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Showing 1 - 10 of 65 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "West Midlands"

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

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

A 16-year-old boy has today (14 December) been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

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

Man jailed for life for murder of midwife

A man has today been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 17 years, for the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood.

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

Man convicted of murdering grandmother

A man who stabbed his 74-year-old grandmother to death has today (19 October) been convicted of her murder.

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

Man sentenced for killing vulnerable mother

A 41-year-old man has today (12 September) been jailed for life, to serve a minimum term of 29 years, after being found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of the murder of a woman from Worcester.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man sentenced for killing his ex-partner

A 50-year-old man has today (14 September) been sentenced at Stafford Crown Court to 15 years imprisonment, with an extended sentence, for the manslaughter of his ex-partner.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Gunman jailed for life after being convicted of attempted murder

A 24-year-old gunman has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 15 years, after he was found guilty of attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man jailed for murder of girlfriend in Telford

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of more than 11 years for stabbing his girlfriend to death at their home in Telford.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

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