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WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

Violence fears over planned booze store in Walsall

A planned new booze store has sparked concerns that existing problems with alcohol-fuelled violence in Walsall town centre could get worse. West Midlands Police have raised concerns about the Leo Shop convenience store potentially opening in an empty unit in Bridge Street and the impact it would have on the area and their resources.

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Violence fears over planned booze store in Walsall

Gunman still at large after man found shot in leg in residential street

Police are still appealing for help after a man who had been shot in the leg was found in a residential street. Officers were called by paramedics after a seriously injured man in his 20s, was found on Darkhouse Lane, Coseley, at around 11.30pm on Wednesday.

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Gunman still at large after man found shot in leg in residential street

Horror crash driver who blamed cyclist for two 'mistakes' jailed for three years

A DRIVER mowed down a cyclist after 'barreling' through a red light - then blamed him for the collision. Birmingham Crown Court heard how Derek Hall failed to stop at a pelican crossing on Queslett Road in Great Barr, despite the fact other vehicles ahead of him had pulled up.

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Horror crash driver who blamed cyclist for two 'mistakes' jailed for three years

Five Ways Island closure: Man seriously hurt after 'falling down steps'

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after falling down a flight of steps near Five Ways Island. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene on the Broad Street exit at 5.40am today (May 27) where a man was on top of a building.

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Five Ways Island closure: Man seriously hurt after 'falling down steps'

Terrifying moment car and Yardley driveway engulfed in flames in 'arson hate campaign'

Arsonists struck at family's Yardley home, but dad slams police response These are the terrifying scenes after arsonists attacked a Birmingham family's car on their drive - with huge flames spreading out into the street. And the victims claim the chilling incident is part of a four-year hate campaign against them.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 61
Terrifying moment car and Yardley driveway engulfed in flames in 'arson hate campaign'

Police appeal to catch scooter thugs after Bartley Green carjacking

Police would like to speak to the person pictured Police are hunting thugs who beat a man during a horrific Bartley Green carjacking. The pair, who were riding scooters moments before, threatened the 23-year-old victim with a knife. Police have launched an appeal over the incident which happened at around 5.45pm on April 15.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  18 hours ago 0
Police appeal to catch scooter thugs after Bartley Green carjacking

Bank staff threatened in Oldbury bank robbery

Four men robbed a bank in Oldbury today (Thursday). A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are urgently appealing for information after a robbery at a bank in Oldbury this morning (26 May). "Four people arrived at the bank on Birmingham Street at around 8.15am in a white Skoda Fabia.

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Bank staff threatened in Oldbury bank robbery

Oldbury bank staff thrown to floor as robbers escape with large quantity of cash

Bank staff in Oldbury were thrown to the ground as a gang of robbers burst in before escaping with a large quantity of cash. It happened at a bank in Birmingham Street at around 8.45am on Thursday. A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are urgently appealing for information after a robbery at a bank in Oldbury this morning.

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Oldbury bank staff thrown to floor as robbers escape with large quantity of cash

Bank staff 'threatened and forced to open tills' in Oldbury heist

POLICE have launched an urgent appeal after bank staff were assaulted and "forced to open tills" during a robbery in Oldbury. The "nasty ordeal" happened this morning (Thursday, May 26) at a bank on Birmingham Street. Four people arrived at the bank at around 8.15am in a white Skoda Fabia.

halesowennews.co.uk ,  20 hours ago 5
Bank staff 'threatened and forced to open tills' in Oldbury heist

Teens hopeful for the future as 'brave' new vision launched for Walsall

We Are Walsall 2040 is aimed at developing a vision shaped by what people living and working in the town want for 18 years' time Teenage students in Walsall have backed a 'brave' vision that aims to transform the borough by the time they are twice the age they are now.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  20 hours ago 0
Teens hopeful for the future as 'brave' new vision launched for Walsall

West Midlands Police get Teapot 1 'welfare' van to help at major incidents and events

The new van, 'Teapot 1' will help officers deployed to incidents which are expected to run for more than a day, where they would often not have basics like a toilet A specially kitted-out van to help police officers deployed to major incidents in the West Midlands has come into service.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  23 hours ago 3
West Midlands Police get Teapot 1 'welfare' van to help at major incidents and events

Police officer who assaulted doorman on night out dismissed from West Midlands Police

A police officer who assaulted a doorman on a night out and had to be physically restrained by other officers has been dismissed from West Midlands Police. Pc Michael Reynolds, who was off-duty at the time, had been asked to leave a "licensed premises" in Birmingham on December 21 last year and he asked to be readmitted.

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Police officer who assaulted doorman on night out dismissed from West Midlands Police

Birmingham cop sacked after 'assaulting bouncer in city centre bar'

PC Michael Reynolds was off-duty at the time of the incident A West Midlands Police officer has been sacked after allegedly assaulting a bouncer. Off-duty PC Michael Reynolds had been asked to leave a bar in Birmingham city centre. Reynolds tried to regain entry after identifying himself as a cop, but was refused by the doorman.

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Birmingham cop sacked after 'assaulting bouncer in city centre bar'

‘Knife-wielding’ Birmingham BMW carjacking suspects hunted by police

Police would like to speak to two men who attacked and stole a BMW from a driver in Dettonford Road, Bartley Green Police issued CCTV images of two men who may have information following a vicious carjacking in Birmingham. It happened in Dettonford Road in the Bartley Green area of the city at around 5.45pm on Good Friday, April 15.

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‘Knife-wielding’ Birmingham BMW carjacking suspects hunted by police

Killers convicted after 'caring' father beaten to death in Rowley Regis

Three men have been convicted after a father-of-five was stripped naked and beaten to death in an industrial estate in the West Midlands. Carl Woodall, 44, died after suffering "catastrophic injuries" in Rowley Regis on 28 June last year, West Midlands Police has said.

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Killers convicted after 'caring' father beaten to death in Rowley Regis

Police launch hunt for driver of £500,000 Ferrari who fled after crashing 211mph supercar into five parked cars

Ferrari SF90 was involved in crash on Hagley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands The luxury Italian car, which has top speeds of 211mph, crashed on Wednesday Pictures show the £500,000 high-performance vehicle in a crumpled mess West Midlands Police say they are now hunting the driver, who fled the scene

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Police launch hunt for driver of £500,000 Ferrari who fled after crashing 211mph supercar into five parked cars

Inside life of disgraced swinging detective who sold £150 threesome romp sessions

Nicholas Taylor had previously quit but was banned from police work for life A disgraced swinging detective who offered threesomes to clients with his lover has been banned for life from police work. Detective Constable Nicholas Taylor charged £150 an hour for romps at their Telford home while the county was in lockdown.

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Inside life of disgraced swinging detective who sold £150 threesome romp sessions

Black Country road near railway station closed as police probe incident

A road running near a busy railway station has been closed off by police following an incident. A police van has been seen at the entrance to Darkhouse Lane in Coseley, with the road closed at the Siddons Road junction down to Darkhouse Baptist Church. The road was closed at 11.30pm on Wednesday night and a police presence has been in place since then, causing disruption for rail travellers heading towards Coseley Station.

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Black Country road near railway station closed as police probe incident