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Daily Star
Suspected drunk driver leaves huge gaping hole in side of a barberswas left in the side of the building Two men who were in the van fled the scen
Suspected drunk driver leaves huge gaping hole in side of a barbers
Daily Star / Posted an hour ago
was left in the side of the building Two men who were in the van fled the scene before cops snagged them. A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirmed the driver had been arrested. He added the passenger was rushed to hospital to be treated for... Read more
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birminghammail
Boy, 9, critically injured in Handsworth road accidentmedia to mistakenly report a shooting. In reality, officers were carrying out a
Boy, 9, critically injured in Handsworth road accident
birminghammail / Posted 7 hours ago
media to mistakenly report a shooting. In reality, officers were carrying out a thorough investigation of the crash scene. West Midlands Police urged anyone who saw what happened to come forward. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has... Read more
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Express and Star
Former terror suspect Moazzam Begg battles for compensation « Express & Starheld at the notorious US base in Cuba between 2002 and 2005 and was never charg
Former terror suspect Moazzam Begg battles for compensation « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 hours ago
held at the notorious US base in Cuba between 2002 and 2005 and was never charged with any offence. But he was arrested by West Midlands police in February 2014 and charged with the terrorism offences. He was accused of attending a terrorist... Read more
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Express and Star
West Bromwich musicians’ arts centre vision hits the right notes « Express & StarMr Drummond and two of his University friends, Mike O’Farrell and Laurie McGee,
West Bromwich musicians’ arts centre vision hits the right notes « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 11 hours ago
Mr Drummond and two of his University friends, Mike O’Farrell and Laurie McGee, received backing for their project from West Midlands Police. Mr Drummond, aged 27, who is a pianist, explained: “Firstly, we had a call from the church to say... Read more
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birminghammail
Teenage robbers jailed after beating up Snobs reveller in alleyfor Shabir, said he had drunk the best part of a bottle of brandy before the in
Teenage robbers jailed after beating up Snobs reveller in alley
birminghammail / Posted 15 hours ago
for Shabir, said he had drunk the best part of a bottle of brandy before the incident. He said there had not been much pre-planning and that things had “got out of control.” WATCH: Can you help West Midlands Police trace these most wanted susp... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
The letter which suggests former West Midlands assistant chief lied at the Hillsborough inquestsA letter sent to West Midlands Police in 1989 suggests former assistant chief c
The letter which suggests former West Midlands assistant chief lied at the Hillsborough inquests
Liverpool Echo / Posted 17 hours ago
A letter sent to West Midlands Police in 1989 suggests former assistant chief constable Mervyn Jones lied at the Nick Braley, who was a 19-year-old student when he attended the match on April 15, 1989, said officers threatened he would be charged... Read more
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Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 24Mercedes S350L was caught by a speed camera doing 41mph in a 30mph zone last Se
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 24
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Mercedes S350L was caught by a speed camera doing 41mph in a 30mph zone last September and he was sent a notice by West Midlands Police but failed to reply. There have been some problems on the Metro today, but hopefully things are... Read more
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birminghammail
EU Live: Bham votes LEAVE as pound falls to three decade lowMay remain the early favourites, but who else could be in contention? Here’s a
EU Live: Bham votes LEAVE as pound falls to three decade low
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
May remain the early favourites, but who else could be in contention? Here’s a look at some of the possible candidates: West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has spoken this afternoon following the UK’s decision to leave the... Read more
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birminghammail
Shooting murder pool hall shut down by police for three monthsA pool hall that had been closed down because of public safety concerns must st
Shooting murder pool hall shut down by police for three months
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
A pool hall that had been closed down because of public safety concerns must stay shut for another three months. However, West Midlands Police has now secured the new closure order to run until September 23. Late last year, a review of the venue’s... Read more
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Express and Star
JAILED: Walsall drugs gang pair locked up for eight years « Express & Stardenied any involvement initially but admitted conspiracy to supply drugs in the
JAILED: Walsall drugs gang pair locked up for eight years « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
denied any involvement initially but admitted conspiracy to supply drugs in the face of overwhelming evidence built up by West Midlands Police detectives. Aqib Hussain and Miah were arrested leaving an address in Ampleforth Drive, Willenhall, on... Read more
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birminghammail
EU Live: Bham votes LEAVE as pound falls to three decade lowMay remain the early favourites, but who else could be in contention? Here’s a
EU Live: Bham votes LEAVE as pound falls to three decade low
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
May remain the early favourites, but who else could be in contention? Here’s a look at some of the possible candidates: West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has spoken this afternoon following the UK’s decision to leave the... Read more
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Express and Star
Demands for police to evict travellers from Black Country parks « Express & StarThe response from West Midlands Police over camps popping up around Dudley has
Demands for police to evict travellers from Black Country parks « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
The response from West Midlands Police over camps popping up around Dudley has been branded inadequate and unacceptable by Councillor Qadar Zada. The representative for Netherton, Woodside and St Andrew’s Ward, said: “Other areas in the country have... Read more
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Express and Star
Transport crime down 70 per cent in the West Midlands « Express & Starhave been published by Centro showing crime on board public transport is droppi
Transport crime down 70 per cent in the West Midlands « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
have been published by Centro showing crime on board public transport is dropping. Operation Goliath was launched by West Midlands Police in March which saw more patrols be put out on the bus network. It resulted in a 12 per cent reduction... Read more
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express
Thieves snatch pensioner’s purse as she shops in Aldiover to distract her the other reaches into her bag which was hanging from a ho
Thieves snatch pensioner’s purse as she shops in Aldi
express / Posted yesterday
over to distract her the other reaches into her bag which was hanging from a hook on the trolley and steals her purse. A West Midlands Police spokesperson said they were keen to trace the men who were branded as “opportunistic”. A police... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Heartless 'thief filmed stealing pensioner's purse' as she shops in Aldicontinues to pick out items on the shelves while the two men are behind her SW
Heartless 'thief filmed stealing pensioner's purse' as she shops in Aldi
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
continues to pick out items on the shelves while the two men are behind her SWNSSoon after the man appeared to reach over to the trolley the two men walk off Anyone who recognises the duo should call PC Paul Tyrrell, of West Midlands Police, on 1... Read more
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International Business Times
Breast implants 'saved life' of heavily pregnant woman stabbed in public by boyfriend him over the edge", and he he had little memory of what he did, suffering from
Breast implants 'saved life' of heavily pregnant woman stabbed in public by boyfriend
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
him over the edge", and he he had little memory of what he did, suffering from "adjustment disorder". In a statement by West Midlands police, Detective Inspector Ian Ingram said: "If it wasn't for the quick actions and bravery of those members... Read more
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birminghammail
Two pupils shot in Bordesley Green school pellet gun attackunavailable as well as other senior teaching staff due to preparations for a pa
Two pupils shot in Bordesley Green school pellet gun attack
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
unavailable as well as other senior teaching staff due to preparations for a parents evening tonight. A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: Police were called to Waverley School in Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham just... Read more
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Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jai
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jailed at 1.30pm on Wednesday by West Midlands Police detectives in the force’s prison-based investigation team. The 35-year-old has been charged with... Read more
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birminghammail
Two pupils shot in Bordesley Green school pellet gun attackunavailable as well as other senior teaching staff due to preparations for a pa
Two pupils shot in Bordesley Green school pellet gun attack
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
unavailable as well as other senior teaching staff due to preparations for a parents evening tonight. A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: Police were called to Waverley School in Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham just... Read more
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birminghammail
Moazzam Begg sues Government after terrorism trial collapseheld at the notorious US base in Cuba between 2002 and 2005 and was never charg
Moazzam Begg sues Government after terrorism trial collapse
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
held at the notorious US base in Cuba between 2002 and 2005 and was never charged with any offence. But he was arrested by West Midlands Police in February 2014 and charged with the terrorism offences. He was accused of attending a terrorist... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jai
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jailed at 1.30pm on Wednesday by West Midlands Police detectives in the force’s prison-based investigation team. The 35-year-old has been charged with... Read more
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Express and Star
Man, 80, hurt in Wolverhampton city centre « Express & Starfor treatment. An air ambulance was also deployed from RAF Cosford, as fire cr
Man, 80, hurt in Wolverhampton city centre « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
for treatment. An air ambulance was also deployed from RAF Cosford, as fire crews from Wolverhampton fire station and West Midlands police also attended the scene. Police closed the road until shortly after 1pm. The injuries suffered by the... Read more
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birminghammail
Fans being hunted by police after violence at Euro 2016following the clashes ahead of England’s Euro 2016 game against Russia on Satur
Fans being hunted by police after violence at Euro 2016
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
following the clashes ahead of England’s Euro 2016 game against Russia on Saturday June 11. The appeal has been put out by West Midlands Police anti-football violence teams in case any of the supporters are from the region. Police also appealed... Read more
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birminghammail
Pregnant woman stabbed by Babur Karamat Raja 'saved by her breast implants', court toldattack in Sutton Coldfield. This picture of Raja before the attack - with a co
Pregnant woman stabbed by Babur Karamat Raja 'saved by her breast implants', court told
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
attack in Sutton Coldfield. This picture of Raja before the attack - with a concealed rucksack - has just been released by West Midlands Police. The victim said she still had no feeling in two fingers and her thumb and had a splint on it every... Read more
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Express and Star
'Think of your kids' - Willenhall mother and daughter nominated for award after talking down man from motorway bridge « Express & Starof the incident and the man refused to negotiate with anyone but Becki and Hann
'Think of your kids' - Willenhall mother and daughter nominated for award after talking down man from motorway bridge « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
of the incident and the man refused to negotiate with anyone but Becki and Hannah. The pair have been nominated for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Outstanding Citizens award. Miss Peach said: “His first words to me were ‘why... Read more
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Daily Star
Prison officer charged with smuggling psychoactive drugs and steroids into jailinto HMP Birmingham Richard Stack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was
Prison officer charged with smuggling psychoactive drugs and steroids into jail
Daily Star / Posted 2 days ago
into HMP Birmingham Richard Stack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green facility by West Midlands Police detectives working as part of the force’s prison-based investigation team. The 35-year-old has been... Read more
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Express and Star
Man cut free from car in Wolverhampton four-vehicle crash « Express & StarWest Midlands Ambulance Service, who sent one ambulance and a paramedic area su
Man cut free from car in Wolverhampton four-vehicle crash « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
West Midlands Ambulance Service, who sent one ambulance and a paramedic area support officer to the site of the collision. West Midlands Police confirmed they were called by the ambulance service at 7.25am, sending two police cars and five officers... Read more
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Express and Star
Prison officer charged with smuggling drugs into Birmingham jail « Express & StarStack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green
Prison officer charged with smuggling drugs into Birmingham jail « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
Stack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green facility at 1.30pm yesterday (June 22) by West Midlands Police detectives working as part of the force’s prison-based investigation team. The 35-year-old officer has... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jai
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 23
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Stack, of Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green jailed at 1.30pm on Wednesday by West Midlands Police detectives in the force’s prison-based investigation team. The 35-year-old has been charged with... Read more
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birminghammail
Police face £1m legal bill for inquestsWest Midlands Police has revealed that it plans to spend £1million on lawyers w
Police face £1m legal bill for inquests
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
West Midlands Police has revealed that it plans to spend £1million on lawyers when the Birmingham pub bombings inquests are reopened. The decision followed years of campaigning by victims relatives, backed by the Birmingham Mail. Ms Hunt announced... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Live: M5 shut after fuel spill + more live news/traveland snatched the bags full of the drug in the early hours of Wednesday. They w
Birmingham Live: M5 shut after fuel spill + more live news/travel
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
and snatched the bags full of the drug in the early hours of Wednesday. They were caught red-handed by officers from the West Midlands Police Cannabis Disposal team and traffic cops. More than 650 plants at varying stages of growth with a... Read more
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birminghammail
Prison officer arrested on suspicion of peddling drugs to inmatesa lengthy jail term.” Director of HMP Birmingham, Peter Small, said: “This arr
Prison officer arrested on suspicion of peddling drugs to inmates
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
a lengthy jail term.” Director of HMP Birmingham, Peter Small, said: “This arrest, part of a pre-planned operation with West Midlands Police, sends a strong message to those inside and outside the prison that no-one is above the law. “We expect... Read more
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birminghammail
Police release CCTV images over Gumtree phone swap scamin Birmingham and Walsall Police are linking all the offences and are warning
Police release CCTV images over Gumtree phone swap scam
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
in Birmingham and Walsall Police are linking all the offences and are warning all online sellers to be aware of the scam. West Midlands Police said: “Our advice to anyone buying or selling to strangers in person via the internet is to meet in a... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Live: M5 shut after fuel spill + more live news/traveland snatched the bags full of the drug in the early hours of Wednesday. They w
Birmingham Live: M5 shut after fuel spill + more live news/travel
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
and snatched the bags full of the drug in the early hours of Wednesday. They were caught red-handed by officers from the West Midlands Police Cannabis Disposal team and traffic cops. More than 650 plants at varying stages of growth with a... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 22adjourned” with the consent of a district judge until Wednesday next week. Nin
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 22
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
adjourned” with the consent of a district judge until Wednesday next week. Ninevah Road, Winson Green, was sealed off by a West Midlands Police cordon and a patrol car after a 24-year-old man barricaded himself in a bedroom and threatened to... Read more
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Express and Star
Gumtree phone fraud suspect is caught on video « Express & StarEaton Road, Moseley, Birmingham on June 2, and two on June 6, in Lyncroft Road,
Gumtree phone fraud suspect is caught on video « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Eaton Road, Moseley, Birmingham on June 2, and two on June 6, in Lyncroft Road, Tyseley, and Wolverhampton Road, Walsall. West Midlands Police said: "These are being treated as linked, and we are appealing for any information. We are also warning... Read more
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Express and Star
Legal highs: Winson Green prison officer arrested on suspicion of selling drugs to inmates « Express & Starinto a prison and misconduct in a public office. Tests are being carried out o
Legal highs: Winson Green prison officer arrested on suspicion of selling drugs to inmates « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
into a prison and misconduct in a public office. Tests are being carried out on the suspected drugs. Dc Jim Farrell, from West Midlands Police’s prison-based team, said: “Drugs and psychoactive substances are illegal in prison…the effects of drugs... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 22adjourned” with the consent of a district judge until Wednesday next week. Nin
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on June 22
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
adjourned” with the consent of a district judge until Wednesday next week. Ninevah Road, Winson Green, was sealed off by a West Midlands Police cordon and a patrol car after a 24-year-old man barricaded himself in a bedroom and threatened to... Read more
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birminghammail
Second arrest over fatal stabbing in Handsworth parkHandsworth. A 26-year-old man arrested earlier the same day was released witho
Second arrest over fatal stabbing in Handsworth park
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
Handsworth. A 26-year-old man arrested earlier the same day was released without charge. Det Insp Harry Harrison, of West Midlands Police, said: “This is still very much an active investigation and we continue to appeal to witnesses or anyone... Read more
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Express and Star
Dangerous dog that attacked woman will not be destroyed « Express & Starmust be neutered and insured. The microchip identity details of the dog must a
Dangerous dog that attacked woman will not be destroyed « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
must be neutered and insured. The microchip identity details of the dog must also be passed to the dangerous dogs unit at West Midlands Police. An assessment of the dog after the attack, carried out by the police, revealed that the dog became... Read more
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Express and Star
Brothers' warning as gear stolen from van parked at Bilston B&Q « Express & Star“We are aware of this incident. Unfortunately, this particular section of the c
Brothers' warning as gear stolen from van parked at Bilston B&Q « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
“We are aware of this incident. Unfortunately, this particular section of the car park is not currently covered by CCTV.” West Midlands Police logged 77 incidents at the store in the past year, with 11 confirmed as similar thefts. The force could... Read more
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birminghammail
Cross Keys pub stabbing: Security measures to be increasedon the changes, the council’s Sub Committee A said: “The reasons for imposing t
Cross Keys pub stabbing: Security measures to be increased
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
on the changes, the council’s Sub Committee A said: “The reasons for imposing these conditions are due to the concerns by West Midlands Police in relation to a serious incident at the premises on June 3 involving three regular customers, one of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
Croydon Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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birminghammail
Handsworth park murder victim named as Umesh Parekhwith residents, the police and the council over the best way forward.” Anyone
Handsworth park murder victim named as Umesh Parekh
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
with residents, the police and the council over the best way forward.” Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shootinga "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was sh
Police name Isaiah Wright-Young as 'key suspect' in fatal shooting
Kingston Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
a "key suspect" wanted for questioning over the murder of a teenager who was shot while sitting in a car in Birmingham. West Midlands Police warned members of the public not to approach Isaiah Wright-Young but report any sightings of him by... Read more
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