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Unlicensed cab driver sexually assaulted student before demanding £50 to take her home

A University student has spoken of the dangers of unlicensed taxis after she was sexually assaulted by a perverted cab driver.

Lily Wright, 22, from Birmingham, waived her right to lifelong anonymity as she spoke of her horrific ordeal and warned other women that getting an unlicensed taxi ‘puts their safety in the driver’s hands’. 712 more words


Seatbelt Selfishness

Seatbelt Stupidity ……..

Many whispered words of derision leave the lips of traffic officers when it comes to those who commit seatbelt offences. It’s an offence that seems never to go away, but with such a simple thing that is so capable of saving your life, why don’t people wear them, bravado ?, nothing brave about being so selfish (those non wearers who don’t wear a belt and feel aggrieved at being called selfish read on before smashing 140 characters into our Twitter account). 1,644 more words

Traffic Blog

We are out and about around the borough today

Solihull Trading Standards are out on a joint patrol with West Midlands Police today making sure traders are trading fairly.

If you have suspicions about trader activity in Solihull please contact us via Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06

'Little Britain thief' caught on CCTV climbing out of wheelchair to shoplift from Marks & Spencer

A well-known shoplifter dubbed the ‘Little Britain thief’ has been jailed for 14 weeks after being caught on CCTV shoplifting products while pretending to be disabled. 250 more words


Police issue warning over cashpoint scam

Police have issued a warning to people withdrawing cash from ATMs after a spate of ‘distraction’ thefts across the West Midlands.

CCTV footage release by West Midlands Police shows how thieves approach the person at the cash machine to tell them it isn’t working. 260 more words


Cigarettes and alcohol sold to underage volunteers in Solihull

Solihull Trading Standards and West Midlands Police carried out a test purchase exercise around the borough last night involving volunteers under the age of 18. 48 more words

Community Action and Social Media

On Wednesday Alison Sayer from (Halas Homes) and I spent the afternoon in a research seminar at the University of Birmingham. The Barrow Cadbury Trust… 622 more words

Alison Sayer