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Don’t fall prey to Black Friday online shopping scammers

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Friday 28 November 2014

Fraud police are helping online shoppers avoid being stung by scammers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday − the most popular web shopping days of the year as people stock up on festive bargains.
 
The last Friday in November and the following Monday traditionally see the launch of pre-Christmas sales with many retailers offering hefty discounts.
 

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Police hunt handbag snatcher who left elderly lady injured

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Friday 28 November 2014

Police are hunting a man who pulled over an elderly woman and stole her handbag as she walked home from a shopping trip in Yardley, causing her to fracture her wrist.

As a result of the robbery, the 84 year old woman also suffered severe bruising to her wrist and ankle as well as a split lip and some superficial facial cuts and bruises.

The attack took place at 4.15pm Sunday 16 November, as the pensioner walked along Larch Walk in Yardley.

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Trio jailed for total of nearly 40 years after Coventry shop robbery

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Thursday 27 November 2014

Three men have been sentenced to almost 40 years behind bars in total for an armed robbery in Coventry where a 70-year-old shop assistant was threatened at knife-point. 
 
The woman was working alone at Martins Newsagents on Jardine Crescent when cousins, 40-year-old Mark Forward and 20-year-old Shane Forward, burst through the door wearing face coverings on 27 April.

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Thief jailed after screwdriver stabbing on former squaddie

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Thursday 27 November 2014

A “prolific" thief has been jailed for more than two years for stabbing a former soldier with a screwdriver after being confronted while breaking into the veteran’s van.
 
Michael Skeldon was locked up yesterday (26 November) after pleading guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of malicious wounding and theft from a motor vehicle. 
 

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Birmingham man jailed for 10 years for claw hammer attack

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Thursday 27 November 2014

A Birmingham cleaner has been jailed for ten years after attacking a young woman he befriended at his Winson Green home.
 
Seyd Selym appeared before Birmingham Crown Court this morning (27 November) where he was sentenced, having admitted wounding his 25-year-old friend at his Aberdeen Street maisonette on 25 September 2013.

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