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Wasteland attacker sought after woman robbed in Hay Mills

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Thursday 5 March 2015

Detectives are urging people to help them trace a man who attacked a lone woman as she walked home across wasteland in Birmingham.

The 43-year-old was on land off Coventry Road, adjacent to Berkeley Road, when she was approached and assaulted on Monday 5 January.

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Search continues for missing Handsworth woman

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Police in Birmingham continue to appeal for information to find missing woman, Cheryl Kerr. 

Cheryl, aged 55, of Handsworth Wood Road, Handsworth, was last seen on 31 January and reported missing to local police on 12 February. 

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Pair arrested after dawn raids in Birmingham

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Tens of thousands of pounds of cash was seized as Birmingham police carried out dawn raids in Alum Rock this morning (4 March).

Two men are now in police custody after the drugs raids were executed simultaneously at three different addresses in College Gate just after 6am.

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Lorry drivers’ near miss as bricks thrown from Black Country bridge

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Police are investigating two instances of criminal damage after objects were thrown from bridges along the Black Country Route.

The first incident took place around 9pm on 25 February in Bradley where an unknown object was thrown from the bridge at the Vulcan Road Island. The 69-year-old lorry driver was travelling towards Walsall when the object came smashing through the windscreen.

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Police focus on criminals with additions to camera network

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Police are increasing the pressure on the region’s major criminals as they introduce new state of the art automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras on major routes across the West Midlands.

The new overt cameras will be situated at 16 different locations across the West Midlands. In a first for the force, they will be using 3G technology to capture and transfer images of vehicles which are of interest to the police. 

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Postman strikes gold as police recover athlete Kelly’s Commonwealth medal

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

West Midlands Police has recovered a treasured Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from Birmingham athlete Kelly Sotherton...less than 24 hours after the case featured in a Crimewatch TV appeal. 

The case appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch on Monday night with the 38-year-old making a personal appeal for the return of her prized possessions. And yesterday afternoon (3 March) a Royal Mail delivery driver found the Commonwealth gold on his rounds while emptying a pillar box in Sutton Coldfield. 

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Sex offender jailed for 17 years over historic child abuse

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Wednesday 4 March 2015

A Birmingham sex offender, who subjected three young girls to years of abuse, has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for a string of historic offences. 

Gary Jukes, of Highters Road, Warstock was sentenced after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to sexually abusing children over a period of 21 years, between 1976 and 1997.

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Fraudster jailed for four years after online ’financial advisor’ scam

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Tuesday 3 March 2015

A Moseley fraudster who posed as a financial advisor to con over £370,000 from unsuspecting victims has been jailed for four years.

Unemployed Nabil Mohammed was first arrested by West Midlands Police in 2013 after his fraudulent activities were reported and an investigation was launched.

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