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Enquiries continue into potential Coventry abduction

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Saturday 13 February 2016

Detectives investigating a potential abduction where a woman was apparently forced into a car against her will in Coventry believe they may have identified her.

A major investigation was launched after a blue Audi A4 mounted the kerb and four men got out of the vehicle and attacked two women at around 11.20am on Foleshill Road.

One of the women was made to get into the car, before it was driven away, with all four men also inside.

Officers now believe that they have established the woman's identity and further enquiries are being made to locate her. 

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Birmingham pickpocket gang admit spree of mobile phone thefts

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Saturday 13 February 2016

A pickpocket gang from Birmingham has admitted stealing mobile phones from pubs, restaurants and shops across the country.

The five-strong group snatched the phones using a tactic known as ’table surfing’ that sees thieves cover valuables left on tables with menus or leaflets before slyly swiping them. 

The crimes took place across Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Mansfield, Nottingham, Rugby, Loughborough, Stamford and Lutterworth between June and August last year.

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Further arrests in Digbeth murder investigation

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Saturday 13 February 2016

Detectives investigating the murder of Akhtar Javeed have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.
 
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder from an address in Leicester and a 19-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender from the same address in Leicester last night (Friday 12 February).
 
Mr Javeed, 56, was shot dead as masked men attempted to rob Direct Source 3 Ltd in Rea Street South on Wednesday 3 February.

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Major investigation underway as woman dragged into car in Coventry

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Friday 12 February 2016

A major investigation has been launched after a woman was apparently forced into a car against her will in Coventry this morning (Friday 12 February). 

It happened at around 11.20am on Foleshill Road, when a blue Audi A4 mounted the kerb and four men got out of the vehicle. 

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Two arrested after JLR break-in

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Friday 12 February 2016

Police and security staff teamed up to arrest two men who broke into Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant in the early hours of this morning (Feb 12).

Officers were directed to the Lode Lane site a few minutes after midnight when security guards reported intruders had breached a perimeter fence.

One man was arrested in possession of stolen car keys while another was dragged from behind the wheel of a Land Rover as he tried driving away.

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Longbridge police and Bournville College team up to prevent theft of vehicle reg plates

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Friday 12 February 2016

Officers at Longbridge police station have joined forces with staff and students working at The Garage @ Bournville College to fit anti-tamper screws on customer cars, to tackle problems with number plate theft, and vehicle crime.

Many number plates are stolen because a thief is unable to renew their plate for legal reasons and they end up using that of a victim.

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Family dog beaten by burglars in Halesowen

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Friday 12 February 2016

Cowardly burglars broke into a house in Halesowen last night (Thursday 11 February) and beat a family dog to within an inch of its life.

They struck at the property on Albrighton Road at some point between 6pm and 7.30pm, after 51-year-old Julie Green popped out with her 16-year-old daughter.

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Police launch Birmingham gun probe after man shot

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Friday 12 February 2016

Police are investigating after a man was shot in south Birmingham last night (Thursday).

Officers were called to a house address on Redhill Road, Hawkesley at around 10:20pm following reports of a man with gunshot wounds.

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Birmingham drug dealer jailed

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Friday 12 February 2016

A Birmingham man has been jailed for four years for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and money laundering at Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 12 February). 

Unemployed Abdul Wahab was arrested in June last year when a warrant was executed at his home address in Castleford Road, Sparkhill. Several bags of heroin and crack cocaine were seized, one of which had to be recovered by the fire service after Wahab threw it out of an upstairs window and it landed in the gutter. Another bag fell to the floor. 

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