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47 year prison sentence for Romanian crime gang

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A Black Country based gang have been jailed for almost fifty years following the theft of £3m worth of jewellery from stores across the UK.

During one raid, the six Romanian men took £400,000 worth of watches from a store in Stoke-on-Trent and also struck at sites in Stratford.

Vasile Daniel Cardos, Bogdan Costel Neagu, Silvu Ioan Acatrinei, Andrei Florin Tifui, and Ioan Bucuresteanu, all of no fixed address were each jailed for conspiring to commit burglaries.

A seventh man is due to be sentenced on March 28.

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Man arrested as woman taken to hospital in serious condition

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A woman has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after she was found collapsed in the Bilston area.

Paramedics were called to the scene in Coronation Road early this morning after reports that a woman in her 30s had fallen in the road.

West Midlands Police confirmed they had arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of wounding following the incident. A spokeswoman said:

“A man has been arrested after a woman was found with head injuries at her Wolverhampton home this morning. Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 7.45am following reports that a woman believed to be in her thirties was found collapsed at Coronation Road, Spring Vale. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding and is currently helping police with their enquiries. The woman is believed to be in a serious condition.”

– West Midlands Police

Stab victim named as partner charged with murder

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A man's been charged with the murder of his partner who arrived at a doctors surgery with stab injuries earlier this week.

Ronald Cooke, aged 54, of Granville Road, Cradley Heath, is due to appear before Dudley Magistrates Court tomorrow morning in connection with the death in Rowley Regis on Monday.

A post mortem confirmed the victim who has tonight been named as Tina Billingham, died as a result of stab wounds to the chest and stomach area.

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Woman dies after arriving at doctors with stab wound

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A man has been arrested after police launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in the Black Country.

Officers were called to Rowley Healthcare medical centre on Hawes Lane, Rowley Regis, at around 3.50pm today following reports that a woman had arrived at the doctors surgery with a stab wound.

The woman, who was believed to be in her 50s, was treated by medical staff and taken to hospital but died a short time later.

A 54-year-old man was arrested at the surgery on suspicion of murder and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Enquiries are on-going but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

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