News Archive for June 2021
Two men charged with murder of Jason D'Aguilar
Two men have been charged with the murder of Jason D'Aguilar, aged 33, who was found with serious injuries in Central Avenue, Longbridge on Sunday night (13 June).
He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries the following morning.
Man charged after loaded revolver found during flat raid
We’ve charged a man with gun possession after a loaded firearm was found during a dawn raid at a flat in Birmingham.
Officers from our Birmingham Organised Crime & Gangs Unit were joined by armed police to execute the warrant at the address in Erdington at 4am yesterday (15 June).
Protest pair removed from business rooftop in Birmingham
We’ve arrested a man and woman who scaled the roof of a Birmingham business during a 34-hour protest – and allegedly caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
The pair gained access to the building in Kitts Green Road at 5am yesterday (14 June) and made their way onto the roof.
Courier fraudster jailed after WMP investigation
A cruel thief involved in a courier fraud scam which saw pensioners conned of more than £50,000 in just over a week has been jailed.
Rene Cardin collected cash from a number of men and women – aged between 68 and 85 - after they’d been tricked by scammers in April.
Appeal for help after e-scooter rider critically injured in Wolverhampton
We’re appealing for witnesses after a man riding an e-scooter was critically injured in a collision with a car in Wolverhampton.
We were called by paramedics to Prestwood Road at 3.25pm yesterday (Saturday), where it’s believed the vehicle collided with a VW Golf.
A Commonwealth For Everyone: Amie Njie-Sowe, Gambia
Amie Njie-Sowe is a team leader in the vehicle recovery unit and has worked for West Midlands Police for 13 years.
She was born in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia, a small country in West Africa. Amie travelled to the UK when she was 20 years old for further education back in 1991.
Woman seriously injured after car overturns in Harborne
A woman has been left seriously injured after a car overturned in Harborne last night (9 June).
A silver Ford Focus is understood to have clipped a kerb and flipped over in Harborne Park Road, near the junction of Denise Drive, at around 8.50pm.
We've launched a survey to seek views on women’s safety
We’ve launched a survey to better understand how you feel about women’s safety.
Recent tragic events, including the death of Sarah Everard and Julia James, have shocked and saddened us all and have highlighted concerns many women have about personal safety in their day-to-day lives.