#AceNewsReport – July.26: The officers were patrolling New Square in the town centre just before 11.30am as they had been granted extra powers to carry out stop checks following an increase in violence and robberies over the last few days.
#AceDailyNews reports that two men have been charged with the attempted murder of two police officers in West Bromwich on Wednesday morning (21 July) around 11.30am whilst on patrol they received injuries and have now been discharged ….
23rd July 2021
They received slash injuries and have now been discharged from hospital. They continue to recover at home with support from us.
Parminder Hunjan, aged 37, and Maninder Hunjan, aged 25 (not 41 as previously reported), have been charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of an imitation firearm.
Maninder Hunjan has also been charged with possession of a prohibited item.
The men, both of Frank Road, Smethwick, have been remanded to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today (Friday).
A 31-year-old woman has been bailed with strict conditions pending further enquiries.
#AceNewsReport – July.22: Officers tried to stop the vehicle but it drove away and we pursued it until it came to a stop in Chatham Road, Northfield, when it hit a stationary vehicle…..
#AceDailyNews reports that the Nissan Juke, which was on false plates, was seen in Genners Lane, Bartley Green, on Saturday (17 July) at about 6.30pm when it almost collided with two pedestrians…..
19th July 2021
Following a short foot chase officers detained three teenagers and during a search of the Nissan we found two machetes.
These have been seized for forensic examination and the Nissan, which was reported stolen from Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood overnight on July 11 to 12, has been recovered.
Three youths, two aged 16 and one aged 18, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon. One of the 16 year olds was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
All three were questioned and have now been released under investigation as our enquiries continue.
Anyone with information can contact us via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101, or tell us what you know, not who you are, by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 20/902548/21.
#AceNewsReport – July.22: She remains in police custody this afternoon as our enquiries continue to establish exactly what happened and we are working closely with the hospital on this…
#AceDailyNews reports UPDATE: On the investigation into New Cross Hospital stabbing and them 47-year-old woman was arrested just after midday today (Wednesday) on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
21st July 2021
At this time we’re not looking for anyone else in connection with the crime.
A man arrested by officers at the scene yesterday has been de-arrested. We thank him for his co-operation and he is no longer part of our enquiries.
The woman who was hurt in the incident was discharged from hospital yesterday evening following treatment for minor injuries.
#AceNewsReport – July.15: Our investigation led us to Nottingham where two men were arrested on Thursday night (1 July) James McGhee, aged 27, from Stanstead Avenue in the Bulwell area of the city, has now been charged with Carl’s murder and is set to appear in Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today (5 July): The other man arrested, who is aged 68, has been released from police custody under investigation while our enquiries continue.
#AceDailyNews reports that a man has been charged with murder of Carl Woodall at Black Country industrial estate who was found dead at a unit in Doulton Road, Rowley Regis on 28 June: A post mortem examination revealed the 44-year-old, a father-of-five, died from multiple injuries.Man charged with the murder of Carl Woodall
Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, from our homicide team, is leading the investigation. She said: “Our officers have been working flat out since the awful discovery of Carl’s body to understand what happened: “ The investigation has progressed rapidly and this is a significant development – but our enquiries continue and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch: “ Carl’s family are understandably distraught by what has happened – please help us help them get the answers they need.”
We can be contacted via live chat on our website or call us on 101, quoting log number 3064 of 28 June.
#AceNewsReport – July.06: The 21-year-old began his campaign of sexual assaults in March 2019.
#AceDailyNews reports that serial rapist Esa Juwara has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 18 years in jail following the sentence at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (2 July).
COURT NOTES: Juwara, of Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, was convicted on all charges in May. He was picked out by three victims in ID parades and matched the descriptions given by the other two: DNA evidence from a sixth victim also linked him to the offences, however she did not wish to make a complaint, but did give evidence in court:
CASE NOTES: He approached his first victim on Reservoir Road on his pushbike in the early hours of 10 March: When she refused his advances, he grabbed her and threatened her with a knife but fortunately her friends heard her screams and as they came running, Juwara made off.Esa Juwara will serve a minimum of 18 years: In July of the same year: Juwara attacked another sex worker on Ladywood Road. She also refused his advances so he punched her and hit her repeatedly with a bike chain. She managed to escape but was left with a loose tooth, which subsequently fell out, and bruises: Three months later Juwara accosted the same victim again in Icknield Port Road: This time she was unable to fight him off as he punched her repeatedly and raped her:
Juwara went on to rape another sex worker on two separate occasions in November and December, again with the same level of violence, and another was attacked twice in December – the first time saved by members of the public, but threatened with a knife and raped on the second occasion:
A fifth woman was attacked in Chamberlain Gardens by Juwara with his bike chain around her neck: She passed out for a short time and awoke to find him raping her, before passers-by came to her rescue and Juwara made off: The women provided good descriptions, which helped our investigations to trace the man responsible. In January, plain clothes police officers were on patrol in Ladywood Park when they spotted a man on a bike matching the description of the offender. As they moved in to arrest him, he threatened a female officer with his bike chain. CS spray was discharged, but he made off. Fortunately, officers nearby were able to detain him.
Detective Inspector Dave Bates, from our Public Protection Unit, said: “The bravery of these women in coming forward is immense. They suffered such utterly degrading and violent crimes, yet found the courage to report them to us and give a detailed description of their attacker, helping us to catch him. They also had to relive their terror as they gave evidence in court.
“I commend the outreach programmes who supported them through their ordeals.
“They can be incredibly proud that they have prevented further attacks on more women as there is no doubt in my mind that Juwara would have continued his offending.”
#AceNewsReport – June.30: Today (Monday 28 June), 28-year-old Zephaniah McLeod has pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder, three counts of wounding and manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility: University library intern Jacob Billington, 23, died and seven others were injured in five separate incidents in the early hours of 6 September.
#AceDailyNews reports BIRMINGHAM U.K. Stabbings: Man admits Jacob Billington killing and according to West Midlands Police: Zephaniah McLeod admitted a charge of manslaughter and four counts of attempted murder
The events in the early hours of Sunday 6 September began half an hour after midnight when a 33-year-old man was stabbed in Constitution Hill leaving him with a neck wound. Twenty minutes later a 25-year-old woman was stabbed to her shoulder in Livery Street and, minutes after that in Barwick Street, a 29-year-old man was left in a critical condition with a chest wound.
Zephaniah McLeod, 28, of Nately Grove, Selly Oak, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to Mr Billington’s manslaughter.
At Birmingham Crown Court, he also admitted four counts of attempted murder and three of wounding.
Appearing via video link, McLeod was told he would be sentenced on 27 and 28 September.
PA Media: A total of eight people were injured after the attacks in and around the city’s Gay Village
Mr Billington, from Crosby, Merseyside, was stabbed in Irving Street while enjoying a night out with school friends.
A post-mortem examination found the intern at Sheffield Hallam University died of a stab wound to the neck.
His family were present in court and over video link to hear McLeod’s pleas and they heard he has paranoid schizophrenia.
Seven others were hurt in the cluster of attacks across the city centre including Mr Billington’s old school friend and bandmate Michael Callaghan.
In a statement after his death, Mr Billington’s family said he was “the light of our life” and his death had devastated them.
On Monday, in addition to the charge of manslaughter, he admitted four counts of attempted murder.
He pleaded not guilty to three other counts of attempted murder but instead admitted three charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Prosecutor Karim Khalil QC told the court the guilty and not guilty pleas were acceptable to the prosecution.
He added psychiatrists for both prosecution and defence agreed McLeod suffered from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the events.
“It was unquestionably a condition which affected his ability to understand all that was going on,” Mr Khalil added.
The attacks happened at four locations across Birmingham city centre
He added consultations had taken place before the decision with victims and Mr Billington’s parents.
The Recorder of Birmingham, Judge Melbourne Inman QC, said of the stabbings: “There are many people touched and affected by the case.” He added it was important the psychiatrists involved in assessing McLeod were given time to help the court decide on his sentence.
McLeod’s attacks happened in the space of 90 minutes: Police were first called just after 00:30 to Constitution Hill, where a 33-year-old man sustained a neck woundAbout 20 minutes later they were sent to Livery Street, near Snow Hill railway station, where they found a 25-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the shoulderMinutes later a man, 29, was found in a critical condition with a chest wound on Barwick Street:
West Midlands Police said after leaving Barwick Street, McLeod dumped his knife in a drain, caught a taxi home, rearmed and headed back into the city centre: At 01:50, officers were despatched to Irving Street, where Mr Billington was found with fatal injuries and his 23-year-old friend critically injuredAbout 10 minutes later, police were called to Hurst Street, in the city’s Gay Village, to find a 23-year-old woman had been critically injured and two men, aged 24 and 29, had been stabbed.
Det Ch Insp Jim Munro said the force used footage from the large number of CCTV cameras in the city to help track down McLeod after the attacks: “ We were able to match the clothing McLeod wore to witness and victim descriptions, to identify him and he was arrested from his home address 24 hours later,” he said.
#AceNewsReport – June.22: He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital but sadly was later pronounced dead:
#AceDailyNews says ……A murder investigation has been launched after shooting in Oldbury and officers were called to Dudley Road East at just before 1.30am, where a man was found with serious gunshot wounds.
20th June 2021
Our investigation is in the early stages and we have closed off the area as forensic examinations are carried out.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact us via live chat on our website or call us on 101, quoting crime number 20/1126386/21.
#AceNewsReport – June.13: Our investigation has resulted in the arrest yesterday (11 June) of a 34-year-old man from an address in Sandwell. He remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of murder.
WM Police Murder arrest after man found dead in Solihull: The 26-year-old man was found by a relative just before 6.30pm at his home in Scott Road: He had significant head injuries and sadly nothing could be done to save him.
12th June 2021
Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from our homicide team, said: “My thoughts remain with the family and friends of the man who sadly lost his life. They have been fully updated with this latest development: Our investigation continues and I’d urge anyone who may have information, but not yet contacted us to get in touch.”
If you have information please contact us via live chat on our website or call 101 quoting log number 3778 of 7 June.
#AceNewsReport – June.13: The last man arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the alleged importation of cocaine and heroin has been extradited from the Netherlands to face the UK courts.
NCA Report: ‘The Dutch national was brought to the UK officers following the conclusion of his extradition hearings in the Netherlands’
Dominique Anthony Ventura Da Costa, 36, was detained by Dutch police on a European Arrest Warrant in August 2018.
The gang he is alleged to have been part of was responsible for importing millions of pounds worth of class A drugs into the UK from the Netherlands hidden in loads of chicken in 2016 and 2017.
On three occasions, heroin and cocaine worth around £5 million was seized hidden in chicken shipments. However NCA investigators, working in partnership with the Dutch police, subsequently identified another 16 importations which they suspect contained drugs, which would have brought the overall street value to around £12 million.
Da Costa is alleged to have been part of the Dutch arm of the operation, where drugs were placed within consignments for shipment to the UK.
He is due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (11 June).
NCA Senior Investigating Officer Gary Winch said: “This case shows that there is no hiding place for those attempting to evade UK law enforcement.
“We are determined to track down fugitives, and neither the passage of time or international borders are a barrier to us doing so.
“We are grateful for the assistance of our Dutch partners in this operation, and Da Costa will now go before UK courts.”
Eleven people have previously been convicted in connection with the NCA investigation, with prison sentences totalling around 100 years handed out.
A further individual, Dutch national Shahzad Butt, 33, was extradited to the UK from the Netherlands in December 2020 as part of the same investigation. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import controlled drugs into the UK at Birmingham Crown Court on 16 April 2021 and will be sentenced following the conclusion of Da Costa’s court proceedings.
#AceNewsReport – June.10: The 26-year-old man was found by a relative just before 6.30pm at his home in Scott Road: He had significant head injuries and sadly nothing could be done to save him.
BIRMINGHAM: Murder investigation launched in Solihull and a post mortem examination will take place tomorrow morning (9 June) as enquiries are continuing – including a forensic examination of the scene – we’re also speaking to people in the area and trawling through CCTV.
8th June 2021
Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from our homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly lost his life yesterday: “ Our investigation continues today at pace as we strive to understand more about what happened yesterday: I’d like to thank everyone we’ve already spoken to, you’ve been extremely helpful and we’ve recovered lots of CCTV which we’re working through: “ I’d urge anyone who may have information, but not yet contacted us to get in touch.”
Chief Superintendent Ian Parnell, from Solihull police, said: “It’s heart-breaking to hear of the loss of such a young man. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his loved ones at this shocking and very sad time: “ I understand the pain and concern tragedies like this cause the wider community. We’ve increased patrols in the area, please do speak to us if you have any issues: “ We’re doing all we can to find those responsible, I’d encourage anyone who may know what happened to contact us as soon as they can.”
If you have information please contact us via live chat on our website or call 101 quoting log number 3778 of 7 June.
#AceNewsReport – June.10: He’s been taken to hospital in a critical condition: It’s believed the offender made off in a van and around two hours later a man surrendered to one of our police stations: A man aged 38 has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.We’ve arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder
Man arrested following serious stabbing in Sandwell police were alerted just before 12.15pm to the incident in Upper High Street during which a 34-year-old man suffered a stab injury to his neck.
8th June 2021
Detective Inspector Jackie Nicholson, said: “This is a shocking incident in which a man has been attacked in the street in broad daylight: “ Our enquiries are at an early stage but we’ve already seized CCTV and spoken to some key witnesses; at this stage we believe this to be a targeted attack: “ We’re still appealing for witnesses and would ask anyone who saw what happened to please get in touch as they would have important information.”
Anyone with information is asked to message us on Live Chat through the website or call us on 101 quoting log 1871 from today.
#AceNewsReport – June.04: Dea-John was fatally stabbed in College Road, Kingstanding on Monday evening (31 May)
UPDATE: George Khan, aged 38 from Newstead Road, Birmingham and a 14-year-old boy have today been charged with the schoolboy’s murder: Both Khan and the teenager – who we cannot name for legal reasons due to his age – are set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 June) ….It follows the charging of another man, 35-year-old Michael Shields from Alvis Walk in Castle Bromwich, who is now in prison on remand having appeared in court earlier today.
3rd June 2021
We believe the offenders arrived and left the scene at around 7.30pm in a dark blue VW Golf with the registration number TN07 GBR.
Officers have been trying to locate the vehicle but so far it remains outstanding.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Mobberley from our Homicide Unit, said: “We really need to trace this VW Golf and I would urge anyone who believes they have seen the car or knows of its whereabouts to get in touch:
“It could be crucial to the investigation so if anyone has any information please message us or call. People can call anonymously, we don’t need their names, just information.
“We are pursuing all lines of enquiry to find anyone else involved in Dea-John’s tragic death and anyone who has information should contact us.”
#AceNewsReport – June.01: Officers understand the teen was attacked on College Road at the junction with Wardour Grove around 7.30pm by up to seven offenders, who ran off towards Chester Road: And are currently speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking CCTV enquiries:
BIRMINGHAM: ‘Teen fatally stabbed in Kingstanding officers have immediately launched a murder investigation and have flooded the area with officers to search for the offenders’
31st May 2021
Detective Inspector Ranj Sangha, from the force’s homicide unit, said: “This is a shocking and senseless tragedy. Another young life has been taken far too soon: We have officers with the boy’s family who are facing the cruellest of news this evening. My heart goes out to them: We will be leaving no stone unturned in our hunt for the callous individuals responsible for this, or for anyone harbouring them, knowing what they have done.”
Anyone who can help our investigation should contact us urgently via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting log 3313 of 31/5. Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – May.30: Officers acted on intelligence and carried out raids at a dozen addresses around the city last week. Cannabis plants seized:
WM Police Report: Dozens of addresses targeted in fight against Coventry drug gangs as officers seized almost 1,500 plants and dismantled dangerous hydroponic set-ups which would have led to many more being grown and also recovered five knives including a homemade spear.
27th May 2021
The drug dens are suspected of being used to fund organised crime gangs and this action forms part of our efforts to combat their illegal activities.
Neighbourhood officers carried out raids at properties in St George’s Road, Marlborough Road, Aldbourne Road, Windmill Road, Marlston Walk, Freeman Street and Winchester Street. This included several addresses in some streets.
We arrested and charged four foreign nationals aged between 21 and 42 – with cultivation of cannabis. They have been remanded as other immigration enquiries are completed.
However, further investigations are being carried out around those linked to the drug farms.
Chief Inspector Paul Southern, from Coventry Police, said: “This forms part of our ongoing efforts to dismantle drug dens which we believe are connected to wider crime groups: “ They are not only illegal, but dangerous, with the set ups to bypass electricity a real fire threat. A significant blaze could put the safety of others living nearby at risk: “ We often find people are trafficked and exploited to front these farms and we’re striving to break the chain by catching those at the heart of these criminal enterprises: “ We will take any information we receive from the public seriously and would urge anyone who believes a cannabis farm is operating near them to inform us.”
This can be done via Live Chat on the website or by calling us on 101. Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
BIRMINGHAM: County Line Network Report: 84 drug deal suspects arrested in blitz campaign (17-23 May) saw officers work with neighbouring police forces in a coordinated blitz on organised crime groups believed to be running cocaine and heroin supply chains out of the West Midlands.
We arrested a total of 84 people, seized an array of weapons – including a sawn-off shotgun and a blank firer converted to discharge live ammunition – and recovered more than 500 wraps of Class A drugs and around £13,000 in cash.A blank firer converted to discharge live ammunition was among the weapons seized
In one arrest on 17 May a quick-thinking officer commandeered a teenager electric scooter to chase him down after witnessing a suspected drug deal on a Coventry street.
The teenager – who abandoned his e-scooter in his eagerness to run off – was arrested and a bag containing £300 and 60 bags of cannabis was recovered. A search of his home address uncovered more drugs, a homemade ‘shank’ and £1,000 in cash.Cannabis seized from the home address of a teenager who was arrested in Coventry
One notable warrant came two days later in Wensleydale Road, Birmingham, where £5,000 in cash, several ‘burner’ phones, and a ball of what’s suspected to be crack cocaine worth £5,000 was seized.
Our drone spotted a man running into the rear garden; he was quickly arrested on suspicion of drugs supply.
It’s believed the 32-year-old is involved in a County Line running between Birmingham and Worcester. He’s been released under investigation while the phones and suspected drugs are examined.More drugs seized during County Lines Intensification Week
We also ran Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations looking for people moving drugs by road and worked with British Transport Police to identify any drugs runners using the rail system.
During an operation at Sutton Coldfield train station on 19 May we seized 20 wraps of what’s believed to be Class A drugs from a 17-year-old who tried avoiding our metal detecting knife arches. He’s been released under investigation while the substance seized is tested.
But in addition to our enforcement activity we also reached out to children across the region to raise awareness of the dangers of being lured into County Lines drug dealing.We recovered more than 500 wraps of Class A drugs and and a ball of suspected crack cocaine worth £5,000
Our lead for County Lines , Supt Wendy Bailey, said: “We ran more than 120 County Lines awareness and education sessions at schools, plus visited more than 130 children who are believed to be at risk of exploitation: During one school visit in Coventry we took along one of our drones and police dogs to help engage with pupils and open up conversations about the dangers of County Lines drug dealing: We’ve had cases in the past of children being lured into it with promises of easy money and designer clothes – but the reality was being holed up in a drugs den miles from home, in awful conditions, and being forced to carry out street deals. It’s a very dangerous environment for anyone, let alone a child: Last week was a focused operation on County Lines but it’s a problem we’re tackling every day of the week. We have a dedicated County Lines taskforce and are regularly closing down and disrupting lines and securing long jail terms against offenders.”…….Another arrest came on Friday (21 May) when the Coventry Gangs Unit stopped a van during a roads policing operation and found 37 bags of what’s believed to be cocaine: The 32-year old driver was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and released under investigation following questioning to give time for the substances to be analysed.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster said: “This activity to disrupt county lines gangs helps us protect young people from exploitation as well as tackling the drug barons responsible: I am committed to protecting vulnerable people who are being ruthlessly exploited and the Violence Reduction Unit are working tirelessly to keep young people safe: I joined one of the West Midlands Police gang’s teams last week to understand more about the work they are doing with partners in local authorities to protect and safeguard young people who may be, or have been, drawn into county lines : Our children should be seen as children first and foremost and should be able to grow up feeling safe and cared for.”
#AceNewsReport – May.30: Officers heard how lots of people were visiting the unit at different times of day, lots of wiring and ventilation ducts were visible, and a police drone picked up a considerable heat source from above:
WM Police Officers have uncovered a Bitcoin ‘mine’ during industrial unit raid: Officers forced entry to the premises in Great Bridge Industrial Estate, Sandwell, on 18 May on the back of intelligence suggesting it was being used as a cannabis farm.
27th May 2021
They are all classic cannabis factory signs – but when officers gained entry they found a huge bank of around 100 computer units as part of what’s understood to be a Bitcoin mining operation.
The IT equipment was seized and enquiries with Western Power revealed the electric supply had been bypassed and thousands of pounds worth had been stolen to power the ‘mine’.
Sandwell Police Sergeant Jennifer Griffin, said: “It’s certainly not what we were expecting! It had all the hallmarks of a cannabis cultivation set-up and I believe it’s only the second such crypto mine we’ve encountered in the West Midlands.
“My understanding is that mining for cryptocurrency is not itself illegal but clearly abstracting electricity from the mains supply to power it is.
“We’ve seized the equipment and will be looking into permanently seizing it under the Proceeds of Crime Act. No-one was at the unit at the time of the warrant and no arrests have been made – but we’ll be making enquiries with the unit’s owner.”
The warrant was one of almost 50 executed as part of County Lines Intensification Week (17-23 May) which led to 84 arrests, significant drug seizures and the recovery of weapons including a sawn-off shotgun and a blank firing pistol converted to discharge live rounds.
#AceNewsReport – May.24: Officers appealing after a baby boy was found in a canal in Walsall yesterday afternoon (20 May) A passer-by spotted the little boy in Rough Wood Country Park, off Hunts Lane in Willenhall at around 1pm:
Police are examining the scene and have been speaking to potential witnesses: We are appealing directly to the mother of this little boy – we believe she may be in need of medical assistance – and our primary concern at this time is to make sure she is okay, both physically and mentally.
Equally, anyone who may know who this woman is, for example anyone who may have recently been pregnant, but isn’t now, is urged to contact us.
This information can be given to us in the strictest of confidence if preferred.
We’re also appealing to anyone who may have been in the area over the past few days who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.
The baby could have been in the water for up to four days so anyone who may have seen anything, no matter how small it may seem is urged to contact us.
We are working with paediatric pathologists and a forensic post mortem will take place next week to help determine the cause of death.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from our force CID, said: “This discovery is simply tragic. The death of this baby is absolutely heart-breaking: “ Our priority at this time is finding the little boy’s mother: “ We’re also working with partners in health, social care and education to see if they can help us identify his mother: “ I realise how distressing this tragedy is for the local community, but please don’t speculate on the circumstances of this upsetting incident, it hinders our investigation and is painful for those involved.”
Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons, from Walsall Police, said: “ I’m shocked and saddened about this deeply tragic discovery: “ My thoughts are with him and the wider community who I know are upset and concerned about the nature of what happened: “ We’ve got local officers in the area offering reassurance, please do speak to them if you have any concerns.”
Please contact us via live chat on our website or by calling 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously. Please quote log number 1963 of 20 May: Anyone with information, CCTV footage or dash cam footage can provide it via our dedicated website: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ20H38-PO1
#AceNewsReport – May.22: All have been charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence:
BIRMINGHAM: Five men charged after firearm and ammunition seized including a handgun and a quantity of ammunition were recovered from the scene: Clark has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon/bladed article after officers discovered a knife on his person when he was arrested’
Carl Brookes (36), of Dearmont Road, Northfield; Callum Meah (24), of Shepherds Brook Road, Stourbridge; Richard Davies (34), of Jubilee Road, Rednal; Jordan Feeney (27), of Roundlea Road, Birmingham and Robert Clark (30), from Cheverton Road, Northfield, were arrested on Tuesday 13 May in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham, after NCA officers from the agency’s Armed Operations Unit (AOU) stopped a car in Muirfield Gardens.
NCA and West Midlands Police officers carried out a number of searches in the Rubery, Stourbridge, Northfield and Longbridge areas in connection with the arrests.
All five have been remanded in custody until their next court appearance on 16 June at Birmingham Crown Court.
15 May 2021
Five arrested and firearm seized in NCA operation in Birmingham
Five people have been arrested and a firearm recovered following a National Crime Agency operation in Birmingham.
The five, all aged between 23 and 37, were detained in the Kings Norton area of the city after officers from the NCA’s Armed Operations Unit stopped a car in Muirfield Gardens.
A handgun and quantity of ammunition was recovered from the scene of the arrest.
The five are all now being questioned on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
NCA and West Midlands Police officers have also carried out a number of searches in the Rubery, Stourbridge, Shenley Fields, Northfield and Longbridge areas in connection with the arrests.
NCA Branch Commander Mick Pope said: “ We have seen all too recently in Birmingham how illegal firearms are used in acts of serious violence, as well as being used by crime groups to coerce and intimidate: “ This is why reducing their availability and taking guns off the streets is a priority for the NCA and West Midlands Police: “ However, protecting communities from this threat cannot be achieved by law enforcement action alone. I’d encourage anyone with information about illegally held firearms to contact Crimestoppers anonymously or police.”
#AceNewsReport – May.10: We’re urging anyone with any information about what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible: Investigation launched into shooting in Erdington:
BIRMINGHAM: ‘WM Police Detectives have launched an investigation that involved a shooting & stabbing after two men aged 33 and 27 attended hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening or changing’
8th May 2021:
Detective Inspector Mo Yousaf, from our force CID, said: “We believe the incident took place at around 11.30pm around Dunlin Close Erdington last night. I’d encourage anyone who knows anything to get in touch: “ We’re doing all we can to understand what has happened, why and who was responsible: “ Officers will be in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.”
You can contact us via live chat on our website or call 101. Please quote log number 5052 of 7 May.