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Report: Birmingham's Chinese community gets own police officer

West Midlands Police is hoping to strengthen relations with the Chinese community in Birmingham. They have dedicated a police officer to better understand the culture and build community links.

The force wants to encourage Chinese people to speak to them and report crime. Our reporter Rebecca Burrows went to the Chinese Quarter to find out what the community thought of the new role.


Police urgently trying to find missing man from Coventry

West Midlands Police say they are urgently trying to find a 48-year-old man who has gone missing from Coventry.

Jeffrey Bromley Credit: West Midlands Police

Jeffrey Bromley went missing from his brother's home in Wood End at around 10.30am on Sunday (15 January). Officers say they are concerned for his well-being.

Jeffrey is described as 6ft 1ins tall, with long dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey puffa style jacket.

Inspector Lucy Bird, from Solihull Police, said:

We are urgently trying to trace Jeffrey and would ask him to get in touch so we know he is safe and well.

We would also ask anyone who may have seen Jeffrey to contact us as soon as possible.

– Inspector Lucy Bird

Dealer gets five years in prison for 'cannabis factory'

Jabari Collins Credit: West Midlands Police

A dealer has been jailed for five years after a cannabis factory was discovered at his home in Birmingham.

Police officers discovered cocaine and 21 cannabis plants with hydroponic equipment to assist their growth at Jabari Collins’ address in Ryland Road in Erdington back in January. More than £11,500 in cash was also found.

They searched the property after finding cannabis on another man who had been seen leaving the address.

Collins, aged 33, admitted cultivation of cannabis, but denied possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of cash as criminal property.

He was found guilty after a short trial and sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court last week.


Man charged following fatal crash

Georgie Ann Evans was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash in Dudley.

Kuba Oles, is due to appear in court on Monday, October 31, accused of causing the death of a teenager on the evening of Thursday, October 27.

18-year-old Georgie Ann Evans was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident and a passenger suffered injuries which are not life threatening.

The 24-year-old, of Wolverhampton Street has also been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident and an offence for dangerous driving earlier this month.

Police arrest man over Dudley crash which killed teenager

Georgie Ann Evans was confirmed dead at the scene Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have a man arrested over the death of a teenage girl in a car crash in Dudley.

18-year-old Georgie Ann Evans died at the scene of the crash on Priory Road on Thursday night, while the driver of the other vehicle abandoned the car at the scene.

A 24-year-old man handed himself in to a local police station last night and is being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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