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WMP
Posted 13 February 2019

A man has today (Wednesday 13 February) been jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his friend during a drunken fight at a Birmingham hostel. 

New images of the jewellry
Posted 13 February 2019

Detectives investigating a brutal knife and hammer attack on a man in his Black Country home have revealed the offenders also held a knife to a six-year-old boy’s throat during the robbery.

Brendan McCarthy
Posted 12 February 2019

A tattoo artist who performed illegal body modification procedures including ear removal, nipple removal, and tongue splitting has been convicted of three counts of grievous bodily harm following a landmark West Midlands Police case. 
 

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Posted 12 February 2019

West Midlands Police is helping a Black Country primary school to create its own allotment - on the back of the force’s success in tackling drug crime across the region. 

Police car
Posted 11 February 2019

Four suspected vehicle thieves were arrested today (11 February) – including a teenager thought to be linked to an armed carjacking – as West Midlands Police pledged to keep the pressure on criminals.

WMP arrest seven over home robbery
Posted 11 February 2019

West Midlands Police has arrested seven people overnight in connection with a shocking house robbery in which a man was stabbed in his own home.

Police patrols
Posted 11 February 2019

Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in Walsall Wood after a man was shot in a gym car-park on Lichfield Road, last night (Sunday 10 February) at around 8pm.

The man in his 40s is in hospital with serious injuries.

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Posted 10 February 2019

Police are appealing for information after a robbery and an attempted robbery took place on Bearwood High Street this morning (10 February).

Two masked men entered Iceland at around 8.30am and made threats to staff, however, they left empty handed.

Mike
Posted 10 February 2019

 

The Head of West Midlands Police’s Special Constabulary had his own extra special moment this week after receiving his MBE.

Weapons seized in Coventry
Posted 8 February 2019

More than 40 people have been arrested in just six weeks as part of an operation launched by Coventry Police to tackle violence in the city centre.

Matt Skelding
Posted 8 February 2019

It’s Chinese New Year and Matt Skelding talks about his heritage, what new year means to him and why he chose to work for West Midlands Police.

PC Ali Smith
Posted 8 February 2019

A student officer has been praised for her bravery in downing a 6ft 4ins burglar with a rugby tackle as he tried fleeing a pensioner’s home.

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Posted 7 February 2019

A hit-and-run driver who ploughed into and killed a pedestrian while speeding in Walsall has been jailed for six years.

Stefan Gvozdenovic was travelling at more than 65 mph when he hit Carl Moore who was crossing High Street, Walsall Wood, around 12.30am on 24 November last year.

Supt Phil Healy
Posted 7 February 2019

West Midlands Police and Coventry City Council are hoping to gain support from councillors to consult on a possible Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) covering areas in the city centre and surrounding areas.

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Posted 5 February 2019

Three men and two women have been charged with assisting James Atherley who was responsible for the murder of Callum Lees on 6 August 2017. 

Callum was stabbed at a house party in Hopwas Grove, Kingshurst and found collapsed in nearby Haselour Road. 

Paul Wong
Posted 5 February 2019

To mark the start of Chinese New Year we are sharing our colleagues stories. Paul Wong tells us about his childhood, why he joined West Midlands Police and the Chinese New Year traditions he still continues.

HMP Birmingham
Posted 5 February 2019

West Midlands Police is taking a tough stance on criminal activity within HMP Birmingham and today (Tuesday 5 February) officers have been targeting contraband coming into the prison.

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Posted 4 February 2019

Officers from the Lozells and East Handsworth policing team have been working with Midland Heart Housing Association to tackle issues of crime and anti-social behaviour associated with a property in Douglas Road, Handsworth that has caused misery to the local community. 

Op Focus
Posted 4 February 2019

An operation in Walsall targeting high crime areas and criminals who live in those areas continues with great success.

WMP thank-you
Posted 3 February 2019

A man wanted over a shocking bag snatch in which a pensioner was dragged to the ground has been arrested after West Midlands Police traced him to an address in Smethwick this morning (3 Feb).

Murder victim Mary Page
Posted 3 February 2019

West Midlands Police have charged a man with his mother’s murder after her body was found at the family home in Wolverhampton.

Matthew Page was arrested on Friday evening (1 Feb) following the discovery of Mary Page’s body at an address in James Street, Wolverhampton.

Award for Wolverhampton Police officers
Posted 3 February 2019

A police team who came to the aid of two stab victims and helped catch their attacker have received awards.

Officers were called after two men were found with serious injuries in and around Planet nightclub, Wolverhampton city centre, in September 2017.

Trauma teddies being handed out by Oldbury police to children
Posted 2 February 2019

Oldbury officers have thanked a local women’s group for their time knitting Trauma Teddies – cuddly toys given by police to children caught up in domestic incidents or ones in need of comfort.

Cash seized by WMP
Posted 2 February 2019

Crooks have been ordered to hand back more than £3 million of ’dirty money’ in just 12 months after West Midlands Police pursued their ill-gotten gains.

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