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Record Godiva crowd enjoys third trouble-free year

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Monday 6 July 2015

A record crowd at last weekend’s Godiva Festival in Coventry enjoyed another trouble-free year as the policing operation behind it is hailed a success.

Despite drawing more than 140,000 festival goers – around 16,000 more than last year - the annual event saw no increase in disorder with just one person being arrested and five offences recorded over the three-days. 

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Helmet wearing thief sought in Halesowen robbery

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Monday 6 July 2015

A helmet clad thief is being hunted by police after brandishing what is believed to be a hand gun in a Halesowen store robbery 

Police were called to the Co-op supermarket on Manor Lane in Howley Grange at around 7pm when a man in a silver motorcycle helmet walked into the store and threatened staff. He demanded cash and then left the store by the back door. 

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Appeal following spate of distraction burglaries in Birmingham

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Monday 6 July 2015

Police are issuing a warning after a spate of distraction burglaries took place across Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham in the last week.

Criminals have struck ten times and on nearly all occasions have attended homes of elderly occupants saying that they are working on drainage problems at neighbouring properties or in the street and they need to urgently check their property.

Once inside the house or gardens they claim that their property is the cause and that they must pay for the emergency repairs straightaway.

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Coventry officer charged over historical sexual offences

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Monday 6 July 2015

A West Midlands Police officer has today (Monday 6 July) been charged with five offences of indecency with a child.
 
PC Richard Chamberlain, aged 49, based at Coventry Police Station, has been bailed to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4 August.

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Cannabis crackdown – Tipton residents urged to “weed ‘em out”

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Monday 6 July 2015

Tipton residents are urged to help 'weed out' people they suspect of running cannabis factories in their neighbourhood as part of a new crackdown.

Sandwell Council, Tipton Police and West Midlands Fire Service want to stop home cultivation and, in turn, reduce drug use and harm among adults and young people in the town.

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Motorcyclist who died in Brierley Hill collision named

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Monday 6 July 2015

Police have named a motorcyclist who died following a collision on a dual carriageway in Brierley Hill.

Christian Davies, known by his family and friends as “Hugh”, suffered fatal injuries when his Honda motorbike was in collision with a white Ford Fiesta van, in Pedmore Road at the Gateway, just before 7pm on June 30.

The 50-year-old was on his way to Russells Hall Hospital, where he worked as a charge nurse.

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Police appeal after man found injured at Tipton club

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Sunday 5 July 2015

Police in Sandwell are investigating an incident at a Tipton club in the early hours of yesterday (Saturday 4 July), during which a man was seriously injured.

Officers were called to the Triple S Club in Bradleys Lane, Tipton, just after 3am, following the report of a man being injured.

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Festival phone find is music to the ears of Magpie officer

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Sunday 5 July 2015

An officer from Coventry has spoken of his pride after the city was pivotal in helping return a mobile phone to a Surrey resident…after it had been lost on the Isle of Wight. 

The rightful owner, a 19-year-old who lives in the town of Esher, had lost her iPhone in Newport after attending the Isle of Wight Festival last month. 

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