News Archive for June 2019
West Midlands Police has doubled the strength of its Birmingham Organised Crime Unit as the force underlines its determination to tackle city gangs .
Four people have been honoured for bravely trying to save a man found drowning in a Wednesfield canal.
Sharon Dixon spotted a man falling headfirst into the canal on 10 July last year and, with the help of another passer-by Joseph Argyle, managed to pull him onto the towpath.
UPDATE: Three men have today (24 July) been jailed to a total of 64 years and four months for the murder of Kevin Shepperson.
Officers and staff from across the force are supporting national Neighbourhood Watch Week with a range of activity across the region.
A hit-and-run driver who knocked down and killed a cyclist in Smethwick - then drove past the scene on the other side of the road minutes later - has been jailed.
An investigation has been launched after a man who was found with serious head injuries in Sandwell on Saturday 8 June has since passed away.
Police were called to a property in Yardley Close, Oldbury just before 1am and found seriously injured Amjad Khan.
Detectives investigating the death of 21-year-old Emmanuel Lukenga have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.
Officers investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in Birmingham on Thursday (13 June) have charged a man with causing his death.
A family have paid tribute to a ’loving father and son’ who died following a stabbing in Coventry earlier this week.
Emmanuel Lukenga was discovered with a serious leg injury in Franklin Grove at just after 2.30pm on Wednesday (13 June).
A carjacker who targeted four vehicles in just an hour has been jailed for six years after West Midlands Police and the public thwarted his Yardley crimewave.
UPDATE TODAY (14 June): 17-year-old Adam Muhammad of Hawksyard Road, Bimingham has been jailed for a minimum of 14 years and three months
Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in Birmingham this afternoon (Thursday 13 June).
Our full response to media reports about West Midlands Police's use of volunteers in digital forensics.
A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal stabbing in Coventry yesterday (12 June).
Police were called just after 2.30pm to reports of a fight in gardens behind Franklin Grove, Coventry, involving several young men.
A man has admitted arming himself with a Samurai-style sword during violent clashes with his Black Country neighbours.
West Midlands Police officers, including a firearms unit, attended Cinder Bank in Netherton on Sunday morning following several reports of a fight involving six men.
Two thieves who forced their way into an 89-year-old man’s home during a robbery have been jailed - after West Midlands Police officers tracked them down within hours.
Detectives want to trace this pair after a man was knocked unconscious and robbed in Birmingham city centre.
The victim, in his 20s, was approached by two men on Broad Street just before 2am on 16 March.
A police officer who was called to the scene of a bike robbery has gifted a new bike to the young victim after being touched by his plight.
West Bromwich response officer PC Lewis Millington-Moss was called to Redhouse Park, Great Barr, where he met Dylan and his dad Stephen.