West Midlands Police has been rated “outstanding" by national police watchdogs for making almost £150-million in savings whilst cutting crime and keeping a high profile in communities.
A report published today (July 22) by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found West Midlands Police is on track to achieve its required savings of £146m over the government’s spending review period from 2010 to 2015.
Images have been released of a thief who stole a bank card and PIN number as it was delivered to a 72-year-old’s Walsall home.
The crook went on to withdraw hundreds of pounds from the pensioner’s account before the card was blocked.
Birmingham Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a man who has been missing from his Northfield home for over two weeks.
James Henderson, aged 37, from Browning Tower in Overbury Road has had no contact with his family since the beginning of the month and they are extremely worried.
West Midlands Police is entering a new era of policing as it begins a five year partnership with Accenture.
The force is calling the partnership a once in a generation opportunity to re-think policing.
Police in Birmingham have released a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to after a man was attacked on a bus on his way to work.
The victim – a man in his 30s – was sat on the top deck of the 24 bus, which runs between Woodgate Valley and the city centre, when he was threatened by a man at around 9.20am on Tuesday, 17 June.
When Donna Cooper joined West Midlands Police in 1980 she never thought she’d be involved in two of the force’s most prominent cases over the following 30 years.
The official role of family liaison officer never existed like it does now and, simply because she was a woman, it always fell to Donna to liaise with victims’ families following major crimes.
A Coventry man has been charged with an assault at an Earlsdon takeaway, which left a man with serious facial injuries.
Nicholas Grumbley, of Rose Avenue, Coundon, was charged on Friday (18 July) with the offence of wounding and was bailed to appear before Coventry Magistrates Court on 1 August.
Detectives have released CCTV in a bid to trace the man who attacked a clubber after a single punch knocked him unconscious outside a Birmingham bar last month.
The clubber was left with a fractured skull and a bleed on his brain after the attack on Broad Street at around 2.30am on Friday 6 June.
A Handsworth man will appear before magistrates next week after being charged in connection with seven serious sexual assaults.
Dauda Kamara , 45 from Charles Road, was charged on 2 July and bailed to appear at Dudley Magistrates Court on 23 July.
In this week's Week in Numbers we find out how many people tuned in to one of our webchats this week as well as how many years a robber is facing behind bars.
We also look back on a sizzling hot week across the West Midlands and mark the launch of our gun surrender.