West Midlands Police Review of the Year 2014

2014 saw West Midlands Police mark its 40th anniversary – and it proved to be a landmark year on more than one front.

Police ranks were bolstered for the first time in five years as a recruitment freeze imposed to help meet budget cuts was lifted, whilst a partnership with IT provider Accenture was announced in a bid to modernise the force.

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Happy Christmas from everyone at West Midlands Police!

Many of you will now be slumped on the sofa after a belt-buckling festive feast and preparing ‘hamstring strain’ injury excuses to avoid being dragged into a game of Twister.

But whilst most people will be raising a toast with family and friends there are 100s of West Midlands Police officers and staff for whom December 25th is just another day.

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Appeal after men robbed in their own cars

Police are appealing for information after two robberies in Sandwell where people have been threatened in their own cars into handing over cash.

The first offence happened on 17 December, between 3am and 3.30am. An elderly man was getting into his blue 02 plate Rover 45 in the car park of Great Bridge Asda, when a man got in the passenger seat and threatened him with violence before forcing him to drive to Hill Top.

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Wolverhampton drug dealer jailed following pro-active policing operation

A Wolverhampton drug dealer has been sentenced to five years in prison after being caught with Class A drugs worth around £2,500 and criminal assets of more than £50,000.

Officers stopped Nathan Campbell, aged 24, of Marsh Lane, Fordhouses, in his Audi on the Bridgnorth Road on 8 November, during a policing operation to tackle criminality in Whitmore Reans and after police inquiries suggested he could be carrying drugs.

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