News Archive for May 2019
Drug gangs have been targeted by West Midlands Police as part of a national week of action against ‘County Lines’ heroin and crack cocaine networks.
Chief Constable Dave Thompson said: “In recent months some Birmingham primary schools have been subject to protests by parents concerning the schools’ curriculum on equality. These protests have resulted in an ongoing protest outside Anderton Park Primary School.
Detectives investigating a shooting at a Walsall barbers shop have this morning (20 May) arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
The 19-year-old has been taken into custody for questioning in relation to the shooting in Wolverhampton Road, Birchills, at around 5pm yesterday.
Two men have today (20 May) been jailed for preparing to travel to Syria to commit terrorist acts in support of Daesh.
Telling the story of life inside the force
Amelia McKenzie, aged 27, and Sam Lee, aged 25, are Police Staff Investigating Officers (PSIOs) - a relatively new role to the organisation.
A man has been seriously injured after being shot inside a Walsall barbers shop.
The victim, who is in his 20s, was in the Wolverhampton Road hairdressers in the Birchills area of Walsall just after 5pm today (Sun 19 May) when men entered and assaulted him.
A new recruit has big boots to fill after being sworn in as a West Midlands Police officer… on the day his mother retired from the force!
Harry Foxall is continuing a family tradition by following in the footsteps of mum Sarah who was a WMP officer for 30 years.
A dangerous man with a history of serious domestic assaults has been jailed for six years following a West Midlands Police investigation.
A Birmingham man has been jailed for attempting to rob a shop while armed with a knife and threatening to slit a woman’s throat.
A hit and run driver who left a pensioner to die at the roadside has been jailed after West Midlands Police tracked down his damaged BMW.
West Midlands Police, together with partner emergency services, took part in a live-play training exercise this week to test our response to a major incident.
A West Midlands Police officer has been commended for his quick-thinking that led to the arrest of two teenagers who’d attacked a rival with a machete.
An extensive investigation into allegations of attempted child abductions in Acocks Green has shown the claims were false.
Two 14-year-old girls reported to police they were approached in Station Road on Friday 3 May.
Officers are appealing for information after a woman was hit by a car in West Bromwich this morning (Thursday 16 May).
The 59-year-old woman was left seriously injured after she was struck by a Ford Focus as she was walking along the pavement on Great Bridge Street at around 8.20am.
WMPeople tells the story of the varied roles, teams and valuable work carried out by colleagues across the force each and every day. To support Mental Health Awareness Week, PC Chris Beards shares his experience as part of the Mental Health Triage team.
Officers investigating an attempted abduction in the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police are appealing for information from witnesses following a fatal collision in Coventry on Monday 6 May.
Officers were called to the junction of Allesley Old Road and Brookside Avenue at 10.30am to reports of a collision between a van and a mobility scooter.
Police are investigating a shooting on Belchers Lane at the junction with Cotterills Lane in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham just before 11pm last night (Wednesday 15 May) that left a man with two gunshot wounds.
Sandwell police officers came together at train stations across the borough yesterday (Tuesday 14 May) to disrupt drug trafficking.
A burglar who rammed a police car during a failed attempt to flee from officers while driving a stolen vehicle has been jailed for four years.
A sexual predator from Birmingham has been jailed after abusing two young girls over almost a decade.
Mark Hill sexually abused the girls during a prolonged period while they were between the ages of nine and 15.
The family of a man fatally shot in Highgate last year have spoken of their pain on the first anniversary of his death.
Abdul Rahman Abubaker, aged 24 was shot on the Stratford Road at around 11pm on Tuesday 15 May last year.
Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Ladywood are appealing for information about a car which is believed to be linked to the murder.