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Lady mugged in Brownhills – be on your guard!

Brownhills resident Samantha Lucas has been in touch on Facebook to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her mother near the A5 Watling Street this morning.

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Brownhills canal indecent exposure incident

Worrying news reaches me of an indecent exposure incident on the canal in Brownhills last Wednesday night (23rd July 2014), when a lady cycling on the towpath between the Pier Street pedestrian Bridge (near Tesco) and Catshill Junction witnessed a naked man on the far side of the canal near the Silver Court Gardens site.

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – Police issue statement and appeal for help

Following my post in the early hours of this morning in which reader Holly Jones asked me to warn Brownhills folk and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam, West Midlands Police have issusued the following statement…

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Knifepoint mugging in Brownhills – be on your guard

Brownhills resident Holly Jones has been in touch on Twitter to ask me to warn Brownhills folk, and appeal for information following the very unpleasant mugging of her partner Sam last Friday, 30th May 2014.
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Now that’s good service…

On Monday, reader and friend of the blog Rose Maria Burnell pointed out that the play equipment area in Holland Park, Brownhills was out of use following fire damage due to vandalism – passing by this evening, I took a look – and to my surprise, the surface has been fixed.

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Urgent! Distraction burglary in Shire Oak yesterday…

Yet again, the brilliant Shire Oak group on Facebook draws my attention to crime in the area; this time a distraction burglary in Shire Oak yesterday afternoon (Friday, 25th April 2014).

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Brownhills mugging: further information now available

Further to yesterday’s post about a rather unpleasant knifepoint mugging of a school pupil on the Black Path in Brownhills last Monday, the ever on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser now has a great report available with loads of additional information. Click here … Continue reading

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Brownhills School pupil mugged at knifepoint yesterday

I’ve just had a text forwarded to me apparently sent from Brownhills School today (Tuesday, 25th March 2014).

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Burglary in Shire Oak – be on your guard

The ever useful Shire Oak group on Facebook has warned again of an unpleasant and worrying house burglary in Shire Oak – I can’t help thinking these incidents seem to be on the rise of late.Untitled 7 Continue reading

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Thefts from local vehicles: West Midlands Police issue statement

Following the recent car break-in at Shire Oak Close, I asked West Midlands Police for a statement – communications officer Nicky Biddlestone was good enough to supply one, and I present it here
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Another car break-in at Shire Oak: take care folks

Oh dear – it seems the there’s been another theft from a car up at Shire Oak Close, opposite the Shire Oak Pub – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Thursday, 21st November 2013)

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Urgent appeal – Brownhills camera theft – can you help?

On Monday, 30th September 2013 a walk-in theft occurred at Brownhills Activity centre in Brownhills – that’s the old Annexe, or Central Boys School, the home of Brownhills Community Association.
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House burgled, car stolen in Shire Oak

There’s been another house burglary at Shire Oak in the last few days – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook posted the following yesterday (Monday, 5th August 2013):
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Burglary in Shire Oak: Please be on your guard

It seems the spate of local burglaries and vehicle break-ins continues – Debbie Oliver from the Shire Oak group on Facebook yesterday (Thursday, 13th June 2013) posted a warning.
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Urgent: Spate of thefts and burglaries in Brownhills

I have an urgent message for Brownhills residents from Nicky Biddlestone, Communications Officer at Walsall Police.
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Walsall Wood indecent exposure incident

It seems the flashers, undeterred by the recent cold weather, are at it again. Sadly, I missed this press release last week, as I wasn’t following the right feed (now corrected). This is a worrying incident in Walsall Wood which really needs resolving before anything worse happens.

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Meanwhile, in court a century ago…

Reader Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler has again been ferreting in the newspaper archives, and this time has taken a look at crimes coming before Brownhills Petty Sessions – a magistrates court for the town, that sat regularly and dealt with low-level crime.
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Indecent exposure on Pelsall Wood Common

Jayne Howarth has posted the following on her excellent Common People blog for Pelsall. One would imagine it was too cold for such crimes after the spate last summer, but all one can hope is that the offending scrote gets frostbite in his tackle.
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Aggravated burglary in Brownhills: can you help?

I’ve become aware over the course of the last few days that there has been a nasty burglary incident in Brownhills, and the rumour mill has consequently gone into overdrive. To attempt to help get the the message out there, … Continue reading

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Evil scum

I see from an article on the Express & Star website that a cycle charity in Wolverhampton. The Bike Shed, based at Bradmore Recreation Ground, had their premises broken into and five bikes and workshop tools stolen some time last … Continue reading

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Information sought on Shire Oak car vandalism incident

I was contacted yesterday by reader Mitch Battison, who relayed news of a nasty act of vandalism on the Chester road at Shire Oak on Friday, the 20th April 2012. It seems that at 10:33pm, a white BMW 1 series … Continue reading

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Charges brought in Daisy Myring Murder enquiry

This morning, I asked Jo Hunt, Press Officer with West Midlands Police for a statement on the charges brought in the Daisy Myring murder investigation currently ongoing in Brownhills. Jo has very kindly obtained a statement for Brownhills Blog readers … Continue reading

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Grandson makes emotional appeal in murder investigation

West Midlands Police have this morning (7th June 2011) issued another statement on the ongoing investigation into the awful murder of Albion Road pensioner Daisy Myring. It’s critical that we nail these people. So far, police have had little information … Continue reading

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Police send letter to residents in Albion Road and surrounds

Gina Lycett of West Midlands Police has asked me to republish a letter the force has sent to residents in the Albion Road/Hussey Estate area this afternoon. Following a rather speculative report in the Daily Mail, many residents seem to … Continue reading

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Police move to quash rumours regarding Brownhills murder investigation

This statement issued by West Midlands Police, 2nd June 2011 Murder inquiry further update – quashing rumours – Brownhills 2 June 2011 Police investigating the death of 92-year-old Daisy Myring have moved to quash unfounded local rumours that her house … Continue reading

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Latest police statement on Brownhills murder inquiry.

Here’s the latest from West Midlands Police on the dreadful death of the elderly lady in Albion Road, Brownhills, yesterday. This is an atrocious crime, and if you have any information at all, please contact the police. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Police issue statement about death investigation in Albion Road

I’m aware there’s much gossip circulating about this awful incident, both around town, and on social media. Be wary of what you hear. This is an awful situation, a tragic loss and certainly very shocking. Can I suggest that people … Continue reading

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Can you identify these lads?

Just received this press release from Walsall Police. Burglary, thankfully, isn’t a terribly common crime in Brownhills, so lets see if we can keep it this way. We’re clearly not dealing with the sharpest arrows in the quiver, so these … Continue reading

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Some good news for once

Another press release from Jo Hunt at West Midlands Police. Whilst the mobility scooter thieves who struck in Brownhills last week have yet to have their collars felt, it’s nice to note that there are some remarkably kind and generous … Continue reading

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Scumbags yet to be caught…

It was good to see that on Friday, the Express & Star and subsequently the Birmingham Mail caught up with the awful story of the mobility scooter being stolen from Brownhills. The commonality of the language used in both articles … Continue reading

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Lower than a snake’s knees…

I’ve received another press release from Jo Hunt at West Midlands Police, and this one beggars belief. I don’t know what kind of people steal a mobility scooter, but someone must have seen something. Please think back and try and … Continue reading

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