West Midlands

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

A West Midlands slavery ring that forced more than 400 people to work for pennies a day while their bosses earned £2 million has been smashed.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mosques attacked with catapults in Birmingham

Mosques attacked with catapults in Birmingham

Mosques attacked with catapults in Birmingham

Two mosques in Birmingham were attacked with catapults, causing armed police to intervene

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

Parveez Akthar pulled out a knife and stabbed his wife without warning

Life jail for man who stabbed wife to death in front of children

Life jail for man who stabbed wife to death in front of children

Parvez Akthar killed his wife after gambling and alcohol binge

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Kaur was discovered unconscious by family members (stock photo)

Woman found dead in Wolverhampton named as Sarbjit Kaur

Woman found dead in Wolverhampton named as Sarbjit Kaur

Kaur was discovered unconscious by family members, having been assaulted

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Brexit forecasts show economies of areas which voted Leave will be hit hardest

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report suggests

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report says

MPs have viewed forecasts for Brexit, however the Government says they don't reflect the outcome it wants in negotiations

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Edwin Allen has been jailed for 14 years

Police officers hailed for rescuing battered woman from ex-partner's 'horrific' 5am attack

Police officers hailed for rescuing battered woman from ex-partner's attack

Women suffered broken nose, neck and jaw in the attack

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The victim was found unconscious following a disturbance

Man beaten to death at Birmingham bedsit

Man beaten to death at Birmingham bedsit

Officers found a man unconscious at the bedsit, but could not save him

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mylee was found with knife wounds on Saturday

54-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering Birmingham schoolgirl Mylee Billingham

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Birmingham schoolgirl Mylee Billingham

Mylee was stabbed to death on Saturday in Walsall

Collins' abuse ended when one of his victims came forward last year

Peter Collins: Birmingham paedophile jailed for 20 years of abuse

Birmingham paedophile jailed for 20 years of abuse

Collins claimed his sleep condition made him unaware of his abuse of young children

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jaswant Rathore was found guilty of a string of sex attacks

Jaswant Rathore: Dudley doctor who sexually assaulted patients during surgery jailed for 12 years

Dudley doctor who sexually assaulted patients jailed for 12 years

Rathore offered women 'manual manipulation therapies' and masturbated as he abused patients

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

David Clarke pleaded guilty to holding two people hostage at gunpoint

Nuneaton man pleads guilty to taking hostages at Bermuda Park bowling alley

Nuneaton man pleads guilty to taking hostages at Bermuda Park bowling alley

Judge expects Clarke to 'expect lengthy prison sentence'

Khalid Yousef was murdered in a branch of Paddy Power

Arrest made under Mental Health Act after man stabbed in Paddy Power

Arrest made under Mental Health Act after murder in Paddy Power branch

Khalid Yousef was pronounced dead at the scene last Thursday

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bitter weather continues as Britain weathers coldest night of the year

Bitter weather continues as Britain freezes through coldest night of the year

Bitter weather continues as Britain freezes through coldest night of the year

Temperatures dropped below freezing in many parts of the country

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Firefighters called to rescue YouTuber with head cemented in microwave

Firefighters called to rescue YouTuber with head cemented in microwave

Firefighters called to rescue YouTuber with head cemented in microwave

The man was supposedly trying to make a mould of his head

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Akbar Hamid even threatened the parents of his victim's parents

Akbar Hamid: Birmingham paedophile groomed teenage girl on Facebook and posted sexual images on Instagram

Birmingham paedophile humiliated teen by posting sexual images on Instagram

Akbar Hamid was jailed for nearly six months for his campaign of abuse and intimidation

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Neil Harris pulled down girls' leotard tops during his decades of assault

Neil Harris: Dance teacher who pulled down girls' tops to 'see how they were developing' guilty of indecent assault

Dance teacher pulled down girls' tops to 'see how they were developing'

Neil Harris, who taught dance for 60 years, will be sentenced in January

Doch's family have given permission for the footage to be released, three weeks after the fatal hit-and-run collision in Handsworth

Krishna Devi Droch: Police hunting wrong-way driver who killed grandmother on her way to morning prayers

Police hunting wrong-way driver who killed Birmingham woman on her way to prayer

The motorist had jumped a red light and was travelling the wrong way when Droch was sturkc

Kenny Field was branded a coward by police

Kenny Field: Violent robber who knocked out pensioner to steal a torch jailed

Violent robber who knocked out pensioner to steal a torch jailed

Field punched the 72-year-old man in the head more than 20 times in unprovoked attack

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Norbert Chikerema subjected his wife to an attack which left her with catastrophic head injuries

Norbert Chikerema: 'Jealous and paranoid' husband who killed wife Nyasha Kahari with axe jailed

Jealous husband who killed wife with axe over paranoid affair delusions jailed

Nyasha Kahari has been jailed for killing his wife after convincing himself she was having an affair

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Endris Mohammed's two children are seen here in a handout photo from police

Birmingham man Endris Mohammed guilty of killing his two children and trying to kill his wife in a gas explosion

Birmingham man guilty of killing his two children and trying to kill his wife

Endris Mohammed attempted to murder his wife, Penil Teklehaimanot, by tampering with a gas pipe and setting fire to the family home in Hamstead

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mohammed Subhan, and the stun gun he was found with (police handout)

Birmingham car-jacker Mohammed Subhan punched 90-year-old man before stealing his vehicle

Birmingham car-jacker punched 90-year-old man before stealing his vehicle

Subhan was one of three thugs who left victim bruised and cut

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Curtis Stewart was caught when he eventually stalled the van he was driving

WATCH Dangerous driver Curtis Stewart reversed on M6 after fleeing police at 100mph

Dangerous driver who reversed on M6 after fleeing police at 100mph jailed

Stewart was spotted weaving around other vehicles as he fled officers on the M6 at J5 for Castle Bromwich

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Zahid Hussain had been studying bomb-making techniques on the internet (West Midlands Police)

Zahid Hussain: Former bouncer jailed for trying to make bomb at his home

Former bouncer Zahid Hussain jailed for trying to make bomb at his home

Former bouncer Zahid Hussain jailed for trying to make bomb at his home

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wilkins initially denied any wrongdoing

Care home manager Carleen Wilkins jailed for robbing 97-year-old woman to fund casino gambling

Care home manager jailed for robbing 97-year-old woman to fund casino gambling

Carleen Wilkins stold victim's bank card and withdrew hundreds of pounds every single day for more than a year

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hayes initially denied the offences when questioned by police

Former soldier Andrew Hayes jailed for sex abuse after survivor breaks silence

Former soldier Andrew Hayes jailed for sex abuse after survivor breaks silence

Hayes targeted the youngster over a period of several years

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Police have released a picture of the fictitious 'A Shah' (West Midlands Police)

Police hunting man who wore fake PC's uniform to rob house

Police hunting man who wore fake PC's uniform to rob house

West Midlands police have released details of the man's elaborate scam

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Man who posed as Justin Bieber lookalike to snare teenage girls online jailed

Man who posed as Justin Bieber lookalike online jailed

Yohann Ramchelawon told girls he'd share their images with their families unless they performed sex acts for him

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Andy Street says he doesn't always agree with Theresa May

New West Midlands Mayor Andy Street says he disagrees with Theresa May on some policies

New West Midlands Mayor says he disagrees with Theresa May on some policies

Streets says he won't necessarily agree with the Tories in his new role

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2 is scheduled to be up and running by 2026