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Man arrested as murder investigation launched after Northfield stabbings

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Saturday 18 April 2015

A murder investigation is underway in Birmingham after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Northfield yesterday (Friday 17 April).

Sheriff Mbye died in hospital just two hours after he received multiple stab wounds in a scuffle which saw another man also sustain serious stab wounds. That man is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

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Investigation to find wanted Wolverhampton man continues

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Saturday 18 April 2015

A police operation in Wolverhampton was scaled back last night (Friday 17 April).

Officers were called to Oxbarn Avenue, Penn just after 4.30pm following concerns that Dylan Jackson, wanted for the murder of Herman 'Louis' Simpson, was inside a house.

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Umbrella wielding robbers jailed over 53-day robbery crime spree

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Friday 17 April 2015

A group of brolly bearing Black Country robbers, who raided 13 shops across the West Midlands in a 53-day crime spree, have today (Friday, 17 April) been jailed for a total of 27 and a half years. 

Ashleigh Evans, Marcus Morgan, Liam Bell and Trea Richardson often used umbrellas to mask their entrance when they violently targeted supermarkets, convenience stores and electrical shops between 11 April and 2 June 2014.

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Schoolboy jailed for 12 years for murdering Smethwick woman

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Friday 17 April 2015

A teenager has today been jailed for 12 years for murdering a 47-year-old Smethwick woman.

Petri Kurti, aged 13, was handed the sentence at Wolverhampton Crown Court today (April 17) alongside Zoheb Majid, 20, who was jailed for 10 years for robbery and manslaughter.

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Birmingham men appear in court on terror charges

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Friday 17 April 2015

Three men from Birmingham accused of attempting to smuggle themselves out of the UK in a lorry to join the Islamic State group have appeared in court.

Gabriel Rasmus, aged 28, of Chain Walk Lozells, Anas Abdalla, aged 26, of Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green and Mahamuud Diini, aged 25, of Coventry Road, Small Heath indicated they would plead not guilty at Westminster Magistrates this morning (April 17).

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Luck deserts poker player as he is dealt 11 years in jail

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Friday 17 April 2015

A poker playing fugitive who fled to Spain in a bid to avoid drug charges has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars.

Robert Knight could have been forgiven for thinking he had evaded capture…that was until armed police gate crashed a poker game in Valencia last September.

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Birmingham man in court on burglary charge

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Friday 17 April 2015

A 27-year-old Birmingham man will appear in court today accused of burglary. 

Unemployed Anthony Layton is charged with burglary, attempted burglary, possession of a knife in a public place and racially aggravated harassment.

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Wolverhampton man named as wanted following fatal stabbing

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Friday 17 April 2015

Detectives have released a picture of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Wolverhampton local Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson. 

Dylan Jackson, aged 19 of no fixed address, is being sought by police after Mr Simpson was stabbed to death around 8.30pm on Monday (13 April) evening at a flat in Compton Road. 

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Detectives renew appeal two years after murder of Walsall takeaway driver

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Friday 17 April 2015

On the second anniversary of the murder of a Walsall takeaway driver detectives are renewing an appeal for information to find the people responsible.

Yasar Abbas was delivering Chinese takeaway food to an address in Maddison Avenue, Alumwell when he was attacked during the early hours of Saturday 13 April 2013.

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Boy, 13, and Smethwick man to be sentenced over death of Glynis Bensley

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Friday 17 April 2015

A teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, will return to Wolverhampton Crown Court today (17 April) to be sentenced for the murder of 47-year-old Smethwick woman Glynis Bensley. 

The teen will appear alongside 20-year-old Zoheb Majid of Cheshire Road, who was also found guilty of manslaughter and robbery following a trial last month.

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Two men arrested during raids in Coventry

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Thursday 16 April 2015

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods following morning raids in Coventry by detectives probing a local burglary spike.

A search warrant was carried out in Northumberland Road, Spon End, at 9am followed by another in Heathcote Street in Radford.

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Three Birmingham men charged with terrorism offences

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Thursday 16 April 2015

Three men from Birmingham who were arrested at Dover Port on Good Friday have been charged with Syria-related terrorism offences.

Gabriel Rasmus, aged 28, of Chain Walk Lozells, Anas Abdalla, aged 26, of Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green and Mahamuud Diini, aged 25, of Coventry Road, Small Heath will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow (Friday 17 April).

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Man jailed for life for ‘body in suitcase’ murder

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Thursday 16 April 2015

A man who used an old friend for slave labour to decorate his flat, and then killed him when he finally downed tools, has today been sentenced for his murder. 

Lorenzo Simon murdered long-term pal Michael Spalding at the property in Oxford Road, Smethwick, before dismembering the body, stuffing it inside two suitcases and, along with girlfriend Michelle Bird, throwing them in Birmingham Canal. 

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