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Nasty robbery in Aldridge on Wednesday – police appeal for help

This is a nasty one – if anyone has any information, please do come forward and contact Walsall Police or Crimestoppers – It seems that just after 4pm on Wednesday (12th March 2014), a pair of thugs robbed two chaps who were sat in their car near Aldridge Post Office in Northgate, near the town centre.

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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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Be vigilant: Nasty burglary in Brownhills last Sunday

Worrying news reaches me from Howdles Lane, Brownhills, up on the A5 – Karen Higgins has dropped me a line to say her home was burgled in the early hours of Sunday Morning, 9th Feruary 2014.

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West Midlands Police: Teen guilty of attempted child snatch

A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a schoolgirl as she made her way home from a friend’s house.
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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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Man appears in court for attempted child abduction

The following statement has been made by West Midlands Police in relation to the incident with the young girl last weekend – since the arrest of a suspect, also noted in these pages, he has appeared before Magistrates and been remanded in custody.
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Arrest made following incident in Brownhills

Following yesterdays appeal for information following an incident in Brownhills, West Midlands Police this morning made an arrest, and released a statement which I share below.
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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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Bogus callers con elderly woman in Brownhills – be vigilant

I have been contacted by Nicky Biddlestone, Communications Officer at West Midlands Police, with a timely warning that opportunist con merchants are preying on the local senior citizens again.

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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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Beware! Local OAP nearly victim of phone scam

Following on from last weeks post about conmen praying on the elderly by claiming to have done work, then coercing their victims to withdraw money from the bank, here’s a worrying incident sent to me by reader Rebecca, whose mother was very shaken by an attempted phone scam.
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Scumbags preying on the local elderly again – be vigilant

I see from the excellent blog of Kevin Pitt, Walsall Community Partnerships Officer, that opportunist conmen are preying on the local senior citizens again.

Please tell your relatives and neighbours about these con men, and impress upon them how important it is not to buy from, or accept services at the door, no matter how plausible the people offering them. Genuine companies will always contact you by other means.

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Be vigilant, folks – attempted burglary in Brownhills

In the small hours of Monday 14th January 2013, some miscreant attempted to force the back door of a property in Narrow Lane, Brownhills. The property was occupied, and the intruded ran off when the upstairs lights were switched on.
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Why when it rains?

I’ve long ago noticed that the general standard of road use falls when it rains. This was all filmed on last night’s ride home from Walsall. The white courier type van at the beginning was marked ‘Internal Mail Only’, and … Continue reading

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Donate to the Bin Relay and help our boys!

I’ve been sent the following appeal from top local blog person, council officer and all round good egg Kate Goodall, who in turn, was passed this information for colleagues at Walsall Police. As long time readers will know, I hold … Continue reading

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Police arrest men in connecion with Walsall Wood garden con

Yesterday I spotted this encouraging press release from Walsall Police relating to an incident on Thursday in Holly Bank, Walsall Wood. It seems officers from West Midlands Police made arrests following the alleged attempted conning of an old lady out of … Continue reading

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Brownhills bank staff prevent OAP being conned

Another depressing press release from Walsall Police relating to a nasty incident that took place on Monday that could have been a whole lot worse. Thanks to the care and attention of the bank staff, this unfortunate Brownhills pensioner was prevented … Continue reading

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More flashing incidents reported in Brownhills – take care, folks

It seems there are reports circulating locally via social media of indecent exposure incidents. These complaints mainly seem to appear in summer, but one response on Twitter suggested the e-fit of the suspect wanted in connection with the Rising Sun … Continue reading

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Indecent assault in Brownhills West: Police need your help

Another depressing press release from West Midlands Police relating to a nasty incident at Brownhills West last Sunday (Sunday 5th February 2012). This comes on the heels of the indecent exposure incident at the Rising Sun bus top a couple of … Continue reading

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Wanted: Man with a van (that isn’t his!)

Another day, another press release from the local plod. This time, a rather special caravan has been half-inched from Springhill Farm, near Sandhills at the foot of Shire Oak.That really is a shitty thing to do. If you witnessed something … Continue reading

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Brownhills Indecent Exposure incident – e-fit photo released

Further to the indecent exposure at Brownhills West last Sunday evening, West Midlands Police have now released an e-fit of the man they’d like to question in relation to the incident. The original press release can be found on West … Continue reading

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Police appeal for help over Brownhills Indecent Exposure incident

I’ve just spotted this press release from West Midlands Police relating to an unpleasant incident at Brownhills West yesterday evening (Sunday 29th January 2012). Frankly, I’d have thought the winter chill would have put an end to the spate of … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police: do as we say, not as we do

I was going to just post this on my 365daysofbiking mini-blog, but this deserves a wide exposure, as I’ m sure there’s a perfectly innocent explanation. Perhaps readers or indeed, the local police can explain this to me. It was … 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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Cycling coppers: West Midlands Police reply (eventually…)

About a thousand years ago – well, on the 10th December 2009 if I’m honest – I posted a heartfelt rant about the standard of cycling displayed by Police Community Support Officers I’d observed around the area. After seeing the … Continue reading

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Bloody cyclists, eh?

This is going to be a rant. If you are of a sensitive disposition, please go here instead. Thank you. Readers who peruse this blog on a fairly regular basis will no doubt be aware that I’m a fairly keen, … Continue reading

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