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International Business Times
Paedophiles escape prison: Coventry University lecturer Martyn Lee and female student had explicit child sex photos Sacked Coventry University lecturer Martyn Lee and student Sophie Nightingale h
Paedophiles escape prison: Coventry University lecturer Martyn Lee and female student had explicit child sex photos
International Business Times / Posted 45 minutes ago
Sacked Coventry University lecturer Martyn Lee and student Sophie Nightingale have been spared jail after the pair admitted making indecent images of children. Lee, aged 54, from Eaves Green Lane in Meriden, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on... Read more
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Birmingham fraudsters given millions in asylum seekers housing scandalCROOKS were handed millions of pounds by the Government and city council in a d
Birmingham fraudsters given millions in asylum seekers housing scandal
birminghammail / Posted 50 minutes ago
CROOKS were handed millions of pounds by the Government and city council in a damning indictment of the asylum seeker housing industry. The Birmingham-based criminals won huge contracts to provide accommodation to desperate migrants because of a... Read more
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Express and Star
Counterfeit kings of counterfeit Gucci and Nike empire are back behind bars « Express & StarNazakat Hussain and Ali Asghar from Walsall had an Aladdin’s cave of knock-off
Counterfeit kings of counterfeit Gucci and Nike empire are back behind bars « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted an hour ago
Nazakat Hussain and Ali Asghar from Walsall had an Aladdin’s cave of knock-off Gucci, Nike, Lacoste, Superdry and Ralph Lauren items in Oldbury. Hussain set up the illegal operation on the very same day he was released from prison for an earlier... Read more
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birminghammail
Suspected Sparkhill paedophile David Swift believed to be in DublinA manhunt has been launched for a suspected paedophile from Birmingham who may
Suspected Sparkhill paedophile David Swift believed to be in Dublin
birminghammail / Posted an hour ago
A manhunt has been launched for a suspected paedophile from Birmingham who may have fled to Ireland. A public appeal was issued in March but it failed to produce any clues to his whereabouts. Det Con Lindsey Seeley, of the Online Child Sexual... Read more
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Bungling drunken burglar left debit card at house he had just broken intoA bungling burglar who targeted the homes of two elderly ladies was tracked dow
Bungling drunken burglar left debit card at house he had just broken into
birminghammail / Posted 4 hours ago
A bungling burglar who targeted the homes of two elderly ladies was tracked down by police – after he left his debit card at the scene. His two victims were 95 and 79 – and a neighbour discovered his card in their garden, handing it to... Read more
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Express and Star
Tattoo parlour break-in forces family business to 'start again' « Express & StarThe gang turned over Phoenix Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio in Mount Pleasant,
Tattoo parlour break-in forces family business to 'start again' « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 7 hours ago
The gang turned over Phoenix Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio in Mount Pleasant, Bilston, taking 12 tattoo machines, power packs, leads and around 50 tips and grips for the machines. Owner Chris Hill, who runs the studio with his son and his son's... Read more
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Express and Star
Boy, 13, who claims he was locked in lorry arrested after found wandering along M5 « Express & StarHe was detained by officers on the M5, near to Junction 2 at Oldbury, at about
Boy, 13, who claims he was locked in lorry arrested after found wandering along M5 « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 13 hours ago
He was detained by officers on the M5, near to Junction 2 at Oldbury, at about 5am today. The boy claimed he had been locked in the back of a lorry for more than two days, West Midlands Police said. Officers were trying to work out where he had... Read more
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Express and Star
Busted: £500k drugs haul found in Brierley Hill « Express & StarPolice discovered 1,000 plants in a raid on the former We Love Carers premises.
Busted: £500k drugs haul found in Brierley Hill « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 21 hours ago
Police discovered 1,000 plants in a raid on the former We Love Carers premises. It is one of the biggest recent hauls of drugs found by West Midlands Police's cannabis disposal team. The team seized £2 million worth of the class B drug grown at... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Illegal immigrant aged 13 found wandering along busy motorwayA teenage boy is in custody after being found wandering along the carriageway o
Illegal immigrant aged 13 found wandering along busy motorway
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 hours ago
A teenage boy is in custody after being found wandering along the carriageway of a busy motorway. The 13-year-old youth was found by cops walking on the M5, near to Junction 2 at Oldbury, at about 5am on Thursday morning. He claimed he had been... Read more
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Express and Star
Police to speak to Villa and Blues before cup derby « Express & StarThe mouth-watering tie has set pulses racing among supporters for what will be
Police to speak to Villa and Blues before cup derby « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
The mouth-watering tie has set pulses racing among supporters for what will be the first Second City derby since 2011. But the tie presents a potential headache for West Midlands Police who will be desperate to avoid a repeat of scenes that marred... Read more
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Police find 13-old illegal immigrant walking on M5 motorwayA teenage boy is in custody after being found wandering along the carriageway o
Police find 13-old illegal immigrant walking on M5 motorway
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
A teenage boy is in custody after being found wandering along the carriageway of a busy motorway in the Black Country. He claimed he had been locked in the back of a truck of more than two days on his illegal journey to the UK. He is being detained... Read more
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Express and Star
Kingswinford carjacker who stole car and ran over victim for £30 debt « Express & StarRichard Halford carried out the carjacking in Dudley in April, after hearing th
Kingswinford carjacker who stole car and ran over victim for £30 debt « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
Richard Halford carried out the carjacking in Dudley in April, after hearing that his friend was owed a £30 grocery debt. Halford and an acquaintance dragged the victim from her Ford Mondeo before running her over and leaving her in need of hospital... Read more
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Car jacker who dragged woman from Ford Mondeo and ran her over is jailedA terrified woman was dragged from her £15,000 Ford Mondeo and run over in a vi
Car jacker who dragged woman from Ford Mondeo and ran her over is jailed
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
A terrified woman was dragged from her £15,000 Ford Mondeo and run over in a violent car-jacking staged in revenge for a £30 grocery debt which left a trail of destruction in the Black Country. Passenger Richard Halford, of Kingswinford, turned on... Read more
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Express and Star
Crime-a-day reported in West Midlands bookies « Express & StarThey even include four sexual offences reported inside bookies in the region be
Crime-a-day reported in West Midlands bookies « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
They even include four sexual offences reported inside bookies in the region between 2012 and 2015. The figures, released by West Midlands Police under a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed there were 354 crimes reported at bookmakers last... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Thugs who attacked dad with baseball bats on Christmas Day jailedThree thugs who attacked a dad with baseball bats on Christmas Day have been ja
Thugs who attacked dad with baseball bats on Christmas Day jailed
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Three thugs who attacked a dad with baseball bats on Christmas Day have been jailed for a total of 38 years. Israr Mahmood, Qamran Iqbal and Omar Younis left the 30-year-old with serious head injuries after attacking him in Washwood Heath on... Read more
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birminghammail
Gatecrasher to re-open tomorrow after police lift licence suspensionPolice have lifted the licence suspension at Broad Street’s Gatecrasher nightcl
Gatecrasher to re-open tomorrow after police lift licence suspension
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Police have lifted the licence suspension at Broad Street’s Gatecrasher nightclub, but are still in talks with the Rainbow Club, which remains closed. Broad Street’s Gatecrasher club met the interim steps and will re-open on Thursday. The club was... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Boy, 2, dies after being hit by car outside Aston Villa's stadiumA boy of two has died after being hit by a car outside the stadium of Premier L
Boy, 2, dies after being hit by car outside Aston Villa's stadium
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
A boy of two has died after being hit by a car outside the stadium of Premier League football side Aston Villa. Witnesses said Muhh-amad Zakariyya was knocked down after racing into the street to greet his grandfather. Paramedics rushed to the... Read more
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birminghammail
Rainbow and Gatecrasher clubs meeting police over bids to reopenPolice were meeting the owners of two Birmingham nightclubs today (Wednesday) t
Rainbow and Gatecrasher clubs meeting police over bids to reopen
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Police were meeting the owners of two Birmingham nightclubs today (Wednesday) to see if they had met strict new conditions that would allow them to reopen. Bosses at Broad Street’s Gatecrasher were also meeting with officers after it also had its... Read more
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Express and Star
Security stepped up on targeted Bilston homes « Express & StarBelongings will get an invisible mark that means they can then be traced and wi
Security stepped up on targeted Bilston homes « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
Belongings will get an invisible mark that means they can then be traced and will be able to be identified if they are stolen and later seized by police. SelectaDNA traceable liquids contain a UV tracer and unique DNA code, as well as thousands of... Read more
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ITV.com
Boy, 2, dies after being hit by car in BirminghamA two year old boy has died after being hit by a car in Birmingham. West Midla
Boy, 2, dies after being hit by car in Birmingham
ITV.com / Posted yesterday
A two year old boy has died after being hit by a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses to the "tragic" crash in the Ashton area of the city yesterday evening. Emergency services at the scene in Nelson Road battled to... Read more
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Express and Star
Rapid recovery for hit-and-run victim left lying in road « Express & StarJohn Rudge, aged 78, was floored by a white van in Sedgley on August 13 and tak
Rapid recovery for hit-and-run victim left lying in road « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
John Rudge, aged 78, was floored by a white van in Sedgley on August 13 and taken to hospital in a critical condition. However, less than two weeks later the hardy pensioner could be back home - to be reunited with his much-loved dog Charlie. Mr... Read more
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Express and Star
Staffordshire police calling for constables despite cuts « Express & StarThe county force wants to fill a number of the positions for 2016. It is encour
Staffordshire police calling for constables despite cuts « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
The county force wants to fill a number of the positions for 2016. It is encouraging people to apply and released a pre-application questionnaire on Monday. It comes less than a month after West Midlands Police announced it needed to axe up to 2,500... Read more
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The Register
Britain’s device-theft capital is now … lovely LeicestershireLeicestershire – slap-bang in the middle of rural England – has leapfrogged Lon
Britain’s device-theft capital is now … lovely Leicestershire
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
Leicestershire – slap-bang in the middle of rural England – has leapfrogged London as the UK’s electronic device-theft capital, according to a comparison of police force stats. A series of FoI (Freedom of Information) requests by ViaSat showed 51... Read more
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Express and Star
Boy, two, dies after being hit by car « Express & StarThe youngster was hit by a blue NIssan Almera just before 7pm on Nelson Road.
Boy, two, dies after being hit by car « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
The youngster was hit by a blue NIssan Almera just before 7pm on Nelson Road. West Midlands Police spokeswoman Deb Edmonds said: "Despite the best efforts, he was pronounced deceased a short time later." It happened less than hour before Villa... Read more
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Express and Star
Wednesbury graves wrecked in 'disgusting' vandal attack « Express & StarFamilies have been left distraught after two headstones in Fallings Heath Cemet
Wednesbury graves wrecked in 'disgusting' vandal attack « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Families have been left distraught after two headstones in Fallings Heath Cemetery were knocked over and three others were damaged. It is believed a car or quad bike rammed into the stones in section W of the Beebee Road site. Councillor Elaine... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Some of Birmingham's favourite student nightclubs have been CLOSED by policeThe action comes after Electric - formerly known as Oceana - saw two people sho
Some of Birmingham's favourite student nightclubs have been CLOSED by police
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
The action comes after Electric - formerly known as Oceana - saw two people shot on the dance floor at an ‘urban and grime’ event in July. Electric - a 1,600-capacity club - will now remain closed after the landlords terminated the contract with the... Read more
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birminghammail
Gatecrasher, Rainbow and Electric nightclubs all CLOSED by policeBirmingham's biggest nightclubs are currently CLOSED after police ordered three
Gatecrasher, Rainbow and Electric nightclubs all CLOSED by police
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Birmingham's biggest nightclubs are currently CLOSED after police ordered three expedited licence reviews following serious violence at venues in Digbeth, Broad Street and Hurst Street. This week the Birmingham Mail revealed that Hurst Street’s... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Missing Shropshire girl, 16, found safe and well « Shropshire StarPolice said that Faye Fellows, 16, who was reported missing on Friday afternoon
Missing Shropshire girl, 16, found safe and well « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 2 days ago
Police said that Faye Fellows, 16, who was reported missing on Friday afternoon, was found by officers in Birmingham today. She was said to have links to Shrewsbury, Dudley and Birmingham. A spokesman said: "West Mercia Police would like to thank... Read more
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birminghammail
Most read: Nightclub shut down, One Direction star's message, Banksy rumoursJust getting up and want to know what's been happening around Birmingham and th
Most read: Nightclub shut down, One Direction star's message, Banksy rumours
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Just getting up and want to know what's been happening around Birmingham and the West Midlands in the last 24 hours? Here's a quick summary of some of our most read stories from last night: Electric shut down A city centre nightclub has been... Read more
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Express and Star
PICTURED: Four people sought by police in major Sandwell drugs proibe « Express & StarImages of two women and two men were released as part of Spring Safer Six, a po
PICTURED: Four people sought by police in major Sandwell drugs proibe « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Images of two women and two men were released as part of Spring Safer Six, a police drive launched following complaints from residents about drug dealers and addicts committing crimes to fund their habits. The images include Daniel Delahaye, 26, of... Read more
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birminghammail
Most read: Drug dealer who 'can't understand' Welsh, Batman pulled over by copsBusy morning and not had a chance to catch up with the morning's top stories?
Most read: Drug dealer who 'can't understand' Welsh, Batman pulled over by cops
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Busy morning and not had a chance to catch up with the morning's top stories? Here's your lunch time round-up on Tuesday, 25 August. Drug dealer who 'can't understand' Welsh This is our most read story today. When police eventually caught up with... Read more
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Express and Star
Police: We can cope with Capital One Cup clashes « Express & StarWest Midlands Police has been left in the unprecedented situation of having to
Police: We can cope with Capital One Cup clashes « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
West Midlands Police has been left in the unprecedented situation of having to manage games at Wolves, West Brom, Walsall, Aston Villa and Birmingham City after all were drawn at home in the second round of the Capital One Cup. Unusually, none of... Read more
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Herald Sun
Rape suspect shown ‘carrying’ victimA man could be seen carrying a woman in his arms in the centre of Birmingham ju
Rape suspect shown ‘carrying’ victim
Herald Sun / Posted 3 days ago
A man could be seen carrying a woman in his arms in the centre of Birmingham just minutes before he allegedly sexually assaulted her, in CCTV footage released by the West Midlands Police, Monday. The events date back to October 19, 2014. The victim,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Teenager just '2mm' from being shot in the chest over toy gun blunderThis is the moment a 16-year-old was just "two millimetres" from being shot in
Teenager just '2mm' from being shot in the chest over toy gun blunder
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
This is the moment a 16-year-old was just "two millimetres" from being shot in the chest after armed police responded to reports he was carrying a gun. The teenager and his friend sparked concern when he was seen with what looked like a gun tucked... Read more
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ITV.com
Girl, 15, disappears after shopping tripLeah Musgrove left the home in Starbank Road in Small Heath, Birmingham around
Girl, 15, disappears after shopping trip
ITV.com / Posted 3 days ago
Leah Musgrove left the home in Starbank Road in Small Heath, Birmingham around 6pm to go to some nearby shops, but never came back home. Both West Midlands Police and her family are worried for her welfare due to her "young age and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Rape suspect shown ‘carrying’ victimA man could be seen carrying a woman in his arms in the centre of Birmingham ju
Rape suspect shown ‘carrying’ victim
The Courier Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A man could be seen carrying a woman in his arms in the centre of Birmingham just minutes before he allegedly sexually assaulted her, in CCTV footage released by the West Midlands Police, Monday. The events date back to October 19, 2014. The victim,... Read more
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Canberra Times
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being rapedBritish police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the rel
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being raped
Canberra Times / Posted 3 days ago
British police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the release of CCTV footage of her being carried almost unconscious by her alleged attacker. The short clip, issued by West Midlands Police in a bid to track down the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
City centre nightclub shut down permanently after DOUBLE SHOOTING on dance floorA city centre nightclub has been closed down permanently after two men were sho
City centre nightclub shut down permanently after DOUBLE SHOOTING on dance floor
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
A city centre nightclub has been closed down permanently after two men were shot in the legs and a third was stabbed during disorder on the dance floor. West Midlands Police applied for an expedited review of the Electric, in Hurst Street,... Read more
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Daily Mail
CCTV shows suspected rapist carrying woman before she was attackedThe chilling moment a rapist carried a semi-conscious woman across the street b
CCTV shows suspected rapist carrying woman before she was attacked
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
The chilling moment a rapist carried a semi-conscious woman across the street before attacking her in a city centre CCTV shows alleged rapist carrying semi-conscious woman in his arms He is said to have brutally attacked her yards from city centre... Read more
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metro
Fears grow for girl, 15, who went missing after heading out on shopping trip Fears are growing for a 15-year-old girl who went missing after heading out o
Fears grow for girl, 15, who went missing after heading out on shopping trip
metro / Posted 3 days ago
Fears are growing for a 15-year-old girl who went missing after heading out on a shopping trip. Leah Musgrove was last seen at 6pm on Saturday when she left her home to go... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being rapedBritish police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the rel
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being raped
Brisbane Times / Posted 3 days ago
British police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the release of CCTV footage of her being carried almost unconscious by her alleged attacker. The short clip, issued by West Midlands Police in a bid to track down the... Read more
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WA Today
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being rapedWanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: Wes
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being raped
WA Today / Posted 3 days ago
Wanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: West Midlands Police British police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the release of CCTV footage of her being carried almost unconscious by her... Read more
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The Age
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being rapedWanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: Wes
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being raped
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
Wanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: West Midlands Police British police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the release of CCTV footage of her being carried almost unconscious by her... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being rapedWanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: Wes
Chilling CCTV footage shows woman being carried across Birmingham street moments before being raped
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Wanted: a man is captured on CCTV carrying a woman across the road. Photo: West Midlands Police British police have praised a rape victim's courage after she permitted the release of CCTV footage of her being carried almost unconscious by her... Read more
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International Business Times
Birmingham police appeal for information on missing 15-year-old schoolgirl Leah Musgrove Police in Birmingham have made an urgent appeal for information on the whereabo
Birmingham police appeal for information on missing 15-year-old schoolgirl Leah Musgrove
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
Police in Birmingham have made an urgent appeal for information on the whereabouts of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who has not been seen in over 48 hours. Leah Musgrove, from Small Heath, was last seen at about 6pm on Saturday 22 August when she left... Read more
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birminghammail
Electric nightclub shut down after double shooting on dance floorA city centre nightclub has been closed down permanently after two men were sho
Electric nightclub shut down after double shooting on dance floor
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
A city centre nightclub has been closed down permanently after two men were shot in the legs and a third was stabbed during disorder on the dance floor. The venue, which previously traded as Oceana, will now remain closed after the landlords... Read more
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Evening Standard
Video shows 'rapist' carrying woman across streetCCTV footage showing a rape victim being carried across the street by her alleg
Video shows 'rapist' carrying woman across street
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
CCTV footage showing a rape victim being carried across the street by her alleged attacker shortly before she was assaulted has been released by police. The woman has shown “remarkable courage” in allowing police to put out the video, detectives... Read more
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Daily Star
Fears grow for girl, 15, who failed to return from shopping tripMISSING: Leah Musgrove was last seen on Saturday Leah Musgrove was last seen o
Fears grow for girl, 15, who failed to return from shopping trip
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
MISSING: Leah Musgrove was last seen on Saturday Leah Musgrove was last seen on Saturday when she left her home to go to the local shops. Police said the pretty teenager's distraught family are besides themselves with worry. "Police and her family... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Chilling moment an alleged rapist is caught on cameraThe victim has allowed detectives to release footage of her terrifying ordeal i
Chilling moment an alleged rapist is caught on camera
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The victim has allowed detectives to release footage of her terrifying ordeal in a bid to help them catch her attacker. Photo / West Midlands Police This is the chilling moment a suspected rapist was captured on CCTV carrying a semi-conscious woman... Read more
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News.com.au
Rape suspect shown carrying victim on CCTVChilling CCTV shows woman being carried across road by suspected rapist CCTV v
Rape suspect shown carrying victim on CCTV
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
Chilling CCTV shows woman being carried across road by suspected rapist CCTV vision shows the moment a man suspected of rape carried a woman across a road. Picture: West Midlands Police, YouTube. Source: Supplied UK POLICE have released chilling... Read more
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