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YouTube Rewind: Burglar gives students a lesson in security (2012)

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Sunday 26 April 2015

It’s that time of year when students are knuckling down to revise for exams and complete crucial coursework – but how would you feel if your computer was stolen and you lost vital work?

West Midlands Police regularly works with colleges and universities across the region to provide students with safety and crime prevention advice, particularly around securing their homes.

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Man to appear in court after morris dancers injured in Walsall

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Sunday 26 April 2015

A man will appear in court to hear allegations his dog bit two morris dancers during a procession in Walsall town centre on Friday (24 April).

Matthew Spooner, of Burrows Street, has been charged with two counts of being in charge of a dog dangerously of control.

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Force strikes deal with Search & Rescue specialists

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Sunday 26 April 2015

West Midlands Police has teamed up with some of the region’s most experienced Search & Rescue specialists to bolster its missing people investigations. 

The force has struck an agreement with four specialist volunteer groups − Search & Rescue Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Severn and Central − to offer expert support when officers are called to search open land. 

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Parka-wearing attacker sought after student slashed at club night

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Sunday 26 April 2015

Images have been released of man wearing a distinctive fur-lined parka coat who police need to trace after a student was slashed with a knife during a university night in Birmingham city centre.

The 18-year-old student was on Broad Street when he was attacked, in the early hours of Thursday 26 March.

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More arrests made in Watford fan assault investigation

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Saturday 25 April 2015

Police have arrested two more men in connection with the assault on Watford FC fan Nic Cruwys.

The men - both aged 18 and from the Wednesfield area - were arrested on 21 and 22 April on suspicion of wounding and violent disorder.

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Police reassure public after Northfield disorder

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Saturday 25 April 2015

Police have launched an investigation after reports that shots were fired during disorder in Northfield in the early hours of this morning (April 25).

Officers were called to Lockwood Road just before 1.30am after a window was smashed and around an hour later a man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face.

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CCTV appeal after robbery at Next in Small Heath

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Saturday 25 April 2015

Police in Birmingham have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to about a robbery at Next in Small Heath. 

Staff were threatened with a knife into opening the office before a quantity of cash was stolen from the safe.

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Former police officer sentenced for drug dealing

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Friday 24 April 2015

Three men, including a former West Midlands Police officer, have today (Friday 24 April) been sentenced to over 21 years in prison for drug dealing on a commercial scale.

In total, investigating officers recovered over four kilos of cocaine worth £712,000 from the men, which they had hidden in a house, in a car boot and even in their clothing.

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Nine appear in court after Sandwell dawn raids

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Friday 24 April 2015

A total of nine men have appeared in court charged with drugs offences after dawn raids in Sandwell yesterday (April 23).

All nine appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court today to hear the allegations against them.

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Birmingham student jailed for hacking university systems

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Friday 24 April 2015

A student has been jailed for four months after he used key-logging devices to hack into an exams grading system at the University of Birmingham and improved his grades.

Imran Uddin used four of the devices on university computers to capture login details from members of staff - including one who had access to the system that kept records of his grades.

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Volunteer accountant who stole from Dudley church ordered to pay back £34k

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Friday 24 April 2015

A church accountant who stole more than £400,000 from a Christian Centre in Dudley has been ordered to pay back tens of thousands that was tracked by police to a pension pot. 

Stephen Methuen worked as a volunteer treasurer and accountant for Amblecote Christian Centre and over a six year period stole the large sum of cash.

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Stourbridge man arrested over Syria terror offences

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Friday 24 April 2015

An 18-year-old from Stourbridge was arrested yesterday (23 April) on suspicion of Syria related terrorism offences.

He was detained by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at an address in Lye and taken to a Birmingham police station for questioning; computer equipment was seized from his home address for forensic examination.

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