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Posted
19 January 2020

We’re working with Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Office to try and identify a man whose body was found in Stechford in December last year.

The man was found in the river near Wyndhurst Road in Birmingham at around 2.20pm on Tuesday 17 December.

Colin, then and now
Posted
19 January 2020

A retired police sergeant has been given a trip down memory lane after he revisited his old stomping ground.

Colin Barker and his wife Carole, were joined by the dog unit and traffic officers to relive special memories of his years in the force.

Farirai Shereni
Posted
18 January 2020

Our officers arrested a rapist in Birmingham city centre less than 15 minutes after he launched a violent sex attack on a stranger – and now he’s been jailed for 13 years.

Farirai Shereni, aged 25, attacked the woman as she made her way to work at around 4.30am on 6 November 2018.

PC Kevin Vince and PC Jordan Hinds receive their awards
Posted
18 January 2020

Two police officers have been given Royal Humane Society awards for their actions after being called to a stabbing in November 2018.

Robert Davis
Posted
17 January 2020

Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision in Walsall have today (17 January) arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
 
Robert Davis was struck by a car in Bescot Crescent, near the train station car park, just before 7pm on Tuesday.

WMP
Posted
17 January 2020

A school in Oldbury has celebrated their pupils’ success after a group of them were sworn in as police cadets.

Video shows the pursuit
Posted
17 January 2020

We’ve seized and crushed an illegally-ridden off-road bike after its rider tried in vain to escape from our officers as he hit 80mph in residential streets.

The Kawasaki 250cc was one of three which sped away when they were spotted by a police motorcyclist in the Tipton area.

Coventry Police raids homes linked to County Lines drug supply
Posted
17 January 2020

Eight people were arrested and stashes of crack cocaine and cannabis seized as we raided addresses in Coventry yesterday linked to a County Lines drug network.

Graeme Goodsir
Posted
15 January 2020

We’ve brought a child sex attacker to justice and he’s been jailed for more than eight years.

Serial abuser Graeme Goodsir sexually assaulted a young girl from the age of seven for a number of years. 

Crest
Posted
15 January 2020

A West Midlands Police officer has appeared before a misconduct hearing facing allegations that she dishonestly claimed a police widows pension while living with other people, breaching pension conditions.

Carl Port
Posted
15 January 2020

A man, who burgled the home of an elderly woman as she lay dead on her living room floor, has been jailed for six years.

Carl Port, aged 50, broke into the home of Jean Whitmore on Rydal Way, Hall Green on 26 April last year.

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Posted
15 January 2020

Do you recognise these men? We want to speak to them about a burglary in Brownhills

The suspects climbed over a side gate and smashed a patio door to get into a house on Cornflower Road on 5 November 2019.

Paul Simpson
Posted
15 January 2020

Paul Simpson has been jailed for three years after he was caught ’red-handed’ trying to break into a house in Handsworth last summer.

A woman saw Simpson acting suspiciously from her bedroom window on 31 July, and called us straightaway.

Fatal hit and run in Walsall
Posted
15 January 2020

We’re appealing for witnesses to a hit and run collision in Walsall last night that left a man dead.

It’s understood the pedestrian was crossing Bescot Crescent near the train station car-park entrance just before 7pm when he was struck by a car.

Collage of Michael and Juliana
Posted
14 January 2020

A man has been found guilty of historical sex offences committed while he was a pastor in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

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Posted
14 January 2020

We need your help after a man was stabbed during a robbery in Brierley Hill last night (Monday 13 January).

A 28-year-old man was attacked in his black Toyota estate before the car was stolen in Lower Derry Street at around 7.15pm.

fire, stock photo
Posted
13 January 2020

We’re urgently appealing for information into an arson attack in Coventry this morning (13 January).

Officers were called to Hall Lane just after 6.30am to reports that two cars had been set on fire.

Birmingham Magistrates Court
Posted
13 January 2020

West Midlands Police has charged two teenagers in connection with a series of knifepoint robberies on taxi drivers in Birmingham.

Sailesh Patel
Posted
12 January 2020

A bus driver has been recognised for helping us tackle an abusive passenger. 

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Posted
12 January 2020

Financial investigators swooped to recover almost £3.5 million of ill-gotten gains in just 12 months as West Midlands Police seeks to ensure criminals don’t profit from ’dirty money.’

Foote & Idris
Posted
11 January 2020

A police officer and member of the public have been rewarded for their bravery and determination in helping to catch an armed robber. 

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Posted
11 January 2020

A woman who suffered serious injuries in a collision in Tipton yesterday (10 Jan) has sadly died.
 

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Posted
11 January 2020

A Birmingham man has been charged with attempted murder following his arrest yesterday (10 January).

Man arrested over meat cleaver domestic assault
Posted
10 January 2020

A man wanted over a vicious domestic assault in which a woman was attacked with a meat cleaver has been arrested – after West Midlands Police officers found him hiding in a kitchen cupboard. 

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