Police are warning of a predicted rise in Asian gold street robberies as the weather heats up and more people head out with expensive jewellery on show.
The warmer temperatures are expected to contribute to a rise in offences, with necklaces and bangles more visible, rather than being hidden away under heavy coats and scarves.
A firearms surrender launched by West Midlands Police has netted almost 30 guns in the first few days, including a .44 revolver, WW2 pistols and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Until August 2 anyone who surrenders a firearm at a West Midlands Police station can do so without being prosecuted for gun possession. The move coincides with new legislation that sees anyone found with a gun risking life behind bars – and that includes anyone who’s storing a weapon for someone else.
A paedophile who tricked teenagers into online sex acts by posing as “Florida Beach Girl” has been jailed after West Midlands Police exposed him as a business manager from Durham.
Steven James (pictured) coerced a 14-year-old, from Coventry, into explicit chat over Skype. Detectives liaised with the national Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) unit in London to track down the 36-year-old, and sought expert IT help to unlock James' encrypted computer.
Detectives have been given extra time to question a man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in a burnt out car in Erdington on Tuesday (22 July).
Police were called to Fentham Road at around 8.30pm following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a parked car on fire.
CCTV images of three women have been released by detectives in a bid to trace those responsible for a distraction burglary on a Halesowen pensioner last month.
Detectives believed that the women may have followed the 87-year-old woman after she got off the bus near Long Mynd in Hayley Green on 10 June at midday.
A man arrested on suspicion of the double murder of a Solihull couple has today (23 July) been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
The 23-year-old was arrested on 7 July after emergency services were called to the family’s home, on Hermitage Road, where the bodies of a couple, in their 50s, were discovered.
West Midlands Police’s Economic Crime Unit has today (Wednesday 23 July) formally charged former MEP Nicole Sinclaire with misconduct in public office and money laundering.
Ms Sinclaire is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 17 September where she will hear claims that she made false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses and transferred the proceeds of fraud through a bank account in her name.