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News Archive for December 2018

War hero praises WMP PCSO
Posted 16 December 2018

A World War II hero has praised a PCSO for ’making his day’ after he arranged for the veteran to go the unveiling of a war memorial statue last month. 

Suspected meat cleaver attacker Darren Martin in court in January
Posted 16 December 2018

A man accused of almost severing another man’s arm with a meat cleaver following a row at a Birmingham soup kitchen has been remanded in prison after being arrested by West Midlands Police.

WMP 101
Posted 15 December 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was knocked down and killed in Coventry yesterday (14 Dec).

Burglar Joseph Moss jailed after being caught by West Midlands Police
Posted 15 December 2018

A career criminal is back behind bars for Christmas after stealing jewellery and hitting speeds of up to 80mph in a stolen car.

Joseph Moss left a trail of damage after taking expensive jewellery and games consoles from a home in School Road, Yardley, on 1 May this year.

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Posted 14 December 2018

Police investigating violence after the Coventry and Sunderland match have released images of more than 20 men they want to trace.

Trouble flared as fans left the Ricoh Arena following the lunchtime game on 29 September this year.

 

Viktorija Sokolova
Posted 14 December 2018

A teenage boy has been convicted of the rape and murder of ‘bright and happy’ young teen Viktorija Sokolova, who was brutally attacked after innocently arranging to meet her killer in West Park, Wolverhampton earlier this year.

Beckford
Posted 14 December 2018

A “notorious" Birmingham gang member has been found guilty of shooting a man dead after two rival crews clashed at a city snooker hall − and now faces life behind bars.

WMP
Posted 14 December 2018

A Sandwell Police officer has been shortlisted for an award after securing orders banning unauthorised encampments across the borough – and helping cut the number of illegal traveller sites by around 80 per cent. 

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Posted 13 December 2018

This is Chief Constable Dave Thompson’s response to a media story about an input at Force Leadership Conference on the concept of “whiteness” where leaders heard from an academic about how certain norms are ingrained in our society.

Aman
Posted 13 December 2018

A thief who stole more than £4,000 worth of fuel from petrol stations across Solihull and Birmingham has been jailed. 

Aman Khan was sentenced to three years and two months in prison after being convicted of more than 48 fuel thefts.

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Posted 13 December 2018

A man who was caught with a sawn-off shotgun in his car has been jailed for five years - as West Midlands Police continues to take firearms off the streets.

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Posted 13 December 2018

We’re warning the public about a HMRC phone scam that was reported in Kingswinford, Dudley on Tuesday (11 December).

Walsall Town Centre
Posted 12 December 2018

Officers from the St Matthew’s neighbourhood policing team are working tirelessly to keep Walsall town centre safe during the run up to Christmas. 

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Posted 12 December 2018

A substantial haul of Class A drugs has been seized after police swooped to arrest more than 30 suspected dealers across Wolverhampton. 

West Midlands Police has charged a 13-year-old boy over the stabbing of 3 pupils
Posted 12 December 2018

West Midlands Police have charged a 13-year-old boy over a knife attack on three pupils near a Birmingham school.

The teenager – who cannot be named for legal reasons – is accused of stabbing the boys at 4.20pm on Monday (10 Dec) in Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak.

Man arrested in West Midlands Police hunt for Kai Flynn
Posted 12 December 2018

Police hunting one of the region’s most wanted men – Coventry gang suspect Kai Flynn who is sought over a shooting – arrested a man in the early hours of this morning following a pursuit in Coventry.

WMP
Posted 11 December 2018

More than 100 police officers today launched a major series of raids targeting drug and gun crime in Birmingham.

Firearms officers and the dog unit were among those targeting two gangs of suspected dealers as part of an investigation into violent attacks. 

Big Local event at Apple Tree Inn
Posted 11 December 2018

We’re feeling Christmassy over in Dudley - and everyone knows the true spirit of Christmas is about giving and being kind. 

That’s why our super PCSOs from Sedgley and Coseley have been handing out Christmas presents… with a twist.

Addison Packeer
Posted 11 December 2018

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Coventry have today (Tuesday) charged a man with manslaughter.

Addison Packeer, aged 27, was found with serious head injuries at an address in Chepstow Close, Willenhall. A post mortem revealed he died from a gunshot wound.

WMP
Posted 11 December 2018

Two more teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of wounding after the stabbing of three teenagers in Selly Oak, Birmingham, yesterday (10 December).

Inspector Steve Rice, PCC David Jamieson and Corinne Brazier at the Lock-Up
Posted 10 December 2018

The vision for a Police Museum at the old Lock Up has moved one step closer to reality with the appointment of a design team.

Harris and Fawkner
Posted 10 December 2018

Two Coventry men have been jailed for causing the death of a pedestrian after mounting a curb in a stolen car. 

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Posted 10 December 2018

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Coventry have today (Monday) arrested a man on suspicion of murder as the victim has been named as Addison Packeer.

Traffic cop
Posted 9 December 2018

West Midlands Police has vowed to continue putting the brakes on drink drivers - after stopping a motorist who dangerously swerved into oncoming traffic and towards a bus stop while over four times the limit. 

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