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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 »

Road closure: A45 

28 Mar

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

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

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

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.


Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.


Police appeal over Witton distraction burglaries 

21 Mar

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

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


PaCA – Section 140 MHA 

16 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


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

15 Mar

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.


Thomas Orchard 

14 Mar

Today, a police custody sergeant and two detention officers have been cleared of manslaughter following a retrial at Bristol Crown Court.


Fell runner Lauren Jeska jailed for attempted murder 

14 Mar

A UK champion athlete has been jailed for 18 years after admitting trying to kill a member of the UK Athletics staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last year.


PaCA – The Consultation Requirement 

8 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Operational Officers 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA: Anywhere Other Than a Home 

7 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Twenty Four Hours! 

6 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


PaCA – Powers of Search 

4 Mar

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.


The ‘New’ Section 138 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 138 Mental Health Act 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


The ‘New’ Section 136 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 136 Mental Health Act 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


The ‘New’ Section 135 

3 Mar

What follows is the full, amended text of section 135 Mental Health ACt 1983, as it will be following a commencement order that brings it in to effect.


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

3 Mar

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.


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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 »

Passer-by tries to save ladies life after car collided with tree in Wythall 

29 Mar

Sadly, the lady died after the car she was travelling in collided with with a tree this morning.


Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.


Man dies after crash on M42 between junctions 8 and 7a near… 

27 Mar

A MAN has died following an accident on a busy Midlands motorway.


Man sadly dies following a collision on M42 in Coventry 

27 Mar

Emergency Services were called to reports of a car which had left the carriageway, shortly after 2.30PM this afternoon (27/03), on the southbound carriageway of the M42 between Junctions 8 and 7a.


Man remains ‘critical’ after Reddicap Heath Road ‘street row’ car… 

24 Mar

A MAN remains in a critical condition after being hit by a car following a 'street row' in Sutton Coldfield.


Two drivers in critical condition after Cannock Chase collision… 

23 Mar

TWO people are in a critical condition in hospital this morning (Thursday) following a serious road traffic collision at Birches Valley which saw two vehicles catch fire.


Driver questioned after man ‘hit by car after altercation’ in… 

19 Mar

A CAR driver is being questioned following an incident in Sutton Coldfield which has left a man with serious injuries.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicapp Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield which the police are treating as a crime scene.


Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Reddicap Heath… 

19 Mar

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Sutton Coldfield.


Air ambulance lands in Green Lane, Walsall Wood after woman falls… 

10 Mar

THE air ambulance landed in Walsall after a woman was injured when falling from a horse.


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