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Posted
6 June 2020

We are urgently appealing for information after a man has died following a fire at a cannabis factory in Brierley Hill. 

We were alerted to a blaze at an industrial unit at Premier Trading Estate, Leys Road, around 7.30pm on Thursday (4 June). 

Trevor Briers
Posted
6 June 2020

We’re proud to work alongside Street Pastors who dedicate their free time to helping others - including an off-duty volunteer who rushed to the aid of an unconscious teen attacked in Coventry.

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Posted
6 June 2020

Can you help find a driver who left a cyclist with a broken nose, cheekbone and thumb in a road rage attack in West Bromwich on Friday 8 May?

Class A drugs seized by police
Posted
5 June 2020

We seized more than 1,000 wraps of drugs and £10,000 in cash during raids this morning (5 June) as we brought down a major County Lines supply chain.

Lee
Posted
5 June 2020

Special Chief Inspector Lee Aldrich has been volunteering with us for 15 years. In his day job, Lee is a partner for a transport and installation firm who have been providing medical equipment for the NHS and medical facilities. Both roles are playing a key part during the pandemic.

Carjacking caught on camera
Posted
5 June 2020

We need your help after a violent carjacking of a man and his pregnant wife in Kings Norton was captured on video.

Four men arrived outside the couple’s home in the Moneyhull Grange area of Kings Norton, in a white Renault Clio as the victim stood next to his VW Golf R estate.

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Posted
5 June 2020

We’re urging singletons to be on their guard against online con-artists who are cruelly exploiting their search for love.

It comes as 19 victims were duped out of almost £100,000 combined across the West Midlands in the last three months.

 

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Posted
4 June 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of a Coventry man found dead inside a flat have tonight (Thursday 4 June) charged a man with causing his death.

Protesters
Posted
4 June 2020

Today’s demonstration presented a challenge for the city in terms of balancing people’s right to protest, which police in the UK uphold, and the social distancing restrictions put in place to protect us all during the coronavirus health emergency.

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Posted
4 June 2020

6pm update: A 53-year-old man has this afternoon been arrested in the Erdington area on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. The victim is being spoken to by officers and the investigation continues.

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Posted
4 June 2020

Two men have been jailed for 14 years after cops discovered a Class A drugs production line at a house in Coventry.

Officers from the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) swooped on an address in Hipswell Highway in July 2018 after acting on information and intelligence.

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Posted
4 June 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and nearly had his car stolen on Cooks Lane, Chelmsley Wood in April.

Keiran Brown
Posted
3 June 2020

The family of a young man killed in Coventry earlier this week has paid tribute to a ‘kind, loving and gentle person’ as detectives charge a woman with his murder.
 

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Posted
3 June 2020

Early this morning (3 June) officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Birmingham on suspicion of rape.

The arrest was made as part of an investigation into a series of messages that appeared online this weekend (30 – 31 May).

Martin Binks
Posted
3 June 2020

In response to COVID-19 our staff and officers are working to keep you safe. For some this has meant a change to their role, the way they work and some personal sacrifices.

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Posted
3 June 2020

We've been granted extra time to question a murder suspect as a man found dead in a Coventry flat has been named as Anil Vegad.

We discovered 57-year-old Mr Vegad at his home in Eden Street on Monday evening (1 June).

We stand alongside those who are appalled by the way George Floyd died
Posted
3 June 2020

UK police leaders have come together and published a statement about George Floyd’s death.

Special Constable on patrol in Solihull
Posted
3 June 2020

Since the lockdown we have seen huge support from our specials who have volunteered over 11,700 hours in the last nine weeks alone.

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Posted
2 June 2020

ACC Matt Ward has today (2 June) expressed the force’s outrage at the death of George Floyd in the US and our commitment to allowing peaceful protest here in the Midlands.

We understand that people feel strongly about what has happened and want their voices to be heard. 

Jailed - James Ferrie
Posted
2 June 2020

A burglar has been jailed after one of our officers found him hiding in the garden of the Birmingham home he had just broken into.

Posted
2 June 2020

We’ve launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead at a flat in Coventry last night (Monday 1 June). 

The 57-year-old man was found in Eden Street at around 7:30pm.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

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Posted
2 June 2020

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man sadly lost his life last night in Coventry (1 June).
 
We were called to reports of an injured man taken to hospital at around 10:10pm. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical staff he later died.
 

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Posted
1 June 2020

Last night (Sunday 31 May) we launched a major crackdown on illegal car cruisers who are flouting the law banning dangerous gatherings.

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Posted
1 June 2020

We’re appealing for information and dashcam footage after a motorcyclist died in Sheldon.

Officers were called to the junction of Cranes Park Road and Warmington Road at about 2.50pm yesterday (31 May). 

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