News Archive for February 2020
We’ve recently celebrated the success of our fabulous Street Watch volunteers who’ve clocked up over 17,000 hours on patrol, helping to keep our streets safer.
Fifteen new hi-tech cameras are going up around Birmingham and Wolverhampton as we focus on making our communities safer.
Costing almost £100,000, these 4G cameras are being installed this month in areas where there are concerns about youth violence and knife crime.
A hit-and-run killer who mowed down a man while racing another car has been jailed for six years after we evidenced his reckless driving.
We’ve launched a murder investigation after a post mortem examination on a body found in a Birmingham canal revealed the man had suffered significant facial injuries.
A man’s body was pulled from the water near Masshouse Lane, Kings Norton, at 8.40am yesterday (15 Feb).
A woman has penned a heartfelt thank-you to a caring cop who came to her aid following the sudden death of her father – after a chance encounter with the same officer almost 20 years later!
We’re appealing for witnesses after a man’s body was found floating in a Birmingham canal this morning (15 Feb).
A member of the public spotted the body in water off Masshouse Lane, Kings Norton, at 8.40am and alerted the emergency services.
We’ve charged a man with wounding after one of our officers suffered nasty facial injuries in a knuckle duster attack.
The PC was one of several on plain clothes patrols in the Hillfields area of Coventry, around Village Square, on Thursday night when he intervened in a fight.
An eagle-eyed officer is showing no let-up in his razor-sharp instincts after spotting a record number of crime suspects in the last year.
PCSO Andy Pope is living up to his reputation as the ’memory man’ of West Midlands Police for remembering faces of wanted men and women.
Two men have been jailed for a violent robbery after they attacked their victim with a coffee jar.
We're appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a boy suffered serious leg injuries following a collision in Coventry yesterday, (Thursday 13 February).
We’re sharing the love among students in Coventry – with a Valentine’s card urging them to protect their treasured possessions from heartless thieves.
A 19-year-old man will appear before Westminster Magistrates tomorrow (14 February) charged with a terrorism offence.
Samuel Newey, from Solihull, was arrested last Friday (7 February) and charged today (13 February).
He is charged as follows:
A gang behind a series of attacks on cash machines, robberies and car thefts in Birmingham and Solihull have been jailed today.
They would tie straps around freestanding ATMs before ripping them out using vehicles they had stolen.
A man has been identified after we asked for help to find out who he was when he was found injured in Aston on Sunday (9 February).
The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
We’ve put a man back behind bars after he was caught hiding a gun in the shed of his Wolverhampton home.
Our officers acted on intelligence and swooped at Richard Beckles’ home in Chapel Ash on 30 July last year.
We were called to reports of a stabbing in the Garretts Green area of Birmingham at 4:20pm this afternoon, (Wednesday 12 February).
UPDATE Thursday 13 February Haseeb Mirza has been sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of Malik Hussain. He will have to serve a minimum of 21 years before he can apply for parole.
Detectives investigating the murder of Babacar Diagne in Coventry are appealing for help to trace a bike the teenager was riding on the day of his death.
The 15-year-old was found with fatal stab wounds in a park off Petitor Crescent, Wood End, last Wednesday evening (5 Feb).
We are appealing for information after four family members, including a 97-year-old man, were tied up during a robbery at their home in Handsworth.
A Birmingham man has been jailed after a cyclist died following a collision in August last year.
Momin Ahmed was driving a blue Seat Ibiza along Reservoir Road, Edgbaston, when he struck cyclist, David Perkins, as he turned right onto Osler Road.
A group of selfless officers are taking on a series of challenges in order to raise more than £20k for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity’s Woodland House Appeal.
We’ve charged a third teenager with the murder of Babacar Diagne, the 15-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in Coventry a week ago today.
The 17-year-old lad was arrested from his home address in the Wood End area of the city yesterday morning and was last night charged with murder.