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Man dies after being stopped by the public following suspected robbery

Police are investigating the death of a man who was detained by the public following a suspected robbery in Wolverhampton. 

The man was held by two members of the public, who witnessed a bag being snatched from a woman in Stafford Street, Oxley, shortly after midnight last Sunday. 303 more words


The dangers of Close Passing

I’m not a cyclist, an irony given that I live in Oxford, but that does mean that I circumnavigate cyclists on a regular basis, and therefore do my level best to leave them in the condition in which I found them. 249 more words


Play It Safe, Everybody

West Midlands Police made an interesting announcement this week when thy confirmed that they are actively going to target and prosecute drivers who do not give enough room when passing cyclists. 586 more words

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Police force could allow female officers to wear burkas as uniform

Female police officers could be allowed to wear full burkas while on duty as part of their official uniform.

West Midlands Police said they would consider allowing women to wear the Islamic dress garment, in a bid to recruit more officers from black and ethnic minority communities. 273 more words


Bomb squad called as five arrested on terror charges

Counter-terror police called a bomb squad in when they arrested five men on Friday evening.

The army’s bomb disposal team was called to an address in the centre of Birmingham, after three men aged 18, 24 and 28, were detained in the city. 193 more words


Street preacher filmed shouting 'I'm not a terrorist!' at police officer

When the officer, who has since refrained from responding, asks him to have the ‘common decency’ not to shout over him the situation escalates.

Henderson starts shouting ‘Alhamdullilah’ (meaning ‘all praise is due to God alone’), and ‘I answer to him’. 448 more words


British police deal with suspected gunman without killing him

Luckily the boy then threw the toy weapon to the floor and stood against a wall with his hands up.

‘They identified themselves as armed officers and at this I think he panicked really but he produced from inside his coat what turned out to be a toy gun,’ said Constable Rob Pedley. 362 more words