News Archive for October 2021
Kind cops raise cash for Cancer Research UK
Caring cops took on a 17-mile running challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK and support a colleague who is battling the disease.
A team of 16 officers completed a 'baton relay run' from Wolverhampton Police Station to Telford in honour of PC Donna Kelly.
Four teenage car thieves arrested in Walsall
Four suspected car thieves were arrested in Walsall earlier this afternoon (30 October) following a pursuit with a stolen car.
We were initially alerted to a tracker alarm that had been set off in a stolen van on Townend Street, Walsall just before 11.20am.
Man charged with manslaughter in Coventry
We've charged a man with manslaughter following the death of a pensioner who was assaulted in a Coventry street.
We launched an investigation after 74-year-old Richard Barbeary was found with injuries in Milverton Road on 26 November last year and sadly died in hospital the same day.
More than 800 new officers recruited
A total of 867 additional police officers have now been recruited in the West Midlands, with almost half of our new recruits being women.
The student officers are part of the 20,000 extra police officers that the Government promised to recruit nationally by 2023.
Investigation launched after officers injured in violence at Coventry City match
We're investigating following a disorder at the CBS arena yesterday (Saturday) during the match between Coventry City and Derby County.
A fight broke out in the stands between rival fans around 4:30pm which was dealt with by officers. A 23-year-old man was arrested.
Award for 'full-time' police volunteer
A volunteer who became a 'full-time officer' to help policing during the pandemic has been named as our Special Constable of the Year.
Paul Yeomans took on the same shifts as regular officers as we sought to stop criminals while ensuring CoVID rules were also being followed.