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News Archive for July 2017

David Hart

A motorbike thief was caught by a quick-thinking cop who leapt from his unmarked patrol car while the unsuspecting rider was stuck in traffic.

Birmingham Magistrates

Officers have charged a Birmingham man with making malicious and racially aggravated calls following a number of calls made to the police 999 system.

Over 20 calls of a malicious and racist nature were made to operators over the last two months.

WMP online

West Midlands Police has taken the first step towards a new interactive website that’s set to revolutionise the way members of the public contact the force – and give people the chance to report some crimes online.

Female staff members fightback against Dorsett

A bully who tormented members of a Birmingham community with a series of knifepoint robberies – including five raids on the same shop – has been jailed for 12 years after West Midlands Police trapped him from saliva found on a beer can.

Kieran Gillespie

A Birmingham man who stabbed a fellow passenger on the top deck of a bus has been sentenced to life in prison. 

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West Midlands Police continues to co-operate with an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after an armed officer shot a man in Birmingham last night (Wednesday 26 July).

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A man remains in a stable condition in hospital after being shot by an armed officer in Birmingham on Wednesday (26 July) night.

Martin Tolan

A burglar who targeted high-value cars at homes across the Midlands tried driving a stolen Mini through queuing traffic in a desperate bid to shrug off pursuing police.

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A serving West Midlands Police officer is hoping to trace relatives of predecessors killed on the battlefield in World War 1 − as he prepares for a pilgrimage to honour officers who sacrificed themselves for their country.

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West Midlands Police is introducing spit and bite guards for 4,500 operational officers. 

Twenty-two other forces, including British Transport Police and Thames Valley Police, already safely and successfully use the guards. 

Wolverhampton Gang injuctions

Six Wolverhampton gang members have been issued with injunctions in a crackdown on gang violence in the city.


Police have cordoned off an area in Hereford Close in Frankley, Birmingham following a firearm discharge last night (Wednesday 26 July).

Selina Simms

A woman who helped two men convicted for murdering Birmingham teen Kenichi Phillips to evade justice has been jailed for three years. 


Police are appealing for information after a woman had her car stolen during a robbery in Solihull yesterday (22 July). 


An 18-year-old Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Monday 24 July) been charged.

Sandeep Samra, from Alder Road, Coventry has been charged with being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.


Three road menaces who tore along a Birmingham dual carriageway at speeds of more than 130mph have narrowly avoided being jailed for street racing.

Amar Paul, Tejinder Bhuee and Zafar Iqbal reached breakneck speeds on the A38 during an illegal road race on the night of March 5.


Police in Birmingham have arrested four men over the weekend as part of their on-going crackdown on firearms and violent crime in the city.

Coventry Magistrates

A bus company and one of its drivers have been charged over a fatal bus crash in Coventry in which two people died.

Lewis Tilley

A prolific thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for a series of burglaries in Solihull – after West Midlands Police traced him to his seaside campsite hiding place.

The suspect

Police are appealing for information after a family were defrauded by a man claiming to work for Birmingham City Council.

op swindale, carl campbell killing

Three men have been jailed for life having been convicted of the fatal drive-by shooting of a Black Country dad.

Father-of-one Carl Campbell was ambushed as he sat in a car at traffic lights in Dartmouth Street, West Bromwich, on 27 December last year.


Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham. 

Azad Singh

A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.


West Midlands Police has conducted an initial investigation into footage circulated on social media featuring officers carrying out an arrest in Aston yesterday (Sunday 30 July).

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