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Express and Star
West Midlands Police's dangerous dogs 'guru' gives advice to owners « Express & StarThere were 287 seizures in 2011/12, which rose to 604 between April 2014 and Ma
West Midlands Police's dangerous dogs 'guru' gives advice to owners « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 minutes ago
There were 287 seizures in 2011/12, which rose to 604 between April 2014 and March of this year. Last year’s figure includes 189 animals seized on suspicion of being prohibited breeds under the Dangerous Dogs Act and 268 that were dangerously out of... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Guilty: Telford man faces life in prison for murdering drug dealer « Shropshire StarUnemployed Bernard Ampaw, 19, rounded on one of his co-accused and punched him
Guilty: Telford man faces life in prison for murdering drug dealer « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 44 minutes ago
Unemployed Bernard Ampaw, 19, rounded on one of his co-accused and punched him during a scuffle which broke out in the dock at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday. He had been convicted of the murder of Francis Ntena Nsiangangu, a trainee painter and... Read more
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metro
Girl, 5, wrapped in towel by stranger and led from park A mother has described the moment that her young daughter was almost kidnappe
Girl, 5, wrapped in towel by stranger and led from park
metro / Posted an hour ago
A mother has described the moment that her young daughter was almost kidnapped while she was playing in a park. A stranger wrapped the five-year-old girl in a red towel at Dartmouth Park,... Read more
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birminghammail
Wednesday's latest news, travel, weather and sports updates for Birmingham and the West MidlandsAnthony Maskell died after suffering serious head injuries in a suspected hit a
Wednesday's latest news, travel, weather and sports updates for Birmingham and the West Midlands
birminghammail / Posted an hour ago
Anthony Maskell died after suffering serious head injuries in a suspected hit and run in Oldbury on July 30 Anthony Maskell, 50, suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a vehicle in Oldbury last Thursday. He died the following day from... Read more
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International Business Times
5-year football ban for Wolves fan dubbed the 'Godfather' of hooliganismA Wolverhampton Wanderers fan who has been involved in hooliganism for almost 3
5-year football ban for Wolves fan dubbed the 'Godfather' of hooliganism
International Business Times / Posted 9 hours ago
A Wolverhampton Wanderers fan who has been involved in hooliganism for almost 30 years has been banned from every professional football match in Britain for five years following a civil action by West Midlands Police. Gilroy Shaw, 47, of Bilston,... Read more
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The World Game
Watford shows support for assaulted fan as six chargedCruwys was set upon after Watford's 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at
Watford shows support for assaulted fan as six charged
The World Game / Posted 10 hours ago
Cruwys was set upon after Watford's 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in March, suffering potentially life-changing head injuries as a result. West Midlands Police confirmed on Tuesday that four men and two teenage boys had been... Read more
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birminghammail
Electric nightclub has licence suspended following shootings and a stabbingThe venue, which previously traded as Oceana, will now remain closed until a fu
Electric nightclub has licence suspended following shootings and a stabbing
birminghammail / Posted 11 hours ago
The venue, which previously traded as Oceana, will now remain closed until a full hearing is heard by licensing bosses later this month. Police were not called to the club to deal with the disorder. They were alerted by medics at an unnamed... Read more
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thebee
'Godfather' Of Hooligans Banned From FootballA "Godfather" of football hooliganism has been banned from every professional g
'Godfather' Of Hooligans Banned From Football
thebee / Posted 12 hours ago
A "Godfather" of football hooliganism has been banned from every professional ground for five years. Police say Gilroy Shaw was their "number one target" who had "become almost a Godfather figure" for those who partake in football-related... Read more
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Shropshire Star
'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums « Shropshire StarGilroy Shaw, who police said had a history of starting violence before "slippin
'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 12 hours ago
Gilroy Shaw, who police said had a history of starting violence before "slipping away while his minions throw the punches", has now been handed a football banning order barring him from all professional matches. Shaw has been banned from his... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums Gilroy Shaw let his "minions" do the fighting A man dubbed a Godfather of fo
'Godfather' of football hooliganism gets five-year ban from stadiums
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
Gilroy Shaw let his "minions" do the fighting A man dubbed a Godfather of football hooliganism by police has been banned from every ground in the country for five years. Gilroy... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum's horror as stranger leads her daughter away to gates of playgroundA mum has spoken of her absolute terror after she saw her five-year-old daughte
Mum's horror as stranger leads her daughter away to gates of playground
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 hours ago
A mum has spoken of her absolute terror after she saw her five-year-old daughter being led out of a park by a stranger. The mother, aged 32, said she was left feeling “physically sick and angry” when she spotted the the woman with her child. Her... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Birmingham teenagers arrested on suspicion of distributing terrorist publicationThe duo are now being questioned by detectives at a police station in the West
Birmingham teenagers arrested on suspicion of distributing terrorist publication
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 hours ago
The duo are now being questioned by detectives at a police station in the West Midlands. A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "The men, both aged 18, were detained at their home addresses in the Alum Rock and Washwood Heath areas at approximately... Read more
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soccernews
Watford show support for assaulted fan as police charge sixWatford supporter Nic Cruwys was presented with a pair of season tickets by the
Watford show support for assaulted fan as police charge six
soccernews / Posted 15 hours ago
Watford supporter Nic Cruwys was presented with a pair of season tickets by the club on Tuesday, as six people were charged over his assault following a Championship fixture last season. Mr Cruwys was set upon after Watford’s 2-2 draw against Wolves... Read more
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Socialist Worker
Can you help the Tory axeman?It’s no secret that government departments are feeling the strain after years o
Can you help the Tory axeman?
Socialist Worker / Posted 15 hours ago
It’s no secret that government departments are feeling the strain after years of austerity. But it’s come to something when George Osborne can’t even draw up a new plan for cuts without help. Osborne and his henchman Greg Hands wrote a letter to 6... Read more
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birminghammail
Twitter's most influential Midlanders revealed || Number 199-150Pop stars, TV presenters, best-selling authors and a former Guantanamo prisoner
Twitter's most influential Midlanders revealed || Number 199-150
birminghammail / Posted 15 hours ago
Pop stars, TV presenters, best-selling authors and a former Guantanamo prisoner feature in the list of the Midlands most influential Twitter accounts. Every day this week we're revealing the tweeters who have the biggest impact on the rest of the UK... Read more
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birminghammail
Dartmouth Park mum tells of horror as she saw a stranger lead her daughter to gatesPolice are now hunting the woman, described as in her 30’s, with a black hair b
Dartmouth Park mum tells of horror as she saw a stranger lead her daughter to gates
birminghammail / Posted 16 hours ago
Police are now hunting the woman, described as in her 30’s, with a black hair bun and wearing a Royal Navy tracksuit and a long red T-shirt underneath. The girl, who was wearing a pink bathing costume with white spots, had been playing in the busy... Read more
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express
Two 14-olds charged over vicious attack that left Watford fan in intensive careTwo 14-year-olds charged over vicious attack that left Watford fan in intensive
Two 14-olds charged over vicious attack that left Watford fan in intensive care
express / Posted 16 hours ago
Two 14-year-olds charged over vicious attack that left Watford fan in intensive care TWO 14-year-old boys have been charged over a savage attack which left a football fan fighting for his life. Father-of-two Nic Cruwys was attacked outside Wolves... Read more
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birminghammail
Rainbow nightclub murder - re-appeal for witnesses as 2nd anniversary approachesThe shooting was witnessed by a large number of people, who have so far refused
Rainbow nightclub murder - re-appeal for witnesses as 2nd anniversary approaches
birminghammail / Posted 18 hours ago
The shooting was witnessed by a large number of people, who have so far refused to speak or offer information to police investigating the death. Det Sgt Tim Longbottom, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “Despite extensive enquiries and appeals,... Read more
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sportsmole
Wolves fan banned from every groundA Wolverhampton Wanderers fan has been banned from every Football League ground
Wolves fan banned from every ground
sportsmole / Posted 21 hours ago
A Wolverhampton Wanderers fan has been banned from every Football League ground in the country after nearly 30 years of hooliganism. Gildroy Shaw was given the banning order following a lengthy investigation by West Midlands Police. The... Read more
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birminghammail
Police hunt Dartmouth Park woman who behaved suspiciously towards a little girlThey say the woman made “advances” to the child who was with her mother in Dart
Police hunt Dartmouth Park woman who behaved suspiciously towards a little girl
birminghammail / Posted 22 hours ago
They say the woman made “advances” to the child who was with her mother in Dartmouth Park. Det Insp Ronan Tyrer, of West Midlands Police CID, said: “We are anxious to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened in the park yesterday. “We... Read more
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International Business Times
Cheers! Coventry robbers caught after toasting proceeds at local Peeping Tom pub in Tile HillThree thirsty Coventry robbers and their getaway driver have been jailed for ra
Cheers! Coventry robbers caught after toasting proceeds at local Peeping Tom pub in Tile Hill
International Business Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Three thirsty Coventry robbers and their getaway driver have been jailed for raiding a Bargain Booze store after they were caught toasting their proceeds at a local pub. Daniel Aspinall, Shane McPherson, Kai Flynn and driver Sarah Claridge were... Read more
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birminghammail
Police hunt park woman who behaved suspiciously towards a little girlThey say the woman made “advances” to the child who was with her mother in Dart
Police hunt park woman who behaved suspiciously towards a little girl
birminghammail / Posted 23 hours ago
They say the woman made “advances” to the child who was with her mother in Dartmouth Park. Det Insp Ronan Tyrer, of West Midlands Police CID, said: “We are anxious to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened in the park yesterday. “We... Read more
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Express and Star
Walsall pub to host EDL supporters ahead of controversial protest « Express & StarThe Oak Inn, on Green Street, will open its doors on August 15 for two hours ah
Walsall pub to host EDL supporters ahead of controversial protest « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
The Oak Inn, on Green Street, will open its doors on August 15 for two hours ahead of the march. More than 400 EDL protesters intend to join in the protest on the streets of Walsall. Chief Inspector Martin Hurcomb, Walsall’s local policing manager,... Read more
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Daily Star
Thug dubbed 'Godfather' of footy hooligans banned from EVERY stadium in the countryBANNED: Gilroy Shaw was already subject to a banning order at Wolves' Molineux
Thug dubbed 'Godfather' of footy hooligans banned from EVERY stadium in the country
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
BANNED: Gilroy Shaw was already subject to a banning order at Wolves' Molineux Wolves fan Gilroy Shaw is now barred from all professional football stadiums in the UK after West Midlands Police secured an innovative court order against him. Shaw has... Read more
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Daily Mirror
The 'godfather' of football violence has been given a massive banning orderGildroy Shaw - a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan involved in soccer violence for al
The 'godfather' of football violence has been given a massive banning order
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Gildroy Shaw - a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan involved in soccer violence for almost three decades - was given the massive banning order after police put together a dossier of evidence against him. Shaw – who has been banned from Wolves home ground... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Teen killed in city centre horror smash described as 'one of the good ones'Tributes have been paid to a teenager killed when the car he was driving plough
Teen killed in city centre horror smash described as 'one of the good ones'
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Tributes have been paid to a teenager killed when the car he was driving ploughed into a family home and burst into flames. The car left skid marks stretching about 10ft on Duddeston Manor Road before ploughing through a wooden barricade and into... Read more
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Daily Star
Facebook bully girl dodges jail after humiliating attack on 14-old victims went viralThe 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named, left the two girls, aged 14, humilia
Facebook bully girl dodges jail after humiliating attack on 14-old victims went viral
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
The 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named, left the two girls, aged 14, humiliated after she committed horrendous acts. The shocking video showed the victims being punched and their bags grabbed and emptied by an older girl as a laughing crowd looks... Read more
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Express and Star
'He may be 88, but he is no shrinking violet': Granddaughter's pride as Tom, 88, fights off burglar « Express & StarTom Bull, aged 88, sent the thief packing after he forced his way into his King
'He may be 88, but he is no shrinking violet': Granddaughter's pride as Tom, 88, fights off burglar « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
Tom Bull, aged 88, sent the thief packing after he forced his way into his Kingswinford bungalow through a window. And his granddaughter Deborah Smith, who wants his attacker brought to justice, said he wouldn't hesitate to do it again. The... Read more
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birminghammail
REVEALED: The Midlands most influential Twitter-users 250-200Top flight footballers, reality TV stars, politicians and a bakery have been na
REVEALED: The Midlands most influential Twitter-users 250-200
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Top flight footballers, reality TV stars, politicians and a bakery have been named among the most influential Midlanders on Twitter. Social media analysts Lissted have manually scoured the site for those they say are most likely to hold sway in real... Read more
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Express and Star
'We're being targeted because of our views': Wolverhampton mosque leader speaks out on hate crime attack « Express & StarThe vandalism the Bait-ul-Ata Mosque on Wolverhampton's Willenhall Road has cau
'We're being targeted because of our views': Wolverhampton mosque leader speaks out on hate crime attack « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
The vandalism the Bait-ul-Ata Mosque on Wolverhampton's Willenhall Road has caused 'considerable distress within the community', police said as they revealed they are treating it as a hate crime. Footage obtained by the Express & Star shows a man... Read more
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birminghammail
Disabled Northfield woman injured in dog attackA cancer victim’s mobility scooter tipped over as a berserk “pit bull” type ter
Disabled Northfield woman injured in dog attack
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
A cancer victim’s mobility scooter tipped over as a berserk “pit bull” type terrier turned on the four dogs she was walking. Yet the 66-year-old claims the owner of the hound responsible simply left her, muttering: “My dog was only doing its... Read more
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birminghammail
Nechells crash leaves one man dead and three in hospitalWest Midlands Police appeal West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses t
Nechells crash leaves one man dead and three in hospital
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
West Midlands Police appeal West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. Here is the statement in full: Police continue to appeal for information after a man lost his life when a car collided with a house in Nechells this... Read more
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birminghammail
Nechells car crash: 'The damage is nothing compared to the life that’s gone'A teenager was killed when the car he was driving ploughed into a family home a
Nechells car crash: 'The damage is nothing compared to the life that’s gone'
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
A teenager was killed when the car he was driving ploughed into a family home and burst into flames. The car left skid marks stretching about 10ft on Duddeston Manor Road before ploughing through a wooden barricade and into the semi-detached house... Read more
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metro
WWII veteran, 88, beats would-be burglar with his walking stick A burglar is ruing the day he crossed WWII veteran Tom Bull. The masked croo
WWII veteran, 88, beats would-be burglar with his walking stick
metro / Posted 2 days ago
A burglar is ruing the day he crossed WWII veteran Tom Bull. The masked crook was given a ‘good old wallop’ with the 88-year-old’s walking stick after he broke into Mr Bull’s... Read more
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express
War veteran, 88, batters burglar with walking stick after chasing him around the house A PENSIONER sent a burglar packing empty handed by battering him over the hea
War veteran, 88, batters burglar with walking stick after chasing him around the house
express / Posted 2 days ago
A PENSIONER sent a burglar packing empty handed by battering him over the head – with his walking stick. Tom Bull prevented the burglar from stealing his... Read more
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birminghammail
Police hunting man who hurled bricks and bottles at a mosque in 'hate crime'West Midlands Police have released an image of a man suspected of hurling brick
Police hunting man who hurled bricks and bottles at a mosque in 'hate crime'
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
West Midlands Police have released an image of a man suspected of hurling bricks and bottles at a Wolverhampton Mosque. Following investigations officers are now in a position to release images of a person they would like to speak to in connection... Read more
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Express and Star
Police ‘failing’ staff attacked by patients, say health bosses « Express & StarA serious assault on a nurse at Walsall Manor Hospital last Saturday night by a
Police ‘failing’ staff attacked by patients, say health bosses « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
A serious assault on a nurse at Walsall Manor Hospital last Saturday night by an inpatient – after which a 35-year-old woman was cautioned – is the latest incident in a series of violent attacks in the last year. There were 156 incidents involving... Read more
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birminghammail
16-old Kayleigh has been missing for a week - please shareKayleigh Butler was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday July 26, when she left he
16-old Kayleigh has been missing for a week - please share
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
Kayleigh Butler was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday July 26, when she left her home on Westwood Road, near Banners Gate, saying that she was visiting friends. The 16-year-old never returned home and now police are appealing for information to help... Read more
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Express and Star
Missing Birmingham teenager may be in Stourbridge « Express & StarKayleigh Butler, 16, was last seen at around 2pm on July 26, when she left her
Missing Birmingham teenager may be in Stourbridge « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Kayleigh Butler, 16, was last seen at around 2pm on July 26, when she left her home on Westwood Road saying that she was visiting friends. Kayleigh never returned home and now police are appealing for information to help trace her. She is described... Read more
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Express and Star
Cannabis plants worth £1 million found by police « Express & StarTwo men were arrested following the discovery of the 1,337 plants at an industr
Cannabis plants worth £1 million found by police « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Two men were arrested following the discovery of the 1,337 plants at an industrial estate on Owen Road, West Midlands Police has confirmed. The force’s dedicated cannabis team found six purpose-built growing rooms at one of the units. Each room was... Read more
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Express and Star
Legal highs growing in popularity, says police drug expert « Express & StarThe substances, such as hippy crack, are readily available and often seen disca
Legal highs growing in popularity, says police drug expert « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
The substances, such as hippy crack, are readily available and often seen discarded outside clubs, takeaways, and at festivals. An Express & Star investigation revealed how canisters of controversial nitrous oxide was being advertised on two local... Read more
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Express and Star
EXCLUSIVE: Deadly drug available on streets for just 50p - and it's legal « Express & StarOur undercover reporter was able to buy 24 canisters of nitrous oxide, a so-cal
EXCLUSIVE: Deadly drug available on streets for just 50p - and it's legal « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Our undercover reporter was able to buy 24 canisters of nitrous oxide, a so-called legal high known as hippy crack or laughing gas, for £12. The legal high was brazenly advertised on the UsedWolverhampton.co.uk and UsedDudley.co.uk websites as... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Children as young as 10 'sexting' and sharing 'revenge porn' images with palsChildren as young as 10 have been sending indecent images of themselves to othe
Children as young as 10 'sexting' and sharing 'revenge porn' images with pals
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Children as young as 10 have been sending indecent images of themselves to others via mobiles and social media. The majority were posted on Facebook, West Midlands Police said, and 62 boys and 52 girls were quizzed under the Sexual Offences Act -... Read more
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Daily Star
Pensioner takes snap of attackers despite having a heart attack during assaultGOTCHA: Muggers were snapped fleeing on a stolen bike The 69-year-old was taki
Pensioner takes snap of attackers despite having a heart attack during assault
Daily Star / Posted 4 days ago
GOTCHA: Muggers were snapped fleeing on a stolen bike The 69-year-old was taking pictures of flowers when he was jumped by the yobs. They punched him in the face and tried to wrestle his camera from his grasp. But he fought them off and despite... Read more
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Express and Star
Police failing to use Sarah’s Law, say NSPCC « Express & StarBut children may be at risk of harm from sexual predators as very few police fo
Police failing to use Sarah’s Law, say NSPCC « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
But children may be at risk of harm from sexual predators as very few police forces are making full use of the law, the NSPCC has warned. Figures show that since it began in April 2011, just one in six applications for information has been... Read more
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birminghammail
West Midlands PC cleared of assaulting teenage suspectPC Daniel Wood, 32, was acquitted by a jury of assault occasioning actual bodil
West Midlands PC cleared of assaulting teenage suspect
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
PC Daniel Wood, 32, was acquitted by a jury of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a colleague accused him of kicking Shazeb Ali around the head, neck and shoulders. The officer, from Nuneaton, was placed on administrative duties after... Read more
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birminghammail
Top cop admits: 'We got it wrong' over cannabis PC hearingDeputy chief constable Dave Thompson spoke after the Mail told how the Eventbri
Top cop admits: 'We got it wrong' over cannabis PC hearing
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
Deputy chief constable Dave Thompson spoke after the Mail told how the Eventbrite company was used to control access to proceedings involving Pc Kirk Van Niekerk’s at Moseley’s Highbury Hall. Those wanting to attend the first public disciplinary... Read more
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Express and Star
Calais migrant crisis: Migrants filmed slashing their way out of lorry to find new life in Black Country « Express & StarBorder security are struggling to keep the crisis at Calais under control with
Calais migrant crisis: Migrants filmed slashing their way out of lorry to find new life in Black Country « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Border security are struggling to keep the crisis at Calais under control with hundreds of migrants attempting to force their way across the Channel - and these images show that three have made it all the way to the Midlands. The footage was filmed... Read more
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Independent
Amateur photographer takes photo of two would-be muggers – while having a heart attackTwo men on a motorbike with a false licence plate attempted to snatch the camer
Amateur photographer takes photo of two would-be muggers – while having a heart attack
Independent / Posted 4 days ago
Two men on a motorbike with a false licence plate attempted to snatch the camera out of the unnamed 69-year-old man while he was taking photos of a flower bed in a park in Dudley, near Birmingham on Tuesday. According to the West Midlands Police,... Read more
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express
Reaching West Midlands: 'Calais migrants' cut themselves out of lorry as crisis spreads THIS unbelievable video shows three suspected Calais migrants cutting themsel
Reaching West Midlands: 'Calais migrants' cut themselves out of lorry as crisis spreads
express / Posted 4 days ago
THIS unbelievable video shows three suspected Calais migrants cutting themselves out of a LORRY before running free in Britain. But instead of being captured... Read more
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