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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.


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.


Coventry stand-off enters second day  

29 Jul

Police in Coventry are thanking members of the community for their patience as a stand-off between a man on the roof of a house and officers on the ground enters a second day.


Coventry stand-off comes to an end 

29 Jul

Police in Coventry have thanked members of the community for their patience after a 21-hour stand-off between police and a man on the roof of a house came to an end this morning (July 29).


Investigation after lorry is stolen and recovered within minutes 

29 Jul

We have launched an investigation after a haulage driver’s lorry was stolen on Kenrick Way, just off Union Street in Sandwell, this morning (29 July).


Man charged in connection with death of Adam Jones 

28 Jul

A man will appear in court charged in connection with the death of Sandwell teenager Adam Jones who was killed in a road collision last year.


Police appeal after 14-year-old mugged in Castle Vale 

21 Jul

Police have launched an investigation after a teenager was dragged into wasteland and mugged in Castle Vale.


New image released in fresh appeal over Walsall arson attack 

15 Jul

Officers have released a new image of a man they want to trace following a petrol bomb attack on a Walsall butchers shop on 27 June – Do you recognise him? Detectives investigating the attack previously released CCTV footage of a man igniting...


Trial begins for Walsall group facing terrorism charges 

13 Jul

The trial has begun at the Old Bailey in London of four men from Walsall accused of Syria-related terrorism charges.


West Midlands Police moves during innovative Walsall partnership  

8 Jul

West Midlands Police officers have completed a move into Walsall Civic Centre as part of an innovative partnership approach.


Ten men sentenced for sexual offences against young men 

6 Jul

Ten men have been sentenced today (Wednesday 6 July) for committing historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.


Officers mark 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme 

1 Jul

Officers today placed poppies at Aldridge Cenotaph to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.


CCTV shows arsonist lighting petrol bombs – do you recognise him? 

1 Jul

Detectives investigating an arson attack at a Walsall shop have released CCTV footage of a man igniting two petrol bombs moments before they are hurled through the entrance.


Police appeal for help to find missing Walsall man 

29 Jun

Police in Walsall are searching for a local man who went missing from home this morning (Wednesday 29 June) − and are urging members of the public to report any suspected sightings.


Walsall woman jailed for stabbing former lover to death 

29 Jun

A Walsall woman who admitted stabbing her former lover after a drunken argument, has today (Wednesday 29 June) been jailed for 13 years and 4 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court.


Police appeal for information after bottle of accelerant thrown in shop 

28 Jun

Police are investigating after a Walsall shop worker had an ignited bottle of accelerant thrown at him.


Drugs ring jailed for 20 years after WMP smashes dealer operation  

24 Jun

A drugs gang has been jailed for more than 20 years after their dealer operation was busted by West Midlands Police.


Police appeal and issue warning over Gumtree scam 

22 Jun

Officers have released CCTV footage and images of a man they are trying to trace following three burglaries in Birmingham and one in Walsall.


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Police blogs »

Tasers on Psychiatric Wards 

24 Aug

If you have been following the progress of the Policing and Crime Bill 2015, you will have seen it has recently started its journey through the House of Lords.


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.


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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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