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Summer Album #31: Police Officer of the Year, Marj Levy

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Monday 31 August 2015

PC Marj Levy is hailed as Wonder Woman by locals on her Kings Norton beat – and in true superhero style she regularly springs into action at phone boxes! 

West Midlands Police Officer of the Year Marj – who has 28-years’ service under her belt – is a familiar face around the three estates of Hawkesley, Primrose and Pool Farm where she’s established strong links with the residents, schools and businesses.

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YouTube Rewind: Tackling ASB – why your calls make all the difference (2014)

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Sunday 30 August 2015

The force released this video last year to encourage people to report anti-social behaviour and help us tackle the problem.

The sound of peace-shattering scrambler bikes racing up and down the street every night outside your home would be enough to drive most people to pick up the phone and call police.

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Appeal for bus passengers to come forward after Kings Heath collision

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Sunday 30 August 2015

Police are appealing for passengers to come forward after two buses collided in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham yesterday (29th August 2015).

The single decker and double decker buses were involved in the collision in Addison Road just after 11am.

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Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist injured in Birmingham

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Sunday 30 August 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision on Friday morning (28 August).

Police were called to Highters Heath Road in Yardley Wood just after 6am after reports that a black Triumph motorcycle had collided with a black Vauxhall Astra.

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Summer Album #30: Identical twins Harry & Andy Clarke

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Sunday 30 August 2015

It’s often a case of ‘double trouble’ for fleeing crime suspects in Sandwell, with identical twins Harry and Andy Clarke both pounding the streets as Special Constables. 
 
The brothers, aged 34, have been volunteering as part of the West Midlands Police special constabulary for more than five years, giving several hours of their free time each month to join the fight against crime.

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Man arrested as murder investigation is launched in West Bromwich

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Saturday 29 August 2015

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after the body of a 26-year-old woman was discovered at a house in Chapel Street in West Bromwich just before 11.30am on Friday 28 August.

A forensic post-mortem examination was carried out on Friday following which a murder investigation was launched. At this stage the woman has not been formally identified.

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Summer Album #29 - Tragedy inspires career change from computer maintenance to a life in the emergency services

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Saturday 29 August 2015

There are some moments that can define your life forever and make you reassess what is important to you. And for PCSO David Monk this was the death of his 65-year-old dad. 

Back in 1995 George Monk died of a cardiac arrest as bystanders watched on helplessly as no one knew basic life support which could have saved him. From this moment David was inspired to help others and devote his spare time to saving the lives of other people’s dads, mums and other loved ones.

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Police appeal for witnesses after two men killed in Birmingham collision

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Saturday 29 August 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men died when a car lost control in Birmingham late last night (Friday 29 August).

Officers were called just before 11.30pm following reports that a Porsche Cayenne had collided with a lamppost and rolled over on Small Heath Highway.

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CCTV released after men stabbed at Selly Oak nightclub

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Saturday 29 August 2015

Detectives have released CCTV images after two men were stabbed at a nightclub in Selly Oak in the early hours of last Saturday morning (August 22). 

Officers were called to Urban Village in Bristol Road at around 12.50am and on arrival found the two men, aged 22 and 23, with knife injuries in the beer garden.

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Crime-fighting ‘app’ leads to 100-plus arrests

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Friday 28 August 2015

Criminals are being brought to justice by West Midlands Police thanks to a crime-fighting ‘app’ that allows the public to view CCTV of wanted people while on the move.

The Facewatch application allows smartphone and tablet users to search for crime suspects thought to be operating in their area and to view their images; more than 100 people have now been arrested as a result of information provided by eagle-eyed members of the public.

The technology is also being used by businesses as an instant crime reporting tool which allows them to electronically provide police with CCTV pictures of suspects, statements and crime details to detectives within minutes. It's saving thousands of hours of police time and keeping cops on the street fighting crime.

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Police appeal for information on court dodger

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Friday 28 August 2015

A man who failed to appear at court in connection with downloading indecent images may have fled to Ireland as police renew their appeal for information.

David Swift,  53 of  Phillip Sidney Road, Birmingham is believed to have fled the country after he failed to answer charges at Birmingham Crown Court in December last year.

Officers alerted all police forces following Swift’s disappearance and in March they issued a public appeal for information.

Since he failed to appear, officers have been searching for Swift and now believe that he may be in the Dublin area.

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University lecturer and student sentenced for possessing indecent images

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Friday 28 August 2015

A former university lecturer has been given a three year community order and has to complete a sex offender work based programme after admitting possessing and distributing indecent images of children. 

Martyn Lee, aged 54, from Eaves Green Lane in Meriden was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 27 August) along with former student Sophie Nightingale, aged 23, from Bath Lane, Hixon in Stafford with whom he had struck up a relationship in December 2013.

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