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Watch: Firefighters tackle ‘stolen’ car blaze after suspected arson attack 

14 Jan 18

The incident was on Goscote Lodge Crescent, in Walsall…


News
Arrest over petrol sprayed at Rugeley police station 

27 Dec 17

A man is suspected of attempted arson with intent to endanger life over the Christmas Day incident.


Council
Sandwell Valley High Ropes set to re-open in the Spring 

22 Dec 17

The highly-popular High Ropes adventure activity in the Sandwell Valley at West Bromwich is to re-open in the spring – when it is rebuilt following an arson attack.


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Ram raid and suspected arson at Walsall shop 

22 Dec 17

Peggys Place furniture store targeted in Barracks Lane…


News
Suspected arsonists set car on fire next to an open gas main in Chelmsley Wood 

6 Dec 17

SUSPECTED arsonists played a dangerous game as they set fire to a car next to an open gas main in Chelmsley Wood last night.


Local news
Developers apply to demolish Northfield golf club house after September arson attack 

28 Nov 17

Developers have applied to Birmingham City Council for permission to demolish the club house building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.


Rugby
Arsonists destroy £340k luxury home in SECOND fire in just two days 

15 Nov 17

Firefighters were sent to the derelict large detached home in Church Lane, Handsworth, at 2.53am last Saturday morning…


Rugby
Fire rips through Handsworth ‘tip’ house in suspected arson attack 

10 Nov 17

Mounds of rubbish littered the drive until a clean-up operation took place less than a month ago…


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Working to rebuild and reuse the former home of George and Elizabeth Cadbury 

3 Nov 17

Bournville Village Trust has agreed to acquire and manage some of the 138 homes at the Manor House site, which is being developed by Crest Nicholson.


News
Locked up: Coventry killers, abusers, arsonists and thugs jailed in October 

1 Nov 17

Plus one criminal who was VERY lucky to be spared prison…


Rugby
Huge fire which gutted Erdington factory was suspected arson attack 

20 Oct 17

Pictures show devastation caused by severe blaze which ripped through site in Edgemond Avenue…


News
Vending machine set on fire in an arson attack at University Station  

19 Oct 17

Officers from British Transport Police and firefighters were dispatched to University Station, near University of Birmingham, at around 1:10AM this morning (19/10), to reports of a fire on platform two.


Rugby
Arsonists strike at train station and cause vending machine to EXPLODE 

19 Oct 17

British Transport Police is investigating following the platform blaze at the University of Birmingham station…


News
Man sentenced to over six years imprisonment for setting a homeless man’s tent on fire. 

12 Oct 17

This is the moment a homeless man’s tent was set on fire seconds before he managed to scramble free, caught on crystal-clear footage which helped detectives quickly arrest the arsonist.


News
Teens questioned as arson investigation into pub fire begins 

11 Oct 17

The former Rising Sun pub off the A5 in Brownhills, Walsall was set on fire…


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Fire at 200 year old Rubery pub confirmed as arson 

11 Oct 17

West Midlands Fire Service have this morning confirmed that a fire which destroyed the roof of The Cock Inn yesterday (Tuesday 10th October) was arson.


FixMyStreet
There is an abandoned white van that has been left at the end of Mountford Street. It is damaged like its been in an accident. There is a risk of arson or the like., 30th September 

30 Sep 17

Abandoned vehicle left after collision for over a week on the end of mountford street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Mountford Street, Sparkhill Report on FixMyStreet…


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Fire inside disused premises in the city centre is being treated as suspected arson. 

19 Sep 17

Emergency Services were dispatched to the disused premises on Pershore Street, near Chinatown, at around 6:18AM, following several 999 calls reporting the blaze.


Rugby
Hotel guests in fire drama after arson attack at Birmingham city centre building 

19 Sep 17

Firefighters considered the evacuation of hotel near Arcadian Centre because it was so close to 6am fire…


Rugby
Watch: ‘Horrific’ moment flames engulf car in suspected arson attack 

19 Sep 17

Dramatic footage shows a huge car blaze and explosion on
a Bordesley Green road…


News
Huge drop in deliberate fires following Flames Aren’t Games campaign 

6 Sep 17

FIGURES for arson have plummeted following a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign aimed at highlighting the dangers of deliberate fires.


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Tamworth motor garages targeted by arsonists and thieves 

31 Aug 17

THESE are the shocking images of two cars destroyed by arsonists in a spate of incidents involving Tamworth motor garages.


News
Police launch appeal to trace arsonist following an attempted murder 

31 Aug 17

Police are appealing to trace a man caught on camera setting fire to a car in Adderley Road on Tuesday 4th July.


Local news
Police confirm fire at the Hare & Hounds pub in Marsh Hill,… 

30 Aug 17

A BLAZE which destroyed part of an historic Erdington pub was arson, police have confirmed.


Rugby
Watch: Shocking CCTV shows arsonist moments before Birmingham market blaze 

30 Aug 17

Stephen Wilkinson was found guilty of starting the fire which took around 40 firefighters several hours to bring under control…