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Woman beaten with baseball bat in car-jacking attempt

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Monday 30 March 2015

Police in Coventry have launched an investigation after a woman was beaten with a baseball bat in an attempted car-jacking. 

The 36-year-old was confronted by a man who demanded the keys to her blue Audi S3 in Lyons Drive, Allesley just before 5.30pm on Saturday 28 March. 

When she refused he hit her repeatedly with the baseball bat to her head and body and ran off leaving her on the floor. 

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What a difference a year makes

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Monday 30 March 2015

As we come to the end of our policing year, we take a look back over the last 12 months in a specially created video.

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Robber spent stolen cash on pub session − caught after drinkers identify him

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Monday 30 March 2015

A robber threatened a Birmingham hairdresser with a knife before spending the takings he snatched on a drinking session at a nearby pub.

But West Midlands Police detectives identified the attacker as Darren Davies, from Harlech Close in Bartley Green, after speaking to other drinkers in the local pub.

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Coffee drinking distraction burglar caught after leaving DNA on cup

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Monday 30 March 2015

A distraction burglar, caught after leaving his DNA behind on a coffee cup, has been jailed for five-and-a-half-years.

Shaun Higgins convinced an 81-year-old resident of a flat on Belgrave Middleway, Balsall Heath, to let him in on 6 October 2014, after pretending to know the man’s carer.

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CCTV images released following Darlaston pub attack

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Monday 30 March 2015

Police in Walsall have released clear CCTV images of two men who carried out a vicious attack on another man as he was playing pool inside a Darlaston pub.

The assault took place on Sunday 8 February between 5 and 5.30pm inside the Fiery Holes Pub in Great Bridge Road, Moxley.

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Wanted Sandwell burglar back behind bars

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Saturday 28 March 2015

A burglar wanted by Sandwell police is now back behind bars after being arrested in Telford this morning (28 March).
 
Daniel Evans, aged 23, was found at an address in the St Georges area at around 8.45am after officers received an anonymous tip-off on his whereabouts. 
 

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Appeal for information on mystery baseball bat beating

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Saturday 28 March 2015

Detectives investigating a baseball bat attack in a Sparkbrook street have issued images of the victim’s injuries in the hope it will persuade someone to speak out.

Jamil Ahmed was walking along Ladypool Road on the evening of 15 December last year when he was set upon by three masked assailants.

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Attention! Army police on parade with city centre cops

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Saturday 28 March 2015

The Boys in Blue have teamed up with the Red Caps to keep clubbers safe in Birmingham city centre!

Soldiers from the Royal Military Police - aka the Red Caps - can now be seen patrolling shoulder-to-shoulder with West Midlands Police in the nightlife hotspots of Broad Street and Hurst Street.

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NHS donor driver jailed for 44,000-litre fuel theft

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Friday 27 March 2015

An NHS blood donor carer has been jailed after West Midlands Police found he’d used the service’s ‘mobile surgeries’ as a front to steal almost £60,000 in fuel.

Terence Jones (pictured), from Kitts Green, pretended to be refuelling donor vans at three petrol stations in Sutton Coldfield but secretly filled up large drums hidden inside the vehicles. Today (March 27) he admitted fraud by abuse of position and was jailed for 32 months.

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Police seek Birmingham bingo hall robber

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Friday 27 March 2015

Police in Birmingham have released crystal clear footage of an armed robbery at a bingo hall in Kitts Green in a bid to trace the robber. 

Officers investigating are hoping someone will recognise the man’s voice and clothing and be able to give them a name for him. 

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DCI Ian Bamber - from Hong Kong to Sutton Coldfield!

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Friday 27 March 2015

West Midlands Police is embarking on a new era as it evolves to meet the financial and societal challenges of modern policing.

One officer who knows all about policing at a time of transition is new Birmingham North crime manager, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Bamber.

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