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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.


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.


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Police blogs »

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).


Regulation 28 Reports 

15 Jan

In December, I spent a very enjoyable afternoon absorbed in reading the detail of a twenty-odd page judgment from a Coroner’s Court.


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.


Three Months … and Counting! 

7 Jan

This year, the Mental Health Act 1983 will change.


Welcome 2017 

5 Jan

A Happy New Year! For those of you celebrating Christmas, and also Hanukkah, and those of you not, I hope you had some time with family over the last few weeks.


More Assaults on NHS Staff 

31 Dec

A short post, because it’s just updated data on topics I’ve written about before, where the same issues prevail.


Twenty Seventeen 

27 Dec

Some thoughts ahead of the New Year, after sitting recently and wondering where on earth we’ll be with things by Christmas 2017! — THE BOSS Firstly, Commander Christine JONES QPM, the National Police Chief’s Council lead on...


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.


A Theory of Stuff 

21 Dec

I had a recent conversation about a policing and mental health issue, relating to the role the police may play on inpatient psychiatric wards where nursing staff are seeking police support for some restrictive intervention under the MHA.


Guest Blog by DCC Rolfe: “One vision, one force, one team! 

16 Dec

Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe Just over two weeks after implementing some of the biggest changes to affect WMP in a long while it’s right that we take stock and ask how are things going.


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.


When Time Stands Still 

14 Dec

When does the ‘clock’ start ticking, after someone is detained under s136 or s135(1) of the Mental Health Act? Straight-forward enough type of question: under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the ‘relevant time&#...


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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 ‘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.


Overturned car in serious accident near Tamworth and Lichfield 

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.


Overturned car in serious accident near Tamworth and Lichfield 

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.


Air ambulance, which saves people across the Lichfield district… 

10 Jan

THE MIDLANDS Air Ambulance, which helps save people's lives in Lichfield, Burntwood and across Staffordshire is to receive 1million in banking fines from the Government.


Midlands Air ambulance blood trial takes off 

30 Dec

A new study has been launched to see whether giving blood rather than clear fluid to air ambulance patients saves more lives.


Motorcyclist dies in Fort Parkway crash close to Fort Shopping… 

26 Dec

A MAN has died after his motorcycle is believed to have crashed with a barrier close to a busy Errdington shopping centre.


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