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KERPOW! Community and cops are stopping winter criminals in their tracks

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Friday 24 October 2014

Batman may have had Robin to help him rid Gotham’s streets of criminals but West Midlands Police has a greater force... you!

In a move away from traditional police advice, online motion comics are being used by the force to show the ‘heroic’ ways people are joining in the police’s fight against crime.

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CCTV clues in Birmingham bus stop assault

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Saturday 25 October 2014

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was groped at a Birmingham bus stop. 
 
The 44-year-old woman was waiting for a bus on Pershore Road near to Holly Road when a man − described as black, in his 40s, around 5ft 5" tall and wearing a burgundy coloured jumper − grabbed her before boarding a bus.

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Driver jailed for collision in Birmingham that killed student

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Friday 24 October 2014

A man who knocked down a clubber in Birmingham city centre and left him to die has been jailed for five years.

Fahid Saber, from Bromford Lane in Birmingham, was handed the five year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving after pleading guilty last month.

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Shop raid brothers jailed for 12 years − foiled by high-tech CCTV

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Friday 24 October 2014

Two brothers have been jailed for a total of 12 years for a knife-point shop robbery after being trapped by high-tech CCTV that alerted detectives to minute clothing defects. 
 
Gareth and Rocky Fawkner wore ski masks to obscure their identity when jumping the counter at a Coventry convenience store before escaping on a moped clinging to a duvet cover stuffed with cigarettes and alcohol.

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Coventry dealer jailed after £1m drugs and machine gun seized

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Friday 24 October 2014

A Coventry drug dealer is starting a ten-year jail sentence after being caught with almost £1million worth of heroin and cocaine and a loaded MAC 10 machine gun.

Dayo Cromwell was arrested back in February after he tried to flee from police who stopped him whilst driving a blue Citroen through Bulkington, Warwickshire.

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