News Archive for January 2020
We’ve arrested almost 400 people in the last seven days as part of an intensive operation targeting domestic abusers.
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A man has been jailed after carrying out a savage attack after a New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham five years ago.
A Birmingham man has been jailed today (Friday 31 January) for seven years - four years for attempting to force his niece into marriage and three years for child neglect to run consecutively. His wife was sentenced to 12 months suspended for two years for child neglect.
We’re appealing for information after a house was broken into on Stratford Road, Hall Green.
The suspect smashed a window to get inside and stole hundreds of pounds in cash and other items.
UPDATE Friday 31 January: Enroy Ruddock has been sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of Emmanuel Lukenga. He will have to serve a minimum of 21 years before he can apply for parole.
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A violent carjacker who has left a woman with a permanent sight impairment after hitting her with a hammer has been locked up - after we proved the teenager was responsible for the savage attack.
A suspected hoax 999 caller got a shock this morning when we traced his mobile phone to an address in the Black Country where he answered the door to an officer while still on the phone to a police call handler.
We’ve arrested a 15-year-old girl after a video showing a schoolgirl being attacked on a bus in Birmingham was shared online.
A gunman who violently assaulted one of our officers − dragging him into a brook and holding his head under water − has been jailed for almost 10 years.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They range from a pharmacist and university lecturer to phlebotomist... these are the newest Special Constables to join West Midlands Police.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.