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Life-saving Coventry Police PCSO Paul Jackson
Posted 3 December 2019

A life-saving PCSO has been commended for preventing a suicidal man throwing himself in front of a train at a Coventry station.

Wayne Thompson and his guide dog Milton
Posted 3 December 2019

I am a keen archer, I started when I registered as blind back in 2003 as it is a sport that can be adapted for people who are visually impaired. My daughter has also taken up the sport and is an absolute natural.

Jordan Layne jailed for knife attack
Posted 3 December 2019

A man who complained West Midlands Police had unfairly raided his Birmingham home and made his life “unbearable” has been jailed after detectives linked him to a series of assaults on women, including a shocking knife attack.

Vrabian Antonescu
Posted 3 December 2019

A speeding hit-and-run driver who caused a fatal collision in Smethwick has been jailed - after West Midlands Police promptly traced his car and arrested him.

The watch stolen in the robbery
Posted 2 December 2019

This is the moment police recovered a £65,000 watch less than an hour after its owner had been violently robbed in Birmingham city centre.

The victim had left a nightclub just before 4am when a man approached him and asked how he was.

Bookies robber Christopher King
Posted 2 December 2019

A robber who held-up a Birmingham bookmakers has been jailed after West Midlands Police detectives tracked him down in a matter of hours – and found him hiding in a washing machine alcove.

WMP
Posted 2 December 2019

Officers investigating a hit-and-run in Coventry on Friday 15 November, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

WMP Special Constable Emily Kirk
Posted 2 December 2019

An inspirational Coventry University student has been commended for her passion for policing in the city – after volunteering around 1,500 hours as a Special Constable.

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Posted 1 December 2019

UPDATE Sunday 1 Dec 7.40pm: 

A 34-year old-man, arrested last night on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, has been recalled to prison due to a suspected breach of his licence conditions.

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Posted 1 December 2019

Officers in Birmingham have praised a mosque for producing two hard-hitting videos demonstrating the devastating effects of domestic abuse and knife crime. 

Jack Donoghue
Posted 1 December 2019

The family of Jack Donoghue has paid an emotional tribute to him following his tragic death yesterday (30 November).

Police were called to Poplar Road, Solihull at 3am following reports of a stabbing. 

Gaz and Kensi
Posted 1 December 2019

Meet Kensi, a new addition to both the West Midlands Police family and PC Gaz Phillips’ family. 

Gaz and Kensi have a special bond, as the 11 week old pup was born on the day Gaz was released from hospital after he was critically injured by a car thief whilst on duty in August. 

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Posted 1 December 2019

Up to £2 million worth of stolen vehicles have been recovered and almost 200 suspects charged during a crackdown on car thefts across Wolverhampton.
 

Abid Mohmood
Posted 30 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.

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Posted 30 November 2019

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).  

PC Dave Hoadley
Posted 30 November 2019

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. 

Kim Yeomans, Force Chaplain
Posted 29 November 2019

“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.

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Posted 29 November 2019

Three teenage boys who set fire to a bus in May have been ordered to pay £3,000 compensation and given Youth Rehabilitation Orders.

Lee Getty receives his award from Chief Constable Dave Thompson
Posted 29 November 2019

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.

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Posted 29 November 2019

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).

Arman Rezazadeh
Posted 29 November 2019

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.

Roy Foley
Posted 28 November 2019

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.

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Posted 28 November 2019

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.

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Posted 27 November 2019

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.

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