Police choir strikes chord with home security Auld Lang Syne remix!

West Midlands Police is urging residents to bid farewell to home security lapses and help beat burglars in 2015 − by releasing a crime prevention ditty to the tune of Auld Lang Syne!

Force choir Vivat − the ensemble formerly known as Thin Blue Chorus Line − hopes to strike a chord with homeowners through its version of the New Year anthem that stresses the importance of being security conscious and offering top tips.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

Metal thefts crushed thanks to National Task Force

Metal theft has plummeted by 75 per cent in the West Midlands over the past 12 months following the introduction of new legislation and a dedicated national task force.

The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 was brought in last year making it illegal for anyone to pay cash for scrap metal. And since October 2013, the new law means that scrap metal collectors and dealers have to be licensed, they cannot operate without a licence and if caught face a fine of up to £5000.

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Birmingham man jailed for post office cash robbery

A Birmingham man has been jailed for nearly seven years after pleading guilty to robbery at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jahmine Lee, from Sunridge Avenue, Newtown, was convicted of a cash in transit robbery at Rookery Road Post Office, Handsworth on 4 February earlier this year after he and an accomplice stole a cash box containing several thousand pounds.

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Pair wanted in connection with series of gym thefts across region

Images have been released in a bid to trace two men suspected of committing a series of thefts from lockers at Pure Gyms across the West Midlands.

Police investigating a total of 30 crimes at branches of the gym chain believe the two men may be responsible for the thefts over a six week period throughout November and December.

Source:: West Midlands Police News