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News Archive for October 2017

Capewell
Posted 26 October 2017

A serial arsonist has been jailed for torching a block of flats she’d previously been evicted from for starting fires.

Samantha Capewell sneaked into her former home in Bantock Road, Coventry, after dark on 3 March this year and started a blaze in the communal entrance.

Humans of WMP montage
Posted 25 October 2017

A naïve teenager fighting the Gulf War; a multiple sclerosis sufferer standing up to stigma …and the challenges of pairing a police hat with an afro!

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Posted 9 October 2017

A Birmingham man who was convicted of a terrorism offence after potentially lethal bomb making equipment was found at his home, has today been jailed for life, to serve a minimum term of 15 years.

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Posted 8 October 2017

Teenagers swapped their school uniform for combat clothing as part of a joint police and army initiative to learn new skills and how to deal with tough situations.

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Posted 7 October 2017

A drug dealer who flaunted his illegal business by posing for selfies with bundles of notes has been ordered to pay back his ill-gotten gains or spend more time behind bars.

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Posted 7 October 2017

Black History Month:

One of West Midlands Police’s most senior black officers has retired after a law and order career stretching back more than 30 years − and has urged more members of the black community to “make a difference" by choosing police careers.

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Posted 7 October 2017

A teenager has been charged over a series of car-jackings in which lone female drivers were dragged from their vehicles.
 

WMP
Posted 6 October 2017

Eight men have been arrested after a large fight erupted outside Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (6 Oct).

Police were called to reports of a disorder involving around 20 people at the junction with Newton Street at 11.10am. 

PC Fitzgerald
Posted 6 October 2017

An officer who leaped towards a man, who attempted to jump off the top level of a car park in Digbeth, has been recognised by the Chief Constable for his quick-thinking actions.

Chad Greatbatch
Posted 6 October 2017

A gunman has been jailed for 25 years for shooting a man in the chest at point blank range in a suspected drugs patch dispute.

Carleen Wilkins
Posted 6 October 2017

A care home manager has been sent to prison for over two and a half years after stealing thousands of pounds from an elderly woman under her care.

Aston stabbing photo
Posted 6 October 2017

Police have launched an investigation after a man was attacked in Aston Street, Birmingham, last month.

A 19-year-old man was waiting for a taxi close to Aston University just after midnight on 19 September when he was approached by a man he did not know and attacked.

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Posted 6 October 2017

West Midlands Police continues to make significant progress in the fight against violent crime in Birmingham − as a crackdown on organised crime nets suspected gang members and recovers weapons.

Mr Mattu
Posted 5 October 2017

Police are appealing for information after a 49-year-old man was found with serious head injuries in Coventry last month.

Balwant Mattu remains in an induced coma after being found unresponsive in Broad Street, Foleshill at around 12.24am on Sunday 24 September.

Andrew Hayes
Posted 5 October 2017

West Midlands Police have praised the bravery of a woman who came forward to report that she was sexually abused as a young child, leading to her attacker being jailed for 16 years.

Natalie Putt photo
Posted 5 October 2017

A search of the pools at Ellowes Hall Wood, Dudley in the hunt for missing Gornal teen Natalie Putt has concluded.

Car
Posted 5 October 2017

Police are appealing for information after a collision in Birmingham last Thursday (28 September) which left a teenager with serious injuries.

Posted 4 October 2017

Three West Midlands Police officers accused of lying at an inquest into a man’s death have been cleared by a jury of perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Credit to the Birmingham Mail
Posted 3 October 2017

An inspirational grandma and frontline West Midlands Police officer has been hailed a public service star in the Birmingham Mail’s annual awards − fittingly on the eve of National Grandparent’s Day.

Aaron Barley
Posted 3 October 2017

A Dudley man was today ordered to spend at least 30 years in prison for the brutal murder of a mother and her teenage son in a frenzied attack on a Stourbridge family earlier this year. 
 

WMP
Posted 3 October 2017

Detectives hunting for the body of missing Dudley teen Natalie Putt, who disappeared 14 years ago, are searching woodland in Lower Gornal.

Birmingham Crown Court
Posted 2 October 2017

Five prison inmates who sparked a riot inside HMP Birmingham last year that caused damage estimated at three million pounds have been jailed for a total of 36 years

Birmingham Magistrates Court
Posted 2 October 2017

A man has appeared in court this morning charged with attempted murder following a knife attack on a 15-year-old boy in Herbert Road, Small Heath, during the early hours of (Saturday 30 September).

Vikki Jones
Posted 2 October 2017

The family of a woman killed in a Black Country car crash have spoken of their devastation at losing a “special, caring person and a fantastic mother".

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