West Midlands Police

Birmingham Police Under Fire For 'Horrifying' Photo Of Kids Brandishing Replica Guns

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Police in Birmingham have come under fire from “horrified” parents after primary school children were encouraged to brandish replica guns on a fir...

Police Cuts Leave Forces Unable To Deal With Riots And Officers Suicidal

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics

More must be done to tackle poor mental health in policing, the chair of the Police Federation has said. The body, which acts as a union for police of...

Unexploded WW2 Bomb In Birmingham Is A German Shell Weighing 227kg

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

Dozens of people spent last night in a rest centre in Birmingham as Army disposal experts work to defuse an unexploded Second World War bomb. The expl...

A38 Expressway In Aston Closed After Second World War Bomb Found At Birmingham Site

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

A main road in Birmingham has been closed in both directions after police found a Second World War bomb at a construction site in Aston. A 500m cordo...

JK Rowling Makes Direct Plea To Harry Potter Fans Not To Buy Rare Stolen Manuscript

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

JK Rowling has made a direct plea to fans not to buy a rare, handwritten Harry Potter prequel, which was stolen during a burglary. The British author ...

Man In Court After Remains Of Girl Found In A Wardrobe Wrapped In Clingfilm

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

A man has appeared in court charged with preventing the lawful burial of a teenage girl who was found dead in a wardrobe wrapped in clingfilm. Ashley ...

Man Held After Mother And Teenage Son Are Stabbed To Death In Their Home

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Man Charged After Stabbing Mother And Teenage Son To Death And Wounding Her Husband A man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a woman ...

Eight Arrested On Suspicion Of 'Preparing Terror Acts' After Westminster Attack

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

LATEST: The so-called Islamic State group has said that the London attacker was a “soldier of the Islamic State”. Eight people have been arrested...

Man And Two Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Abduction After Girls, 13, Vanished

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK

A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after two missing schoolgirls were found in the early hours of Sunday morni...

Man Arrested By Armed Officers At NatWest In Birmingham

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested by armed officers at a NatWest branch in Birmingham following reports that he was brandishing a weapon. Officers sealed off t...

Students At Top University Offered Counselling After Body Found On Campus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Birmingham University are being offered counselling after a body was found on campus. Police pulled the body of a man from the lake on th...

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering His Wife At Lidl Carpark In Birmingham

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife with a “bladed weapon” following an early morning incident at a Lidl carpark in Birming...

Man Stabbed To Death In Birmingham Bus Attack As Police Hunt Killer

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

A bus passenger was stabbed to death following an altercation with another man in Birmingham on Monday night. The man, in his thirties, was found in...

23 Criminal Suspects Could Face Prosecution Over Hillsborough Disaster And Alleged Police Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Hillsborough investigators have passed files relating to 23 suspects to the Crown Prosecution Service, a spokesman for the two criminal investigations...

Amber Rudd's 'Name-And-Shame' Foreign Workers Speech Recorded As 'Hate Incident'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Amber Rudd’s suggestion that companies compile lists of foreign workers has been recorded as a “hate incident” by police - but the university pr...

Man Arrested After Boy Kidnapped And Sexually Assaulted In Birmingham

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK

A 55-year-old man has been arrested after a teenage boy was sexually assaulted in Birmingham. The man was arrested by West Midlands Police on Saturday...

Teenager Killed In Suspicious Hit-And-Run Minutes After Being Forced Into A Car

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

A 19-year-old has died in a suspicious hit-and-run, minutes after being apparently being forced into a car during a nearby disturbance. The teenager...

Five Arrests In UK Linked To Brussels And Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

Five people from Birmingham have been arrested as part of an international anti-terror inquiry in the wake of the Paris and Brussels attacks. Three me...

Policeman Accused Of 'Terrorist Kidnap Hoax' Targeting Muslim Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A police officer was involved in a "false and malicious" 999 call claiming a colleague would be kidnapped by a radical Muslim who had links to Islamic...

Is It Time for a Bottom-up Approach to Digital Democracy in UK Politics?

Nathan Coyle | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

Is the political sphere moving fast enough to keep up with the needs of the people who live in the world? With the looming EU referendum approaching ...

Woman 'Abducted From Coventry Street By Gang Of Men'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

Detectives believe they have established the identity of a woman thought to have been abducted from a Coventry street. The yet-to-be-traced victim ...

Birmingham Students Forced To Petition Police To Help Curb 'Daily' Muggings

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University Of Birmingham have been forced to petition the police after claims a "drastic" increase in crime has failed to be taken ser...

Police Aren't Happy With Jess Phillips Comparing Cologne To Birmingham

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

Police have said that the Cologne attacks on women are a "million miles away" from scenes in Birmingham centre, following controversial comments made ...

British Woman Who Returned From Syria Convicted Of Joining Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Britain's First Woman To Be Found Guilty Of Joining Isis Has Been Sentenced A mother who travelled to Syria with her toddler has become th...

International Bomb Hoax Sees Thousands Of British Pupils Evacuated From Classrooms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Thousands of pupils at 14 schools across England were told to stay at home on Tuesday morning after a series of hoax bomb threats. Six schools in t...