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News Archive for July 2020

Sheep at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary
Posted
31 July 2020

Officers in Dudley have rallied local businesses to support Brockswood Animal Sanctuary after they were targeted by cruel thieves.

Jailed - James McIlkenny
Posted
31 July 2020

A 43-year-old man was yesterday (Thursday 30 July) jailed after a driver was killed in a three-car collision in Castle Bromwich.

Police
Posted
31 July 2020

We’ve launched an investigation after a fatal hit and run in Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham last night (Thursday).

We were called to reports of a serious collision involving a car and a cyclist just before 11.15pm.

Ryan Watton domestic abuser jailed for 18 years after WMP investigation
Posted
31 July 2020

A domestic bully who beat a woman, controlled her movements and physically “examined” her to check she wasn’t having affairs has been jailed for 18 years after we exposed the extent of his offending.
 

new students being sworn in
Posted
30 July 2020

We have welcomed our largest ever number of new students officers this month.

In total 234 new officers reported for their first day of training during July - that is 50 more than the overall number of recruits during the year of 2016/17.

Boy seriously hurt in Birmingham road collision
Posted
30 July 2020

We’re appealing for witnesses to a Birmingham collision that’s left a young boy seriously hurt in hospital.

It happened just before 7pm yesterday (29 July) in Debenham Road, near Laxton Grove, in Yardley when the seven-year-old was hit by a Mini.

PSNI
Posted
29 July 2020

Belfast woman Christine Connor, 35, has today been found guilty of attempting to murder a police officer in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast on May 28, 2013, as well as a number of terrorism and other offences during a re-trial at Belfast Crown Court.

Stop & Search: Listening and learning to improve our service
Posted
29 July 2020

We’re listening to people in Birmingham who have been stopped and searched by our officers as we strive to improve the use of our powers.

Victoria Kavanagh
Posted
29 July 2020

The family of an Oldbury woman killed in a collision on the M6 on Monday (27 July) has today been named as Victoria Kavanagh as her family pay tribute to their ‘loving mother’. 

Suspected knife killer charged with murder after Norway arrest
Posted
29 July 2020

We’ve charged a man with the murder of a Birmingham dad almost four years ago after the suspect was traced to a house in Norway.

Abdulahi Shire was sought over the fatal stabbing of Zakir Nawaz in Highfield Road, Washwood Heath, on 10 September 2016.

WMP secures gang injunction against suspected gang member
Posted
28 July 2020

We’ve secured an injunction against a suspected gang member that bans him from his Birmingham stomping ground and from mixing with other men linked to violent urban street gangs.

wmp
Posted
28 July 2020

Two men and a teen have been sentenced for a kidnapping and robbery in 2017 where a man was Tasered in Coventry. They pleaded guilty to the offences at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (24 July).
 

Blackwell
Posted
28 July 2020

A man who committed sexual offences against nine females in three counties over a 22 year period has today (Monday 27 July) been jailed for life at Warwick Crown Court.

traffic officer
Posted
27 July 2020

Officers are currently at the scene after a woman died in a collision on the M6 this morning (27 July). 

We were called shortly before 9am today following a collision between two lorries and a car between junction 9 for Wednesbury and junction 10 for Walsall.

wmp
Posted
27 July 2020

The family of a man killed following a collision in West Bromwich on Thursday 16 July, have released a tribute to their loved one who had ‘such potential in life'.

wmp
Posted
27 July 2020

We broke up a large group of ‘car cruisers’ last night as our officers ramped up the pressure on street racers.

Traffic cops and officers from our Operational Support Unit were out in force on the lookout for gatherings of anti-social drivers.

image of knuckle duster and drugs
Posted
26 July 2020

We’ve seized knives, a knuckle duster and drugs as part of a crackdown on weapons and dealing across Wolverhampton.

Officers from our Wolverhampton Taskforce, and neighbourhood teams, have been monitoring areas and acting on intelligence to help keep the city safe.

 

Police crest lamppost
Posted
26 July 2020

We’ve arrested two men after launching an investigation into gun shots being fired in Ladywood around 3.30pm yesterday (25 July).

We’ve recovered two bullets from Kelsall Croft and Sherborne Grove although no-one is known to have been injured.

custody image of Tara Gregory
Posted
26 July 2020

An armed robber has been jailed for five years after we tracked her down within two hours of her crime - thanks to her missing teeth.
 
Tara Gregory pulled out a knife and threatened her target in Brighton Street, Coventry, at around 10.10pm on 19 December last year.

 

Blue light police car
Posted
25 July 2020

 
We’re appealing for information and dash cam footage after a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Solihull.
 

image of car with blue lights
Posted
25 July 2020

We're appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted and robbed on a canal towpath in Walsall.
 
The 14-year-old was grabbed by the throat on the pathway off Green Rock Lane, Bloxwich, at around 3pm yesterday (24 July).
 

image of man at computer
Posted
25 July 2020

We’re urging people to be on their guard against scammers who claim to represent HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and demand ’owed’ cash.

There were 45 reports of West Midlands residents being contacted and told to hand over money, or face arrest for tax evasion, in just two weeks. 

police car at night
Posted
24 July 2020

We’re aware of a number of car cruising meetings and illegal raves planned in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands over the coming days.

We are continuing to monitor and act on intelligence to prevent large gatherings which are still banned due to fears of spreading Covid-19.

Jagdev Lalley
Posted
24 July 2020

We’re appealing to trace more potential witnesses following the death of a man found with a serious head injury in a Smethwick alleyway on Tuesday 14 April. 

Jagdev Lally was rushed to hospital after a passer-by found him collapsed off the High Street at around 9am.

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