News Archive for August 2018
A Birmingham man has today (31 August) been found guilty of murder of a pedestrian who was dragged more than 100 yards by his van.
Police searching for the suspect in the double murder in Solihull have arrested a man.
Detectives investigating a fatal road traffic collision are appealing for the public’s help in locating a second vehicle.
Liam Ball, 17, was tragically killed when the car he was a passenger in hit parked vehicles on Weston Street, Walsall, on Thursday 2 August.
A man who shot a father following a disagreement over music at a Halloween party has been jailed for attempted murder today (Thursday 30 August).
Two boys aged 13 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in a Birmingham park that left a teenager with a punctured lung.
A man has been jailed for three and a half years for robbing a couple in Birmingham city centre earlier this year.
An investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was stabbed in Handsworth Park yesterday evening (Monday 27 August).
Police were called by paramedics to the York Road area of the park in Handsworth, Birmingham, at around 6.40pm.
Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Coventry are appealing for anyone who saw a black BMW X5 in the area at the time.
Bikers are being urged to ride responsibly during an operation to cut collisions and keep the West Midlands roads safe.
West Midlands Police are warning motorbike riders against the potentially fatal pitfalls of dangerous driving and not wearing suitable protective clothing.
Two men arrested in connection with the death of 39-year-old Kevin Shepperson have been charged with his murder.
This suspected chop shop has been raided by police as the West Midlands Police blitz on organised car crooks continued apace.
A car thief who injured a police officer while resisting arrest has been jailed for nearly four years.
An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found at a house in Willenhall, Walsall earlier today (Wednesday 22 August).
Police were called to a flat on Bloxwich Road South just before 12.30pm by ambulance colleagues, who had been alerted by a member of the public.
This is the face of the man police are hunting following the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in a Solihull park.
Officers have worked with the youngster to draw up the artist’s impression of the attacker and are hoping that someone in the community will be able to identify him.
Police are investigating after a shotgun was fired at a house in Cheverton Road, Northfield today (21 August).
Two windows of the property were smashed in the shooting, which happened at around 12.30am.
Film classic Grease was only just being released when Mandy Fleet joined West Midlands Police - and this one has proved a long-standing relationship as she celebrated 40 years with the force this week!
Cops in Coventry are urging the public to secure their homes and cars as the force steps up efforts to beat the burglars.
Patrols have been increased around the city following a seasonal spike in burglaries - where car keys have been a particular target.
West Midlands Police is to lobby government and the insurance industry amid concerns the practice of selling written-off cars for repair is fuelling a surge in vehicle theft.
Police have received three further reports of damage to property by, what is believed to be, a catapult or pellet gun.