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2014/07/22 14:58
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A British man who bullied an elderly woman out of about $50 to clean her gutters — work she didn't need — was sentenced last week to three years in prison. Jamie Larkman was found guilty of burglary,...
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2014/07/22 14:09
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The embarrassed force later made several apologies from the account and confirmed the officer was being investigated. The officer has not been stood down. Inspector Karen Winfield, from Birmingham...
2014/07/22 08:53
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West Midlands Police has been rated “outstanding” by national police watchdogs for overseeing a fall in recorded crime while saving almost £150 million in savings. A report published today by HM...
2014/07/22 08:53
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Brazen thieves stole mail from the porch of a pensioner’s Walsall home to get hold of a bank card and PIN number which they used to net hundreds of pounds from her account. The robbers called at the...
2014/07/22 07:53
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A barmaid has been left with a steel plate in her face after a brutal attack on a night out in Birmingham. Lucy Wedge sustained a fractured cheekbone and suffered a black eye in the savage attack...
2014/07/22 06:47
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A former police superintendent is alleged to have lied on job applications in order to secure high-ranking positions. Described in court as 'highly ambitious, Michael Martin, 46, is accused of...
2014/07/22 06:24
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A private company was today drafted in to help run West Midlands Police for the first time in its 40 year history. Consultants Accenture are being paid up to £25 million over the next five years in a...
2014/07/21 17:53
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Birmingham Mail readers have leapt to the defence of red-faced police after a cartoon deemed to be sexist sparked fury across the country. Bordesley Green police's twitter account @Bordesley_WMP...
2014/07/21 15:53
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A pensioner is fighting for his life after being hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene in Birmingham. The man in his 70s, was rushed to hospital with a serious injury head injury after being...
2014/07/21 09:24
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Worried residents called councillors after rumours circulated on social media sites that officers were searching for a man armed with either a gun or a baseball bat. But West Midlands Police said...
2014/07/21 07:53
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Police have released CCTV images after a clubber was knocked unconscious in an unprovoked assault outside a Birmingham bar. Detectives have released the footage in a bid to trace the man who left his...
2014/07/20 13:53
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Keith Murrain was murdered in Jamaica The brutal killers of a Birmingham businessman whose butchered body was left to rot under the burning sun beating down on a Jamaican sugarcane plantation are...
2014/07/20 09:53
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Officers discovered Stefan Spooner was making chilling calls to his partner during their investigations into the targeted attack on a father who was hit by a bullet in Worcestershire last...
2014/07/19 17:53
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More than 1,500 mourners attended Small Heath’s Ghamkol Sharif Mosque to pay tribute to Ikram Elahi - also known as Ikram Ullah Khan. Speaking outside the mosque on Saturday mourners described the...
2014/07/19 09:51
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West Midlands Police said Dauda Kamara, 45, is alleged to have committed the offences while employed as a carer for a private company. A force spokesman said Kamara, of Charles Road, Handsworth,...
2014/07/19 08:43
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West Midlands Police's Dangerous Dogs Unit seized the two Pit Bull type dogs from an address in Wynn Griffiths Drive, Tipton just before 8.30am yesterday The action comes after concerns from the...
2014/07/18 14:41
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Officers were called to the scene in Tame Street, in Palfrey, Walsall, at about 1.30pm yesterday afternoon. West Midlands Police said a 31-year-old local man was arrested and was bailed pending...
2014/07/18 14:41
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Sharmilla Ullah, of Brownhills, was taken to Bloxwich Police Station where she was detained on July 9. She became unwell and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital where she received treatment before...
2014/07/18 10:53
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A security guard was hit across the face by two masked men wielding crowbars when he was collecting cash from a Walsall office complex. The men, wearing high-visibility jackets marked ATS, struck at...
2014/07/18 05:53
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Police have launched a new bid to take guns off Birmingham’s streets – backed by a mother whose son was shot dead outside a city nightclub. Weapons owners have a fortnight to hand firearms in without...
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