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Stop and search powers authorised

Police officers were given stop and search powers Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police officers were authorised to use stop and search powers in an area of Leicester overnight up until 6am this morning.

The powers were approved for use in the areas of Coleman Road, Wakerley Road and part of the A6 and A47, until 6am this morning.

This enables officers to search for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments, to prevent incidents of serious violence.


Detectives launch investigation after Birmingham stabbing

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Sunday 28 June.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack Credit: DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

The attack took place on a 63-year-old man, who was walking past a bus stop on Bordesley Green. He suffered a stab wound, possibly from a knife, to his shoulder and after hospital treatment, he was allowed to return home.

This appears to be a completely unprovoked assault on an innocent member of the public with no clear motive.

“If anyone was in that area of Bordesley Green around the time of the incident and saw the attack itself or anyone fitting this description, I would urge them to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from Force CID

The man that police are looking to speak to is described as Asian in appearance, 25-30 years old, of medium build with short black hair.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Police appeal for missing Evesham man

Robert Davies, aged 49, who is from Evesham, was last seen in Bristol Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for any information regarding a man who went missing from Evesham.

Robert Davies, aged 49, was last seen yesterday (Thursday 25 June) in Avonmouth, Bristol.

He is described as white, of a stocky build, 5 foot 10, with a receding hairline. He was last seen wearing beige trousers, a blue and white striped shirt, tan coloured ankle boots and was carrying a black 'pull along' suitcase.

Robert also has links to the Gloucestershire area.

Concerns are growing, as his disappearance is out of character according to his family.

Anyone who knows where Robert is, or who sees a man of his description, is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 108S of Thursday 25 June.

Businessman jailed after condoning criminal activity

Muhammed Ibrar, who let his workshop become a hub of criminal activity Credit: West Midlands Police

A West Midlands businessman has been sentenced to 21 months in jail after allowing his mobile phone store to become a workshop masking criminal activity.

Muhammed Ibrar, who owns the Bling Bling Phones on Alum Rock Road, was found guilty of a number of crimes connected to the handling and sale of stolen goods.

Police search for group of men who spat on train conductor

Police are searching for this man in regards to an incident at Hawthorns station. Credit: London Midland

Police want to talk to this man in regards to an assault, which took place at Hawthorns station. They believe that he has important information concerning the incident.

CCTV images show a man spitting at a conductor as a train left for Stratford-upon-Avon.

On Wednesday, 18 February, a group of seven young men boarded a train to Stratford-upon-Avon at Hawthorns station. A short time later, during a routine ticket check by the conductor, the men refused to show valid tickets for their journey. They all had to buy tickets from the member of staff.

“When the train arrived at Birmingham Snow Hill, the conductor was surrounded by the group of men on the platform and a verbal altercation ensued.

– PC Zulfkar Hussain

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference M/B4 of 25/06/2015.


Police car flips after crashing into railings

The police officers escaped with only minor injuries. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two police officers have escaped with minor injuries after a collision with a transit van.

They were responding to an emergency incident in Wolverhampton last night when the crash happened.

The marked Vauxhall Insignia collided with a white transit van at the junction of Bilston Road and Steelhouse Lane around 11:30pm and, after crashing into railings, rolled onto its roof trapping a female officer.

5-year-old injured in hit and run collision

West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision that happened in Malvern.

The incident occurred on Thursday 18 June at around 6.15pm on Moat Way.

A five-year-old boy was crossing the road when he was in collision with a vehicle, which failed to stop and drove off from the scene.

Thankfully, the boy sustained only minor injuries.

The vehicle involved is believed to be a four by four style vehicle and was seen driving towards the shops on Moat Way.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any further information to help police with their inquiries, is asked to call 101 quoting incident 592S of Thursday 18 June.

Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service announces his retirement

Chris Sims,the Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service. Credit: West Midlands Police

The Chief Constable for the West Midlands Police Service, Chris Sims, has announced that he is to retire.

An outstanding public servant, Chris Sims has devoted his life to protecting the security and the safety of the public in the West Midlands.

"He is rightly regarded to be one of Britain’s best police chiefs.

"He will be sorely missed, but he is entitled to be proud of what he has achieved.”

– Jack Dromey, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington and Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister
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