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Express and Star
Susan Whiting: Steven Beards guilty of rape and murder at wife's Walsall bungalow « Express & Staron the night killed Susan and used a pot off his semen to frame him. Beards al
Susan Whiting: Steven Beards guilty of rape and murder at wife's Walsall bungalow « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted an hour ago
on the night killed Susan and used a pot off his semen to frame him. Beards also bizarrely claimed he knew an ‘insider’ in West Midlands Police who tipped him off about the van being recorded stating he was trying to help officers with their... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Mound plan to thwart travellers at Shropshire M54 services « Shropshire Starway forward.” Councillor Sandra Trickett said: “The police have the powers but
Mound plan to thwart travellers at Shropshire M54 services « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 2 hours ago
way forward.” Councillor Sandra Trickett said: “The police have the powers but they won’t move them on. “They do it at West Midlands Police, but West Mercia and Warwickshire Police won’t do it for some reason.” Councillor West said the issue... Read more
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International Business Times
Walsall terror gang jailed for assisting Islamists travel to Syria to fight for Isis after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to assisting her husband to travel
Walsall terror gang jailed for assisting Islamists travel to Syria to fight for Isis
International Business Times / Posted 14 hours ago
after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to assisting her husband to travel to Syria and engage in acts of terrorism. West Midlands Police closed in on the group after the parents of terror suspect Petty contacted detectives. They then... Read more
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Express and Star
Walsall terror cell: Three jailed over Syria plot « Express & Starevidence of it. You are a very strong character. One of the troubling things ab
Walsall terror cell: Three jailed over Syria plot « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 17 hours ago
evidence of it. You are a very strong character. One of the troubling things about you is your ability at telling lies." West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit smashed the jihadist cell in Walsall in October 2014 after Jacob Petty, 26, the... Read more
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birminghammail
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 23just before 2.20pm on Friday. She suffered a serious head injury and is said t
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 23
birminghammail / Posted 19 hours ago
just before 2.20pm on Friday. She suffered a serious head injury and is said to be in a critical condition in hospital. West Midlands Police have recently released CCTV footage to their website with hope that the public will be able to help them... Read more
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Daily Star
Sick vandals paint Nazi swastikas near WW2 mass gravesa dreadful sick joke to be honest. The last thing this city of peace and reconc
Sick vandals paint Nazi swastikas near WW2 mass graves
Daily Star / Posted 20 hours ago
a dreadful sick joke to be honest. The last thing this city of peace and reconciliation needs is those sort of views." West Midlands Police said they were aware of the situation and are looking into the matter. BPMDISRESPECTFUL: London Road... Read more
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birminghammail
Leaving EU would cost 44,000 West Midlands jobs, claims Chancellorin Javid for “having in private said how much he wanted the UK to leave the EU”
Leaving EU would cost 44,000 West Midlands jobs, claims Chancellor
birminghammail / Posted 22 hours ago
in Javid for “having in private said how much he wanted the UK to leave the EU” while backing the remain campaign in public.West Midlands Police Commissioner says EU keeps us safe West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson West... Read more
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Express and Star
Rottweilers ‘bit chunks’ out of 82-year-old gran in Tipton attack « Express & Starmore than 60 years.” The dogs were seized by police following the attack with
Rottweilers ‘bit chunks’ out of 82-year-old gran in Tipton attack « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
more than 60 years.” The dogs were seized by police following the attack with an investigation into the incident ongoing. West Midlands Police spokeswoman Deb Edmonds said: “She did have quite significant bites and required hospital... Read more
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birminghammail
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 23just before 2.20pm on Friday. She suffered a serious head injury and is said t
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 23
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
just before 2.20pm on Friday. She suffered a serious head injury and is said to be in a critical condition in hospital. West Midlands Police have recently released CCTV footage to their website with hope that the public will be able to help them... Read more
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Express and Star
Police investigation into racist abuse at Wolverhampton council elections « Express & Starby scores of elected members and council candidates, as well as the city’s thre
Police investigation into racist abuse at Wolverhampton council elections « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
by scores of elected members and council candidates, as well as the city’s three MPs. Hannah Fitzgerald, spokesperson for West Midlands Police, said: “We can confirm we have received two allegations of racially aggravated public order... Read more
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Express and Star
Man left with shocking injuries trying to stop thieves stealing his car in Walsall « Express & Staror saw anything please inform the police. Let’s catch the horrible people so th
Man left with shocking injuries trying to stop thieves stealing his car in Walsall « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
or saw anything please inform the police. Let’s catch the horrible people so they can’t do anything like this again.” West Midlands Police spokesperson Deb Edwards said: “Police were called to St Pauls Crescent just after 10.30am on Friday 20... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Over 40 cases of revenge porn reported in West Mercia Police force area since new law introduced « Shropshire Starreported cases are also still under investigation or filed. During the same pe
Over 40 cases of revenge porn reported in West Mercia Police force area since new law introduced « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
reported cases are also still under investigation or filed. During the same period, there were 80 reported cases in the West Midlands Police region. Revenge porn is defined by the Government as the sharing of private, sexual material, either... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Police union official accused of refusing a breath testpolice after attending a colleague’s misconduct hearing in Birmingham in Februa
Police union official accused of refusing a breath test
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
police after attending a colleague’s misconduct hearing in Birmingham in February. No one was available for comment at the West Midlands Police Federation. A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “A serving West Midlands Police officer will... Read more
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Daily Star
Missing boy Kyle Taylor found safe and wellhas been found safe and well. Kyle was last seen at around 2.55pm in the Musgr
Missing boy Kyle Taylor found safe and well
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
has been found safe and well. Kyle was last seen at around 2.55pm in the Musgrave Road area of Winston Green, Birmingham. West Midlands Police confirmed on Twitter he had been found safe and well at around 5pm. Related Articles LISTEN: 'Good... Read more
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International Business Times
Swastikas daubed on walls and signs before English Defence League protest in Coventry the bodies of more than 800 people who died during air raids on the city, accor
Swastikas daubed on walls and signs before English Defence League protest in Coventry
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
the bodies of more than 800 people who died during air raids on the city, according to the Coventry Telegraph newspaper. West Midlands police said they were investigating the swastikas which were daubed onto walls and road signs on 19-20... Read more
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birminghammail
UK terrorists escaping court action on return from Syria and Iraqreturn home and later jailed for 13 years for terror offences. WATCH: Tareena
UK terrorists escaping court action on return from Syria and Iraq
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
return home and later jailed for 13 years for terror offences. WATCH: Tareena Shakil talks about entering Syria during West Midlands Police interview She became the first British woman to be found guilty of joining the terror group. Tareena... Read more
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birminghammail
West Midlands Police discipline chief faces court for 'refusing to give breath test'police after attending a colleague’s misconduct hearing in Birmingham in Februa
West Midlands Police discipline chief faces court for 'refusing to give breath test'
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
police after attending a colleague’s misconduct hearing in Birmingham in February. No-one was available for comment at the West Midlands Police Federation. A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “A serving West Midlands Police officer will... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Swastikas appear on same road as cemetery of Blitz victims ahead of EDL marcha dreadful sick joke to be honest. The last thing this city of peace and reconc
Swastikas appear on same road as cemetery of Blitz victims ahead of EDL march
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
a dreadful sick joke to be honest. The last thing this city of peace and reconciliation needs is those sort of views.” West Midlands Police said they were aware of the swastikas in the city and were looking into it. A spokesman said: “Police... Read more
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Express and Star
Running Man Challenge: Black Country emergency services join in online dance craze « Express & StarThey have been showing off their fancy footwork to the sound of forgotten 1990s
Running Man Challenge: Black Country emergency services join in online dance craze « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 2 days ago
They have been showing off their fancy footwork to the sound of forgotten 1990s dance hit My Boo by Ghost Town DJs. West Midlands Police didn’t shy away from the invitation to break out the moves when the force was nominated by Cleveland Police in... Read more
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birminghammail
CCTV: Who's been caught on camera in BirminghamAbove: CCTV footage and images released by police in recent months West Midlan
CCTV: Who's been caught on camera in Birmingham
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Above: CCTV footage and images released by police in recent months West Midlands Police have recently released CCTV footage to their website, with hope that the public will be able to help them with ongoing appeals. If you have missed recent... Read more
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Powys County Times
Driving instructor jailed for sexually abusing male pupils during lessonsin 2012 after a youth complained about Rolinson’s behaviour, but no further act
Driving instructor jailed for sexually abusing male pupils during lessons
Powys County Times / Posted 2 days ago
in 2012 after a youth complained about Rolinson’s behaviour, but no further action was taken. However, two years later West Midlands police received a complaint from another youth and contacted the 750 men and women of all ages that Rolinson... Read more
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birminghammail
Women start vicious FIST FIGHT on Erdington High Streetshouting from across the road and appears to say: "Round three! Come on then..
Women start vicious FIST FIGHT on Erdington High Street
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
shouting from across the road and appears to say: "Round three! Come on then... doosh! I'm angry now." The Mail contacted West Midlands Police about the incident, but they said that no complaint had been made to them yet. However, if anyone would... Read more
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birminghammail
Car passenger dies after crash near Black Country Living Museumon Friday. The driver of the car sustained head injuries and is said to be in
Car passenger dies after crash near Black Country Living Museum
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
on Friday. The driver of the car sustained head injuries and is said to be in a stable condition in hospital today. West Midlands Police said the next of kin had been informed and has issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward. PC Chris... Read more
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Express and Star
Pensioner savaged by Rottweilers in Tipton « Express & Stardogs were seized by police following the attack on Wednesday afternoon with an
Pensioner savaged by Rottweilers in Tipton « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
dogs were seized by police following the attack on Wednesday afternoon with an investigation into the incident ongoing. West Midlands Police spokeswoman Deb Edmonds said: “She did have quite significant bites and required hospital treatment.... Read more
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Express and Star
Investigation launched after man dies in Cradley garage accident « Express & StarWest Midlands Police said the man died following an accident at the site in Jam
Investigation launched after man dies in Cradley garage accident « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
West Midlands Police said the man died following an accident at the site in James Scott Road. Emergency services were called to the scene at 5pm on Thursday but the man was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said the death was not being... Read more
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Express and Star
Wragge Report: The explosive Sandwell Council land sales saga « Express & Starreport was compiled at the same time as an 18-month police investigation took p
Wragge Report: The explosive Sandwell Council land sales saga « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
report was compiled at the same time as an 18-month police investigation took place into council land deals. In March West Midlands Police announced that no further action would be taken against the authority after ‘insufficient evidence’ was... Read more
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birminghammail
What will the Greater Birmingham mayor earn? Answer: A lot less than you thinkthe Mayor of Liverpool, which is a fraction the size of the West Midlands regio
What will the Greater Birmingham mayor earn? Answer: A lot less than you think
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
the Mayor of Liverpool, which is a fraction the size of the West Midlands region, makes £80,000 a year. The Labour West Midlands Police Commissioner David Jamieson, who earns £100,000 per year, said: “It’s a joke. It’s less than the head of... Read more
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birminghammail
MPs attack police for failing to recruit and promote black and Asian copsthe number of black and other ethnic minority officers, MPs have warned. Three
MPs attack police for failing to recruit and promote black and Asian cops
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
the number of black and other ethnic minority officers, MPs have warned. Three in ten people in the area served by West Midlands Police are black or Asian or from another ethnic minority. But fewer than one in ten West Midlands Police... Read more
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birminghammail
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 20- It’s not yet been confirmed how many vehicles are involved in the accident on
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 20
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
- It’s not yet been confirmed how many vehicles are involved in the accident on the northbound M6 near Cannock, though West Midlands Police have told us at least one car and one lorry were in the collision. Emergency services were called to... Read more
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birminghammail
Amazing record attempt in memory of inspirational schoolboyattempt for the longest line of hats was set up at his former school on yesterd
Amazing record attempt in memory of inspirational schoolboy
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
attempt for the longest line of hats was set up at his former school on yesterday. The event, which included the hat of West Midlands Police’s Chief Constable Dave Thompson and other officers, was held at Alvechurch Middle School and organised... Read more
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Express and Star
'Serious' crash on the M6 between two cars and a lorry causes traffic chaos « Express & Starto the scene, along with the air ambulance and an on board doctor that were dep
'Serious' crash on the M6 between two cars and a lorry causes traffic chaos « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
to the scene, along with the air ambulance and an on board doctor that were deployed from RAF Cosford. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "The injuries obtained in the crash are quite serious, so we only have one lane running past the... Read more
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birminghammail
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 20of Dudley colleagues as well as West Midlands and West Mercia police officers,
News, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands on May 20
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
of Dudley colleagues as well as West Midlands and West Mercia police officers, who have also posted their own videos. West Midlands Police do running man dance challenge A Birmingham student who used to spend £100 per week on takeaways has... Read more
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Powys County Times
Llandrindod Wells driving instructor jailed for sexually abusing male pupils during lessonsin 2012 after a youth complained about Rolinson’s behaviour, but no further act
Llandrindod Wells driving instructor jailed for sexually abusing male pupils during lessons
Powys County Times / Posted 3 days ago
in 2012 after a youth complained about Rolinson’s behaviour, but no further action was taken. However, two years later West Midlands police received a complaint from another youth and contacted the 750 men and women of all ages that Rolinson... Read more
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The New Statesman
Accountability, devolution and gun crime: lessons from a PCCAt 6pm on Thursday 21 August 2014, I walked to my local polling station, a smal
Accountability, devolution and gun crime: lessons from a PCC
The New Statesman / Posted 3 days ago
At 6pm on Thursday 21 August 2014, I walked to my local polling station, a small primary school, to vote in the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner by-election. When I entered the school’s hall the two poll clerks looked at me in surprise:... Read more
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The New Statesman
Me and my monarch: Cyrus the Great of PersiaAt 6pm on Thursday 21 August 2014, I walked to my local polling station, a smal
Me and my monarch: Cyrus the Great of Persia
The New Statesman / Posted 3 days ago
At 6pm on Thursday 21 August 2014, I walked to my local polling station, a small primary school, to vote in the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner by-election. When I entered the school’s hall the two poll clerks looked at me in surprise:... Read more
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Daily Star
Furious boss watches thieves rob £20k on live CCTV – cops arrive hours laterthe emergency was. "I apparently live in the West Mercia area. I gave them the
Furious boss watches thieves rob £20k on live CCTV – cops arrive hours later
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
the emergency was. "I apparently live in the West Mercia area. I gave them the address and they said ‘ah, you need to call West Midlands Police on 101’. “It was so frustrating, we’re still reeling from it now” Paul Smart "I called 101 and told... Read more
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Express and Star
Police investigate Netherton house blaze after pensioner found dead « Express & Starcontinue to appeal to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed somethi
Police investigate Netherton house blaze after pensioner found dead « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed something to come forward." Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 101 on contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Subscribe to our mailing... Read more
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Express and Star
Murder suspect due in court after Richard Groves' body found in flat « Express & Starflat remained sealed off yesterday while forensic teams examined the scene. Det
Murder suspect due in court after Richard Groves' body found in flat « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
flat remained sealed off yesterday while forensic teams examined the scene. Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin, from West Midlands Police CID, is appealing for witnesses. He said: “I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who heard or saw... Read more
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express
Man watches thieves burgle business live on CCTV as police were 'TOO BUSY' to respondand to be told the crime was basically not important enough was like a slap in
Man watches thieves burgle business live on CCTV as police were 'TOO BUSY' to respond
express / Posted 4 days ago
and to be told the crime was basically not important enough was like a slap in the face." Inspector Gill Davenport, from West Midlands Police, said: "Police are investigating a burglary on The Wallows Industrial Estate, Fens Pool, Brierley... Read more
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birminghammail
News and travel for Birmingham and West Midlands on May 19has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a
News and travel for Birmingham and West Midlands on May 19
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a police probe into a spate of burglaries. West Midlands Police officers carried out a series of dawn raids at properties in Sheldon and Small Heath this... Read more
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birminghammail
Police fail to block Broad Street Bierkeller licenceplanned to spend more than £2million on the empty unit, creating 80 jobs. In a
Police fail to block Broad Street Bierkeller licence
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
planned to spend more than £2million on the empty unit, creating 80 jobs. In a written submission Pc Vicki Demuth said: “West Midlands Police are opposing the premises licence application. “This is based on the fact that the premises is situated... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham paramedics take on viral running man challengeHub picked up the gauntlet and put together what can only be described as a #Ru
Birmingham paramedics take on viral running man challenge
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
Hub picked up the gauntlet and put together what can only be described as a #RunningManChallenege extravaganza.” WATCH: West Midlands Police take on the running man challenge And watch this space, as the Erdington paramedics have now set staff... Read more
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Express and Star
Two Wolverhampton Pcs facing sack for selling counterfeit goods « Express & StarPc Kristian Jones purchased the fake goods and sold them via online auction sit
Two Wolverhampton Pcs facing sack for selling counterfeit goods « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Pc Kristian Jones purchased the fake goods and sold them via online auction site eBay as if they were the genuine items. West Midlands Police said the sales took place between September 2014 and February last year. Both officers, who worked... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Cops 'too busy' to arrest raiders as boss watches office being looted on CCTVin progress, which it clearly was as I was watching it unfold in front of my ey
Cops 'too busy' to arrest raiders as boss watches office being looted on CCTV
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
in progress, which it clearly was as I was watching it unfold in front of my eyes like an episode of Coronation Street.” West Midlands Police Insp Gill Davenport said said they were investigating the raid in Brierley Hill, West Mids. The trip... Read more
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birminghammail
News and travel for Birmingham and West Midlands on May 19has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a
News and travel for Birmingham and West Midlands on May 19
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a police probe into a spate of burglaries. West Midlands Police officers carried out a series of dawn raids at properties in Sheldon and Small Heath this... Read more
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birminghammail
Couple who complained that Birmingham air passengers 'looked like terrorists' were 'Brummies'to travel on Monday. “Following an additional security check, the flight left
Couple who complained that Birmingham air passengers 'looked like terrorists' were 'Brummies'
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
to travel on Monday. “Following an additional security check, the flight left 90 minutes later.” Supt Kerry Blakeman, of West Midlands Police, said: “Officers were called just before 6pm on Sunday to reports of two passengers acting suspiciously... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on May 19has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a
Birmingham Mail breaking news live on May 19
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
has reported. Three members of the same family have been arrested as part of a police probe into a spate of burglaries. West Midlands Police officers carried out a series of dawn raids at properties in Sheldon and Small Heath this... Read more
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birminghammail
Battle to be Greater Birmingham Mayor is already becoming brutalAndy Street Nor is there an obvious Liberal Democrat candidate, and the party
Battle to be Greater Birmingham Mayor is already becoming brutal
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Andy Street Nor is there an obvious Liberal Democrat candidate, and the party didn’t even stand in May’s election for a West Midlands police and crime commissioner, which covers the same area and electorate as next year’s election for a... Read more
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Express and Star
25 burglaries in one month: Willenhall shops targeted in spate of thefts « Express & Starbe looked into by police and Walsall Council. He said: “This is a big issue fo
25 burglaries in one month: Willenhall shops targeted in spate of thefts « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 5 days ago
be looked into by police and Walsall Council. He said: “This is a big issue for the town and I will be looking to speak to West Midlands Police and the council about it. “We need a CCTV upgrade because burglaries happen in the town and when we try... Read more
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Express and Star
Murder probe launched after body found in flat « Express & Startoday to establish the cause of death after the discovery, at around 12.40pm ye
Murder probe launched after body found in flat « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 5 days ago
today to establish the cause of death after the discovery, at around 12.40pm yesterday. Det Ch Insp Martin Slevin, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “Enquiries are continuing into the death and I would appeal for anyone in the area who has... Read more
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