Tuesday 23 September 2014
A new vehicle crime campaign has been launched by West Midlands Police urging motorists to “check your fob has done its job".
The crime prevention push comes as latest figures estimate more than 5,000 vehicles in the region were stolen or broken into last year as a result of owners leaving them unsecure.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Police have released details of two brothers wanted for failing to appear at court for burglary offences.
Damon Gilligan aged 29 from Wiltshire Court, Tugford Road, Birmingham and Jamil Gilligan , aged 20 from Lydget Grove, Erdington were given lengthy prison sentences for burglary in their absence by Stafford Crown Court when they failed to attend on June 4.
Concerns are growing for a Birmingham teenager who has been missing from her Aston home for over a week.
Mahsa Khazaei, who is also known as Tammy, was last seen on Saturday 13 September when she left the address where she had been staying, on Victoria Street, Aston, saying she was going to meet friends in Harborne before visiting Birmingham city centre.
A Birmingham man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being found guilty of historic sex offences against two young girls.
Arfon Owen, aged 73, has lived in Talybont, North Wales since the early 90's, but originally lived in Sheldon. The offences happened between 1976 and 1992 and took place in both Birmingham and Wales.
A taxi driver has been jailed for perverting the course of justice after falsely claiming a friend visiting from America was at the wheel when his cab was caught on camera speeding.
Nigel Taylor, from Sherbourne Grove in Birmingham, claimed he was asleep at home when his private hire vehicle was flashed by a speed camera in Pershore Road in August 2012 - and that a friend from Los Angeles had used the car without his permission.
Birmingham Police have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud following reports of a bogus charity collector operating in Small Heath.
The 44-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, 17 September, following calls from members of the public concerned about a man seen collecting money on Coventry Road for charitable causes in Palestine.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a motorist died in a Smethwick crash on Saturday evening (20th September).
Thimblemill Road was closed after emergency services were called to the junction with Hales Lane at around 10.45pm after a BMW hit a tree. The driver was treated at the scene but despite the best efforts of medical staff he died from his injuries.
Police in Dudley are appealing for help to catch a ‘cowardly’ drive-by thief, who rides up to people on a motorcycle and steals their belongings.
The first theft happened at around 9am on 4 September, when a woman in her 60s was putting her shopping into the boot of her car at Sainsbury’s, Sandringham Way. A man on a motorbike went up to the woman, grabbed her handbag from the trolley and rode off.
A leading sexism campaigner has backed a West Midlands Safer Travel Partnership project designed to tackle sexual harassment on public transport.
Everyday Sexism blogger Laura Bates – a government adviser on preventing sex offences – fronts a BBC1 documentary tonight (Mon 22 Sept) in support of Project Empower and urges passengers to back the campaign by reporting unwanted advances to police.
Saturday 20 September 2014
PC Nicola Sephton is the scourge of ‘dippers’ and ‘jammers’!
As a Wolverhampton city centre officer she helps keep shoppers safe from pick-pockets and recently helped lock up a prolific purse dipper believed to be responsible for tens of sleight-of-hand thefts.
Out of uniform she’s equally dogged in her pursuit of ‘jammers’ – the opponent’s star player in her chosen, high-octane hobby Roller Derby.