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News

Date

Outline

21/11/2017

Brothers jailed for a total of 30 years for attempted murder

Two brothers have been jailed for a total of 30 years for attempted murder after attacking a man who they believed showed a lack of respect for a relative who died in a road traffic accident.

20/11/2017

Father jailed for life for murdering his children

A father who suffocated his two young children with a cloth soaked in petrol before setting fire to the family home has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 33 years, for their murder.

16/11/2017

Driver sentenced for causing death by careless driving on A518

A motorist, who crashed head on into another car as he tried to carry out an overtaking manoeuvre on the A518, has today been given a suspended jail sentence for causing death by careless driving.

15/11/2017

Woman convicted of fake ticket scam

A fraudster who sold fake concerts tickets has been jailed for two years, suspended for 24 months, ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and to pay back £9,982, which she defrauded from her victims.

14/11/2017

Firearms dealer convicted of supplying weapons and ammunition

A registered firearms dealer from Gloucester has today (14 November 2017) been found guilty of supplying illicit guns and ammunition linked to over 100 crimes around the country.

09/11/2017

Motorist convicted of causing death by dangerous driving

Stephen Whilde, 24, has today been jailed for two years, suspended for two years, at Shrewsbury Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of William Bye by dangerous driving.

06/11/2017

Man jailed for 23 years for attempted murder

A 26-year-old male has today been jailed for a total of 23 years at Warwick Crown Court for attempted murder, possession of a firearm and possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply.

06/11/2017

Man convicted of spraying non-toxic liquid on members of the public

A 23-year-old man, who sprayed members of the public with a liquid which he claimed was acid, has today been jailed for six months at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

03/11/2017

Motorist handed suspended sentence for causing death by dangerous driving

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel of his car resulting in a head on fatal collision has today been handed a 20 month prison sentence, supended for 12 months, at Warwick Crown Court.

31/10/2017

Motorist jailed for life for the murder of Ben Morse

A motorist who deliberately drove his car into a group of people, killing one of them, has today been jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court for life and ordered to serve a minimum term of 15 years for the murder of Ben Morse.

27/10/2017

Carer convicted of ill-treatment via social media of care home residents

A 19-year-old carer, who mocked two residents suffering from dementia, through a series of videos uploaded on social media, has today been found guilty of ill-treatment.

23/10/2017

Couple jailed for child cruelty

A couple have today been sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for their part in the ill-treatment and neglect of a child.

20/10/2017

Property fraud gang jailed

Four men have today been sentenced after they were found guilty of defrauding Severn Tent Water plc (STW) out of approximately hundreds of thousands of pounds, through the fraudulently sales of properties which were owned by the company.

16/10/2017

Man convicted of stalking

A 45-year-old man has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for a year, after he admitted to stalking his victim.

12/10/2017

Terry Poole jailed for nine years for hit and run death

A 42-year-old man has today (12 October) been sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court to nine years' imprisonment, after having been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving of 81-year-old Salvadore Bongiovi on 19 April 2017.

09/10/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing teenage girls

A 53-year-old man has today been jailed for a total of 17 and a half years for sexually assaulting eight teenage girls over an eight year period at his home in Coseley.

09/10/2017

Man jailed for abusing and assaulting victim

A 37-year-old man has been jailed at Stafford Crown Court to three years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of mentally and physically abusing his victim.

04/10/2017

Aaron Barley jailed for life for the murder of mother and son

A 24-year-old homeless man has today been sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 29 years, at Birmingham Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a mother and son at their family home in Stourbridge.

03/10/2017

CPS West Midlands response to Inspectorate report

A report from Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecutions Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has found the CPS in the West Midlands region has strong leadership and has developed constructive partnerships to improve prosecution outcomes for victims, witnesses and other users of the service.

27/09/2017

Builder convicted of homophobic harassment

A 44-year-old builder was found guilty of the homophobic harassment of a gay couple and sentenced at Telford Magistrates' Court to a term of 16 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years.

18/09/2017

Man jailed for blowing up ATM

A 26-year-old man has today had his prison sentence extended by a year at Worcester Crown Court for detonating a cashpoint machine and stealing £12,930 cash from inside.

15/09/2017

Truck driver jailed for fatal crash on M6

A truck driver has today been jailed for two years and eight months at Wolverhampton Crown Court of causing the death of motorist on the M6 motorway by dangerous driving.

14/09/2017

Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime

Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed.

13/09/2017

Man jailed for life after killing flatmate

A jury at Worcester Crown Court has today found a 23-year-old man guilty of the murder of his flatmate.

08/09/2017

Motorist jailed for causing the death of an 11 year old girl by dangerous driving

A 77-year-old drunk driver has today (08 September 2017) been jailed for four and a half years after pleading guilty to causing the death of an 11-year-old girl by dangerous driving.

08/09/2017

Teenager sentenced after taking shotgun to school

A 15-year-old Nuneaton schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has today been sentenced to a six year youth detention order at Warwick Crown Court after he admitted to taking his father's shotgun and ammunition to school.

08/09/2017

Man jailed for three attempted murders

Mohammed Tabriz has today been jailed for 28 years for the attempted murder of three people who he attacked with a machete within the space of one hour at two separate locations.

01/09/2017

Woman jailed for stalking former partner

A 21-year-old woman has today been sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment at Shrewsbury Crown Court, after pleading guilty to stalking and impersonating a police officer.

01/09/2017

Youth jailed for setting off IED in supermarket

A teenager has today (01 September) been jailed for four years and four months at Wolverhampton Crown Court after pleading guilty to making and detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) in a supermarket.

23/08/2017

Two solicitors jailed for perverting the course of justice

Two Bromsgrove based solicitors have today been jailed for a total of six years and one month for their part in committing a fraud and perverting the course of justice.

18/08/2017

Ronald Cooke sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering partner with ornamental sword stick

A 55-year-old man with a history of domestic violence has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of murdering his partner.

11/08/2017

Former care manager jailed for defrauding resident

A former care manager, who stole £19,248.40 from a resident's bank account, has today been sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court to 16 months' imprisonment.

11/08/2017

Man convicted of sending race hate mail

A 70-year-old man who sent over 150 letters which contained racially abusive content has today been fined £250 at Worcester Crown Court.

10/08/2017

Three jailed for firearm offences

Three men have today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for their joint possession of an imitation firearm which was discharged in a city suburb in broad daylight.

07/08/2017

Man jailed to life for rape, kidnap and sexual assault

A 24-year-old man has today been sentenced at Worcester Crown Court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 10-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual assault of two women.

28/07/2017

Kieran Gillespie given life sentence for killing bus passenger

A man was yesterday found guilty and sentence to life imprisonment for the murder of a passenger who was stabbed to death on the upper deck of a bus they were travelling in.

28/07/2017

Man jailed for manslaughter after stalking his former partner

A stalker whose campaign of threats and harassment caused his former partner to take her own life has today (28 July) been jailed for 10 years for her manslaughter.

27/07/2017

Man guilty of sexually assaulting female rail passenger

A 58-year-old man has today been sentenced at Manchester City Magistrates' Court to sexually assaulting a train passenger.

21/07/2017

Motorist found guilty of death by careless driving

A 27-year-old motorist has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of death by careless driving.

21/07/2017

Street racers jailed after causing death by dangerous driving

Two 27-year-old drivers who were part of an impromptu street race on a busy Birmingham urban road have today been jailed for a total of 14 years for causing death by dangerous driving.

17/07/2017

Man jailed after admitting religious hate crime

A 34-year-old man who attacked Asian female motorists as they sat in their cars has today pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates' Court to three counts of Religiously Aggravated assault by Beating and been handed a 12 month prison sentence.

14/07/2017

Elvis Sidaway jailed for sexually assaulting students

A 54-year-old man has today been jailed for 21 years after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five students and been found guilty of raping another victim as well as three charges of threatening another with a knife which relates to the sexual assaults and rape.

12/07/2017

Two convicted of life insurance fraud

A mother has today been sentenced to a total two years six months' imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court after admitting to her part in conspiring to commit fraud by false representation.

12/07/2017

Ex-employee ordered to pay back money she stole

A woman has today been ordered to payback nearly £14,000 after she pleaded guilty to stealing from her employers.

07/07/2017

Taxi driver jailed for raping passenger

A 39-year-old private hire taxi driver has today been jailed to nine years imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a passenger who he had picked up from outside a club in Birmingham city centre.

07/07/2017

Man jailed for controlling victim’s life

A 29-year-old man has today been sentenced at Stoke Crown Court to 27 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to mentally and physically abusing a pregnant woman.

07/07/2017

Driver jailed for causing death on A41 by dangerous driving

A motorist who drove on the wrong side of the A41 in Shropshire resulting in a head on crash with another car, has today been jailed to 18 months imprisonment at Shrewsbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

06/07/2017

Burglar jailed for attempted murder of security guard

A burglar, who repeatedly attacked a security guard with a shovel, has today been jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court for 14 years after he pleaded guilty to his attempted murder.

06/07/2017

Facebook user convicted for homophobic online abuse

A Facebook user has been given a suspended jail sentence, handed a seven year restraining order and ordered to pay £300 costs after he admitted posting homophobic comments online.

05/07/2017

Pair sentenced after theft of spare wheels from 4x4s

Two people from Coventry have today been sentenced at Warwick Crown Court following a string of thefts from 4x4s which had been parked at railway stations in West Midlands and Warwickshire.

29/06/2017

Hit and run driver jailed for ten years

A 22-year-old driver has today been jailed for a total of ten years' at Birmingham Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run incident in the city.

23/06/2017

Man jailed for raping and sexually assaulting two students

A 26-year-old man has today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court to 22 years after he found guilty of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another while the victims slept in their private student halls of residence in Wolverhampton as well as being found guilty of entering a third flat occupied by a female student with intent to commit a sexual offence.

23/06/2017

Mother and partner jailed for child death

A 27-year-old man has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years, after he admitted murdering his partner's two-year-old son. The boy's mother was sentenced to three years and four months after she pleaded guilty to allowing the death of a child.

21/06/2017

Youth convicted of assaulting 80-year-old woman

A teenager, who cold-called an elderly couple in order to repair their roof which was not in need of fixing, has today been given a 12-month referral order, as well as ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation after he pleaded guilty at Cannock Magistrates' Court of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent on an 80-year-old woman.

20/06/2017

Man sentenced after abusing a transgender person at station

A 55-year-old man has been handed a six week custodial sentence after he shouted transphobic abuse towards a transgender person at Manchester Piccadilly railway station.

15/06/2017

Man sentenced after running over traffic marshal

A motorist who deliberately drove his car towards and struck a Traffic Marshal at a car boot sale, has been sentenced at Stafford Crown Court, after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

14/06/2017

Man sentenced for the manslaughter of Robert Bavington

A 31-year-old man has today been jailed for six years, after he was found guilty of the manslaughter of Robert Bavington who died last year.

09/06/2017

Husband and wife found guilty of child sex offences

Two former radio presenters have today (9 June) been found guilty of various offences of outraging public decency and indecent assault at Warwick Crown Court.

06/06/2017

Two men jailed for committing 53 burglaries across England

Two burglars have today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to over 13 years imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

02/06/2017

Enforcement Officer convicted of assaulting homeless man

A Dudley Council Enforcement Officer has today (31 May) pleaded guilty on to an unprovoked assault upon a homeless man in a public car park in Halesowen.

26/05/2017

Motorist jailed for causing death of student as she crossed the road

Neel Balu, a 43-year-old motorist who knocked over and killed a student as she crossed a pedestrian crossing in Great Barr, has been jailed for six years after he was found guilty today of causing her death by dangerous driving.

25/05/2017

Two men jailed for life for the murder of Lee Brooks

Two men have today been jailed at Warwick Crown Court to life imprisonment after they were found guilty of the murder of Lee Brooks.

22/05/2017

Attacker jailed for the manslaughter of John Mercer

A 43-year-old man has today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment after he admitted the manslaughter of John Mercer, who was attacked in 2013 but subsequently died from his injuries last year.

19/05/2017

Three men jailed for 27 years following gang rape of woman

Three men have today been jailed for a total of 27 years after they were found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of the gang rape of a woman in Coventry.

18/05/2017

Eleven charged with supplying prohibited items into prisons

Eleven people have been charged with conspiring to supply prohibited items into prisons between July 2015 and January 2017.

17/05/2017

Armed supermarket robbers jailed for 41 years

Two men have today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for a total 41 years for their part in a series of armed robberies which were committed in supermarkets and a public house across the West and East Midlands.

12/05/2017

Man jailed for the rape and murder of district nurse

Leroy Campbell has today been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court to life imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the rape and murder of Lisa Skidmore at her home in Bilston as well as to the attempted murder of Margaret Skidmore and to an offence of arson with intent to endanger life.

05/05/2017

Motorist jailed after victim dies 11 years from initial collision

A 41-year-old motorist, who was convicted in 2003 for dangerous driving which resulted in a woman receiving life changing injuries, has today been jailed at Stoke Crown Court to five years and nine months imprisonment, after the victim passed away from the delayed complications of the head injuries which she had sustained as a result of the 2003 collision.

03/05/2017

Damien Boroweic jailed for the manslaughter of housemate

A 22-year-old man has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 11 years and two months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Wojiech Molenda whose body was found in a bedsit in Sparkhill.

28/04/2017

Driver jailed for causing death of pedestrian by dangerous driving

Terry Lowe has today been sentenced at Stafford Crown Court to two years imprisonment after he had pleaded guilty of causing the death of a 79-year-old woman who was being pushed in her wheelchair by her daughter along Jones Lane in Great Wyrley.

26/04/2017

Man jailed for the manslaughter of Karl Swift

A 30-year-old man from Sheffield has today jailed for eight years after he was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of the manslaughter of Karl Swift.

24/04/2017

Parents jailed for allowing toddler to drown in bath

The parents of a 13-month-old child who drowned in a bath have today been sentenced to a total of eight and a half years imprisonment at Worcester Crown Court after they were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

19/04/2017

Man convicted for trying to kill his best friend

A 35-year-old man has today been given a hospital order with restrictions after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of his best friend who he accused of breaking up his family.

12/04/2017

Youth convicted of three bank robberies

A teenager who robbed three banks over a three week period has today been handed a two year detention and training order at Wolverhampton Youth Court.

12/04/2017

Former police officer convicted for possessing indecent photographs of children

A 60-year-old retired Metropolitan police officer from Oswestry, who currently serves as a civilian communications operator for West Mercia Police, has been sentenced to 11 months' custody suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty at Telford Magistrates' Court on 10 April, to possessing 54 indecent images of children.

07/04/2017

Man jailed for 25 years for knife attack on two good Samaritans

A man has today been jailed for 25 years imprisonment, with a five year licence extension, at Warwick Crown Court after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of a good Samaritan.

21/03/2017

Man sentenced after breaching order preventing him from making non-emergency 999 calls

A 62-year-old man from Tipton has been sentenced after breaching a criminal behaviour order which prohibited him from making false 999 calls to the emergency services.

14/03/2017

Athlete sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of British Athletics official

An athlete who stabbed a number of British Athletics officials at their offices in Birmingham has today been handed a custodial sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for attempted murder.

14/03/2017

Two men convicted of smuggling stun guns into the UK

Two men have today been sentenced after they pleaded guilty to bringing stun guns disguised as torches into the UK from Turkey.

10/03/2017

Holidaymaker convicted of arson on board aircraft

John Cox, a 46-year-old man from Kidderminster, has today been sentenced to four years and six months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to arson, for starting a fire in a toilet on board a flight from Birmingham to Sharm-el-Sheikh while cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

02/03/2017

Man jailed for fatal stabbing in Newtown

A 20-year-old man has today been jailed for 13 years at Birmingham Crown Court, after he was found guilty of the manslaughter of Samuel Simret who was stabbed to death outside a café in Newtown.

23/02/2017

Passenger jailed for trying to force his way into cockpit

A 34-year-old man who twice tried to storm into an airline cockpit during a flight from Bulgaria to the UK has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 18 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to affray.

16/02/2017

Landlord convicted of secretly filming female tenants

A landlord, who covertly filmed women at his home, was sentenced on 8 February 2017 at Warwick Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to observing a person doing a private act.

15/02/2017

Man jailed for kidnap and indecent assault

A 72-year-old man has today been sentenced to nine years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping a six-year-old girl from a village in Staffordshire and indecently assaulting her more than 15 year ago.

08/02/2017

Driver jailed for causing death by dangerous driving on A49

A driver has today been jailed for three years and eight months after he pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing of causing the death of 24-year-old Ian Wemyss by dangerous driving on the A49 in Herefordshire on 6 November 2015.

06/02/2017

90-year-old man jailed for child sex offences

A 90-year-old man has today been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child at a care home during the 1980s.

03/02/2017

Man jailed for raping tourist

A 20-year-old man, who found guilty of raping a tourist visiting London, has today been sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court to seven years' imprisonment.

02/02/2017

Man jailed for sexually abusing a child and distributing child sexual images

A 33-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child and sharing online indecent images of children, including the sexual abuse he carried out on a child, has today been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court.

26/01/2017

Two people jailed for life for the murder of Bethany Hill

Jack Williams and Kayleigh Woods have today been jailed for life, each to serve a minimum of 26 years, after they were both found guilty of the murder of 20-year-old Bethany Hill whose body was found in a flat in Stratford-upon-Avon.

24/01/2017

Life sentence for killer of Wendy Mann

Leroy Sterling has today sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years, after he was guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of the murder of his partner as well as the attempted murder of a man.

23/01/2017

Man jailed for racist hate mail

A 46-year-old man from Coventry has today been jailed for four years and six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to sending racist hate mail to members of the Black Minority Ethnic (BME) community.

20/01/2017

Driver jailed for causing death of passenger by dangerous driving

A driver, who lost control of a high performance sports car, resulting in it colliding with a tree and bursting into flames, has today been jailed at Worcester Crown Court to three years' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty of causing the death of his passenger by dangerous driving.

06/01/2017

Drink-drive teenager jailed for causing death of taxi passenger

An 18-year-old woman has today been sentenced to three years imprisonment at Warwick Crown Court after she pleaded guilty to causing the death of a taxi passenger by careless driving.

16/12/2016

101-year-old man found guilty of historic sex abuse

A 101-year-old man has today been found guilty of 21 sexual offences which he committed over two decades.

09/12/2016

Man jailed for raping vulnerable woman

A 67-year-old man has today been jailed for nine years after he was found guilty of raping a woman with learning difficulties.

07/12/2016

Man jailed for life for murder of Joshua Price

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 29 years' imprisonment, after he was found guilty of the murder of Joshua Price who was stabbed to death in 2014.

01/12/2016

Driver jailed for causing death of 12-year-old by dangerous driving

A driver has today been jailed to six years imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing the death of a 12-year-old boy by dangerous driving after his car collided with another vehicle in which the victim was travelling in.

10/11/2016

Driver jailed for A450 fatality after she fell asleep behind the wheel

A driver who lost control of her vehicle potentially owing to her falling asleep at the wheel, which killed the driver of another vehicle and seriously injured it passenger, has today been jailed at Worcester Crown Court for two years and nine months, disqualified from driving for five years and until she has passed an extended test.

07/11/2016

Man sentenced to 26 months for stalking

A 42-year-old man has today been sentenced to 26 months imprisonment at Wolverhampton Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to stalking a man who later took his own life.

04/11/2016

Double sex offender sentenced

A man who sexually assaulted two women on the London Underground has been sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court.