National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said:
“The threat level from international terrorism has changed from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE in response to the developments in Syria and Iraq. This means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK.
Police have arrested four women and a man in early morning drugs raids today (29 August) across the Black Country.
Officers from the Force’s priorities team and Operations Department swooped on the addresses following a long standing investigation into the illegal importation and supply of drugs.
A Birmingham man has been jailed for four years after leaving a woman on a mobility scooter with critical injuries in a collision after driving off from a Coventry Road petrol station without paying for fuel earlier this year.
Steven Tucker, 28 from St Margarets Avenue, Ward End admitted causing serious injury through dangerous driving after crashing into the 54-year-old on 18 April before fleeing the scene in a blue Hyundai estate. Tucker was surrounded by members of the public on quad bikes a short distance away until police arrived.
Each week we share an infographic that highlights some of the work undertaken by our officers and staff.
This week's infographic includes news of two of our police dogs who have travelled overseas, four men who have been jailed for drug offences, and details about an incredible public order video that features petrol bombs, smoke and projectiles!
Two women have been banned from washing car windows in England and Wales for the next two years.
Ardelianca Ion, 21, of Ludlow Road and Anisoara Radu, 24, of Moat House Road in Birmingham’s Alum Rock were handed the two-year ban and warned they risk a fine or jail stint if they ignore the terms their anti-social behaviour orders.
Four Birmingham drug dealers have been jailed for a total of 46 years after a West Midlands Police investigation uncovered a plot to supply Class A drugs worth £1.5m.
Detectives from the force’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) arrested the men in February this year following a seven month investigation.
A growing criminal trade in people trying get hold of legitimate UK identification documents is putting lives at risk, according to fraud investigators.
The warning comes after a 23-year-old Romanian man was jailed for a year at Birmingham Crown Court after he was found guilty of possessing a false Italian driving licence in an attempt to get hold of a full UK driving licence.
Detectives are appealing for help to trace a beanie-hat wearing attacker who sexually assaulted a woman as she walked through Ward End Park.
The 51-year-old was grabbed by an unknown man as she was walking towards the Sladefield Road entrance on the morning of 8 June.
West Midlands Police is one of the best forces in the country for accurately recording crime data according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
In a report published today (Thursday 28 August) the police watchdog highlights WMP’s efforts to promote ethical working practices and integrity in all areas of business, despite cuts the force has had to make over the past few years.