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PD Odin finds lost wedding ring
Posted
28 January 2020

#RingMaster | A man had Police Dog Odin to thank for reuniting him with his wedding ring – after he threw it away following a row with his wife.

WMP
Posted
28 January 2020

It’s been a fantastic start to 2020 for our Sandwell Partnerships team who have been shortlisted for a prestigious award for their work on modern slavery.

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Posted
27 January 2020

We’ve seen a recent spate of catalytic converter thefts. Most cars have catalytic converters, which are stolen for the value of the metal or are illegally re-sold.

indecent exposure suspect
Posted
27 January 2020

We’re appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Digbeth last month.

At around 7.30am on 11 December the suspect ran up to a woman on the High Street, pulled his trousers down in front of her and began to commit an indecent act.

Nathaniel Matthews image
Posted
27 January 2020

A man who fled the scene of a collision and lied about being carjacked after killing a woman has pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving.

Hayley Meakin, Yvonne Brown, Shalu Virk, Sharon Jackson and Sophie Petrie
Posted
26 January 2020

Last year we secured more than 16,000 new prosecutions for everything from traffic offences, thefts and burglary to complex frauds, sex crimes and murder.

Joseph Large
Posted
25 January 2020

An HGV driver whose lorry killed a cyclist in Wolverhampton has been jailed for three and a half years after West Midlands Police found he was under the influence of drugs and failed to give way at a junction.

Specials
Posted
25 January 2020

They range from a pharmacist and university lecturer to phlebotomist... these are the newest Special Constables to join West Midlands Police. 

Custody block
Posted
25 January 2020

Domestic abusers around the West Midlands are being warned they face imminent arrest in a major new push to protect the most vulnerable in the region.

Police cars
Posted
25 January 2020

We've arrested a man on suspicion of drink-driving after two women were seriously injured when a car hit a tree in Moseley today (Saturday).

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Posted
24 January 2020

A Birmingham man has been convicted of attempting to force his niece into marriage at Birmingham Crown Court today (24 Jan). Along with his wife, he has also been found guilty of child cruelty.

WM ROCU helps bring down babyheart paedophile ring
Posted
24 January 2020

A specialist police unit in the West Midlands has been credited with helping bring down one of the most shocking online paedophile rings in recent history.

Aftab Younis
Posted
24 January 2020

A former police community support officer who lied about a window being smashed at his home in a long-running dispute with a family member, has today (24 January) been jailed for six months.

Warren Spencer
Posted
24 January 2020

The family of a man who died following a collision in Halesowen yesterday (23 Jan) have paid tribute to him. 

Pedestrian Warren Spencer was struck by a Ford Transit Tipper van at 6.15am at the junction of Ridgeway Avenue and Hagley Road West. 

John Carroll
Posted
24 January 2020

A Birmingham woman has been jailed for life for murdering her husband after a two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court. 

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Posted
24 January 2020

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Coventry yesterday (23 Jan). 

Officers were called to Sandy Lane shortly after 9.30pm following reports that a pedestrian was struck after a two car collision.

Rezwan Ali
Posted
23 January 2020

This afternoon we’ve charged a man with the murder of a student in Walsall.

Rajan Natt, aged 20, from Castle Street, Hill Top, West Bromwich, has been charged with the murder of Rezwan Ali in January 2018.

Mobile phones on blue background, with west Midlands Police logo
Posted
23 January 2020

Are you heading to the Slipknot gig at Arena Birmingham tomorrow?

Please be aware that some recent Slipknot performances have been targeted by thieves, and more than 200 phones have been stolen from unsuspecting audience members around the UK.

Car
Posted
23 January 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of a student in Walsall just over two years ago have arrested a man.

Rezwan Ali, aged 19, was found collapsed at a house in Willows Road at around 1.45am on 14 January 2018.

Accident
Posted
23 January 2020

We’re appealing for witnesses after a man tragically lost his life in a collision earlier this morning (23 January) in Halesowen.

We were called to reports of a collision between a van and a pedestrian at the junction of Ridgeway Avenue and Hagley Road West, at around 6.15am.

Chris Carey
Posted
23 January 2020

The family of a man who died following a collision in Coventry on Monday (20 Jan) have paid tribute to him. 

Cyclist Chris Carey was struck by a silver coloured Hyundai i10 shortly before 6.30am on Tamworth Road in Keresley. 

Recovered pistol
Posted
22 January 2020

One of our officers on his way to get a snack ended up seizing this imitation gun from a suspected would-be robber.

WMP
Posted
22 January 2020

A man who posed as a doorstep charity collector to sexually assault and steal from residents has been jailed after our officers traced him to Romania.

Recovered pistol
Posted
21 January 2020

We recovered this gun from a suspected drug dealer’s bedroom after patrol officers stopped his car in Birmingham.

It’s a lethal Sig 9mm pistol and was found alongside 13 live rounds of ammunition.

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