News Archive for July 2018
A man has died following a hit-and-run in Coventry on Friday (27 July).
The 21-year-old from Coventry suffered serious injuries in the collision and sadly passed away in hospital on Sunday night (29 July).
The ring leaders of a West Midlands drug dealing and gun supply network have been locked up for almost 30 years following a long-running police investigation.
A schoolgirl tragically killed in a Smethwick road collision on Saturday night (28 July) has been named as Jannatul Bakya.
Officers are continuing to investigate a collision in Kingstanding last night (29 July) in which a 20-year-old woman died.
A black Audi A3 failed to stop for traffic officers on Kingsland Road shortly before 8.30pm and crashed into a Volkswagen Golf moments later.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Edwin Bradley in Walsall has been charged.
The 65-year-old was found with fatal head injuries at an address in St Thomas Close, Coalpool in the early hours of 6 July and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are currently at the scene of a fatal two car collision on Kingsland Road, Kingstanding.
Officers on routine patrol spotted a black Audi A3 that was believed to be stolen at around 8.20pm (29 July).
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with serious injuries this morning (29 July).
Police were called by ambulance colleagues to an address in Hunters Road, Lozells at around 2.10am this morning where they were attending to an injured man in cardiac arrest.
West Midlands Police have helped thwart almost £900,000 worth of fraud in under a year through a quick-time response to stopping scammers.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 6-year-old girl tragically lost her life in a collision in Oldbury Road, Smethwick at 10.50pm last night (28 July).
A conman who took hundreds of pounds from an elderly woman is to be banned from touting for business following his release from prison - after West Midlands Police secured a court order against him.
Police investigating the murder of Edwin Bradley in Walsall have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.
Police were called to an address in St Thomas Close, Coalpool in the early hours of 6 July following concerns from neighbours after Edwin hadn't been seen for several days.
A prisoner-of-war who went on to become a bobby in Birmingham was joined by the present day Chief Constable to celebrate his milestone 100th birthday.
Douglas Stewart served with West Midlands Police for almost 30 years after joining the force as a 28-year-old in 1946.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with fatal head injuries last night (27 July).
Police were called to Turchill Drive, Walmley shortly before 11pm to reports of a fight.
Drug dealers who tried to hide £1 million worth of heroin inside fire extinguishers have been jailed for more than 25 years after being busted by officers in the West Midlands.
Two rookie PCSOs are being hailed heroes today after running into a burning house to save a toddler and his mother.
Louis Saravanamuttu and Louie Parker-Hall were on patrol when they came across the blaze at Bosworth Drive, Coventry, at around 8pm yesterday (26 July).
A fake Birmingham cabbie kidnapped a lone reveller, before forcing him to hand over his bank card and PIN
Police are appealing for information after the suspect drove up to the 29-year-old man on Broad Street at around 4am on 24 June.
Thousands more frontline officers across the West Midlands are being equipped with body worn video cameras from this week.
The technology, which clips on to an officer’s uniform, is already in daily use by 1,500 response, firearms and other specialist officers.
West Midlands Police have taken action to evict travellers from an illegal encampment in Birmingham after reports of a major disorder overnight.
A man has been convicted of killing his ex-partner following a row over loud music at his Dudley home.
Rickardo Wilson initially claimed mother-of-eight Claire Harris was drunk after she was found lying on the floor by one of her sons.
A man who kicked a woman in the head as she lay unconscious in the street has been jailed after West Midlands Police secured a ‘victimless’ prosecution against the thug.
Police are investigating an incident in which a corrosive substance was thrown at a man on the Stratford Road in Birmingham yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 24 July).
Police are investigating an attack in which a corrosive substance was thrown at a woman in Ladywood, Birmingham at around 10:00am this morning (Tuesday 24 July).
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man was shot in the face with a BB gun and hit with a machete in a Walsall street.