Black Country news and blogs Wednesday 21 June 2017
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Stay ‘wheely’ safe! 

19 Oct

Cyclists are invited to a free event dedicated to safety on two wheels, being held at Brierley Hill community fire station.

International rescue! 

4 Jun

Six West Midlands firefighters are heading to Germany this Sunday, to take part in an international extrication challenge. 

17 Apr


Industrial Action 

18 Feb

Update issued at 12.10pm Wednesday 25 February Since the 24-hour strike by firefighters started at 7am today, we have attended two incidents: 07:30 Sutton Coldfield: false alarm 11:27 Aston: false alarm We have 23 fire engines, one Brigade...

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich 

11 Feb

Appeal after man attacked in West Bromwich Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man waiting for a bus in West Bromwich.


6 Feb

West Midlands firefighters are set to wage ‘pancake war’ on Monday 16 February, when crews from various Black Country stations will battle it out for the title of ‘fastest flipper’! The brigade’s Black Country South partnerships team has ...

Forgotten victims of domestic abuse 

Dudley Safe and Sound 9 Dec

For most children Christmas means fun, presents and Santa, but for some, the festive period means…...

Seasonal safety 

5 Dec

Update issued at 12pm, Tuesday 9th December.

12 safer days of Christmas 

Dudley Safe and Sound 2 Dec

Eat, drink, be merry and stay safe – that’s the festive advice being given to Dudley borough …...

Look out for loan sharks 

Dudley Safe and Sound 14 Nov

As Christmas approaches and money is tight, Dudley residents are being warned not to be bitten by…...

Real People, Real Stories – Dishwasher fire Wall Heath 

13 Nov

Real People, Real Stories - Dishwasher fire Wall Heath Mick Wood, of Wall Heath, called West Midlands Fire Service after the motor in his dishwasher, caught fire, engulfing his kitchen in flames.

Crystal clear footage of Sedgley assault 

Dudley Safe and Sound 6 Nov

Crystal clear CCTV footage has been released after a man was assaulted outside a Dudley wine bar.

CCTV appeal: Thug hits man outside Monty’s bar, Sedgley 

6 Nov

CCTV appeal: Thug hits man outside Montys bar, Sedgley Do you recognise these men? We want to speak to them after a man was assaulted outside Monty's bar, High Street, Sedgley.

Chief Fire Officer appointed 

28 Oct

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority have appointed Phil Loach to the post of Chief Fire Officer of the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS).

Police and Crime board consultation 

Dudley Safe and Sound 23 Oct

New community-led Local Police and Crime Boards are consulting on next year’s local police…...

Youth emergency service (YES) launch 

Dudley Safe and Sound 21 Oct

The Youth Emergency Service (YES) brings together the Emergency Services (Police, Fire and Ambulance)…...

Trigger launches to help tackle anti-social behaviour 

Dudley Safe and Sound 21 Oct

Help is at hand for people who have experienced persistent problems with anti-social behaviour…...

Car chase across the Black Country 

17 Oct

Car chase across the Black Country Dramatic footage shows 20-year-old Martin Doherty from Flintshire and four passengers being pursued through Dudley and Tipton after failing to stop for police in December 2012.

Do you know these men? CCTV images released after serious assault on train – Stourbridge 

10 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information following a serious assault on board a train as it arrived at Stourbridge Junction railway station.

Do you know these men? CCTV images released after serious assault on train – Stourbridge 

10 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information following a serious assault on board a train as it arrived at Stourbridge Junction railway station.

DE – CCTV: Wanted in connection with assault in Halesowen 

29 Sep

DE - CCTV: Wanted in connection with assault in Halesowen Police have released CCTV of a man wanted after a farmer was badly beaten on his farm in Illey Lane, Halesowen around 5am on Monday 8 September.

Community join police patrols in Cradley 

Dudley Safe and Sound 15 Sep

A national police-supported scheme to empower and reassure local communities has been rolled …...

Don’t give burglars a lucky break 

Dudley Safe and Sound 9 Sep

Businesses are being urged to deter metal thieves by marking their property, making it unattractive…...

Face the people 

Dudley Safe and Sound 3 Sep

Dudley residents can influence how the borough can be made safer at this year’s Face the People…...

Police and guide dog charity plead: “park it – don’t plonk it!” 

Dudley Safe and Sound 22 Aug

A visually impaired man and his guide dog have joined officers on the beat in a crackdown on inconsiderate…...

Community Remedy consultation 

Dudley Safe and Sound 20 Aug

The Community Remedy consultation is now live and will be running for four weeks until the 8 September…...

Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.

Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.

Appeal following murder of Cynthia Beamond 

30 Jun

Appeal following murder of Cynthia Beamond Detective Superintendent Mark Payne appeals for information following the death of pensioner, Cynthia Beamond in Halesowen.

You’re not on your own 

Dudley Safe and Sound 16 Jun

People can get help and advice on dealing with domestic abuse with the launch of a new world cup campaign.

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Walsall man charged in connection with terrorism offence 

17 Jun

A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Saturday 17 June) been charged.

Pedestrian named following fatal collision in Walsall 

16 Jun

Police investigating a fatal non-stop traffic collision in Walsall have today named the elderly man who died.

Two more murder charges over Coventry petrol station killing 

15 Jun

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Mark Nesmith at a Coventry petrol station have charged two more people with murder.

Police charge man in connection with Coventry stabbing 

14 Jun

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Coventry have charged a 21-year-old man with murder.

Police arrest two people in connection with stabbing in Coventry 

12 Jun

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Earlsdon, Coventry have arrested two people overnight.

Walsall man arrested over terrorism offences 

12 Jun

A 27-year-old man has been arrested today (Monday 12 June) on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Coventry stab victim dies 

12 Jun

A Coventry man found with serious stab wounds in Earlsdon in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday 11 June) has died.

Already Liable 

11 Jun

Can a police officer detain a person under s136 MHA if that person is already affected by mental health law in some way? Imagine a police encounter where the officers are told by someone the person they have concerns about is on leave from ...

Investigation launched into Coventry stabbing 

11 Jun

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Spon End, Coventry today (11 June).

Bookies robber brought down by CCTV… and bucket hat!  

10 Jun

An armed robber who threatened staff at a bookmakers with a gun has been jailed for more than five years − after his distinctive bucket hat helped police identify him.

Two Wolverhampton women charged with fraud 

9 Jun

Two women have been charged in connection with a fraud investigation.

Two arrested in Walsall for possession of firearms 

6 Jun

Two men have been arrested after a car was stopped on Little Aston Road in Walsall earlier today (6 June).

Police charge third person in connection with Dudley man’s death 

5 Jun

A further murder charge has been secured in the investigation into a Dudley man's death.

Boy charged with the murder of Dudley man Simon Johnson 

3 Jun

Detectives investigating the death of Simon Johnson in Dudley have charged a 16-year-old boy with his murder.

Sections 23 and 25 

31 May

Imagine you’re the front line police officer called in to a mental health ward.

The best of humanity in the face of such horror 

25 May

Like everyone in the country I am lost for words after the events in Manchester on Monday night.

Fifteen Minutes 

24 May

This is a written version of a talk I gave last night, where I had fifteen minutes to summarising my thoughts on the overall topic of policing and mental health.

Walsall one punch killer jailed 

22 May

A man has been jailed for five years today, after a man he punched during a disagreement in 2013 died as a result of his devastating injuries.

My welcome to the Fed in Birmingham 

19 May

This is the speech I gave welcoming members of the Police Federation at their conference in Birmingham this week.

Roads ban for speeding driver involved in fatal crash 

18 May

A speeding motorist has been banned from driving following a crash in Birmingham last year that resulted in the death of a teenager.

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Battering Ram Cam – Crime blitz continues across Sandwell 

1 May

Battering Ram Cam - Crime blitz continues across Sandwell This week saw another series of early morning raids across Sandwell as part of #SpringSafer6.

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect’s house 

23 Apr

Officers enter booby-trapped drug suspect's house Dramatic footage of the moment police in the Black Country broke down the booby-trapped door of a suspected drug dealer.

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids 

21 Apr

WATCH: Seven arrested in Sandwell crime blitz raids Seven people have been arrested in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Birmingham and the Black Country in a blitz on criminals in Sandwell.

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.

Heron Foods robbery appeal 

20 Apr

Heron Foods robbery appeal We're looking for a robber, in a distinctive jumper, who lay in wait for a shop assistant at a Weoley Castle food store on 5 March before emptying the shop's safe.

Black Country brolly robbers in action 

17 Apr

Black Country brolly robbers in action Footage showing a group of Black Country robbers who used umbrellas to mask their entrance into a Farmfoods shop in Tipton.

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Major incident near Ryders Hayes estate in Pelsall, Walsall 

20 Jun

EMERGENCY services have rushed to Walsall this evening, with an air ambulance deployed in what's being described as a major incident.

Biker seriously injured as motorcycle and Audi collide on B5013… 

12 Jun

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision near Abbots Bromley.

Pedestrian seriously hurt after Bentley Road North collision in… 

9 Jun

A MAN has suffered serious injuries after being involved in a road traffic collision with a car in Walsall this afternoon (June 9).

Two teenagers seriously injured after being electrocuted. 

1 Jun

Two teenager boys have suffered serious injuries after being electrocuted this morning (01/06).

Teen ‘critical’ after being electrocuted on Walsall train line in… 

1 Jun

TWO teenagers have suffered serious injuries, one of whom is critical, after being electrocuted on a Walsall train line.

​Trespasser electrocuted near Walsall train line 

1 Jun

A TRESSPASSER has been electrocuted in Walsall.

TWP Manufacturing raise £1,650 for Midlands Air Ambulance 

31 May

Made in the Midlands and Threeway Pressings are proud to announce that we have collectively raised £1,650 for the Midlands Air Ambulance at our record-breaking Made in the Midlands exhibition.

Bike4Life Ride Out raises ‘Amazing’ £73,800 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity 

13 May

OVER 3,500 motorcyclists took part in the event...

Drayton Manor Park to reopen after death of 11-year-old schoolgirl 

12 May

Drayton Manor Park will reopen tomorrow, bosses have confirmed.

Man breaks his legs after ‘fall’ from balcony in Castle Grounds 

12 May

THIS afternoon (Friday) a man was airlifted to hospital with suspected broken legs after falling from a balcony in Tamworth Castle Grounds.

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