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Showing 1 - 10 of 35 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "West Midlands"

Two men convicted over death of Cody Fisher

Two men have been convicted of killing a footballer who died after being stabbed while on a dancefloor at a nightclub on Boxing Day 2022.

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

Father convicted of manslaughter of six-month-old son

The father of a six-month-old baby who suffered a non-survivable brain injury has been convicted of manslaughter.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Violent gunmen who seriously injured children in park shooting are convicted

Two gunmen who shot at and seriously injured children playing in a busy park have been convicted for attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS statement on the Jamie Benbow case

Three men have been jailed for their involvement in the death of a man who was stabbed to death over drugs and money at his home on 21 October last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Nightclub killer Edward Wilson convicted of murder

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he murdered another man at a nightclub.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Law graduate jailed over terrifying armed robberies

A law graduate has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for carrying out a string of terrifying armed robberies at supermarkets, petrol stations and a bank. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Parents jailed for death of five-month-old baby

The parents of a five-month-old baby girl who died after sustaining traumatic injuries over a prolonged period have been jailed for a combined total of 19 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Five jailed for murder of man at Coventry mosque

Five people have been jailed for more than 125 years in total after they were convicted of the murder of a man who was fatally stabbed as he left a Coventry mosque in October last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man convicted of the murder of his partner 

 A man has been convicted of the murder of his partner who was found dead with horrific injuries in a ditch by a dogwalker.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS statement on the sentencing of Paris Mayo

A young mother has been sentenced to serve a minimum of 12 years detention for killing her newborn son.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

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