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.
West Midlands Police has renewed calls to the public to help them identify would-be terrorists planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.
The appeal comes after one of Britain’s most senior counter terrorism officers, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, revealed there had been a rise in the number of Syria-related investigations in London and the West Midlands.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a Walsall man missing for almost a week.
Jason Whitehouse, 43 from Willenhall, was last seen on 21 August and a short time later he walked out of Walsall Manor hospital whilst he was receiving treatment.