Police in Birmingham are appealing for information following an armed robbery which took place at a cash and carry in Highgate in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 31 March).
Three masked men, one carrying a handgun, forced their way into East End Foods in Darwin Street, just after midnight. They threatened staff, smashed a window to the cashier desk and fired a gun into a wall as a warning.
A Coventry barber has been jailed for eight years for the rape of a student after a night out celebrating her friend’s birthday.
Gena Assumini was arrested last May after the woman, now aged 22, reported to medical staff, and subsequently police, that she had been attacked while attending a party at a house in the Hillfields area of the city.
Police in Birmingham are appealing for information after a video – currently circulating on social media – appears to show a man being assaulted outside the Jury’s Inn in Broad Street.
Despite comments on the video saying the assault happened this weekend and that it is religiously motivated, officers are keen to stress the video appears to have been first uploaded at least six months ago and that the motivation for the attack remains unclear.
A Watford FC fan who was attacked after watching his team play Wolves earlier this month has been moved to a specialist care unit as detectives continue to trace those involved in the assault.
Nic Cruwys was attacked as he walked from Molineux with friends on Saturday 7 March, having watched the Hornets draw 2-2 with Wolves.
A homeless man has been jailed for seven years after admitting grooming a Walsall schoolgirl and inciting her to begin a sexual relationship.
Banti Singh was arrested by police in Bloxwich in September last year after the 14-year-old girl’s family raised concerns with officers about her behaviour and contact she was having with an older man.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a three-year-old girl was in collision with a taxi in Lozells, Birmingham.
The collision took place in Gerrard Street, Lozells around 8.30pm Sunday 29 March.
A Volkswagen Passat private hire vehicle was in collision with a four-year-old girl. The child was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with serious internal and head injuries and her condition is described as serious but stable.
Police in Coventry have launched an investigation after a woman was beaten with a baseball bat in an attempted car-jacking.
The 36-year-old was confronted by a man who demanded the keys to her blue Audi S3 in Lyons Drive, Allesley just before 5.30pm on Saturday 28 March.
When she refused he hit her repeatedly with the baseball bat to her head and body and ran off leaving her on the floor.
As we come to the end of our policing year, we take a look back over the last 12 months in a specially created video.
A robber threatened a Birmingham hairdresser with a knife before spending the takings he snatched on a drinking session at a nearby pub.
But West Midlands Police detectives identified the attacker as Darren Davies, from Harlech Close in Bartley Green, after speaking to other drinkers in the local pub.
A distraction burglar, caught after leaving his DNA behind on a coffee cup, has been jailed for five-and-a-half-years.
Shaun Higgins convinced an 81-year-old resident of a flat on Belgrave Middleway, Balsall Heath, to let him in on 6 October 2014, after pretending to know the man’s carer.