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News Archive for July 2019

Solomon Smith
Posted 30 July 2019

A sex offender who assaulted a women and a teenager in two separate incidents has been jailed for 15 months. 

Posted 30 July 2019

A fugitive slave master who went on the run after being found guilty of marshalling a human trafficking ring is back behind bars after West Midlands Police worked with the National Crime Agency and Polish authorities to track him down.

Shane Mayer
Posted 30 July 2019

A man with a ‘huge sense of humour’ and ‘a massive heart’ who died after being stabbed in the leg during a fight in Darlaston last Wednesday (24 July) has been named as Shane Mayer.

The gun recovered by officers
Posted 29 July 2019

This revolver was seized by our officers today as the police crackdown on gun crime in the West Midlands continues.

Police use chainsaw on door
Posted 29 July 2019

West Midlands Police has released video footage showing officers using a chainsaw to slice open the door of a suspected Birmingham drugs den − the latest raid executed by the force’s specialist organised crime unit .

police car stock image
Posted 28 July 2019

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man in Walsall. 

The 21-year-old was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed in the leg during a fight on Forge Road, Darlaston, Walsall on Wednesday evening (24 July).

Chris and Will with single
Posted 28 July 2019

A caring cop is releasing a charity single to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease patients…and to support his former West Midlands Police boss who’s been diagnosed with the illness.

stock picture of money
Posted 27 July 2019

Members of a drugs gang jailed for almost 60 years have lost more than their freedom - after West Midlands Police has swooped to recover over £280,000 of their ill-gotten gains.

stock image
Posted 26 July 2019

Detectives investigating a stabbing outside a pub in Walsall on Wednesday (24 July) have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Officers were called to Forge Road, Darlaston around 11.15pm after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in the leg during a fight. 

Viktorija Sokolova
Posted 25 July 2019
Reporting restrictions preventing a teenage murderer from being named have been lifted today (Thursday 25 July) as the schoolboy appeared at court to appeal his 19-year minimum sentence.
Walsall Guardian
Posted 25 July 2019

Walsall police joined forces with partners and the community to support Project Guardian - which was launched last month after the Home Office gave West Midlands Police £7m to make the region safer. 

Posted 25 July 2019

Six men described at a trial in Birmingham Crown Court as a ‘South East Asian Organised Crime Group’ have been jailed for over 26 years for drug smuggling.

Posted 25 July 2019
Detectives have launched an investigation after a 21-year-old man was stabbed during a fight outside a pub in Walsall last night (Wednesday 24 July).
Birmingham police take action in city centre
Posted 24 July 2019

Birmingham city centre police joined forces with local agencies to tackle low level crime and anti-social behaviour yesterday (Tuesday 23 July) – issues which local businesses, residents and visitors to the city have raised as concerns.

Posted 24 July 2019

A gang who held a knife to a baby’s throat as they demanded the code to a safe during a home rush robbery are now behind bars after armed police intercepted two members in their getaway car on the M40.

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Posted 23 July 2019
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after a boy aged 15 was shot in Coventry city centre.

Police were called to Cross Cheaping at around 11.10pm on Sunday (20 July).
Jane Bailey
Posted 23 July 2019

West Midlands Police is leading the way in the fight against drug-related overdoses by being the first force in the country to offer training to officers on the beat to use the life-saving medicine naloxone . 

Posted 23 July 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious collision in Hay Mills, Birmingham last night (22 July).

Officers were alerted to a multiple car collision involving up to six vehicles on Berkley Road East just before 8pm.

(L– R) WMP Chief Constable Dave Thompson, Wilmott Dixon Operations Director Dan Doyle, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson  and  Wilmott Dixon  management trainee Zach Burchell at the site of the Event Control Suite
Posted 22 July 2019

West Midlands Police has taken another step on its journey to helping deliver the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by ‘breaking ground’ at a new force Event Control Suite in Birmingham.

The gun found in Bordesley Green
Posted 21 July 2019

Birmingham’s new Organised Crime Team has taken drugs worth £72,000 and a gun off the streets with two major recoveries less than 24 hours apart.

Police car
Posted 21 July 2019

Detectives are investigating after a boy aged 15 was shot in Coventry city centre.

Police were called to Cross Cheaping at around 11.10pm yesterday.

Working with young people to spread the message on knife crime
Posted 20 July 2019

Students from two Walsall schools recently spent some time with our operations department to thank them for their work on an emotive banner of pledges against knife crime. 

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