Police have arrested a man after a stolen vehicle was ‘stung’ in Great Barr this morning (27 August).
The black Ford Fiesta failed to stop for officers just after 11am on the M6 northbound between junctions 6 and 7, so a stinger was deployed as it exited at junction 7.
A man who car-jacked a £15,000 Ford Mondeo from a woman in lieu of a £30 grocery debt has been jailed for almost five years.
Richard Halford was a rear passenger in 2014-plate vehicle in the early hours of 27 April this year when he grabbed the woman around the neck on hearing she owed a friend the modest sum following a shopping trip.
Dave Humpherson is the officer charged with putting the brakes on dodgy taxi drivers who operate illegally in the West Midlands and put passengers at risk.
Dave and a team of specially trained officers – who go undercover to pose as customers on the lookout for cabbies breaking the rules – run regular operations alongside council officials to root out unlawful drivers.
Three friends who launched a vicious attack on a man outside his Birmingham home on Christmas Day – clubbing him with baseball bats and machetes – have been jailed for a total of almost 40 years.
Israr Mahmood, Qamran Iqbal and Omar Younis left the 30-year-old with a serious head injury and a bleed on the brain after attacking him in Washwood Heath at around 11pm on 25 December 2013.
Police in Walsall are searching for missing man Robert Elwell.
Robert was last seen at around 6:30pm on Monday (24 August) in Marlow Street where he works.