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News
Frankley Killers YouTube gangster among criminals jailed for more than 70 years 

21 Apr 18

Locals praised as tip-offs lead to jail time for ten notorious gang members…


Blog feature
West Side Story – Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock – 16 to 19 May 2018 

20 Apr 18

The Jets are gonna have their day – tonight.


News
Member of Frankley Killers gang jailed for organising hit on rival’s house 

19 Apr 18

Jamie Wood did not pull the trigger but ‘orchestrated’ the attack in Coriander Close, Northfield…


News
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…


Local news
[VIDEO] Northfield man jailed after filming shotgun discharge outside gang rival’s home 

19 Apr 18

As West Midlands Police continue to tackle gang violence in Birmingham, a Northfield man has been jailed for his part in an incident which saw shots fired at a home, after investigators found video footage on his mobile phone.


News
Machete thug is locked up 

19 Apr 18

Szyman Palucki was in Walsall town centre with friends – one of whom was celebrating her 18th birthday – when deliberately targeted by a gang of thugs, a judge heard…


Rugby
Nearly 140 years jail for multi-million pound drug smuggling gang 

17 Apr 18

Couriers would use airports including Birmingham to fly in and collect illicit bags…


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Comment: Communities can help us tackle gang violence in Birmingham 

17 Apr 18

City’s guns and gangs commission is taking its next step…


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How you can help tackle gang crime in Birmingham 

17 Apr 18

People from areas blighted by gang crime urged to step forward for 2 million campaign…


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Drugs gang smashed after Kings Norton ringleader hid loaded revolver inside child’s Wendy House 

15 Apr 18

Police also uncovered crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of 10,000 when they raided the home of Mustafa Ali…


News
Ex-prisoner who was violent gang member reveals all: How inmates smoke letters soaked in liquid drugs 

14 Apr 18

Letters from outside are being soaked in liquid Black Mamba…


News
This is how police caught two street gang members linked to ‘23 Drillas’ 

14 Apr 18

Two members of street gang 23 Drillas jailed for gun offences and perverting course of justice…


News
Armed gang assault terrified family after storming in while they watched TV 

14 Apr 18

The family were watching television in their Wolverhampton home…


News
Wolverhampton ‘gang member’ jailed after shot fired at party 

12 Apr 18

Yusupha Sarr and Christ Lidiu are linked to a Birmingham gang known as “23 Drillas”, police say.


News
Watch: Moment 23 Drillas gang member opens fire at party – to show off 

12 Apr 18

Yusupha Sarr who has been jailed also fired a sawn-off shotgun at a rival…


Blog arts
Pinkie Blinder 

12 Apr 18

BRIGHTON ROCK The REP, Birmingham, Wednesday 11 th April, 2018   This new production from Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal rocks into town with an irresistible swagger.


News
Arabian Nites says reports on violence are ‘free publicity’ and blame cops for area’s gang violence 

11 Apr 18

Trouble-hit nightspot has been hit by shootings, violence and gang incidents…


News
Four arrested after masked gang tie up staff at West Bromwich wholesaler in terrifying robbery 

11 Apr 18

Workers were threatened with a gun and baseball bat before raiders fled with huge cigarette haul…


Rugby
Gang member wields large machete on the ‘kill or be killed’ streets of Birmingham 

10 Apr 18

If someone’s willing to take my life, I’m willing to take theirs first.


News
Ex-gangster’s disturbing confession reveals how he could groom children to become gang members in two weeks 

10 Apr 18

Matthew Norford, previously part of the Rusholme Mandem gang, now works to deter kids from the gangster lifestyle…


News
Gang leaders of fraudulent tax claim operation jailed 

9 Apr 18

Mark Thorpe and Aaron Hayers claimed they had paid too much tax…


News
Ex-Burger Bar and Johnson Crew gang members team up to steer kids away from crime 

8 Apr 18

Former rivals have set up a YouTube channel to dissuade new generation from living ‘gangster life…


News
Police appeal after gang grab scash and cigarettes in convenience store robbery 

7 Apr 18

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a convenience store in Wythall.


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West Midlands Police Commissioner wants help fighting gangs and violence 

6 Apr 18

As the Government prepares to launch a new anti-violence strategy, the West Midlands Police Commissioner issues a reminder that it’s a huge problem in Birmingham and the West Midlands…


News
Young boys mugged for just £1 by gang of masked thugs 

5 Apr 18

The shocking attack took place as the victims walked home from school…