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How treating diabetes in Birmingham is costing the NHS millions 

21 Sep 18

Doctors in Birmingham and Solihull CCG wrote a total of 1.2m prescriptions for drugs used in treating diabetes during the 12 months to June…


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How feared Albanian mafia is muscling in on drugs trade in Birmingham and West Midlands 

15 Sep 18

National Crime Agency say the gangs have ‘established a high-profile influence within UK organised crime…


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Watch: Inmates take drugs and party in jails – including crisis-hit HMP Birmingham 

14 Sep 18

Video shows criminal boasting about his ‘narcotics…


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Two held in Burntwood after police find drugs in car 

12 Sep 18

Two men have been arrested after cannabis was found in a car in Burntwood.


News
Dealer who concealed drugs up his bottom is jailed 

11 Sep 18

Traffic officer noticed a wrap poking from Mohammed Rahman’s rear after they stopped him just off the M6…


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Men charged with driving and drugs offences following Tamworth vehicle pursuit 

7 Sep 18

Two men have been charged with a number of driving and drugs offences after a car collided with parked cars in Tamworth yesterday (6 September).


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Two men charged with drugs and driving offences after Tamworth police chase 

7 Sep 18

Birmingham men Mohammed Sameer Malik and Mohammed Saeed Khan to appear at magistrates court…


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Tamworth vehicle pursuit ends in two arrests 

6 Sep 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have said that two men from Birmingham have been arrested during an intelligence-led drugs operation which involved a vehicle pursuit in Tamworth today (6 September).


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Same place!!! Hotbed for drugs & rubbish., 6th September 

6 Sep 18

More rubbish here.


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Heartbroken family appealing to public to help give them more time together 

6 Sep 18

John Turner has been fighting cancer for nearly ten years, but after exhausting every option his family is crowd-funding to pay for drugs to allow him more time…


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Watch: Moment Birmingham man ‘caught selling prescription drugs outside his home’ 

3 Sep 18

The footage was filmed as part of BBC1 Inside Out programme…


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House plagued by drugs and crime boarded up by police in Willenhall 

31 Aug 18

The ‘problem house’ attracted criminality, disorder and drug-related activity…


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Gang ‘used drones to deliver drugs to inmates’ 

30 Aug 18

A well-organised gang used drones to fly class A drugs and mobile phones into UK jails, a court heard…


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Vehicle smashed up at location, 29th August 

29 Aug 18

Red Citroen Saxo at location, all windows smashed in and believed to be used by local drug addicts to take drugs Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): T-Mobile (53020) Streetworks Dns Adj Jame Masjid…


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ONE LESS PLACE FOR ASB TO TAKE PLACE HIDDEND FROM SITE 

21 Aug 18

I have been pleased to be able to get bushes which were hiding ASB activities near the corner of Sandy Lane and Booths lane cut back.


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Seven members of West Midlands ‘£12 million drugs smuggling’ gang arrested 

21 Aug 18

The six men and one woman were arrested at their homes in Birmingham and the Black Country accused of smuggling heroin and cocaine into the UK…


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Birmingham Prison shame: Drugs ‘widely available’ in ‘unsafe’ jail where cockroaches are ‘ever-present’ 

20 Aug 18

City jail lacking in ‘basic humanity and safety’, watchdog says…


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The five most used illegal drugs in Birmingham – and how many are taking them 

14 Aug 18

A recent survey from the Home Office has revealed that some 2.6% of 16-59 year olds in our region admitted to taking class A drugs in 2017/18…


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Former drug addict who was one of the most prolific shoplifters in the West Midlands thanks police for help turning her life around. 

13 Aug 18

A former drug addict who was one of the most prolific shoplifters in the West Midlands has thanked the police offender manager who’s helped turn her back on a life of crime.


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How drugs turned graduate into one of most prolific shoplifters in West Midlands 

11 Aug 18

Hayley Bridgewater has since turned her life around and written an emotional letter thanking police for helping her…


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Evil rapist who attacked women for ‘drugs payment’ in bid for freedom 

11 Aug 18

Gavin Riley, from Kingstanding, has appealed against 19-year sentence…


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Man jailed for role in Birmingham ‘drugs turf war’ 

10 Aug 18

D’Anglo Smith was driving a car involved in a daytime drive-by shooting.


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People smoking class a drugs in a car, 8th August 

8 Aug 18

People smoking heroin/crack sat in a car in the alley to the rear of 195 George Road.


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Teenager lost part of leg in shotgun revenge attack by drugs gang members 

7 Aug 18

Abdi Ali and Ethan Kirkwood, from Weoley Castle, jailed for total of 23 years for attack…


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The hundreds of Brummies dying from drugs – and the substances killing them 

7 Aug 18

There were 469 deaths across the West Midlands met area…


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Drug Dealing and Litre Dumping, Anti Social Behaviour., 5th August 

5 Aug 18

These two cars along with a small white transit van often meet on Ragley Drive WV13 3ET to exchange drugs and cash.


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Families outraged over drug-use at Shardfest 

5 Aug 18

Grime bonanza Shardfest, staged at Norman Chamberlain Fields, in Birminghams Shard End was allegedly awash with drugs…


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This week in court – A roof repairs conman, a killer who fled boxing match and gun and drugs ring 

4 Aug 18

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


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Anti social behaviour drug taking drinking and off road motorbikes, 3rd August 

3 Aug 18

Gangs lighting fires on footpath and field,taking drugs and drinking.


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Police smash £200k cannabis factory as faulty growing equipment sparks blaze inside Bordesley Green house 

2 Aug 18

The fire destroyed the roof of the property – and exposed a large-scale drugs farm…


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Testing drugs before you take them – success for police trial at MADE festival in Perry Barr 

2 Aug 18

Police trialled the service at MADE festival in Perry Barr over the weekend…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish left in Malvern park, 1st August 

1 Aug 18

Teenagers come here every evening, they have two bins in their close vincinity and they leave this rubbish every night.


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Ring leaders of West Midlands drug and gun network jailed 

31 Jul 18

Two men who ran a drug and gun supply network across the West Midlands have been jailed for almost 30 years.


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Antipsychotic drug prescriptions are soaring in Birmingham 

31 Jul 18

NHS data shows 192,576 prescriptions for the drugs were handed out in Birmingham and Solihull NHS area in the 12 months to May…


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£1m heroin gang stashed drugs in fire extinguishers 

28 Jul 18

Criminals jailed for more than 25 years…


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The number of HMP Birmingham inmates testing positive for drugs – and it’ll surprise you 

27 Jul 18

The percentage is even higher if newer psychoactive drugs such as spice are taken into account…


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The items prison officers most commonly confiscate from HMP Birmingham and Oakwood inmates 

26 Jul 18

Officers found a startling 3.7 kilos of drugs in the Wolverhampton-based jail…


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Wasps’ Ashley Johnson given backdated ban for failed drugs test 

26 Jul 18

Wasps forward Ashley Johnson will be available for the start of the Premiership season after receiving a backdated six-month ban for a failed drugs test.


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Drugs kingpin Michael Porter – who made £200k from ruthless heroin and crack cocaine empire – ordered to pay just £340 

25 Jul 18

Thug punched a woman in the face and poured kettle of water over her…


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‘Neighbour from hell’ banned from Halesowen estate for two years 

23 Jul 18

George McCreight is accused of robbery, assault, taking drugs and threatening his neighbours on the Highfields estate…


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Old Square in Birmingham dubbed ‘mamba island’ over drugs use 

22 Jul 18

Reports of all-night gatherings in the street amid fear of ‘epidemic…


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Medicinal cannabis ‘should be available on prescription’ 

19 Jul 18

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.


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Two arrested after drugs are found at property in Burntwood 

17 Jul 18

Two men have been arrested after drugs were found at a property in Burntwood.


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Police seized more than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the motorways in a year.  

16 Jul 18

Police, including officers from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), seized than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods on the West Midlands motorways in a year as police crackdown on criminals trying to use them as escape routes for their …


FixMyStreet
Drugs needles etc dumped on car park, 16th July 

16 Jul 18

Drugs needles etc dumped on car park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Haulage Yard Gibbs Road, Stourbridge Report on FixMyStreet…


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More than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods seized from motorways 

14 Jul 18

MORE than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods were seized from the West Midlands motorways in a year as police crackdown on criminals trying to use them as escape routes for their illegal actions.


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Motorway police seize £8 million haul of drugs and stolen goods 

14 Jul 18

Total value of goods seized by cops on Birmingham’s busy motorway network…


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£2.5m drugs lord Daljinder Bassi, 36, ordered to repay nearly £750k 

12 Jul 18

Police found cash, cocaine and heroin stashed all over his house…


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Birmingham barber masterminded international cocaine smuggling gang 

6 Jul 18

Nigel Roberts organised via WhatsApp to bring drugs from Jamaica smuggled in coconut milk powder and coffee…


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Drugs in Birmingham: Crack cocaine in Kinder Eggs and massive knife found in Chelmsley Wood 

6 Jul 18

Two separate incidents highlight the battle against drugs trade in city…







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