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Calvin Ainsworth eBay sales fraudster
Posted 27 November 2019

Two brothers have been jailed for running a nationwide eBay sales scam after West Midlands Police fraud investigators found they tricked hundreds of victims into using their accounts to con buyers.

Drug dealer Mohammed Shazad
Posted 26 November 2019

A drug dealer has been jailed for almost 10 years after police in the West Midlands found a stash of cocaine concealed in a secret compartment of his car.

Mohammed Shazad was monitored by police making repeated, suspicious visits to a Nissan Qasqai parked in Middlemore Road, Smethwick

Robert Fieldhouse
Posted 25 November 2019

A prolific offender, who burgled the home of a family friend, has been jailed for committing a string of offences.

Rashpal Singh
Posted 25 November 2019

West Midlands Police has praised two members of the public for their bravery after the pair chased down a bank robber who threatened to slit a customer’s throat.

Police at night
Posted 24 November 2019

UPDATED at 8.20PM on 24 November: A sixth teenager has been arrested in connection with violence that broke out at #StarCity, as the investigation into last night's disorder continues.

Sgt Sandy Thompson speaks to one of the ex-offenders
Posted 23 November 2019

West Midlands Police is helping divert some of the region’s most prolific burglars away from a life of crime thanks to an innovative project that sees offenders sign up to rehabilitation ‘contracts’ − or face more time behind bars. 

Street Watch
Posted 22 November 2019

Did you know that there are lots of ways you can help make your neighbourhood a safer place, whatever your skills, availability or experience?

Gang jailed for running Wolverhampton pub drugs empire
Posted 22 November 2019

A gang who ran a Class A drugs empire from a Wolverhampton pub have been jailed for more than 20 years after they were exposed by a covert police sting.

Mazammal Mahmood
Posted 21 November 2019

The mother of Mazammal Mahmood Butt has paid tribute to her son following his tragic death on Sunday 17 November. 

Mr Butt, 27, was found with fatal stab injuries in Lozells Street just before 3.30pm.

Zori 2
Posted 21 November 2019

Update Friday 22 November:

The convicted men have all been sentenced today to life in prison with the following minimum terms:
Borisovskis - 18 years
Lemezonas - 20 years
Medeckis - 20 years
 

Coventry Police Offender management Unit
Posted 21 November 2019

A burglar with a string of convictions to his name – and a first police caution aged just 11 – has turned his back on crime thanks to support from a specialist West Midlands Police team tasked with rehabilitating prolific offenders.

PCs Blythe and Phillips handed awards by Chief Constable Dave Thompson
Posted 20 November 2019

Two officers, who ran to help a man in the midst of a suicide attempt, have been commended for their selfless actions. 

PCs Andrew Blythe and Gary Phillips were called to reports of a man trying to kill himself at a house in Balsall Common in May last year.

PCs handed awards by Chief Constable Thompson
Posted 20 November 2019

Two West Midlands Police officers have been honoured for coming to the aid of a colleague who collapsed in the car park of Wednesfield police station. 

Topliss
Posted 20 November 2019

A Birmingham man has been jailed for 10 years after admitting a raft of sexual offences against children.

Brian Topliss, formerly of Maitland Road, Alum Rock, was arrested in May 2016 after one of his former victims found the courage to tell police.

Sergeant Mallaber, Chief Constable Dave Thompson and PCSO Pope
Posted 20 November 2019

Three courageous cops have been recognised for their brave and selfless actions after saving a man’s life in Birmingham. 

Inspector Sarah Thomas-West and Chief Constable Dave Thompson
Posted 20 November 2019

An inspector has been awarded for challenging a man armed with a machete in December last year. 

Inspector Sarah Thomas-West was on her way to work, when she saw a man running through Wolverhampton train station and another man nearby with a slash injury to his ear. 

West Midlands CTU
Posted 20 November 2019

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on suspicion of breaching licence conditions.

He was arrested on Wednesday 20 November from an address in Walsall.

WMP
Posted 19 November 2019

A man has been arrested for murder and violent disorder following a CCTV appeal for information into the death of Fidel Glasgow last year.

collage of suspects
Posted 19 November 2019

Do you recognise anyone from this group? We want to speak to them following a burglary in Mary Street in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham on the evening of Tuesday 23 April.

It is believed five masked people jumped over the back fence of the garden and forced entry into the house.

Mazammal Mahmood
Posted 19 November 2019

A man and a woman have today (19 November) been charged with murder after a 27-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Lozells on Sunday (17 November).

Waqar Khan
Posted 18 November 2019

A driver who lied to police about his involvement in a serious collision in Birmingham which badly injured two pedestrians has today (18 November) been jailed for six months.

Owl
Posted 18 November 2019

An illegal owl trader was rumbled after West Midlands Police swooped to discover birds being unlawfully kept and sold on.

Posted 17 November 2019

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in Lozells this afternoon (November 17).
 
Officers found a man in his 20s with serious injuries in Lozells Street at just before 3.30pm.
 

Posted 17 November 2019

More than £1million has been seized over the last year from travellers passing through Birmingham Airport who are suspected of using the port as a gateway to send money abroad for criminal gain.

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