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27 Jun 2016, 15:53pm
A man has been charged with several offences after being arrested during an English Defence League protest in Sheldon on Saturday 25 June.
Thomas Johnstone, of Hitchen Road in Luton, Bedfordshire, has been charged with two counts of racially aggravated public order, two counts of threatening behaviour and obstructing police.
The 30-year-old was remanded...
20 Jun 2016, 14:23pm
A 54-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a woman in Nottingham 30 years ago.
John Bainbridge, of Beckett Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was arrested by officers from Nottinghamshire Police on Saturday morning 18 June 2016 and has been charged with one count of rape.
The offence took place in Vernon Road, Basford, in May 1986.
8 Jun 2016, 15:22pm
Two more men have been charged overnight with the murder of Aqib Mazhar on 1 June 2016.
Qamran Ahmed, 21, and Mohammed Quasim, 24, both of Staindale Drive, Aspley, are due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning 8 June, 2016.
A third man, aged 24, who was also in police custody on suspicion of murder, has been bailed pending further...
2 Jun 2016, 12:09pm
Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 8.35pm on Wednesday 1 June 2016 to Russell Road in Forest Fields, Nottingham, following a report of a serious assault.
Upon attendance a man in his twenties was found to have suffered a serious injury believed to have been caused by a knife. The man was subsequently taken to Queen’s Medical Centre where he...
30 May 2016, 18:17pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Woodside Walk, Kings Heath, Northampton, earlier this month.
The man, who was in his thirties, left the shops on Park Drive and was followed along West Oval by a group of approximately six to seven men who were shouting verbal abuse at him.
The man called at a friend’s house and they both...
28 May 2016, 10:48am
A former care worker was handed three life sentences on May 27th after attempting to murder staff at the West Bromwich accommodation complex where she worked.
Melissa Swift, who had also previously served as a special constable with West Midlands Police, appeared before Birmingham Crown Court on 27th where she was sentenced, having pleaded guilty in...
25 May 2016, 12:36pm
Detectives from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit (PPU) have charged a man from the Alum Rock area of Birmingham with making indecent images of children.
Brian Topliss is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 25 May.
The 72-year-old was arrested on Monday morning and a full-scale search of his Maitland Road home has been underway...
24 May 2016, 12:27pm
Detectives have launched an investigation after a schoolboy was hurt in a stabbing in Birmingham on Monday 23 May.
The 16-year-old was attacked near to a bus stop on Monyhull Hall Road, Kings Norton at around 8.30am. He made his way to a nearby school where he collapsed and an ambulance was called.
He is currently being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening...
17 May 2016, 14:46pm
Four men have been jailed for more than 30 years combined following a £5.5m drugs haul.
Ninety-seven litres of liquid amphetamine was seized by officers from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) in June 2015.
The find was a result of a vehicle interception at junction 27 of the M1, in Annesley, Nottinghamshire, where the drug was being...
14 May 2016, 19:11pm
Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed on the 8a bus travelling from Lozells to Birmingham city centre on Saturday 7 May.
Our officers were called to Vyse Street in Hockley at around 6pm.
The 28-year-old was treated by the ambulance service and taken to hospital where he was given a CT scan and a blood transfusion. He has since...
9 May 2016, 13:03pm
Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed after getting off a bus in Birmingham on Saturday 7 May.
Officers were called at 6.08pm following reports that a man had been stabbed several times as two men became involved in an altercation as they got off a bus in Vyse Street, Hockley.
The man has been taken to hospital where he remains...
7 May 2016, 18:47pm
Two men have today been found guilty of shooting dead a Birmingham teenager following a dispute over a £50 bag of cannabis.
Connor Smith was shot dead in the Hawkesley area on 8 October 2015 after Leon Frye, of Rodney Close and Philip Baillie, of Forde Way Gardens clashed with Smith and his friends in an alleyway near Baillie’s home.
Connor was upset...
7 May 2016, 17:27pm
A couple who targeted a vulnerable young woman, subjecting her to a sexual assault on a Nottingham street, have been jailed.
Following a trial in January 2016, Joseph Penado, 52, of Woodborough Road, St Ann’s, was found guilty of sexual assault whilst his accomplice Michelle Cooper, 50, of Stratford Close, Colwick, was also found guilty of sexual assault.
2 May 2016, 15:04pm
Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed on a Birmingham bus following a row with a fellow passenger.
The 22-year-old was travelling on the number 11 bus in Church Road, Yardley, when he got into an argument with a man who stabbed him in the arm with a knife.
Police and paramedics were called to his home shortly after the incident...
30 Apr 2016, 20:33pm
We are investigating a serious assault that happened at a house in Drake Street, Lincoln.
Officers were called to the property shortly after midnight on Saturday 30th April in response to reports of an altercation at the address. A 24 year-old man was taken to hospital with head injuries and later transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham...
30 Apr 2016, 19:16pm
Investigating officers believe the disused building, in Faraday Road, was targeted by burglars before it was set alight at just after midday on Wednesday 27 April 2016.
While the owner of the building has been in touch, the current named leaseholder has yet to be traced and is now being sought as a victim of crime.
The building was formerly operating...
28 Apr 2016, 21:32pm
Members of a Coventry drugs ring have been jailed for more than 30 years – after their illegal empire was crushed by West Midlands Police.
Drugs with a street value of £1.7 million were seized as the force continues its success in tackling organised crime in the city.
Operation Blue Steel was launched in 2015 and has already seen scores of suspected...
28 Apr 2016, 14:08pm
A drunken taxi passenger who assaulted a cabbie and smashed up his car with a hammer after being asked to clean up his own vomit has been locked up for more than two years.
Charlie Jones flew into a rage on the evening of 18 October last year when the driver pulled over in Bloxwich Road North, Short Heath, and insisted he help wipe down the rear seats....
27 Apr 2016, 17:30pm
A bouncer has been jailed for assaulting guests at a charity event and punching one man dead with a single blow.
Nicolas Salhan was among security staff hired for the party in Samsons Banqueting Suite, Oldbury, thrown by organisers on 21 November last year to raise funds for a fire-damaged temple.
But instead of keeping order Salhan and fellow doorman...
27 Apr 2016, 17:02pm
Police renewed their appeal for information and have released CCTV images.
On Saturday 14 February 2016 at approximately 4:00am a 26-year-old local man was seriously assaulted outside Boots Store at the taxi rank in Boston.
He suffered a serious injury to his jaw and various bruises and abrasions.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sue-Ellen...
26 Apr 2016, 17:33pm
A serving soldier in the British Army has been charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs in Wolverhampton last year.
Oliver Bramwell, aged 22, of Rosemount Gardens, Ackleton, is accused of providing cocaine to three men on the morning of 13 December 2015 after a night out in the city.
One of the men, Kieran Bainbridge, aged 20, collapsed...
26 Apr 2016, 17:15pm
A taxi driver, who raped his customer instead of taking her home, has been jailed.
Shapoor Ahmad Azimi picked up his then 22-year-old victim from outside Propaganda nightclub, in Broadway, Nottingham city centre, at around 4am on Sunday 18 October 2015.
But instead of driving her home, the 37-year-old took her to a street in Lenton and raped her on...
26 Apr 2016, 15:13pm
A man who shot a DJ in the face after being asked to leave a pub in Coventry 20 years ago has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of wounding.
Anthony Stephens, who was a member of biker gang ‘The Outlaws’, fired the bullet at his victim at The Plough on London Road on the morning of Sunday 20 October 1996.
It ricocheted around the...
25 Apr 2016, 23:12pm
Phillip Barlow, aged 36, of Victoria Street, Chesterton, was charged with murder on Monday 25 April following the discovery of the body of a woman at a property on Victoria Street, Chesterton, at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
The woman has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be Fay Daniels, aged 30, from Newcastle-under-Lyme. Her...
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