News Archive for September 2019
A man who filmed himself gloating about stabbing a former housemate has been locked up for more than five years − after West Midlands Police found vital pieces of evidence hidden under a sofa.
A speeding driver who ploughed into a cyclist after jumping a red light - leaving him in the street with multiple fractures - has been jailed following a West Midlands Police investigation.
Two people have been charged today (Monday 30 September) by detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.
A courageous cop who confronted and detained three burglars single-handed has received a Chief Constable’s Commendation for his bravery.
Sergeant Jason Beaumont was first on the scene of a shop burglary at the Cornbow Centre, Halesowen, in March last year.
Detectives investigating after a police officer was left critically injured in a hit-and-run in Coventry, have charged a man.
PC Christopher Burnham was struck by a Mini in the Holbrooks area of the city at around 2.45pm on Wednesday (25 September).
UPDATE: Desta was today (23 October) sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 10 years.
A rapist who grabbed his victim by the throat to stop her screaming for help and then tied her up with a phone cable has been convicted of rape.
A member of an armed gang that stormed a Coventry bank with axes has been jailed for 16 years after West Midlands Police found him hiding under a pile of laundry.
Detectives investigating a serious hit-and-run in Coventry where a police officer was left with critical injuries, have arrested a man this evening (Friday 27 September).
Two men can now be named as killers after reporting restrictions banning their identification were lifted.
Dwain Smith, aged 26 and Kurrum Guild aged 22, were found guilty of murdering Dwaine Junior Haughton following a six-week trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court earlier this month.
A man has been charged with a Section 5 public order offence after a disturbance outside MP Jess Phillips' constituency office in Yardley Road, Acocks Green yesterday afternoon (26 September).
A Birmingham man has this week been jailed for five years for killing a pedestrian as a result of his dangerous driving.
Sohail Hussain, of Siskin Drive in Balsall Heath, was driving along Highgate Road just before 10.45pm on Friday 28 December 2018, when he hit a pedestrian.
A sexual predator who abused two young girls - then sexually assaulted one of his victims again 13 years later - has been jailed for more than eight years.
Police were called to reports of a disturbance outside an address on Yardley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham just before 2.25pm this afternoon (26 September).
Update: Three men have today (27 September) been jailed over the death on Abdullah Muhammad
Demille Innis has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 29 and a half years.
Amari Tulloch has been sentenced to 23 years.
The West Midlands Police officer left seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Coventry was named today as PC Christopher Burnham, as the hunt for the driver who struck him continues.
A prolific shoplifter has been jailed for barging a pensioner to the floor – leaving her in agony with hip fractures – as she tried fleeing supermarket security staff.
Police are continuing to hunt for a hit-and-run driver who left a police officer seriously injured after running him over in Coventry.
An investigation is under way after a West Midlands Police officer was injured following a hit-and-run in Coventry today (25 September).
A neighbourhood officer attempted to stop a car in Holbrooks Lane, Radford, just before 2.45pm.
A Birmingham man has been jailed for 19 years for the systematic sexual abuse and rape of a young girl over three years.
Police are investigating after two men pointed what is believed to be firearms in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham.
A white Mercedes A180 bearing the number plate KL68 TGK was seen driving across a driveway in Pickering Croft just after 8.20pm on Monday 22 July.
Police have charged three men after a gun was thrown from the window of a car as it travelled along a Birmingham road last week.
Detectives investigating two knifepoint shop robberies within four days in Birmingham have launched a renewed appeal for information.
Officers have released previously unseen CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with armed robberies in Hall Green and Stechford.
West Midlands Police has charged a teenager with murder over a street assault that left a man fatally injured.
The 17-year-old – from Yardley – is set to appear in court this morning (24 Sept) accused of murdering Amaan Momand in Alcester Road South, Maypole, last Thursday.
A man who was left in a critical condition following an attack in Birmingham died in hospital today (Sunday).
The 23-year-old was attacked on Alcester Road South, Maypole, at around 4.40pm on Thursday (19 September).