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Brian Humphreys
Posted
4 July 2020

We’ve launched a fresh plea for information after a cyclist injured in a collision in Walsall has sadly died.

Tributes have been paid to 85-year-old Brian Humphreys who has been fondly described as ’enthusiastic’ and a ’dedicated family man.’

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Posted
3 July 2020

A firefighter who provided fake identities to try and avoid speeding tickets has been jailed after we exposed his lies.

Jason Bennett was caught breaking the law three times in under six months but gave bogus names and addresses in an attempt to dodge penalty points and fines.

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Posted
2 July 2020

West Midlands Police together with local councils have been getting in touch with hospitality venues to help them reopen safely on Saturday 4 July - including pubs, bars and restaurants.

Cash on a table
Posted
2 July 2020

Over £7m cash and more than 200kg class A drugs have been seized by West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) as part of a national operation to smash thousands of criminal conspiracies.

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Posted
2 July 2020

A kind-hearted Sandwell officer has been putting together care hampers in her own time and dropping them off for local care homes and people in need during the coronavirus crisis.

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Posted
1 July 2020

A dealer who ran a Class A drugs empire from an address in Wolverhampton must pay back almost £75,000 of ill-gotten gains or spend more time in jail.

Pursuit comes to an end on Soho Road
Posted
1 July 2020

A dangerous driver has been jailed for a year after speeding at up to 100mph through the streets of Birmingham to escape police.

Officers on motorbike patrol in Aston spotted a white VW Golf R being driven by Nicholas Caddy when they saw a passenger get out and hurry away.

Four arrested and loaded revolver found as we up pressure on gangs
Posted
30 June 2020

We seized a loaded revolver and arrested two teenage brothers during a raid in Birmingham this morning as we ramp up the pressure on city gangs.

Officers forced entry to a house in Handsworth just after 6am following intelligence linking the address to drug dealing and firearms.

Coventry arson suspect arrested
Posted
30 June 2020

We arrested a man in the early hours of this morning (30 June) in connection with a series of arsons in Coventry.

criminal cash
Posted
30 June 2020

A prominent drug dealer we helped put behind bars last year is now significantly poorer after we stripped him of his ill-gotten gains.

Mohammed Osman was given a 15-year jail term in September for drug dealing.

WMP warns gun criminals “we’re coming for you” as operation launched
Posted
29 June 2020

Our officers were out in force across Birmingham over the weekend as we launched a new offensive on gun crime.

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Posted
29 June 2020

A burglar who admitted stealing meat from the freezer of a Birmingham home claiming it was because he was hungry, has been jailed for a year and a half for similar offences.

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Posted
29 June 2020

We are appealing for information following a carjacking in Highbury Park, just off Shutlock Lane in Moseley, on Monday 22 June.

At around 4.15pm a woman was returning to her black Land Rover Discovery Sport when she was approached by two Asian men.

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Posted
29 June 2020

We’re appealing for information after a woman was assaulted on Reservoir Road in Edgbaston on Friday 29 May. 

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Posted
27 June 2020

We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Wolverhampton on Tuesday (23 June).

Officers were called to Wood End Avenue in Wood End at about 8.20pm, where a 39-year-old motorcyclist was found with a leg injury.

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Posted
27 June 2020

We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Birmingham on Wednesday 17 June which has left a man with potentially life-changing injuries. 

WMP Drones Unit
Posted
26 June 2020

We’re again warning anyone planning to attend an illegal rave this weekend that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.

Our intelligence unit has received information suggesting an unlicensed music event may pop up in the Black Country tomorrow evening (27 June).

Reece Adamson with his daughter Amory
Posted
26 June 2020

We’ve charged a man with murder following a fatal stabbing in Great Barr, Birmingham on Sunday evening (21 June).

Reece Adamson, aged 30, was tragically found with fatal injuries to his neck after officers were called to reports of a disorder just after 9pm in Cardington Avenue.

BBQ
Posted
25 June 2020

We know it’s hot out there, but we’re asking people to resist the temptation to organise or go to large street parties and barbecues.

We’ve been called to large gatherings in parks in recent weeks which have been in breach of the rules designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

WMP launches new gun crime offensive in Birmingham
Posted
25 June 2020

We’re launching a new drive to tackle gun crime in Birmingham tonight, in the wake of a number of shootings in the city this month.

Ibrahim, Hassan and Hamza
Posted
25 June 2020

Three Birmingham men have been jailed for kidnapping a college student and forcing him to rob his own family home.

Appeal launched to trace Coventry arsonist
Posted
25 June 2020

We’ve issued images of a suspected arsonist believed to be linked to a series of bin fires in Coventry, including one this morning (25 June) that saw a house go up in flames.

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Posted
24 June 2020

A Birmingham man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with supplying class A drugs after cocaine was seized from a house in Halesowen.

Officers from Dudley executed a warrant at the address yesterday morning (23 June).

Traffic cars
Posted
24 June 2020

We’re aware of a number of car cruising meetings planned in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands over the coming days.

We’re reminding anyone who is considering attending to take part, or spectate, of the dangers of this illegal activity and that they all face prosecution.

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