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County line drug gang targeted ‘easy pickings’ in countryside – before attempting to evade capture by fleeing 

19 Apr 18

The quartet were sentenced to prison on April 16 for drugs offences…


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First picture of murder victim Tyrone Dorsett released as family pay tribute to their ‘wonderful son’ 

19 Apr 18

Officially named by police following Sunday’s fatal shooting…


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Self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers 

19 Apr 18

Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by more than half in a large proportion of cases…


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Schoolgirl hides from violent thugs brandishing baseball bats before horrific attack 

18 Apr 18

15-year-old girl left seriously injured after hooded men found and beat her in Tipton…


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How West Midlands Police are now using drones to catch criminals 

18 Apr 18

High definition cameras will be helping to cover West Midlands Police more ground on patrols…


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Watch: BMW veers off road into front garden sending bins flying 

18 Apr 18

CCTV emerges of crash as residents call for action at accident blackspot…


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‘Grotesque’ HIV hairdresser Daryll Rowe branded ‘sociopath’ by victims he tried to infect 

18 Apr 18

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus…


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Human trafficker worked as city cabbie before crimes were detected 

18 Apr 18

Another cabbie showed disturbing images to children with special needs…


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Pervert who branded 13-year-old girls ‘horny little s***s’ snared by paedophile hunters 

18 Apr 18

Joshua Turner, from Coventry, pleaded guilty this week…


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New footage showing arrests following Stratford Road jewellery raid 

18 Apr 18

Two men due in court in connection with robbery at jewellers…


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This is the number of people being rushed to A&E after being shot in Birmingham 

17 Apr 18

New figures from the NHS have revealed all…


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Pamela Anderson heartbroken as she tells Piers Morgan of Julian Assange ‘torture’ 

17 Apr 18

Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, recently had his internet access cut off…


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Police hunt suspect wanted in Poland for drugs and theft crimes 

16 Apr 18

Karol Michalski has links to Birmingham and other Midland locations…


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Riddle of fake speed camera which appeared at roadside 

16 Apr 18

The yellow ‘camera’ raised suspicions after it was placed just before a bend on an A road…


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Massive response to fundraising drive in memory of tragic schoolgirl Viktorija Sokolova 

16 Apr 18

The online fund has raised 4,924 in just four days…


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‘Attention-seeker’ wasted 250 hours of police time after claiming he saw loan shark’s murder 

16 Apr 18

Qasim Rehman told a pack of lies to boost his reputation, court told…


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Bordesley murder investigation: Police continue to hunt for gunman 

16 Apr 18

A 20-year-old man was gunned down in a quiet residential street in the shadow of St Andrew’s…


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Police axe ‘crass’ posters urging public not to give cash to homeless after criticism from own crime commissioner 

16 Apr 18

Crime Commissioner David Jamieson in scathing attack on posters which show outline of body and say: ‘Kindness can kill…


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Watch: Brazen vandal hurls paint over cars before slashing tyre in mystery attack 

16 Apr 18

Castle Brom driver is offering a 500 reward for anyone who recognises the thug…


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Police appeal after shop assistant threatened with acid at New Street Station 

15 Apr 18

The acid threat, on the morning of March 30, has been described by officers as racially motivated…


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Police name 14-year-old schoolgirl found dead in park as Vicktorija Sokolova 

13 Apr 18

Vicktorija Sokolova, who was Lithuanian-born, was reported missing on Wednesday…


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Convicted murderer Gheorghe Mihai who tried to kill sister-in-law is jailed 

13 Apr 18

Gheorghe Mihai, 38, viciously stabbed knifed his victim Roxana Mihai on Lye High Street in Wolverhampton…


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Two arrested after body of schoolgirl, 14, found in Wolverhampton’s West Park 

13 Apr 18

The victim died from a blunt force trauma to her head, police reveal…


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Police find handgun after pulling over Mercedes car 

13 Apr 18

Alert was earlier raised by drivers who said the occupants of the car had been seen brandishing a firearm…


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Security van driver ‘dragged to floor’ during violent robbery outside Asda – what we know so far 

13 Apr 18

The violent incident took place in broad daylight outside the main entrance of Asda Queslett in Great Barr…