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Posted
13 May 2020

Today we’re entering a new phase of the restrictions put in place to tackle coronavirus. People are allowed to move around more freely than they have been, but still with some significant limits.

WMP charges man over guns and bullets find in Birmingham
Posted
13 May 2020

We’ve charged a man in connection with the discovery of three handguns plus hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a family home in Birmingham.

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Posted
13 May 2020

We're appealing for information after a man was shot in Great Hampton Row, Hockley, just before 7pm last night (12 May).

A shot is understood to have been fired from a car which then fled the scene.

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Posted
12 May 2020

We arrested six people overnight during a clampdown on violence in parts of Birmingham.

Handgun recovered by WMP during raid in Coventry
Posted
12 May 2020

We’ve charged five people with firearms possession following two separate operations in Coventry as our officers keep up the pressure on people with suspected links to drugs and guns.

Chloe Herrmann
Posted
12 May 2020

In response to COVID-19 our staff and officers are working to keep you safe. For some this has meant a change to their role, the way they work and some personal sacrifices.

WMP
Posted
10 May 2020

We are appealing for information following a shooting at a house in Coventry last night (Saturday 9 May), that resulted in a man being injured.

WMP
Posted
9 May 2020

A former Army Major has fulfilled her lifetime ambition by joining us as a student officer - and is urging others to follow her lead.

Lyn Moldrik’s 36 year military service included six tours of Northern Ireland plus another in Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

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Posted
8 May 2020

One of our officers has been hailed a “life-saver" for rescuing a family whose home was just moments away from being engulfed in flames.

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Posted
7 May 2020

UPDATE Friday 15 May: 

Police
Posted
7 May 2020

We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Walsall yesterday (Wednesday 6 May) which has left a teenager with potentially life-changing injuries.

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Posted
6 May 2020

Our thoughtful bobbies have been leaving thank-you treats for families who’ve supported the #StayHomeSaveLives plea.

Officers have been impressed by children following the lifesaving message while on police duty across Wolverhampton over recent weeks.

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Posted
6 May 2020

A man found dead in his Birmingham home on Sunday (3 May) has been named as 48-year-old Amarjit Arora.

Mr Arora was found unresponsive at the address in James Turner Street in the early hours and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Posted
6 May 2020

We've charged a man following investigations into a viable handgun being recovered from grassland in Erdington.

Officers discovered the weapon hidden in a sports bag after acting on information and searching the area in Kirkwood Avenue last November.

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Posted
6 May 2020

We’re appealing for help to trace heartless thieves who broke into a food bank and stole essential items destined for vulnerable people isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Posted
6 May 2020

We're examining social media footage showing a car narrowly missing a child on a pedestrian crossing on Green Lane, Castle Bromwich, on Monday at 6.30pm.

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Posted
6 May 2020
A man has been charged after an appeal for information on his whereabouts was circulated on social media on Monday (4 May).
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Posted
5 May 2020

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Birmingham on Sunday (3 May).

The 48-year-old was found unresponsive in the early hours and pronounced dead at his home in James Turner Street.

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Posted
5 May 2020

We've launched a murder investigation after a man found with serious head injuries in a Smethwick alleyway has now died.

Jagdev Lally was rushed to hospital after a passer-by found him collapsed off the High Street on 14 April.

 

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Posted
5 May 2020

A crook is heading back to prison after our officers spotted him acting shadily in the early hours of this morning – and tried to give false details including a 31 September birth date!

Talking Stalking WMP campaign
Posted
4 May 2020

We’ve charged a man with breaching a Stalking Prevention Order after it’s alleged he set up fake social media profiles to harass his ex-partner online.

The man, from Stourbridge, is accused of contacting the woman on Instagram with messages of a sexual nature.

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Posted
4 May 2020

We’re appealing for information after a motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries in Tipton.

Officers were called to the junction of Ocker Hill Road and Spring Street, Tipton, at 10.50pm on Friday (1 May) following reports a motorbike had hit a lamppost. 

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Posted
4 May 2020

Twenty four new student police officers have begun their careers with West Midlands Police but their first day was a very different experience to those who’ve gone before.

Robert Bartell gun importer’s jail time doubled after WMP appeals sentence
Posted
4 May 2020

A man who imported blank-firing pistols and converted some into lethal guns in his garden shed has had his jail term doubled – after we appealed the initial sentence as too lenient. 

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