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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.


Man jailed after Walsall pensioner beaten in his own home   

12 Nov

A man has been jailed for nine years and four months after leaving a Walsall pensioner with severe facial injuries and robbing him of just nine pounds, a watch and a tie pin.


Walsall pensioner dies in collision with lorry 

12 Nov

A Walsall man has died after being struck by a lorry on Pleck Road, Walsall yesterday (Friday 11 November).


Man who died in Minworth collision named 

6 Nov

A pedestrian who died in a Sutton Coldfield collision on Thursday (3 November) has been named as Pelsall man Jamie Taylor.


Appeal following home invasion burglary in Walsall 

4 Nov

Officers are urgently appealing for witnesses after a house on Lord Street in Walsall was broken into on Tuesday (1 November).


Man charged in connection with Brownhills stabbings  

1 Nov

A man has been charged with a series of offences in connection with a double stabbing in Brownhills on Sunday (30 October).


Plans on track to create future-proof force 

1 Nov

Two new custody suites, digital interview recording equipment, refurbishment of Bloxwich police station and police headquarters, and body worn video cameras for officers are just some of the changes already implemented in a multi-million pound...


Knife attack suspect arrested after double stabbing and robbery  

31 Oct

A man remains in police custody this morning on suspicion of carrying out a double stabbing and a knifepoint shop robbery during a 10-minute crime spree in Walsall yesterday (30 Oct).


Two stabbed in Brownhills 

31 Oct

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Brownhills on Sunday afternoon (30 October).


Three charged in Karl Swift murder   

19 Oct

Police investigating the death of Karl Swift in Halesowen, have charged a man with manslaughter.


Man charged over robbery plot on murder victim  

15 Oct

The father of a man serving life in jail for killing a Black Country man has been charged with conspiring to rob the murder victim.


Pub landlady jailed over car sticker plot to avoid speeding fines  

10 Oct

A landlady who ran three West Midlands pubs has been jailed for perverting the course of justice by lying over speeding tickets.


Walsall police station closing after 50 years in operation 

9 Oct

The people of Walsall and West Midlands Police staff have marked the end of an era with an event to commemorate the closure of Walsall police station after 50 years.


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.


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Transition State 1: Thank you 

25 Nov

Monday the 28th November is a big change for us as we move to the new operating model.


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.


I’m Really Sorry, but! … 

23 Nov

I’m not trying to get on anyone’s nerves here, I’m really not.


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.


A messy, complex and dangerous business 

18 Nov

I have spent a great deal of time talking in the blog about change.


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.


What *Are* You Doing?! 

16 Nov

Imagine this: someone rings the police to express concern for a friend or relative’s mental wellbeing, asking the police to ‘check on them’ to see that they’re OK.


Man jailed after Walsall pensioner beaten in his own home   

12 Nov

A man has been jailed for nine years and four months after leaving a Walsall pensioner with severe facial injuries and robbing him of just nine pounds, a watch and a tie pin.


Walsall pensioner dies in collision with lorry 

12 Nov

A Walsall man has died after being struck by a lorry on Pleck Road, Walsall yesterday (Friday 11 November).


Man who died in Minworth collision named 

6 Nov

A pedestrian who died in a Sutton Coldfield collision on Thursday (3 November) has been named as Pelsall man Jamie Taylor.


Appeal following home invasion burglary in Walsall 

4 Nov

Officers are urgently appealing for witnesses after a house on Lord Street in Walsall was broken into on Tuesday (1 November).


Man charged in connection with Brownhills stabbings  

1 Nov

A man has been charged with a series of offences in connection with a double stabbing in Brownhills on Sunday (30 October).


Plans on track to create future-proof force 

1 Nov

Two new custody suites, digital interview recording equipment, refurbishment of Bloxwich police station and police headquarters, and body worn video cameras for officers are just some of the changes already implemented in a multi-million pound...


Knife attack suspect arrested after double stabbing and robbery  

31 Oct

A man remains in police custody this morning on suspicion of carrying out a double stabbing and a knifepoint shop robbery during a 10-minute crime spree in Walsall yesterday (30 Oct).


Two stabbed in Brownhills 

31 Oct

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed in Brownhills on Sunday afternoon (30 October).


Police Leadership 

25 Oct

I heard the Health Secretary Jeremy HUNT deliver a speech at today’s Crisis Care Concordat Summit in London, the first major speech he’s delivered on mental health, we were told.


AWOL from Scotland 

21 Oct

It seems that it’s been the week for Scottish mental health patients to journey to England, in a variety of legal situations that have subsequently confused the life out of police and mental health professionals alike.


Approved Professional Practice 

20 Oct

The College of Policing has now completed the production of new guidelines on mental health for the police service in England and Wales and this blog is a part of the College’s efforts to communicate this publication to the public as ...


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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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Remembering loved ones with Dudley Christmas decorations 

6 Dec

ON THE run up to Dudley town centre's Christmas Fayre people can buy charity Christmas memory wish tags to hang on the town's tree.


Pregnant stab victim gives FIRST interview after horrific Sutton… 

2 Dec

A COURAGEOUS Sutton Coldfield mum who has fought back from life-threatening injuries to both herself and her then unborn daughter has spoken for the first time about her terrifying ordeal, the 'incredible people of Sutton Coldfield', the 'amazing' ...


​Cyclists knocked unconscious after colliding at junction of… 

22 Nov

TWO cyclists have suffered head injuries after colliding in Walsall this afternoon (Tuesday, November 22).


Air ambulance lands at Deanery Primary and Hill West Primary… 

15 Nov

TWO medical emergencies, one involving a young girl, led to an air ambulance landing at Sutton Coldfield schools twice in two days.


Driver trapped for 45 minutes after car and van collide along Pershore Road 

15 Nov

A driver was trapped for 45 minutes following a collision with a van this morning that resulted in three patients for ambulance crews to treat.


Man collapses in Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield as air ambulance… 

15 Nov

A MAN has collapsed in a Sutton Coldfield beauty spot leading to medical crews being scrambled to the scene.


Air ambulance called after man suffers head injury at Lichfield… 

14 Nov

A MAN was taken to hospital earlier today after suffering a head injury at a Tamworth industrial estate.


Local Nisa retailers raise funds for Air Ambulance 

4 Nov

Fundraising pledge to medical charity.


​Boat blaze at Barton Marina near Lichfield sinks one craft and… 

21 Oct

DRAMATIC scenes at Barton Marina near Lichfield this afternoon as a fire engulfed three boats in flames.


Man treated for cardiac arrested and airlifted from Harlaston,… 

14 Oct

AN elderly man was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Thursday) after suffering a cardiac arrest near Tamworth.


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