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Serial Birmingham New Street bike thief sentenced to eight months

18/09/2017

Serial Birmingham New Street bike thief sentenced to eight monthsFollowing a crime spree that lasted three months and involved the theft of  17 bikes, the perpetrator has been caught and sentenced to eight months in prison following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.  Thirty-year-old Graham Hughes, of no fixed abode, totted up a range of...

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Safer Travel heads back to school

30/08/2017

Safer Travel heads back to schoolBosses at West Midlands Safer Travel Partnership have praised Birmingham schoolchildren after a successful end-of-term police operation to crack down on anti-social behaviour. Safer Travel is now gearing up for the back-to-school season.Operation Vilis was carried out on 20-21 July and saw police officers meet with...

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Safer Travel & CCTV room helps relocate bike with owner!

30/08/2017

Safer Travel & CCTV room helps relocate bike with owner! The CCTV control room, based at Centro house, holds more than 1,500 cameras and can access CCTV from around the West Midlands and Transport Hubs; monitoring and replaying CCTV when called upon.  Eagle eyed Alex, from Man Commercial was able to replay footage of a bike thief and fol...

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Bike Marking today at Canley!

24/08/2017

We have moved our bike marking event today to Canley. 16:30-18:30Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. ...

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Breaking the cycle of bike crime

13/07/2017

Breaking the cycle of bike crimeThe third annual Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Police (BTP), took place in Birmingham last week.The third annual Cycle Crime Conference, hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database, in association with British Transport Polic...

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DNA taken from spit kits are becoming increasingly more effective in identifying offenders.

13/07/2017

DNA taken from spit kits are becoming increasingly more effective in identifying offenders. West Midlands bus drivers were given mini DNA kits in 2012 to help police track anyone who spits at them or fellow passengers. The DNA kits have become increasingly effective at identifying offenders and getting them in front of the courts.The spit kit...

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Memory Man successfully identifies 1,000 crime suspects!

30/06/2017

After spotting 250 crime suspects in just a year, Police Community Support Officer Andy Pope is living up to his 'memory man' title after hitting the 1000 mark in five years! PCSO Andy Pope has a remarkable ability to recognise faces of some of the region's most wanted people- picking out some years after they were sought.The West Midlands PCS...

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Restorative Justice

27/06/2017

We currently have a total of 29 youngsters going through our Restorative Justice scheme at the moment. They are taking part in the scheme for various offences on the public transport network, from Grievous Bodily Harm and Anti Social Behaviour- to arson and criminal damage.We have also issued 12 first stage warning letters to offenders for low...

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Safer Travel ’See Something, Say Something’ cards made more accessible

19/06/2017

A student from Hodge Hill has inspired the Safer Travel Partnership to re-design their See Something, Say Something (SSSS) cards to be more accessible to vulnerable users. Aisha Bibi, age 22, found herself the victim of hate crime on the bus when a member of the public claimed she was pretending to be blind. The incident was rep...

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FREE Bike Marking at Pool Meadow Bus Station

22/05/2017

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