Thirteen young people from Sandwell are living life this week as police officers, paramedics and firefighters.
The Shireland Collegiate Academy pupils joined Sandwell Police for the project learning about life in the emergency services in a summer they’ll never forget.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old who has gone missing from her home in Balsall Heath.
Eltaje Aiken left her Auntie’s address in Balsall Heath between 10am and 2pm yesterday (18 August) and has not been seen since.
The sound of peace-shattering scrambler bikes racing up and down the street every night outside your home would be enough to drive most people to pick up the phone and call the police. And you might wonder exactly what the police were doing to deal with anti-social behaviour in your community if, after that call, the same thing continued to happen night after night.
It’s a scenario Sergeant Clement Samuels is familiar with, having received complaints about this very issue in his area of Birmingham for the last few months.
A Smethwick man has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting perverting the course of justice after a serious collision left a man for dead.
Daninder Singh Rai, aged 28, from Higgins Walk, Smethwick was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday 15 August after admitting the offence at an earlier court hearing.
A Walsall man will appear in court next month accused of stealing an ambulance and assaulting medical staff in Bloxwich in May.
Simon Lewis was arrested after police received a report that a man was acting violently towards an ambulance crew who’d attended a call-out to a flat in Bloxwich High Street on 15 May.
A Birmingham man is facing more than five years behind bars after importing illegal weapons that he purchased online from the Far East.
Iqbal Hussain was found to have a selection of weapons including stun guns disguised as mobile phones and CS spray at his Aston address after officers executed a warrant.
Hussain was identified as a threat after National Crime Agency officers intercepted a package at an international mail hub in Coventry on 21 October that was destined for his Whitehead Road home.
Images of the head and shoulders of two masked thieves who burgled a store for shampoo and cleaning supplies have been released by police.
The pair broke into Pound Plus on Dudley Road in Winson Green and cleaned up after stealing nearly £5,000 worth of shampoo, toothpaste, car air fresheners and floor cleaner.
They also stole a large quantity of cash and now officers have released images of the hooded thieves in an attempt to identify them.
Detectives are appealing for information after a teenage girl was threatened near to Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital last night (17 August).
The 15-year-old was walking along Bushey Fields Road at around 7.30pm when a man approached her.
Missing Halesowen woman, Ruth Lewis, has this afternoon been found safe by local police.
Appeals to trace 59-year-old Ruth were circulated yesterday (17 August) after concerns were raised for her welfare, as she had not been seen for several days.