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Stay ‘wheely’ safe! 

19 Oct

Cyclists are invited to a free event dedicated to safety on two wheels, being held at Brierley Hill community fire station.


International rescue! 

4 Jun

Six West Midlands firefighters are heading to Germany this Sunday, to take part in an international extrication challenge.


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17 Apr

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Industrial Action 

18 Feb

Update issued at 12.10pm Wednesday 25 February Since the 24-hour strike by firefighters started at 7am today, we have attended two incidents: 07:30 Sutton Coldfield: false alarm 11:27 Aston: false alarm We have 23 fire engines, one Brigade...


Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich 

11 Feb

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man waiting for a bus in West Bromwich.


Flip-tastic! 

6 Feb

West Midlands firefighters are set to wage ‘pancake war’ on Monday 16 February, when crews from various Black Country stations will battle it out for the title of ‘fastest flipper’! The brigade’s Black Country South partnerships team has ...


Forgotten victims of domestic abuse 

9 Dec

For most children Christmas means fun, presents and Santa, but for some, the festive period means…...


Seasonal safety 

5 Dec

Update issued at 12pm, Tuesday 9th December.


12 safer days of Christmas 

2 Dec

Eat, drink, be merry and stay safe – that’s the festive advice being given to Dudley borough …...


Look out for loan sharks 

14 Nov

As Christmas approaches and money is tight, Dudley residents are being warned not to be bitten by…...


Real People, Real Stories – Dishwasher fire Wall Heath 

13 Nov

Real People, Real Stories - Dishwasher fire Wall Heath Mick Wood, of Wall Heath, called West Midlands Fire Service after the motor in his dishwasher, caught fire, engulfing his kitchen in flames.


Crystal clear footage of Sedgley assault 

6 Nov

Crystal clear CCTV footage has been released after a man was assaulted outside a Dudley wine bar.


CCTV appeal: Thug hits man outside Monty’s bar, Sedgley 

6 Nov

CCTV appeal: Thug hits man outside Montys bar, Sedgley Do you recognise these men? We want to speak to them after a man was assaulted outside Monty's bar, High Street, Sedgley.


Chief Fire Officer appointed 

28 Oct

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority have appointed Phil Loach to the post of Chief Fire Officer of the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS).


Police and Crime board consultation 

23 Oct

New community-led Local Police and Crime Boards are consulting on next year’s local police…...


Youth emergency service (YES) launch 

21 Oct

The Youth Emergency Service (YES) brings together the Emergency Services (Police, Fire and Ambulance)…...


Trigger launches to help tackle anti-social behaviour 

21 Oct

Help is at hand for people who have experienced persistent problems with anti-social behaviour…...


Car chase across the Black Country 

17 Oct

Car chase across the Black Country Dramatic footage shows 20-year-old Martin Doherty from Flintshire and four passengers being pursued through Dudley and Tipton after failing to stop for police in December 2012.


Do you know these men? CCTV images released after serious assault on train – Stourbridge 

10 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information following a serious assault on board a train as it arrived at Stourbridge Junction railway station.


Do you know these men? CCTV images released after serious assault on train – Stourbridge 

10 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information following a serious assault on board a train as it arrived at Stourbridge Junction railway station.


DE – CCTV: Wanted in connection with assault in Halesowen 

29 Sep

DE - CCTV: Wanted in connection with assault in Halesowen Police have released CCTV of a man wanted after a farmer was badly beaten on his farm in Illey Lane, Halesowen around 5am on Monday 8 September.


Community join police patrols in Cradley 

15 Sep

A national police-supported scheme to empower and reassure local communities has been rolled …...


Don’t give burglars a lucky break 

9 Sep

Businesses are being urged to deter metal thieves by marking their property, making it unattractive…...


Face the people 

3 Sep

Dudley residents can influence how the borough can be made safer at this year’s Face the People…...


Police and guide dog charity plead: “park it – don’t plonk it!” 

22 Aug

A visually impaired man and his guide dog have joined officers on the beat in a crackdown on inconsiderate…...


Community Remedy consultation 

20 Aug

The Community Remedy consultation is now live and will be running for four weeks until the 8 September…...


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


Appeal following murder of Cynthia Beamond 

30 Jun

Appeal following murder of Cynthia Beamond Detective Superintendent Mark Payne appeals for information following the death of pensioner, Cynthia Beamond in Halesowen.


You’re not on your own 

16 Jun

People can get help and advice on dealing with domestic abuse with the launch of a new world cup campaign.


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Police blogs »

Guest blog by ACC Carl Foulkes: “Leaving you with a heavy heart…” 

23 Aug

I thought I would take this opportunity to stage a quick takeover and write what will be my last blog in West Midlands before I leave for Merseyside Police.


Fatal M6 crash victim named   

23 Aug

A Telford man who died in a collision on the M6 on Sunday (21 August) has been named as Anthony Marston.


Witness appeal after baby dies in Walsall collision 

21 Aug

Police are appealing for witnesses after a four-month-old baby girl has died following a collision on the Birmingham Road in Walsall on Friday evening (19 August), just before 8:50pm.


Fatal crash closes M6 

21 Aug

Motorway police are investigating the cause of a fatal crash on the M6 earlier this afternoon (Sunday 21 August).


Bobby is on the ball after winning international rugby call-up 

19 Aug

When West Midlands Police officer Gemma Paul isn’t tackling crime she’s tackling opponents on the rugby field - and now she’s celebrating a first call-up to the women’s GB Police team.


Bikes seized in Bloxwich off road nuisance crackdown 

18 Aug

Three off road bikes have been seized today (18 August) following a crackdown on dangerous drivers across the Blakenall and Coalpool areas of Walsall.


Police name elderly Walsall collision victim 

17 Aug

Police have named an elderly lady who died after being hit by a car at a busy Walsall road junction.


Guest blog by DCC Louisa Rolfe: “Tea & Medals” 

16 Aug

I hope, like me, you are excited to watch the Olympic games.


Bilston company and boss found guilty of manslaughter 

16 Aug

A Bilston company has today (Tuesday 16 August) been fined £600,000 after being found guilty of gross negligence and manslaughter following the death of an employee.


Flash cocaine dealer must hand back £50,000 of drugs cash  

15 Aug

A flash cocaine dealer is to be stripped of his cars and illegal drugs cash after an investigation by West Midlands Police.


Pensioner dies after Walsall road junction collision 

14 Aug

An elderly lady has died after being hit by a car at a busy Walsall road junction.


Off-road bikes seized in series in Sunday morning raids  

14 Aug

West Midlands Police has seized eight off road bikes in a further phase of hard-hitting crackdowns on dangerous riders.


Prolific Coventry crook jailed for running “industrial scale” drugs network 

12 Aug

A prolific Coventry crook who ran cannabis ‘farms’ at addresses across the city – and was producing drugs on an “industrial scale” – has been jailed for more than four years.


Black Country trio convicted of funding Daesh fighter 

5 Aug

Three Black Country men have today (Friday 5 August) been convicted of helping to fund a Walsall man who is currently fighting in Syria with Daesh.


Missing people found quicker thanks to new team 

4 Aug

Missing people across Birmingham have been removed from harm’s way more quickly and safely thanks to a successful police pilot project.


Inquest rules missing Gina Lander was unlawfully killed 

3 Aug

The disappearance of Walsall woman Gina Lander is being treated as a murder.


Leytonstone Sentencing 

1 Aug

Muhiddin MIRE was today sentenced by a criminal court following the attack at Leytonstone Underground station last December that made prominent national headlines.


A Comedy of Errors? 

31 Jul

Imagine a patient taken to A&E by ambulance after taking an overdose who is then admitted to the poison’s unit of the acute, general hospital.


Mental Health & International Law 

29 Jul

When I woke up this morning, I was greated with a familiar message on Twitter from a duty inspector: “We have a male who has been sectioned under 2 MHA but they say there’s no bed.


Where Are The Stick People? 

29 Jul

It’s been quite a few months since I last published a blog post and I’m often asked what’s happened to Stick Child and his friends.


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Police videos »

Battering Ram Cam – Crime blitz continues across Sandwell 

1 May

Battering Ram Cam - Crime blitz continues across Sandwell This week saw another series of early morning raids across Sandwell as part of #SpringSafer6.


Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect’s house 

23 Apr

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect's house Dramatic footage of the moment police in the Black Country broke down the booby-trapped door of a suspected drug dealer.


WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids 

21 Apr

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids Seven people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Birmingham and the Black Country in a blitz on criminals in Sandwell.


Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.


Heron Foods robbery appeal 

20 Apr

Heron Foods robbery appeal We're looking for a robber, in a distinctive jumper, who lay in wait for a shop assistant at a Weoley Castle food store on 5 March before emptying the shop's safe.


Black Country brolly robbers in action 

17 Apr

Black Country brolly robbers in action Footage showing a group of Black Country robbers who used umbrellas to mask their entrance into a Farmfoods shop in Tipton.


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WM Air Ambulance »

Two airlifted from Tamworth collision 

24 Aug

TWO air ambulances were sent to the scene of a collision yesterday morning which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.


Driver and passenger suffer severe injuries and broken bones in… 

23 Aug

TWO air ambulances were sent to the scene of a serious road crash this morning (August 23) which left a man and a woman seriously injured in Tamworth.


Air ambulance at Tamworth crash scene 

23 Aug

Firefighters are using cutting equipment to free two people from two cars following an accident in Bonehill Road, Mile Oak.


Man dies at Lichfield bus station 

22 Aug

EMERGENCY services sprung into action after a man died at Lichfield's main city bus station.


Life threatening injuries for boy hit by bus 

15 Aug

A young boy has been critically injured after he was hit by a bus in Erdington today.


Young boy ‘critical’ after bus collision in Wilton Road,… 

15 Aug

A YOUNG boy has suffered critical injuries following a collision with a bus in Erdington.


Air ambulance lands on Sutton Coldfield bowls pitch mid-game… 

15 Aug

A GROUP of bowls players had a surprise when the air ambulance was forced to land on their Sutton Coldfield pitch mid-game to attend a nearby emergency this morning (Monday, August 15).


Air ambulance lands at Goldieslie Bowling Club in Sutton… 

15 Aug

A GROUP of bowls players had a surprise when the air ambulance was forced to land on their Sutton Coldfield pitch mid-game to attend a nearby emergency this morning (Monday, August 15).


Car and HGV collide leaving three injured 

9 Aug

A ROAD traffic collision involving a car and a HGV this afternoon saw one man airlifted and two others requiring hospital treatment.


Trio rushed to hospital after serious collision near Sutton… 

9 Aug

THREE people have been injured after a 'serious' collision on the A38 near Sutton Coldfield which saw one man airlifted to hospital.


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