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Woman bailed over Syria-related terror offences

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Thursday 30 July 2015

A woman arrested yesterday (29 July) on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria has been released on conditional bail while an investigation continues.

The 30-year-old woman from Leicester was detained at Birmingham Airport by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at 9.40am.

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Summer blitz nets more than 150 drink and drug-drive suspects

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Thursday 30 July 2015

More than 150 drink- and drug-drive suspects have been caught during a summer blitz on motorists who put lives at risk.

Throughout June, West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) ran roadside checkpoints and patrolled in unmarked vehicles to catch offenders.

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Police praise heroes who saved stab victim’s life

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Thursday 30 July 2015

A senior detective has labelled as "heroes" first aiders who tended to a man "left for dead" in a Perry Bar stabbing last night (Wednesday 29 July).

Officers were called to Birchfield Road at the junction of The Broadway just after 9.15pm where a 24-year-old Winson Green man was found with multiple stab wounds. 

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Police officers commended for rescuing elderly man from burning home

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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Two police officers have been commended for bravery after saving an elderly man from his burning home.

Police Constables John Cross and Paul Clarke responded to a 999 call just after 10am on 6 August 2014. The line had gone quiet just after the call was made and the officers reached the house in Scott Road, Great Barr within seven minutes.

PC Cross tells how the officers’ instincts took over.

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Double time for Black Country drug trafficker

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Monday 27 July 2015

A Walsall man has received prison sentences totalling 17 years following two separate investigations into drug and money laundering offences. 

Popinder Singh Kandola, aged 54, from Skip Lane, was jailed for 10 years in January at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin and money laundering

The National Crime Agency case can only now be reported as Kandola was involved in a second trial at Bristol Crown Court.

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