Birmingham Police are linking a case of Islamaphobic graffiti daubed on walls at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston and a mosque in Selly Oak overnight.
The graffiti has now been removed from the walls at the University of Birmingham and the Jahalabad mosque on Dartmouth Road.
But police investigations are continuing.
Mindless hate of this kind has no place in 21st century Birmingham and work is underway to find the person responsible.
My officers have visited both sites and spoken to a number of people.
Evidential photographs have been taken and CCTV which may have captured the vandal is currently being reviewed.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Worcestershire's Moeen Ali was the only real positive for England as they were thrashed by India in the fourth One-Day International at Edgbaston.
India strolled to the series victory, going 3-0 up with just one more game to play, as they knocked off England's total of 206 all out in just 30.3 overs, for the loss of only one wicket.
Moeen Ali earlier hit three 6s on his way to scoring 67 off 50 balls, which helped a stuttering England to a total India bettered with ease.
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Both countries have won two games each, so the winner of today's game will win the series.
Three people have been jailed for beating a vulnerable man to death.
Barry Shillam from Edgbaston died from multiple organ failure and internal bleeding in July last year.
Andrea Jones, aged 40 from Brook Street in Smethwick, 47-year-old John Scott from Oldbury and 40-year-old Gurminder Singh from Smethwick befriended Mr Shillam and invited him to Jones' flat but became angry when he drank some of their cider.
Police say Mr Shillam, who was registered disabled, was punched and kicked for more than an hour. He was a father of three, with three step-children, and lived with his elderly mother.
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A tower block in Edgbaston remains closed off to the public whilst West Midlands Police continue to investigate, after a woman was found dead in a flat this morning (January 14th).
Police received a 999 call shortly after 5.30am, after the body of a woman believed to be in her fifties - but yet to be identified - was discovered in a bedroom by a man.
A woman has been found dead this morning (January 14th) in a flat in an Edgbaston tower block.
Century Tower, in Dollery Drive off the Bristol Road, has been sealed off after officers were alerted just before 5.30am by a man who discovered the woman had collapsed in a bedroom.
She was pronounced dead at the scene and her death is being treated as unexplained.
Forensic experts will examine the location for evidence, while CCTV from the flats is being recovered and house-to-house enquiries are underway.
A former teacher who indecently assaulted boys at a boarding school in Birmingham has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Peter Dunbar, from North Yorkshire, admitted six counts of indecent assault against two boys during the 1960s and 1970s.
He was given two 10 month prison terms, suspended for 18 months.
The offences happened at Blue Coat School on Somerset Road in Edgbaston when the boys were aged between 10 and 13.
Dunbar, 67, who has also worked as a vicar, was arrested in March 2013 after one of the victims broke their silence and confided in police.