An elderly man has been injured after struggling with a burglar who broke into his Kingswinford home at the weekend.
The 88-year-old had fallen asleep in a chair when the intruder forced his way through a bedroom window of the property in Marley Road just after midnight on Sunday (26 July).
Police have released an image of a man they want to trace in connection with a string of offences committed last year.
James Wilson, previously of Bedlam Wood Road in Northfield, is wanted for failing to appear at court in connection with burglary, theft, wounding and criminal damage. He is also wanted for theft and damage in Harlow, Essex committed in February of this year.
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.
A man who repeatedly stabbed a Birmingham take-away owner has today (28 July) been sentenced to 14 years behind bars.
In a statement to the court, the victim of Leon McTaggart’s unprovoked and frenzied attack has spoken of the “profound” impact the 29-year-old’s visit to Simply Fish & Chips, Hagley Road West in Quinton, on 6 November 2014, has had on him and his family.
A review of neighbourhood policing is underway as part of the West Midlands Police WMP2020 change programme.
The neighbourhood review will look at how local policing will work from 2020 and beyond against a continued backdrop of financial austerity.