New manager to bring the past to life at Police Museum
We’re proud to announce the appointment of the new museum manager at our Police Museum.
Helen Taylor will be taking on the role at The Lock-Up in Birmingham, which is being transformed into a police museum , thanks in large part to a £1m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Two jailed after storing dangerous shotgun
Two men who helped conceal a potentially lethal shotgun which was available for criminal associates have been jailed for more than 20 years.
We acted on intelligence and swooped to recover the Escort Magnum and cartridges from an address in Birches Green Road, Erdington, in March 2019.
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Man jailed for savage knife attack on friend
A man who launched an unprovoked drink-fuelled attack on his friend, stabbing him in the head and chest, has been jailed.
Peter Carrigan had been out drinking the night before and decided to go round to his ex-partner’s home in the early hours, climbing in through her bathroom window.
Teenager in critical condition after Alum Rock stabbing
We are continuing investigations as a teenager remains in a critical condition after being stabbed in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham last night (9 February).
We were called by the ambulance service to reports of a stabbing in Alum Rock Road just before 7.10pm.
Building work to start on the region’s new museum of policing
An exciting development in the transformation of Birmingham’s Victorian Lock-Up on Steelhouse Lane into a home for the region’s policing heritage happened this week with the appointment of a building company to complete the capital works.
Man charged with murder after body found in bath
We’ve charged a man with murder following the discovery of a body in the bath of a house in Birmingham on Sunday (7 February).
Officers were called to Holly Road, Handsworth, at around 9am where they found the body of a man with multiple serious injuries.
74 arrested in week-long blitz on County Lines
The pandemic hasn’t paused our pursuit of County Lines networks as a week-long blitz saw us arrest dozens of suspected drug dealers.
We ran a campaign last week (1-7 Feb) targeting organised crime groups believed to be running cocaine and heroin networks out of the West Midlands.