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Double time for Black Country drug trafficker

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Monday 27 July 2015

A Walsall man has received prison sentences totalling 17 years following two separate investigations into drug and money laundering offences. 

Popinder Singh Kandola, aged 54, from Skip Lane, was jailed for 10 years in January at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin and money laundering

The National Crime Agency case can only now be reported as Kandola was involved in a second trial at Bristol Crown Court.

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WATCH: Plucky PCs given bravery award

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Monday 27 July 2015

Brave traffic officers, who risked a head-on collision to prevent an elderly dementia sufferer from crashing into oncoming cars as he drove the wrong way on the motorway, have been honoured. 

PCs Craig Graves and Steven Hudson have received a Chief Constable’s Commendation for bravery after safely stopping the man’s Honda Jazz as it travelled at 70mph towards them in August 2014, ensuring both the 77-year-old and other road users remained uninjured.

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Bartley Green officers gain new weapon in fight against yobs and quad bike pests

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Monday 27 July 2015

An area of Birmingham is about to become a "no-go zone" for troublemakers and mini-moto menaces. 

Officers in Bartley Green have used new legislation in a bid to prevent groups acting anti-socially and stop people tearing around on quad bikes in Senneleys and Woodgate Valley Parks. 

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Man given life sentence for murdering friend and hiding body in basement

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Monday 27 July 2015

A man who killed his friend of nearly 20 years at Christmas after a falling out and then hid his body in a cellar, has today (Monday 27 July) been jailed for life. 

Stuart Millership, who has been told he must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison, was caught by police after he then used the dead man’s car to do his Christmas shopping.

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West Mercia Police seek Tipton and West Brom men

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Monday 27 July 2015

West Mercia Police would like help from the public in locating two men who have failed to answer bail for a robbery offence. 

Ashley Fay,26, also known as Ash and Stephen Dale, 35, known as Onions, have both been outstanding since Tuesday 9 June.

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Candid Darren recognised for mental health work

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Saturday 25 July 2015

A man whose mental illness saw his neighbours turn against him, forcing him out of the area has been recognised for his courage and determination to change attitudes.

For years Darren Mahon, 40, was verbally abused, threatened and even had the locks on his house glued when his neighbours discovered that he had paranoid schizophrenia. 

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