Teens arrested over car-jack series – as others charged with car theftsWM Police Birmingham 26 Jul
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham.
Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in WillenhallWM Police Coventry 26 Jul
A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.
Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenagerWM Police Coventry 22 Jul
Police are urgently appealing to help find Aaron Taylor who went missing from his home in Hilton Road, New Invention, Willenhall yesterday (21 July) at around 5pm.
Two charged with murder of James BrindleyWM Police Birmingham 14 Jul
A man and a teenager have been charged with the murder of James Brindley.
All out day sees UK’s most wanted brought inWM Police Walsall 14 Jul
One hundred wanted people were rounded up in just nine hours in the latest blitz on criminals from West Midlands Police.
Two arrested in James Brindley murder investigationWM Police Walsall 13 Jul
Detectives investigating the death of James Brindley in Aldridge have arrested a man and a teenager on suspicion of his murder.
CCTV released of James Brindley murder suspectsWM Police Birmingham 11 Jul
Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley have obtained CCTV footage of two suspects which is now being released in a renewed bid for information.
New appeal for witnesses over Aldridge murder as victim’s family pay fresh tributesWM Police Walsall 3 Jul
Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley are appealing for two men who were in the area at the time to get in touch.
Driver had feet on dashboard while in cruise control – police crackdown on rogue driversWM Police Walsall 2 Jul
Almost 100 motorists were caught using their mobile phone at the wheel during a police crackdown on distracted driving.
Detectives keen to speak to two men in connection with the James Brindley murder investigationWM Police Walsall 27 Jun
Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley in Aldridge on Friday night (23 June) are appealing for two men who approached James moments before his death to come forward.
Fallen Coventry cop remembered at fun runWM Police Coventry 25 Jun
A memorial run in honour of a fallen Coventry cop will stage its last leg next weekend − to recognise 35 years since his death.
Appeal for witnesses in James Brindley murder enquiryWM Police Walsall 25 Jun
Detectives investigating the murder of James Brindley in Aldridge on Friday night (23 June) are appealing for the occupants of four vehicles to come forward.
Murder investigation launched after fatal stabbingWM Police Walsall 24 Jun
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Aldridge last night (23 June).
Aldridge stab victim namedWM Police Walsall 24 Jun
A man stabbed to death in Aldridge last night (Friday 23 June) has been named as James Brindley.
Prison absconder jailed after stealing a Ferrari in two week crime spreeWM Police Walsall 22 Jun
A man who absconded from prison and car-jacked a Ferrari during a two week crime spree has been jailed for a further ten years at Birmingham Crown Court last week (16 June).
Walsall man charged in connection with terrorism offenceWM Police Walsall 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 WalsallWM Police Coventry 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 killingWM Police Coventry 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 stabbingWM Police Coventry 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 CoventryWM Police Coventry 12 Jun
Detectives investigating a stabbing in Earlsdon, Coventry have arrested two people overnight.
Walsall man arrested over terrorism offencesWM Police Walsall 12 Jun
A 27-year-old man has been arrested today (Monday 12 June) on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Coventry stab victim diesWM Police Coventry 12 Jun
A Coventry man found with serious stab wounds in Earlsdon in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday 11 June) has died.
Investigation launched into Coventry stabbingWM Police Coventry 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!WM Police Walsall 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 fraudWM Police Walsall 9 Jun
Two women have been charged in connection with a fraud investigation.
Two arrested in Walsall for possession of firearmsWM Police Birmingham 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 deathWM Police Walsall 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 JohnsonWM Police Walsall 3 Jun
Detectives investigating the death of Simon Johnson in Dudley have charged a 16-year-old boy with his murder.
Walsall one punch killer jailedWM Police Birmingham 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.
Roads ban for speeding driver involved in fatal crashWM Police Walsall 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.
Police blogs »
A hot few weeks and a long blogDCC Dave Thompson 27 Jul
Have you been enjoying the weather? I confess I have a mixed reaction.
Telephone TriageMental Health Cop 25 Jul
A curious thing appeared on the internet recently: a preventing future deaths report from the Warwickshire Coroner, which has been sent to the Chief Executive of Birmingham and Solihull’s Mental Health Trust (BSMHfT).
Acute Intoxication is a Mental DisorderMental Health Cop 6 Jul
The longer I work on policing and mental health, the less frequently I experience certain things which used to hit me square in the face every time I went near the topic as a PC: a new piece of knowledge that leaves you entirely confused and...
Accountable to the Law, not the NHSMental Health Cop 5 Jul
On 12th November 2013, I wrote a blog entitled ‘Here We Go Again‘, following the death of a vulnerable man in Bedfordshire who we now know was called Leon Briggs.
Conversations, reviews and operational issuesDCC Dave Thompson 2 Jul
Since I leased out the blog to the rest of the team in May there is a fair bit to cover.
Exacerbating TensionsMental Health Cop 30 Jun
I’ve had to ask myself recently whether I’m guilty of potentially exacerbating tensions or conflict between the police and mental health services, after a number of suggestions on social media and elsewhere that this is the effect...
CarePlan: Call the Police!Mental Health Cop 28 Jun
We are hearing stories on social media at the moment, of patients who claim they were told to ‘call the police’ when they have contacted their community or crisis team for support as they recognise they are becoming unwell or at...
Twenty Four Hours in Police CustodyMental Health Cop 26 Jun
Last night’s episode was a belter wasn’t it? … see Channel 4 ‘catch up’ on the internet, if you missed it: 10pm on 25th June.
Let’s Do The MathsMental Health Cop 17 Jun
Look back to when I joined the police are you’ll see that crime levels, measured either by police recorded crime or by the British Crime Survey, were much higher – but if you look at statistics on use of s136 of the Mental Health...
Capacity for What?!Mental Health Cop 13 Jun
It’s rearing its head again: whether or not somebody has the ‘capacity’ to be a victim or ‘capacity’ to be a suspect.
The Forensic RouteMental Health Cop 10 Jun
When we hear mental health professionals talking about someone going ‘down the forensic route’, they mean a patient with healthcare needs being managed under Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983.
My first year as an ACC but my core values have remained unchangedDCC Dave Thompson 8 Jun
When I joined 27 years ago, I had no family link to policing but like so many people I have met along the way I was attracted to α career in policing as it looked exciting, there was variety and I wanted to make α positive difference to people...
Aim to be the best and to prepare for the worstDCC Dave Thompson 6 Jun
I’m going to talk about two key aspects of my development plan for 2018-19 and I hope you will be able to see there is an operational focus to what I’m trying to achieve.
We will get the basics right and we will support the force in driving improvementDCC Dave Thompson 4 Jun
2018/19 will be a significant year for Commercial Services.
Attention to DetailMental Health Cop 3 Jun
Last year, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published their Standards on the Mental Health of Adults in the Criminal Justice System.
Although loads changes over time the heart of policing remains the same – making a differenceDCC Dave Thompson 1 Jun
My uncle was in the Isle of Man Police and about 25 years ago I spent some time with him that made me realise I wanted to join too.
The People Deal and Leadership Promise have not been forgotten or de-prioritisedDCC Dave Thompson 31 May
Reaching 15 months in my new role is a great opportunity to look back on what’s been achieved and what’s to come next.
Things are now settling down and there’s great work in Neighbourhood Policing to build onDCC Dave Thompson 29 May
My first year in WMP has flown by.
Unashamedly Ambitious Plans for West Midlands PoliceDCC Dave Thompson 24 May
I’ve never been keen on the word Ambition, always associating it with striving to succeed at all costs.
My Health and YoursMental Health Cop 20 May
My healthcare, and that of my family and friends, is absolutely none of your business.
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Police videos »
Battering Ram Cam – Crime blitz continues across SandwellWM Police YouTube Channel 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 houseWM Police YouTube Channel 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 raidsWM Police YouTube Channel 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 investigationWM Police YouTube Channel 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 appealWM Police YouTube Channel 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 actionWM Police YouTube Channel 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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WM Air Ambulance »
Two in hospital as air ambulance lands after police incident in Shard EndSunday Mercury 2 Aug
One seriously hurt, another with multiple injuries...
Air ambulance called to Sutton Coldfield after man found unconscious with head injury in Lichfield RoadSunday Mercury 1 Aug
The road through the centre of the town was shut off for 30 minutes while medical crews treated the man...
Air ambulance scrambled after man falls from roof in KingstandingSunday Mercury 17 Jul
Chopper landed on Burford Road playing fields...
Murder investigation underway after a woman was stabbed to death in Small Heath.Birmingham Updates 12 Jul
Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the force’s homicide team, has launched a murder investigation after a woman has died following a stabbing at a property in Small Heath this morning (12/07).
In pictures: Sun shines on 2018 Lichfield Rotary Cars in the ParkLichfield Live 8 Jul
Crowds flocked to Beacon Park as the sun shone on the 2018 Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park.
Cyclist seriously injured in West Heath collisionB31 Voices 3 Jul
A cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in West Heath this morning.
Man dies after ‘wall collapse’ in RugbyBBC News 18 Jun
A man in his late 40s was taken to hospital by air ambulance where he later died, police say.
Pregnant stab victim Natalie Queiroz to take on Great Midlands Fun Run in flight suit to support charity which saved her lifeSunday Mercury 2 Jun
Natalie will be running the Sutton Coldfield event in a Midlands Air Ambulance flight suit to raise money for the charity which saved both her and her daughter's lives...
Police swoop on Coventry Road, Small Heath, after reports of stabbingSunday Mercury 22 May
Air ambulance landed in area after incident early on Tuesday evening...
Driver ‘lucky’ to be alive after crashExpress & Star 22 May
Fire crews, an air ambulance along with police from Kinver and Wombourne attended the incident which involved one red car in Bridgnorth Road, Trescott...
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