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News
WW2 flare gun among 116 weapons surrendered in amnesty 

19 Jun 18

Historical weapons, including an 1890 rifle and a World War Two flare gun, are handed in to police.


News
Lethal haul of firearms taken off West Midlands streets – including a 12 gauge pump-action shotgun 

19 Jun 18

More than 100 weapons handed in…


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‘The moment my daughter died – and why gang violence has to stop’ 

14 Jun 18

The appeal comes after the rise of gun and knife crime in Birmingham…


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Gangster James Mulvey was crime partner of Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh – who was shot dead by ‘ninja’ assassins 

13 Jun 18

Victim was gunned down after being lured to bar on ‘Costa del Crime…


News
Birmingham nightclub to close over ‘gun to head’ incident 

11 Jun 18

West Midlands Police descended on the venue after a 999 call claimed a gun had been fired.


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City centre nightclub shut permanently after gun brandished on dance floor 

11 Jun 18

There were also reports that the gun had been fired at Art House in Bissell Street, Birmingham causing people to flee in panic…


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Police manhunt after gun fired on Birmingham bus 

11 Jun 18

CCTV image issued after passenger fired weapon on No 12 bus in Castle Bromwich…


News
Woman arrested after loaded revolver found in Jewellery Quarter bedroom 

8 Jun 18

Police say they are mounting a ‘relentless’ crackdown on illegal firearms in city after dawn ride finds revolver…


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Man had shotgun with cartridges in Birmingham hostel 

6 Jun 18

Richard Mills had a weapon that was capable of causing enormous damage.


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The Greatest Showman joins line-up for latest Lichfield drive-in movie screenings 

5 Jun 18

Audiences in Lichfield will be able to enjoy two more movies as the drive-in series continues in August.


News
Police close club in ‘tough action’ against gun crime as they step up patrols 

27 May 18

Senior officers have signed a closure order for the Arabian Nites shisha lounge on Bissell Street in Highgate…


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Deadly guns – including sawn-off shotgun – discovered hidden in city centre underground car park near Broad Street 

27 May 18

And these pictures capture the chilling moment the cache of arms and ammo were found in the bowels of a building off Birminghams busy Broad Street…


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Birmingham school forced into lockdown after brawl involving gun outside 

26 May 18

The incident happened outside Lea Forest Primary Academy in Kitts Green…


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Birmingham school forced into lockdown after ‘fight’ involving gun outside 

26 May 18

The incident happened outside Lea Forest Primary Academy in Kitts Green…


News
Mekel Sterling: Four jailed over drive-by shooting murder 

25 May 18

Mekel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley, Birmingham, last September.


News
Man robs sex shop at gunpoint in dress and a wig ‘disguise’ – despite having a £50,000 a year job at Jaguar Land Rover 

24 May 18

Graham Perryman was jailed for five-and-a-half years and said even if it could set him free, he couldn’t explain why he’d done it…


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Thousands of mourners gather for funeral of Highgate shooting victim Abdul Rahman 

24 May 18

The university graduate was gunned down at a street barbecue in Stratford Place…


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Up to 5,000 mourners expected at funeral of Highgate murder victim Abdul Rahman 

24 May 18

The 24-year-old graduate was gunned down at a street barbecue…


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Terrified children spot gunman running down Kingstanding street 

24 May 18

Children ran and told a patrolling officer on Caverhsam Road in Kingstanding of man with a ‘gun…


News
‘Guns and Money’ gangster Jerome Jones claims human rights infringed – by order to behave 

24 May 18

He was hit with landmark ruling after spate of gun attacks…


News
Two men convicted of murdering dad of four Mikel Sterling in drive by shooting 

23 May 18

Mikel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley…


News
Police uncover loaded revolver in Highgate amid terrifying surge in city shootings 

23 May 18

Officers executed a warrant in Vaughton Street on Wednesday morning…


News
Police investigate after gun allegedly fired in Olton 

22 May 18

SOLIHULL Police have launched an investigation after a gun was allegedly fired in Olton on Sunday (May 20).


Local news
Police offer Firearms Surrender in bid to get more weapons out of communities 

21 May 18

As part of a crack down on violent crime, West Midlands Police is operating a firearms surrender this month.


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Man rescued from ‘hoarder’s’ burning Moseley home 

20 May 18

Heartbreaking picture of lounge rammed with clothes, books, bags and even a gun…