 21 years after shooting two men 

15 Jun 18

Rehman Afzal shot the uncle and his nephew over a money debt in Handsworth…


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Army sergeant jailed for tampering with wife’s parachute in bid to kill her 

15 Jun 18

Emile Cilliers, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, was convicted by a jury…


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‘Who has killed my son’ – Mum of murdered 16-year-old Harun Jama in desperate appeal 

15 Jun 18

Harun Jama who lived in Sparkhill was stabbed six months ago in Friars Wharf, Oxford…


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Husband accused of wife’s murder reveals row over lesbian tryst with pal’s daughter 

15 Jun 18

David Clark, who denies the murder of 44-year-old Melanie Clark, said she raised the issue despite a pinkie promise…


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Keelan Wilson murder: Suspects aged 14, 16 and 17 arrested 

14 Jun 18

Keelan, 15, was stabbed to death at Strathfield Walk, Wolverhampton, on May 29…


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£68m drugs lord James Mulvey attacked a man with a computer at Holiday Inn in Solihull 

14 Jun 18

He was the linchpin of a drug smuggling ring but his criminal history showed Mulvey was no stranger to the police…


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West Midlands police chief and MPs tell Government they want tougher laws to move on travellers 

14 Jun 18

Police and councils should have more powers to force travellers to move and make them pay to clean up sites, according to MPs and police commissioner…


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What the judge told drugs lord James Mulvey as he was jailed for smuggling operation 

13 Jun 18

James Mulvey fled to Lithuania where he was arrested…


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Chloe Ayling suspect to be kicked out of UK after extradition fight fails 

13 Jun 18

Michal Herba could leave the country within ten days after a final bid to fight extradition was blocked…


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Kevin Spacey to make return to cinema screen amid sexual misconduct allegations 

13 Jun 18

The disgraced Oscar winner was removed from 2017’s All The Money In The World…


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Pensioner David Felton who sexually assaulted young girl is jailed for 11 years 

12 Jun 18

David Felton, 65, preyed on the vulnerable 11-year-old victim in south Staffordshire for a year, until she broke down and told a relative…


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These are all the jobs you can apply for at West Midlands Police 

12 Jun 18

Scores of new jobs are available…


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Here’s how a casino could ban a gambler who claimed to have a ‘no-lose system’ 

12 Jun 18

The gambler says he won big using a secret betting pattern, which he has spent years perfecting…


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Who is Jess Phillips? The Labour MP representing Birmingham Yardley 

12 Jun 18

She increased her majority in the 2017 General Election to 16,574…


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Watch: Man ‘attacked with machete’ in city centre 

12 Jun 18

Shocking incident happened in the Square off Dale End…


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Massive police response as officers called to College Gate in Alum Rock for second time in 24 hours 

12 Jun 18

Response teams received reports of a domestic incident…


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NHS reveals the 20 painful health conditions that can stop you performing daily tasks 

11 Jun 18

Some are common but can be extremely painful, and they may surprise you…


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You can now become a police detective in 12 weeks amid plans to tackle shortage 

11 Jun 18

Police will be able to boost the number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next five years…


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Caught on Camera: Police need your help to find these people 

10 Jun 18

A fresh round of faces feature in the gallery…


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Man charged after woman, 86, left with a broken back in burglary at Yardley home 

10 Jun 18

Nicholas Mason has been remanded in custody…


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This week in court – Man who threw girlfriend out of window and multi-millionaire tax fugitive 

10 Jun 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


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Burger Bar Boys: How the fearsome gang who brought murder to Birmingham began 

10 Jun 18

Burgers and Johnson Crew were formed in the 1980s and became bitter rivals…


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Masked men drag woman from car in terrifying broad daylight carjacking 

8 Jun 18

Luckily, the woman has not suffered major injuries…


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Woman arrested after loaded revolver found in Jewellery Quarter bedroom 

8 Jun 18

Police say they are mounting a ‘relentless’ crackdown on illegal firearms in city after dawn ride finds revolver…


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Thugs in black Audi threaten driver with baseball bat in terrifying armed carjacking in Bearwood 

8 Jun 18

Police hunt carjackers who targeted man delivering food to a home on Galton Road, Bearwood…


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Mylee Billingham’s dad pleads not guilty to her murder 

8 Jun 18

William Billingham, 54, was arrested after Mylee was found with knife wounds at her father’s bungalow in Valley View, Brownhills…


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Suspected drugs dealer with skull tattoos could be hiding out in West Midlands 

8 Jun 18

John Evans has ties to the region…


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Lush drops controversial ‘spy cops’ campaign after huge backlash 

8 Jun 18

One Lush shop window features a poster brandishing the slogan Paid to Lie…


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Three charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Coventry Road, Small Heath 

8 Jun 18

Man stabbed in the stomach in rush-hour incident…


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Custody sergeant accused of attacking prisoner with shoe at police station 

8 Jun 18

After listening to the evidence against her, however, the magistrates found her not guilty of the offence…


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Haulage boss accused of £40m drug smuggling operation spoke of ‘my lot, all killing each other’ 

8 Jun 18

James Mulvey, from Solihull, has denied five charges…







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