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Dating conman jailed after leaving lonely hearts broke

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Thursday 3 September 2015

A callous dating site conman who left three women facing financial ruin by tricking them into handing over £120,000 has been jailed for five years following an investigation by West Midlands Police’s fraud team.

Jobless Ammar Haider, from Augusta Road in Acocks Green, convinced three lonely hearts he was a trainee international airline pilot and struck up rapid romances his victims believed were destined for the altar. He persuaded them to part with their savings, pawn possessions and take out loans for him with bogus sob stories about relatives on death's door and an elaborate ruse about him being jailed in Dubai.

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Police re-appeal for sightings of missing Birmingham man

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Thursday 3 September 2015

Police are renewing their appeal to find missing Birmingham man Anthony Robinson.

Mr Robinson absconded from Highcroft mental health facility in Erdington on Monday (31 August) and was seen in Winson Green the same evening.

Officers are now concerned for the 27-year-old’s mental health and keen to make sure that he is safe and well.

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Birmingham teen charged following Rubery shooting

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Thursday 3 September 2015

A Birmingham teen has been charged in connection with a shooting in Rubery on 17 August.

The 17-year-old from West Heath − who cannot be named due to his age − will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today charged with attempted murder.

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Man charged with attempted murder in Kings Norton

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Thursday 3 September 2015

A 45-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Thursday 3 September) charged with attempted murder.

Engineer Samuel Rogers, of Redford Drive, Walsall, was charged this morning with five counts of attempted murder and drink driving.

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Two arrested for Syria-related terrorism offences

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Thursday 3 September 2015

Two people have been arrested in Birmingham today (Thursday 3 September) on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to Syria. 

They were detained at an address in Sparkbrook by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit around 7.30am this morning.

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Thief swiped £7,000 pedal cycle - do you recognise him?

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Thursday 3 September 2015

An opportunist thief tries to cover his face as he moves in to swipe a £7,500 bicycle from a petrol station forecourt - but police are confident someone will recognise him or his distinctive ‘melting trainer’ top.

The man struck on the afternoon of Thursday August 20 at the Shell garage in Northgate, Aldridge, and rode off on the bespoke bike when the rider left it unattended to get change from the kiosk. Do you recognise him?

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CCTV released of man wanted following armed shop robbery

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Police have released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Rednal. 

The man was caught on camera at the Spar in Edgewood Road at 9.55pm on July 23.

He entered the shop armed with a handgun and threatened staff and customers.

He then forced two staff and two customers into an office area, before stealing an amount of cash and escaping on foot.

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Family pay tribute to West Bromwich murder victim

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

The family of a man who died in West Bromwich last week have talked about their heartbreak of losing their ’irreplacable’ loved one. 

Masoud Esmailian,46, who would have celebrated his birthday yesterday (1 September) was found dead by a concerned relative at an address in Montgomery Walk on Friday evening (28 August).

A murder investigation was launched and a post mortem revealed that the father-of-two had died of a stab injury.

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Siren-less cars not routinely used to attend emergencies

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

The force currently has 109 Vauxhall Corsas within its fleet of vehicles, these are equipped with blue lights but not sirens.

These cars were provided for local neighbourhood teams and are used for a police presence - conducting patrols, attending appointments with victims of crime, at scenes of crime or traffic collisions to enforce road closures. At no point were they intended for response work as they are low performance vehicles.

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Man charged with woman's murder

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

A man will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 2 September) charged with murdering a woman at her home in Sandwell.

Unemployed Trevor Tyndale, aged 52, from West Bromwich, is charged with killing Wendy Mann, aged 26, at an address in Chapel Street.

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Police launch murder investigation after man's body is found in West Bromwich.

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Monday 31 August 2015

Police in Sandwell have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered an at address in West Bromwich.

Officers were called just before 11.30pm on Friday 28 August  to an address in Montgomery Walk by a concerned relative. On entering the house, the body of a 46-year-old man was discovered.

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Police name woman who died in Sandwell murder investigation

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Monday 31 August 2015

Police investigating the death of a woman at an address in Chapel Street, West Bromwich, have named her as 26-year-old Wendy Mann.

Her body was discovered at the house just before 11.30am on Friday 28 August.  A forensic post mortem has revealed she died from asphyxiation.

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