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Carers guilty of abuse of pensioner at Birmingham care home

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Two carers have admitted their guilt after a pensioner was abused at a Birmingham care home.

Sabrina Duncan, 40 of Shartlands Close, Cotteridge and Benter Ouma, 31 of Poplar Road, Bearwood, Warley both admitted to acting in a grossly negligent manner after 85-year-old Norah Boyle suffered a head injury when she fell from a hoist as they were putting her to bed.

The court heard how Duncan and Ouma delayed calling an ambulance to The Green Nursing Home, Kings Norton following the fall on the evening of 5 September 2013.

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Man wanted over Birmingham assault

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Police are hunting a wanted man in connection with a serious assault on a Birmingham woman.

Marvin Trevis, 25 of no fixed address, is suspected of assaulting a woman in Nechells on 25 June.

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Coventry lawyer jailed for rape

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

A Coventry corporate lawyer has been jailed for 11 years after raping a teenager at her home in Birmingham. 

Mark Hodge, from Fillongley, was found guilty on 22 June after a six-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court of five offences including rape and sexual assault. 

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Police appeal after man collapses following collision

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision and altercation in Kings Norton yesterday, after which a man collapsed and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. 

The damage only collision took place at the junction of Brandwood Park Road and Broad Lane, leading into Monyhull Hall Road at around 8.50am on Monday 29 June, and involved a Wilmott Dixon van and a silver five door Ford Focus car. 

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Police appeal for help in tracing missing man

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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing Birmingham man Peter Baker.

The 49-year-old had been staying at his sister’s house on Hillaries Road, Erdington and was last seen on Monday 15 June.

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Man admits attempted murder of Stechford family man

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Monday 29 June 2015

A man has admitted trying to murder a Stechford dad by hitting him over the head with a concrete slab in broad daylight.

James Macmillan, aged 24, and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June).

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Police appeal for witnesses after daylight stabbing

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Monday 29 June 2015

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Bordesley Green yesterday (Sunday 28 June).

The 63-year-old man was walking past a bus stop near to Asda on Bordesley Green when he was attacked. He suffered a stab wound, possibly from a knife, to his shoulder and after hospital treatment, he was allowed home where he is recovering well.

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Career Criminals? An inside look at the challenges of trying to shift prolific criminals away from a life of crime

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Monday 29 June 2015

An inside look at the challenges of trying to break the cycle of reoffending in some of the region's offenders.

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CCTV footage captures audacious Dudley ride-by robber

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Monday 29 June 2015

Police have released footage of the moment a ride-by robber audaciously snatches a woman’s handbag in broad daylight in a bid to identify him.

The robber − described as white, aged 16 to 20, wearing a grey top, blue shorts and white trainers − was captured cycling along Daisy Street in Dudley when he made the grab at midday on 9 June.

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Police appeal after security guard is attacked at Oldbury supermarket

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Sunday 28 June 2015

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a security guard was attacked at an Oldbury supermarket.

The 44-year-old man was ushering a group of young people out of Sainsbury’s in Freeth Street when one of them made a racist comment and punched him in the face.

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Wolverhampton residents reminded about ‘courier fraud’ scam

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Saturday 27 June 2015

Wolverhampton residents are being reminded to be aware of a phone scam after fraudsters struck three times yesterday (Friday 26 June).

Conmen posing as police officers made calls to three elderly people in Penn and Chapel Ash advising their cards had been used fraudulently and asking them to confirm personal details including account numbers and sort codes.

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Police appeal after man shot following dispute at Smethwick park

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Saturday 27 June 2015

Detectives are appealing for information after a man needed surgery when he was shot in the leg at a Smethwick park yesterday (Friday 26 June).

Police were called just after 7.15pm to reports that the man had been shot in the shin after an argument with another man at West Smethwick Park in Victoria Park Road.

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