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Brave bobby receives award after helping children from burning bus 

20 Feb

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

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


Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.


Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.


Appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

12 Feb

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

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

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

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

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.


Talented youngsters visit Lloyd House 

2 Feb

Some of Birmingham’s budding future stars of the art world have had their work selected to be on display in West Midlands Police’s newly refurbished headquarters, Lloyd House.


Appeal to trace missing West Bromwich schoolgirl 

31 Jan

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

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

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


Husband charged with murder of wife in Willenhall 

20 Jan

Police investigating  the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.


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

18 Jan

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).


Father charged with murder of his two children 

18 Jan

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.


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

14 Jan

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


Police appeal for driver of small car to come forward in fatal collision investigation 

11 Jan

Collision investigators have released CCTV of a car they would like to trace as they continue to investigate the death of Paul Foster, who was hit by a transit van on his way to work in Perry Barr.


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

8 Jan

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

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


No festive joy for football louts after WMP secures banning orders 

23 Dec

Football louts will miss out on the traditional festive fixtures after West Midlands Police secured banning orders during an on-going crackdown on troublemakers.


Appeal after Walsall woman killed 

16 Dec

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


Hit and run victim was “true gentleman” – police appeal for dash-cam footage 

13 Dec

Police have named a man who died following a hit and run collision in Birmingham on Saturday as dad-of-three Paul Foster – as detectives continue to appeal for information to help trace the killer driver.


Man arrested in fatal Perry Barr crash 

11 Dec

Officers investigating a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a Birmingham man have arrested a man.


Appeal for driver to come forward following fatal non-stop collision 

10 Dec

Police are appealing for the driver of a white transit van to come forward following a non-stop fatal collision in Perry Barr this morning.


Pair charged with murder of Wolverhampton toddler 

24 Nov

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

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


Man appears is court following major drugs seizure 

21 Nov

A man has appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences after police seized suspected heroin and cocaine worth more than three quarters of a million pounds in Walsall last week.


Third family member charged in Black Country murder case  

17 Nov

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

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


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Police blogs »

Brave bobby receives award after helping children from burning bus 

20 Feb

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

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


Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.


Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.


Appeal after man dies in Walsall collision 

12 Feb

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

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

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


Need an Appropriate Adult? 

8 Feb

Several discussions and questions recently about Appropriate Adults (AA) in police custody for vulnerable people that I want to quickly cover.


Police searching for missing driver following M6 crash find body 

6 Feb

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

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.


Talented youngsters visit Lloyd House 

2 Feb

Some of Birmingham’s budding future stars of the art world have had their work selected to be on display in West Midlands Police’s newly refurbished headquarters, Lloyd House.


Appeal to trace missing West Bromwich schoolgirl 

31 Jan

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

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


The Restraint Document 

26 Jan

Since September 2014, when I started at the College of Policing, we have been working on the development of a document about those situations where the police are called to a mental health or learning disability unit and asked to do something...


Commercial Services chief lifts lid on new role 

24 Jan

On occasion the Chief Constable hands over the reins of his blog to others in the force who share important updates and the latest developments in key areas of policing.


Training and Collaboration 

22 Jan

If we look around the world at policing and mental health issues, it doesn’t matter whether we are looking at the incident-specific tragedies we read about or the wider issues raised by taking a broader overview: we only ever hear of ...


Man to appear in court charged with sexual assault 

21 Jan

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


Husband charged with murder of wife in Willenhall 

20 Jan

Police investigating  the death of a 40-year-old woman in Willenhall, Walsall, have charged a man with her murder.


Father charged with murder of his two children 

18 Jan

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

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).


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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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Appeal after serious collision in Lichfield 

11 Feb

POLICE are appealing for information as a collision has left a man in hospital after a road traffic collision in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield.


Motorcycle crash leaves Lichfield’s Eastern Avenue closed 

9 Feb

A MOTORBIKE has crashed in Lichfield this morning on the A5192 Eastern Avenue.


Man dies after being hit by lorry in Lichfield Road near… 

7 Feb

A pedestrian has died following an accident in Erdington 'despite all attempts to save him' after he was struck by a lorry.


Man ‘seriously injured’ in collision with lorry on Lichfield Road… 

6 Feb

A MAN has been seriously injured in a collision with a lorry near Erdington.


A38 blocked both directions north of Lichfield as air ambulance… 

26 Jan

MOTORISTS are being warned to avoid the A38 is possible after a crash has led to both sides of the carriageway being closed north of Lichfield on Thursday (January 26).


​Two ‘seriously’ injured after separate crashes on same stretch… 

24 Jan

TWO men needed advanced trauma care after two serious collisions on the same stretch of road near Tamworth.


Dad died after given sedative overdose by Solihull doctor 

24 Jan

THE HEARTBROKEN family of a man who died after he was treated by a Solihull air ambulance worker have spoken of their grief.


Man dies following two-car collision near Lichfield this morning 

20 Jan

A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital following a two-car collision near Lichfield this morning.


Man dies following A51 Tamworth Road collision 

20 Jan

A MAN has died and a woman has been taken to hospital following a two-car collision this morning.


Overturned car in serious accident near Tamworth 

20 Jan

EMERGENCY services and an air ambulance were on the scene following an accident by Hopwas Woods which left a car overturned and a man trapped.


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