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News Archive for August 2017

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The bodies of a husband and wife have been recovered from a family home in the Black Country after what’s believed to have been a murder-suicide.

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in a Birmingham street.

Officers were called to Tenby Road, Moseley, at just after 10.50pm last night (Sunday 6 August) where a 40 year-old man was found injured.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate video footage showing West Midlands Police officers arresting two men in Aston − after the force voluntarily referred the matter to the police watchdog.

A Birmingham man has been jailed for six years after he was convicted of terrorism offences earlier this month
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A Birmingham man has been jailed

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Police are appealing for information to help trace a private tutor following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Skydiving Sergeant Roy Teague on his 100th free-fall
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We’re shining a light on West Midlands Police’s Stars of Summer – the unsung heroes who are making a difference every day to help keep our communities safe.

Throughout August we’ll focus on a different officer and show why we think they’ve got star quality.

Man with machete in street was chased down by two Birmingham PCs
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A man who brandished a machete in a Birmingham street has been detained indefinitely in a mental health facility – as West Midlands Police releases dramatic footage of the two brave officers who chased him down.

Four men have been found guilty of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK
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Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz were today convicted of terrorism offences at the Central Criminal Court in London following a 16 week trial.

West Midlands Police has arrested a man over six knife-point robberies
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A man suspected of holding up betting shops across Birmingham and Solihull in a series of knifepoint robberies has been arrested by West Midlands Police.

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Police are urging elderly people to be vigilant following three distraction burglaries in Coventry.

The burglaries, which are believed to be linked, happened on 26 July in Weavers Walk, Wood End and Queensland Avenue and Westwood Road in Earlsdon.

Distraction burglar Francis Maughan jailed
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Heartless thieves who used children to trick their way into the homes of elderly residents have been jailed for a total of almost 20 years after West Midlands Police detectives uncovered the extent of their callous burglary spree. 

Four men have been jailed for plotting to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK
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Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz were today (Thursday 3 August) handed life sentences.

The four were unanimously found guilty at the Central Criminal Court in London yesterday (2 August) following a four and a half month trial.

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West Midlands Police will double the number of officers armed with Taser following a major security review.

There are currently 643 Taser trained officers in the West Midlands including emergency response officers and all firearms officers.

Solihull stab victim Callum Lees
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Police are appealing for information after a man suffered a fatal stab wound following a row at a flat in Solihull.

It’s understood a dispute erupted at the property in Hopwas Grove, Kingshurst, that resulted in 20-year-old local man Callum Lees (pictured) being stabbed in the neck.

Ghufran Khan
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A speeding driver who killed a woman during a hit-and-run in Birmingham has been jailed for five years - after West Midlands Police found the car he was driving chopped up in a garage unit. 

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Detectives investigating a stabbing in Moseley have arrested a Birmingham man on suspicion of murder.

Sajad Hussain, aged 40, was stabbed in Tenby Road where he lived with his family on Sunday evening (6 August). He died a short time later in hospital.

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West Midlands Police have today named a couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Oldbury on Saturday (5 August).

Birmingham Magistrates Court
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A man arrested by West Midlands Police in connection with a series of machete raids at Greggs Bakery shops across Birmingham has been charged with robbery.

West Bromwich police station
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in a car outside a Black Country police station.

It’s understood a BMW pulled up outside West Bromwich police station in Moor Street at around 10.20am (10 Aug).

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A Birmingham man has been charged with the murder of father-of-one Sajad Hussain from Moseley. 

Haroon Rafiq, from Tenby Road, will appear before Birmingham magistrates today (Friday 11 August). 

The 23-year-old was arrested from his home address on Wednesday (9 August). 

PCSO recruitment
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Fancy stepping into uniform? Can you see yourself supporting your community?

West Midlands Police is opening its doors again, from Saturday (12 August), to recruit the next generation of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to serve the region’s diverse communities.

Christopher Hughes
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A Coventry man has been jailed for 27 years for 13 historical sexual offences against four young girls.

Adam Chandler
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Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Coventry city centre over a year ago have charged three men with murder.

James Smith
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A ‘dangerous’ man has been jailed for a terrifying machete ordeal at a Hall Green family home. 

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