We could be seeing goods delivered to our high streets by trike in the future, as a Coventry manufacturer is seeing order numbers rise.
A new show about one of the most notorious villains of the Victorian age is to debut in the Midlands.
Questions have been raised over the murder of Daniel Pelka, after his mother and stepfather were jailed for 30 years today.
A pregnant woman from Coventry has died after being hit by a car.
Emergency services were called to London Road near to the junction with Abbey Road at 5:35pm.
The 33-year-old woman was seven months pregnant.
– Police Constable Damian Gibson, from the Collision Investigation Unit
Family liaison officers have been appointed to support the woman’s family at this very difficult time.
London Road is a busy road and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision last night.
The driver of the Nissan, a 57-year-old local man, was voluntarily interviewed and continues to co-operate with officers.
Coventry man Jason O’Brien, 39, is charged with the murder of 49-year-old Michael Carrielies in Meadow House, Upper Spon Street in Earlsdon on Thursday (28 November).
Police were called to the Upper Spon Street address on Thursday by the Ambulance Service after they attended the address following reports of a man with serious head injuries.
Mr Carrielies was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr O’Brien will be appear at Coventry Magistrates Court today.
– Detective Constable Keith Clarkson
This was a really brutal attack and the man was extremely fortunate that his injuries weren’t fatal.
Knife crime like this is completely unacceptable and this case proves that if you become involved in an offence where someone gets hurt you will face a lengthy jail sentence.
Knives have no place on our streets and we are working extremely hard to continue to drive down knife related crimes which have seen year on year reductions over the past five years.
A Coventry man has been jailed for 12 years after a stabbing in a nightclub.
The attack happened at Bar S7ven Nightclub in Coventry city centre on Monday 4 June last year after a disagreement between the 25-year-old victim and another man who was friends with Maher.
The court heard that the victim became involved in a heated argument with the man and 25-year-old Maher then stepped in and stabbed him in the stomach with the 12"-18" long blade.
After the attack he managed to run off and collapsed near to a local supermarket where he was found by paramedics with his intestines exposed. He was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries and has now made a full recovery.
A major investigation was launched and Maher later handed himself in to Willenhall Police Station and was arrested and charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm - but he denied carrying out the attack.
However, after the five-day trial he was found guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court and jailed on Friday 22 November.
A man who used a large kitchen knife to stab another man at a Coventry nightclub has been jailed for more than a decade.
Sean Maher, from Pridmore Road, Foleshill, Coventry was found guilty after a week-long trial and sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
– Detective Inspector Chris Hanson
This is such a sad case; Mariam was shown on CCTV with her mum in the local Lidl supermarket at 1pm on the afternoon of 30 November 2011 but 20 minutes later she’d suffered fatal head injuries.
Although three people have been charged in connection with her death we are still actively investigating and desperately want to hear from anyone who could help.
I’m keen to understand where Miriam was, what she was doing and who she was with, in the minutes between leaving Lidl and becoming critically ill.
The lead investigator into a case concerning the death of a toddler in Coventry said he is determined to find out what happened to the three-year-old.
Detective Inspector Chris Hanson is urging anyone with information about Mariam Alam's death to contact him.
The supermarket camera footage – which is available on the force’s YouTube channel – shows Mariam wearing a red flowery dress, white tights and a pink coat walking in front of her mother as they enter Lidl in John Wigley Way at 1pm.
They can be seen leaving five minutes later – but at around 1.20pm paramedics were called to the address in Fisher Road after the child collapsed. Despite the best efforts of medics, the toddler couldn’t be saved.
Detectives investigating the death of a Coventry toddler two years ago are still appealing for information from the community that could prove crucial to the case.
Mariam Alam died in hospital from head injuries on 30 November 2011 after paramedics were called to a house in Foleshill’s Fisher Road.
Mystery surrounded the toddler’s death but in July this year a family friend and neighbour was charged with her murder.
He remains in prison ahead of a scheduled court trial in February next year, whilst two other people from Fisher Road – women aged 33 and 26 – have also been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
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Police investigating the murder of a Coventry toddler are re-appealing for information five weeks after his death.
Two-year-old, Khaleel Hussain, died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on Tuesday 22 October after suffering a serious head injury.
He was transferred there after being admitted to the University Hospital Coventry the previous day when he fell ill at his home on Richmond Road.
His death is being treated as murder and a 21-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, who were arrested in connection with the investigation, currently remain on bail.
– Detective Chief Inspector Dean Young, from the Coventry Police Public Protection Unit,
We are still trying to piece together exactly what happened before Khaleel suffered the injuries that ultimately led to his death.
As part of our ongoing inquiry I am keen to speak to anyone who had contact with him or his family during his very short life, particularly in the days and weeks before he died.