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Showing 1 - 10 of 68 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "West Midlands"

Abusive husband jailed for stabbing wife 33 times

A man who stabbed his wife 33 times has today (4 April) been sentenced to life imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court for her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, West Midlands News

UPDATE: 20-year-old convicted for murder after beating 87 year old victim

A burglar who beat an 87-year-old man as he ransacked his home before stealing sentimental jewellery has been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Father convicted of plotting acid attack on three-year-old son

A father who plotted an acid attack against his three-year-old son has today been found guilty, along with five others, of conspiracy to apply a corrosive fluid with intent.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

22-year-old convicted of attempted murder with a shotgun

Sami Ashalaly, 22, has been convicted today (1 March) following trial for the attempted murder of Garry Thompson on 29th June 2018. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 16 years' and 126 days.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Drug offences , West Midlands News

Men convicted of murder and conspiracy to rob

Two men have today (25 February) been found guilty of the murder of Jaskaran Kang in the early hours of 6 January 2018.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Father sentenced to life for shaking four-month-old baby to death

Neil Smith (33) has today (22 February) been found guilty of murder at Birmingham Crown Court following trial. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 13 years.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , West Midlands News

UPDATE: Teenager guilty of rape and murder of 14-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Man who befriended victim at local pub convicted of murder

Darren Barnes, 48, has today (16 January) been convicted of murder for killing Edwin Bradley, 65, on the 2 July 2018. Barnes was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court following trial.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man sentenced for murder after stabbing elderly victim 29 times

Madni Ahmed (20) has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years. He was found guilty of murder following trial on the 10 January 2019 at Birmingham Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man guilty of murdering ex-partner and her mother

A man has today (17 December) pleaded guilty to killing his former partner and her mother.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

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West Midlands
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