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Prolific Coventry crook jailed – linked to break-ins from blood on broken glass 

29 Sep

A prolific Coventry crook has been jailed for more than five years after police linked him to house and van break-ins through blood found on broken glass.


Two jailed as police continue offensive against illegal weapons  

24 Sep

Two people have been jailed for more than eight years after a shotgun was seized by West Midlands Police during an on-going crackdown on illegal weapons.


Athlete admits attempted murder at Alexander Stadium  

22 Sep

An athlete has admitted attempted murder and assault after an unprovoked attack on staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham earlier this year.


Streetly crash victim named 

20 Sep

A teenage cyclist who died in a collision in Streetly on Friday (16 September) has been named as Daniel Horton.


Police appeal following fatal collision in Pelsall 

18 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist in Pelsall last night.


Witnesses sought as cyclist left in critical condition 

17 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in the early hours of Friday 16 September.


Police search for missing Walsall teen 

16 Sep

Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who has gone missing from her home in Walsall.


Black Country trio jailed after funding Daesh fighter 

9 Sep

Three Black Country men have today (Friday 9 September) been jailed after being found guilty of helping to fund a Walsall man who is currently fighting in Syria with Daesh.


Serial van thief caught out by his own routine 

5 Sep

The regular routine of a serial van thief led to his own downfall after police were able to link him to 13 offences across the West Midlands from one CCTV camera on a country lane in Walsall.


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.


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Police blogs »

ABD – part 3 

29 Sep

This is the third and final part of what I hope you will agree has been a fascinating short series of BLOGs by Dr RS, a UK Consultant in Emergency Medicine.


Prolific Coventry crook jailed – linked to break-ins from blood on broken glass 

29 Sep

A prolific Coventry crook has been jailed for more than five years after police linked him to house and van break-ins through blood found on broken glass.


Pushing the Envelope 

27 Sep

I’m going to start with a disclaimer! – this post is thrown together to prompt discussion.


Para 16.16 to the Code of Practice 

24 Sep

It turns out I didn’t read the new (2015) Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act 1983 as closely as I thought I had! The @LovelyClaireyA from Twitter said something recently about the execution of warrants under section 135(1) that...


Two jailed as police continue offensive against illegal weapons  

24 Sep

Two people have been jailed for more than eight years after a shotgun was seized by West Midlands Police during an on-going crackdown on illegal weapons.


Threatening Patients 

23 Sep

When I was a young boy, I can vaguely remember my dear Godmother once saying something about calling the police if I was naughty, saying the police would “take you away”.


Athlete admits attempted murder at Alexander Stadium  

22 Sep

An athlete has admitted attempted murder and assault after an unprovoked attack on staff at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham earlier this year.


Restriction, Restraint or Removal? 

21 Sep

I recently delivered some training in Leicestershire which involved explaining the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to emergency services personnel.


Streetly crash victim named 

20 Sep

A teenage cyclist who died in a collision in Streetly on Friday (16 September) has been named as Daniel Horton.


Police Liaison 

18 Sep

I woke upon one day last week and whilst boiling the kettle checked Twitter to find an article entitled ‘police liaison’ in the British Journal of Psychiatry (no less) about street triage.


Police appeal following fatal collision in Pelsall 

18 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist in Pelsall last night.


Witnesses sought as cyclist left in critical condition 

17 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in the early hours of Friday 16 September.


Police search for missing Walsall teen 

16 Sep

Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who has gone missing from her home in Walsall.


Section 136 Data 

11 Sep

Anyone fancy doing a PhD?! – we’re badly in need of some proper research to be done on section 136 data so we stand a chance of knowing what’s going on!  Friday saw publication by the National Police Chiefs Council of...


ABD – part 2 

10 Sep

This is the second in a three-part series on Acute Behavioural Disturbance written by Dr RS, a UK consultant in emergency medicine.


Black Country trio jailed after funding Daesh fighter 

9 Sep

Three Black Country men have today (Friday 9 September) been jailed after being found guilty of helping to fund a Walsall man who is currently fighting in Syria with Daesh.


Leicestershire Police CIT 

7 Sep

Some hyperlinks to various BLOGS and resources that will be of benefit – What Do All The Sections Mean? The Quick Guides The Mental Capacity Act Reference materials – The Mental Health Act 1983 The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code ...


Serial van thief caught out by his own routine 

5 Sep

The regular routine of a serial van thief led to his own downfall after police were able to link him to 13 offences across the West Midlands from one CCTV camera on a country lane in Walsall.


ABD – a Medical Perspective 

1 Sep

This is the first of a three-part series by a UK Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr RS.


Ready, steady, go! 

1 Sep

The next week marks the gradual end of the school holidays and a return to work for colleagues who have been off on a well-earned break.


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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 »

Motorcyclist airlifted following Tamworth collision 

28 Sep

A COLLISION between a motorbike and a car left one man needing a flight in an air ambulance yesterday.


Motorcyclist airlifted after Wilnecote collision 

28 Sep

A COLLISION between a motorcycle and a car in Tamworth resulted in a man being airlifted to hospital.


Wythall pension firm took part in a 25 hour ping-pong-a-thon to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. 

26 Sep

A WYTHALL pension firm took part in a 25 hour ping-pong-a-thon to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.


Children’s Air Ambulance unveils purchase of two new helicopters to help save lives of UK’s youngsters 

20 Sep

New Children's Air Ambulance helicopters will triple the organisation's ability to help sick children Read More...


Children’s Air Ambulance to lease two new choppers thanks to massive £32million investment 

20 Sep

They currently have one helicopter that flies from Coventry Airport...


Firefighters and air ambulance paramedics run like hamsters for charity! 

7 Sep

A team of 25 West Midlands firefighters and 25 paramedics from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity are taking part in an intense endurance challenge to raise funds for charity.


Run like a hamster: medics and firefighters set for charity challenge 

6 Sep

A team of firefighters and paramedics will be taking the human hamster challenge next week in Brindley Place.


Air ambulance called near to Asda Supermarket in George Street,… 

6 Sep

THE air ambulance was called to Walsall this morning (Tuesday, September 6) to reports of a woman suffering a neck injury.


Road closure in Kingsbury due to serious collision 

29 Aug

A MAJOR road junction in Kingsbury has been closed this afternoon due to a serious collision.


Air Ambulance called after elderly women suffers serious leg injury 

26 Aug

An elderly woman has suffered a serious leg injury following a collision with a truck this afternoon.


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