Nine men were today jailed for over 70 years for their involvement in a £1.6m drug operation from the Netherlands. Who were they?
Thousands of bargain-hunting Olympics fans scrambled for items at a London 2012 sale billed as the "last chance" to own part of the Games.
Three men have been sentenced over the death of a businessman who was attacked as he delivered mobile phones to a Coventry shop.
Three big projects in Coventry and Warwickshire will be boosted by a cash sum of over £21 million through the Local Enterprise Partnership.
The CW LEP has been granted about £24.4 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which has now been approved and is ready to spend.
The cash will be allocated to three areas – access to finance, support for strategic companies and for help with infrastructure and large projects.
Three key projects have been picked to get funding. The Friargate scheme planned for the area around Coventry Station will receive £12.7 million; Junction 12 of the M40 will get £3 million, while an extra £6 million will be given for road transport upgrades north of Jaguar’s global headquarters.
– Superintendent Claire Bell, Coventry Police
This gang has impacted upon the whole of Coventry over a number of years; they ruled the community through fear and intimidation and rarely would a victim come forward and give evidence against them.
Jones, in particular, was known to carry out indiscriminate attacks after minor disputes with local people and also try to settle scores with extreme violence.
We knew that we could not convict the gang through a victim’s evidence but that it would have to be based on intelligence instead.
Ringleaders of a Coventry drug gang have today been sentenced to more than 70 years for their involvement in importing and dealing cocaine.
A total of nine men have been jailed for importing £1.6million worth of cocaine from the Netherlands, on eight separate occasions.
A police operation was launched in June 2012 with a dedicated team of eight officers who monitored the lorry travelling from Holland via the Channel Tunnel into the UK and then up to the Midlands.
Detectives investigating discovery of man's body in Coventry yesterday have confirmed that death is no longer being treated as suspicious.From @WMPolice on Twitter:
Further enquiries into Coventry death resulted in officers confirming that no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.From @WMPolice on Twitter:
The man's death, near to a Coventry tower block early on Saturday morning, will now be referred to coroner. Police thank public for help.From @WMPolice on Twitter:
Police are continuing to search for evidence into the death of a man in Coventry.
An area of grassland off Upper Spon Street has been cordoned off after a person discovered the body around 5am this morning on grass outside Spon Gate House flats.
The death of the man, who has yet been identified, is being treated as murder.
A post mortem will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.
ACL - the owners of the Ricoh Arena - say their door is still open to Coventry City.
– Arena Coventry Limited, Statement
The doors of the Ricoh remain open to the Sky Blues. We are working with the administrator to help the football club exit administration."
The statement has been released as Coventry City Chief Exec, TIm Fisher, announced the club were working on a ground-share deal and plan to build a new stadium in the Coventry area within the next three years.
Coventry City Football Club have confirmed they will build a new stadium in the Coventry area over the next three years.
– Tim Fisher , Chief Executive, Coventry City
Everyone is aware of the situation with the Ricoh Arena and the fact that we were forced out of the stadium, and the club has a responsibility to supporters to make sure the Sky Blues have a long term home. Doing nothing is simply not an option. The ongoing legal issues have prevented us from talking about this major development until now."
Police have sealed off an area of grassland off Upper Spon Street in Coventry after a man's body was found this morning at 5am.
The death, outside Spon Gate House flats is being treated as murder. Forensic tests are taking place.