News Archive for November 2019
A speeding driver who killed a young boy and badly injured his mother after ploughing into them in Coventry has been jailed.
Abid Mohmood left two-year-old Umar Akhalwaya with serious, multiple injuries after hitting him on Stoney Stanton Road on 8 April last year.
A member of the public has been awarded for tackling a shoplifter as he tried to run away from officers in Streetly.
Lee Getty, aged 47, spotted the crook running from officers before jumping into the back of a getaway car on Aldridge Road on 16 October last year.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in Solihull.
Officers were called to Poplar Road, Solihull, near to Popworld and Yates Bar at 3am this morning (30 November).
A Coventry cop who’s made almost 300 arrests in the last four years - and praised for “getting under the skin of criminals" - has been commended at an awards ceremony.
“All through my adult life I have strived to be the best I can. I had a successful career, a home, a wife and two beautiful boys.
Three teenage boys who set fire to a bus in May have been ordered to pay £3,000 compensation and given Youth Rehabilitation Orders.
Detectives investigating violence at Star City have launched an appeal for members of the public who saw what happened to come forward.
Seven officers were left with minor injuries as trouble flared at the Vue cinema and spilled out into the complex on Saturday night (23 November).
28 November update: Rezazadeh was today jailed for three years and nine months at Birmingham Crown Court.
A man who attacked five Birmingham mosques with a sledgehammer has admitted religiously aggravated criminal damage.
A Birmingham man has been jailed after he sexually assaulted a teenage girl earlier this month.
Roy Foley, of Ledbury House, Tile Cross, previously admitted to inappropriately touching the underage teen at a social club on Kelynmead Road, Birmingham.
Police are appealing for information after a woman has died following a collision in West Bromwich this afternoon (28 November).
Officers were called to a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian shortly after midday on Holyhead Road, near to junction 1 of the M5.
Detectives are appealing for information after four masked men carried out a burglary at a Halesowen home this morning (27 November).
The thieves managed to force their way into the family address in Meadow Road just after 3am.
Two brothers have been jailed for running a nationwide eBay sales scam after West Midlands Police fraud investigators found they tricked hundreds of victims into using their accounts to con buyers.
A drug dealer has been jailed for almost 10 years after police in the West Midlands found a stash of cocaine concealed in a secret compartment of his car.
Mohammed Shazad was monitored by police making repeated, suspicious visits to a Nissan Qasqai parked in Middlemore Road, Smethwick
A prolific offender, who burgled the home of a family friend, has been jailed for committing a string of offences.
West Midlands Police has praised two members of the public for their bravery after the pair chased down a bank robber who threatened to slit a customer’s throat.
UPDATED at 8.20PM on 24 November: A sixth teenager has been arrested in connection with violence that broke out at #StarCity, as the investigation into last night's disorder continues.
West Midlands Police is helping divert some of the region’s most prolific burglars away from a life of crime thanks to an innovative project that sees offenders sign up to rehabilitation ‘contracts’ − or face more time behind bars.
Two officers, who ran to help a man in the midst of a suicide attempt, have been commended for their selfless actions.
PCs Andrew Blythe and Gary Phillips were called to reports of a man trying to kill himself at a house in Balsall Common in May last year.
Two West Midlands Police officers have been honoured for coming to the aid of a colleague who collapsed in the car park of Wednesfield police station.
Did you know that there are lots of ways you can help make your neighbourhood a safer place, whatever your skills, availability or experience?
A gang who ran a Class A drugs empire from a Wolverhampton pub have been jailed for more than 20 years after they were exposed by a covert police sting.
Three courageous cops have been recognised for their brave and selfless actions after saving a man’s life in Birmingham.
The mother of Mazammal Mahmood Butt has paid tribute to her son following his tragic death on Sunday 17 November.
Mr Butt, 27, was found with fatal stab injuries in Lozells Street just before 3.30pm.
Update Friday 22 November:
The convicted men have all been sentenced today to life in prison with the following minimum terms:
Borisovskis - 18 years
Lemezonas - 20 years
Medeckis - 20 years