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Roads ban for speeding driver involved in fatal crash 

18 May 17

A speeding motorist has been banned from driving following a crash in Birmingham last year that resulted in the death of a teenager.

Man jailed for stealing cars while posing as prospective buyer 

13 May 17

A man who posed as a prospective car buyer to steal vehicles during test drives − leaving some owners injured in the road after they clung desperately to the car − has been jailed for nine years following a West Midlands Police investigation…

Police given more time to question murder suspect 

6 May 17

Police have been granted extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a property in Brierley Hill on Thursday (4 May).

Man arrested after body found in Brierley Hill 

5 May 17

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a property in Brierley Hill yesterday (Thursday 4 May).

Tributes paid to grandfather who died in Walsall crash 

24 Apr 17

Tributes have been paid to a ’loving’ 80 year-old grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Walsall.

Urgent appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

22 Apr 17

URGENT APPEAL: Did you see this car in Walsall on Wednesday 19 April? Police have released an image of a Mercedes car that was involved in a collision in Walsall where a man lost his life, in a bid for witnesses to come forward.

Man arrested following suspected hit and run in Walsall 

20 Apr 17

A man has been arrested following a suspected hit and run in Walsall that left a pensioner with serious head injuries.

Pensioner injured in hit and run – Mercedes sought  

19 Apr 17

Police are urgently trying to trace a convertible Mercedes that is believed to have been involved in a hit and run collision earlier today.

Heartless thieves swipe pensioner’s wedding album and late wife’s ring 

15 Apr 17

Police have launched an urgent plea for information after thieves targeted an 80-year-old man in a distraction burglary in Streetly.

Tributes paid to Walsall crash victim 

15 Apr 17

Tributes have been paid to a ’loving father and brother’ who died following a car crash in Walsall.

Police appeal for witnesses after man loses life in Bloxwich collision 

10 Apr 17

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man lost his life in a Bloxwich collision on Sunday (9 April).

Pupils hooked on a life away from crime 

1 Apr 17

Thousands of youngsters have been reel-ed away from a life of crime and boosted their career prospects – after getting hooked off the streets and into fishing.

Road closure: A45 

28 Mar 17

Police have closed the A45 between Stone Bridge Island and Fillongley Road, Meriden due to an unsafe tree.

Cop’s chocs keep victims sweet 

26 Mar 17

A police station tuck shop is providing a much needed pick-me-up for victims of crime.

Man to appear in court charged with distraction burglaries 

25 Mar 17

A man has been charged with three distraction burglaries in Great Barr and Witton following a police appeal for information.

Alana (8) helps raise police spirits with chocolate delivery 

23 Mar 17

A schoolgirl brought tears to the eyes of police in Sandwell when she presented officers with chocolates bought with her spending money – in the hope they’d raise spirits after the Westminster terror attack.

Police appeal over Witton distraction burglaries 

21 Mar 17

Police are appealing for help in identifying a white man who is involved in a series of distraction burglaries across Great Barr and Witton.

WATCH: Five arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar 17

Five suspected burglars have been arrested in a series of dawn raids across Wolverhampton this morning (Monday 20 March).

Truckers and driving instructor among those hit with tougher ‘phone-at-the-wheel’ fines 

15 Mar 17

More than 250 drivers in the West Midlands were hit with new heavier fines for using mobile phones behind the wheel during a week-long clampdown.

Drivers hit with new tougher penalties in police crackdown on using a mobile phone 

3 Mar 17

More than 100 motorists have been caught using their mobile phone at the wheel in just two days – as traffic cops use new stronger penalties to crackdown on distracted drivers in the West Midlands.

Residents and police praised for actions in Walsall blaze 

26 Feb 17

The neighbours of a Walsall couple, whose home was gutted by fire, have been praised for their bravery and compassion.

Wanted man arrested after 5-hour rooftop standoff 

25 Feb 17

A wanted man has been arrested by West Midlands Police following a five-hour rooftop standoff during which officers were pelted with tiles.

Brave bobby receives award after helping children from burning bus 

20 Feb 17

A brave West Midlands Police officer who helped evacuate schoolchildren after their bus burst into flames has received an award.

Teens arrested in early morning raids 

16 Feb 17

Stab vests, knives, drugs and a suspected stolen motor bike were among the haul in early morning raids across Birmingham today (Thursday 16 February).

Appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

12 Feb 17

Police are appealing for information after a man died when a car hit a wall in Pelsall last night (Saturday 11 February).

Woman charged with assisting an offender in Kenichi Phillips investigation 

10 Feb 17

Police investigating the death of Birmingham teenager Kenichi Phillips have charged a 24-year-old woman with assisting an offender.

Appeal after Walsall shopkeeper fights off gunman 

9 Feb 17

An armed robber was forced to flee empty handed after a Walsall have-a-go hero shopkeeper fought him off.

Police searching for missing driver following M6 crash find body 

6 Feb 17

Police searching an area off the M6 for the driver of a car which crashed through a barrier have found the body of a man.

Appeal to trace missing driver in M6 collision 

4 Feb 17

Police are searching an area off the M6 after a car crashed through the barrier on the southbound carriageway between junctions 4A and 5 on the 15 January.

Appeal to trace missing West Bromwich schoolgirl 

31 Jan 17

Police are appealing for information to help trace a school girl who has been missing from her West Bromwich home since yesterday (30 January).

Doctor charged with sexual assault 

31 Jan 17

A 32-year-old man will appear in court in March where he will stand accused of sexually assaulting five women.

Man to appear in court charged with sexual assault 

21 Jan 17

A 35-year-old man will appear in court this morning (Saturday) after a woman was sexually assaulted in Wolverhampton.

Father charged with murder of his two children 

18 Jan 17

A father has been charged with the murder of his two children almost three months after they were found dead at their family home in Hamstead.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder as woman’s body found in flat 

18 Jan 17

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday 18 January).

Appeal following a robbery in Walsall where thousands of pounds worth of goods were stolen 

14 Jan 17

Can you help? We’re appealing for information after approximately £350k worth of alcohol was stolen from a freight yard in Walsall.

Family pay tribute to ‘vibrant’ daughter killed in M6 crash 

8 Jan 17

The family of a woman who died in a motorway crash on her way back to university after the Christmas holidays have paid tribute to their ‘vibrant’ daughter.

Appeal launched after discovering a shotgun was fired into a bus 

24 Dec 16

Police are appealing for witnesses after discovering a shotgun was fired into a bus in Palfrey, Walsall last month.

Appeal after Walsall woman killed 

16 Dec 16

Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision yesterday (15 December) on Stubbers Green Road in Aldridge.

Pair charged with murder of Wolverhampton toddler 

24 Nov 16

A mum and stepfather are set to appear in court today accused of beating their toddler son to death at a house in Wolverhampton.

Police crackdown on distracted drivers using a phone at the wheel  

21 Nov 16

Reckless motorists who put lives at risk by using a mobile phone at the wheel have been targeted by motorway police.

Third family member charged in Black Country murder case  

17 Nov 16

A third member of the same family has been charged in connection with the death of a Black Country man killed on his own doorstep.

Motor firm family arrested over car scam plot 

17 Nov 16

Five members of a Black Country family car business have been arrested on suspicion of running an eBay sales scam and ripping off customers.

Walsall pensioner dies in collision with lorry 

12 Nov 16

A Walsall man has died after being struck by a lorry on Pleck Road, Walsall yesterday (Friday 11 November).

Appeal following home invasion burglary in Walsall 

4 Nov 16

Officers are urgently appealing for witnesses after a house on Lord Street in Walsall was broken into on Tuesday (1 November).

Man charged in connection with Brownhills stabbings  

1 Nov 16

A man has been charged with a series of offences in connection with a double stabbing in Brownhills on Sunday (30 October).

Two stabbed in Brownhills 

31 Oct 16

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Brownhills on Sunday afternoon (30 October).

Knife attack suspect arrested after double stabbing and robbery  

31 Oct 16

A man remains in police custody this morning on suspicion of carrying out a double stabbing and a knifepoint shop robbery during a 10-minute crime spree in Walsall yesterday (30 Oct).

Three charged in Karl Swift murder   

19 Oct 16

Police investigating the death of Karl Swift in Halesowen, have charged a man with manslaughter.

Man charged over robbery plot on murder victim  

15 Oct 16

The father of a man serving life in jail for killing a Black Country man has been charged with conspiring to rob the murder victim.

Pub landlady jailed over car sticker plot to avoid speeding fines  

10 Oct 16

A landlady who ran three West Midlands pubs has been jailed for perverting the course of justice by lying over speeding tickets.

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