Welcome to Solihull Local Policing Unit
Just like the British weather policing can often be unpredictable. In recent weeks this has certainly been the case as officers across Solihull have been involved in investigations ranging from reports of poaching, drugs being dried on a washing line and a teenager concocting a burglary story after crashing his car…
As many people will no doubt have been taking advantage of the weather and hanging out their washing to dry, officers from our Shirley neighbourhood policing team were surprised to find a washing line being used in a much different way … to dry illegal drugs growing indoors.
The borough’s Wildlife Officer, PC Andy Timmins, also made the headlines recently after arresting a man on suspicion of poaching, a crime many would probably associate more with South Africa or China, not Solihull.
PC Timmins arrested the 46-year-old on suspicion of killing a deer without the consent of the owner or occupier of the land at Millison’s Wood following reports that a man had been seen carrying a suspected firearm and a Muntjac deer over his shoulder in the Meriden nature reserve. The man’s shotguns were seized and he was handed a police caution.
And thanks to detectives from Solihull a Shirley teenager who invented a burglary story in a bid to cover up his high-speed road crash paid the price for his lies after a judge jailed him for nine months for driving offences and trying to pervert the course of justice.
The 19-year-old slammed his Ford Focus head-on into a BMW when overtaking on a blind bend in Sparkhill at almost twice the speed limit. He ran from the crash scene and minutes later made a 999 call to police reporting his car stolen during a break-in at his home in Shirley.
While these may be some of the more unique cases in recent weeks, officers across Solihull continue to respond to more traditional community concerns including speeding, parking and inconsiderate parking.
So please continue to contact us if there is an issue affecting your community or if you witness suspicious behaviour so we can continue to make Solihull even safer.
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