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Man arrested after girl attacked in Bearwood

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Police have arrested a man after a young girl was attacked in Sandwell on Sunday 29 March. 

The nine-year-old was returning home just after 1.30pm when she was grabbed and pushed to the floor on Belmont Road, Bearwood. 

The man then pulled her across the road and into an alley while she shouted for help. A woman passing by heard the screams and shouted at the man to let her go. He ran off and the woman helped the young girl home and police were called. 

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Birmingham robbery pair jailed for eight years

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Two Birmingham men have been jailed for more than eight years after luring a friend to a Highgate flat and beating him until he handed over his mobile phone. 

Aron Johnson and Craig Kelly were arrested following the attack in Brinklow Tower last year, which left a 21-year-old man with serious bruising − all for just his HTC mobile phone.

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Cannabis worth £2.8million seized during March

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Over 5,500 cannabis plants, worth a staggering £2.8million, were seized during raids on premises across the West Midlands during March.

The force’s Cannabis Disposal Team, which is responsible for dismantling and destroying cannabis factories once discovered, attended 23 separate addresses throughout the month.

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Man jailed after using his own car in Birmingham cash van robbery

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

A man has been jailed for seven years for robbing a cash delivery driver in Birmingham, after using his own vehicle as the getaway car.

Ryan Kirk was arrested after a quick-thinking member of the public wrote down the registration of the car – registered and insured to Kirk – which he used to flee the scene of the robbery on 28 February last year.

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Man charged with assault following car incident

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

A 49-year-old man has been charged with assault following an incident in Birmingham involving two motorists.

Barrington Patterson, a driver from Kitts Green, was charged with one count of assault and one count of racially aggravated assault following the incident in Bromford Road on 24 February.

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Dudley man charged after seven burglaries in five days

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

A Dudley man has been remanded in custody, accused of committing a series of burglaries at homes across the town.

Scott Pooler was arrested on Monday (30 March) afternoon outside the Cousins store in Dudley town centre, after the furniture shop reported the theft of a lamp.

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Man charged over distraction burglaries at 94-year-old’s home

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

A suspected distraction burglar will appear in court this morning (1 April) accused of targeting a 94-year-old’s Small Heath home twice in four months.

Paul Allmark was arrested on Tuesday morning (31 March) by detectives investigating two burglaries at the pensioner’s Hob Moor Road home on 29 November 2014 and 16 March.

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Little red thieving hood - help us find man who plundered pensioner’s savings

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

A conman is caught on camera plundering a pensioner’s bank account shortly after tricking her into handing over debit cards in what’s dubbed a ‘Courier Fraud’.

It’s believed the man phoned the 81-year-old at her Stechford home on 5 February in the guise of a police officer reporting fraudulent transactions on her bank account.
 

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Wolverhampton boxing brawl sees three charged with affray

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

An investigation into a brawl at a charity boxing match in Wolverhampton has led to three men being charged with affray. 

Benji Groom, aged 28, of Prestwood Avenue, Wednesfield; Michael Spruce, aged 27, of Attlee Road, Walsall and Adam Hayes, aged 33 of Wood Hayes Croft, Wolverhampton, were charged last week by detectives investigating reports of punches being thrown at the event at the Civic Hall on 18 October at around 11pm.

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Appeal after armed men raid Birmingham cash and carry

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

Police in Birmingham are appealing for information following an armed robbery which took place at a cash and carry in Highgate in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 31 March).

Three masked men, one carrying a handgun, forced their way into East End Foods in Darwin Street, just after midnight. They threatened staff, smashed a window to the cashier desk and fired a gun into a wall as a warning.

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Eight years jail for Coventry sex attacker

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

A Coventry barber has been jailed for eight years for the rape of a  student after a night out celebrating her friend’s birthday.

Gena Assumini was arrested last May after the woman, now aged 22, reported to medical staff, and subsequently police, that she had been attacked while attending a party at a house in the Hillfields area of the city.

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Plea for information and “calm” after Broad Street assault video goes viral

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

Police in Birmingham are appealing for information after a video – currently circulating on social media – appears to show a man being assaulted outside the Jury’s Inn in Broad Street.

Despite comments on the video saying the assault happened this weekend and that it is religiously motivated, officers are keen to stress the video appears to have been first uploaded at least six months ago and that the motivation for the attack remains unclear. 

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