News Archive for June 2020
We seized a loaded revolver and arrested two teenage brothers during a raid in Birmingham this morning as we ramp up the pressure on city gangs.
Officers forced entry to a house in Handsworth just after 6am following intelligence linking the address to drug dealing and firearms.
We arrested a man in the early hours of this morning (30 June) in connection with a series of arsons in Coventry.
A prominent drug dealer we helped put behind bars last year is now significantly poorer after we stripped him of his ill-gotten gains.
Mohammed Osman was given a 15-year jail term in September for drug dealing.
Our officers were out in force across Birmingham over the weekend as we launched a new offensive on gun crime.
A burglar who admitted stealing meat from the freezer of a Birmingham home claiming it was because he was hungry, has been jailed for a year and a half for similar offences.
We are appealing for information following a carjacking in Highbury Park, just off Shutlock Lane in Moseley, on Monday 22 June.
At around 4.15pm a woman was returning to her black Land Rover Discovery Sport when she was approached by two Asian men.
We’re appealing for information after a woman was assaulted on Reservoir Road in Edgbaston on Friday 29 May.
We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Wolverhampton on Tuesday (23 June).
Officers were called to Wood End Avenue in Wood End at about 8.20pm, where a 39-year-old motorcyclist was found with a leg injury.
We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Birmingham on Wednesday 17 June which has left a man with potentially life-changing injuries.
We’re again warning anyone planning to attend an illegal rave this weekend that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.
Our intelligence unit has received information suggesting an unlicensed music event may pop up in the Black Country tomorrow evening (27 June).
We’ve charged a man with murder following a fatal stabbing in Great Barr, Birmingham on Sunday evening (21 June).
Reece Adamson, aged 30, was tragically found with fatal injuries to his neck after officers were called to reports of a disorder just after 9pm in Cardington Avenue.
We know it’s hot out there, but we’re asking people to resist the temptation to organise or go to large street parties and barbecues.
We’ve been called to large gatherings in parks in recent weeks which have been in breach of the rules designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
We’re launching a new drive to tackle gun crime in Birmingham tonight, in the wake of a number of shootings in the city this month.
Three Birmingham men have been jailed for kidnapping a college student and forcing him to rob his own family home.
We’ve issued images of a suspected arsonist believed to be linked to a series of bin fires in Coventry, including one this morning (25 June) that saw a house go up in flames.
A Birmingham man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with supplying class A drugs after cocaine was seized from a house in Halesowen.
Officers from Dudley executed a warrant at the address yesterday morning (23 June).
We’re aware of a number of car cruising meetings planned in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands over the coming days.
We’re reminding anyone who is considering attending to take part, or spectate, of the dangers of this illegal activity and that they all face prosecution.
We’ve brought down a violent robbery gang who threatened homeowners and shop staff with guns and knives - and now they are behind bars for a total of almost 100 years.
We are reminding residents to be vigilant following a series of courier frauds in Solihull.
A man has been jailed after stealing a television from a flat in Coventry, which was later described as 'worthless'.
Ijah Cumberbatch was seen breaking into a vacant flat on Brunswick Road, Earlsdon on 20 May before he was seen leaving carrying the TV and getting into a taxi.
Arsonists who torched a car in a residential street have been jailed after their alibi backfired and we caught them less than two hours later smelling of petrol.
James Connolly and Sean Gillon doused two cars parked in Hall Lane, Coventry, with fuel at around 6am on 13 January 2020.
We’ve launched a murder investigation after a 30-year-old man was stabbed to death in Birmingham last night (Sunday 21 June).
We’re appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Coventry last night (20 June) that left a biker critically ill in hospital.
The motorbike collided with a black VW Golf in Bedworth Road, between Oban Road and Ibstock Road, at around 7.45pm.
We're seeking rapid justice by trialling virtual remand hearings between our Perry Barr custody block and Birmingham Magistrates Court.
We've established a direct video-link into the court to speed up cases and ensure dangerous prisoners are kept off the streets.