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Hayley Meakin, Yvonne Brown, Shalu Virk, Sharon Jackson and Sophie Petrie
Posted
26 January 2020

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.

Joseph Large
Posted
25 January 2020

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.

Specials
Posted
25 January 2020

They range from a pharmacist and university lecturer to phlebotomist... these are the newest Special Constables to join West Midlands Police. 

Custody block
Posted
25 January 2020

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.

Police cars
Posted
25 January 2020

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).

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Posted
24 January 2020

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.

WM ROCU helps bring down babyheart paedophile ring
Posted
24 January 2020

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.

Aftab Younis
Posted
24 January 2020

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.

Warren Spencer
Posted
24 January 2020

The family of a man who died following a collision in Halesowen yesterday (23 Jan) have paid tribute to him. 

Pedestrian Warren Spencer was struck by a Ford Transit Tipper van at 6.15am at the junction of Ridgeway Avenue and Hagley Road West. 

John Carroll
Posted
24 January 2020

A Birmingham woman has been jailed for life for murdering her husband after a two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court. 

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Posted
24 January 2020

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Coventry yesterday (23 Jan). 

Officers were called to Sandy Lane shortly after 9.30pm following reports that a pedestrian was struck after a two car collision.

Rezwan Ali
Posted
23 January 2020

This afternoon we’ve charged a man with the murder of a student in Walsall.

Rajan Natt, aged 20, from Castle Street, Hill Top, West Bromwich, has been charged with the murder of Rezwan Ali in January 2018.

Mobile phones on blue background, with west Midlands Police logo
Posted
23 January 2020

Are you heading to the Slipknot gig at Arena Birmingham tomorrow?

Please be aware that some recent Slipknot performances have been targeted by thieves, and more than 200 phones have been stolen from unsuspecting audience members around the UK.

Car
Posted
23 January 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of a student in Walsall just over two years ago have arrested a man.

Rezwan Ali, aged 19, was found collapsed at a house in Willows Road at around 1.45am on 14 January 2018.

Accident
Posted
23 January 2020

We’re appealing for witnesses after a man tragically lost his life in a collision earlier this morning (23 January) in Halesowen.

We were called to reports of a collision between a van and a pedestrian at the junction of Ridgeway Avenue and Hagley Road West, at around 6.15am.

Chris Carey
Posted
23 January 2020

The family of a man who died following a collision in Coventry on Monday (20 Jan) have paid tribute to him. 

Cyclist Chris Carey was struck by a silver coloured Hyundai i10 shortly before 6.30am on Tamworth Road in Keresley. 

Recovered pistol
Posted
22 January 2020

One of our officers on his way to get a snack ended up seizing this imitation gun from a suspected would-be robber.

WMP
Posted
22 January 2020

A man who posed as a doorstep charity collector to sexually assault and steal from residents has been jailed after our officers traced him to Romania.

Recovered pistol
Posted
21 January 2020

We recovered this gun from a suspected drug dealer’s bedroom after patrol officers stopped his car in Birmingham.

It’s a lethal Sig 9mm pistol and was found alongside 13 live rounds of ammunition.

Logo
Posted
21 January 2020

A former West Midlands Police officer would have been dismissed at a misconduct hearing today (Tuesday 21 Jan) had he not already resigned.

Stock images police car
Posted
20 January 2020

We’re asking for help after a man died following a collision in Coventry this morning (20 Jan). 

We were called to a collision between a car and a cyclist shortly before 6.30am on Tamworth Road in Kerseley. 

Darren Randall
Posted
20 January 2020

A robber who left his victim with her shoulder shattered in seven places has been jailed for five years after one of our police dogs tracked down stolen possessions to a garden in Sutton Coldfield.

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Posted
19 January 2020

We’re working with Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Office to try and identify a man whose body was found in Stechford in December last year.

The man was found in the river near Wyndhurst Road in Birmingham at around 2.20pm on Tuesday 17 December.

Colin, then and now
Posted
19 January 2020

A retired police sergeant has been given a trip down memory lane after he revisited his old stomping ground.

Colin Barker and his wife Carole, were joined by the dog unit and traffic officers to relive special memories of his years in the force.

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