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Dealer jailed as police find kitchen drug den

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Monday 27 April 2015

A drug dealer has been jailed after West Midlands Police found he’d turned his kitchen into a £17,000 heroin and cocaine cutting den.

Officers stormed Gareth Lucas’ flat in Heathmere Drive, Chelmsley Wood, on the morning of 15 March in response to concerns raised by local residents.

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Duo arrested after woman run over in Dudley carjacking

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Monday 27 April 2015

Two Dudley men have spent the night in police custody after a woman was forced from her car, run over and left at the side of a Kingswinford road in the early hours of this morning (27 April).

The wreckage of the 26-year-old’s Ford Mondeo was found a short time later, crashed into parked cars on Dibdale Road.

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Vatican medal stolen in sneak-in theft

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Monday 27 April 2015

Detectives are investigating the theft of a Benemerenti medal after a burglar sneaked into the home of a man in Clarence Street, Upper Gornal on the afternoon of Friday 17 April.

The medal is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy for service to the Catholic Church.

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Pair jailed over string of West Midlands burglaries

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Monday 27 April 2015

Two burglars have been jailed for over eight years after admitting a string of break ins at homes across the Black Country and Birmingham.

Abid Khan and Daniel Johnson appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday (21 April) where they were sentenced for a conspiracy to carry out a series of burglaries during 2013, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

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Police appeal to trace men wanted for car assault

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Monday 27 April 2015

Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in a car being driven from Smethwick to Telford. 

The woman was forced into a car on Middlemore Road around 6.30pm on Friday 13 March and dropped off in Telford where the men entered a boxing club in Donnington. 

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Force strikes deal with Search & Rescue specialists

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Sunday 26 April 2015

West Midlands Police has teamed up with some of the region’s most experienced Search & Rescue specialists to bolster its missing people investigations. 

The force has struck an agreement with four specialist volunteer groups − Search & Rescue Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Severn and Central − to offer expert support when officers are called to search open land. 

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Parka-wearing attacker sought after student slashed at club night

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Sunday 26 April 2015

Images have been released of man wearing a distinctive fur-lined parka coat who police need to trace after a student was slashed with a knife during a university night in Birmingham city centre.

The 18-year-old student was on Broad Street when he was attacked, in the early hours of Thursday 26 March.

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