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New Solihull police commander Alex Murray outlines mission for borough

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray took over the reins from Sally Bourner in June to become the Commander of Solihull Police.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild and the Mayor's Consort Mr Jim Wild

Celebrating Solihull the plan for Kate

The former English teacher was handed the chains of office at the annual council meeting on Tuesday.

Quick thinking Shirley mum receives award after witnessing crash

A SHIRLEY mum who helped a man who crashed his car after collapsing at the wheel received an award for her quick thinking and cool head.

Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner

Pledge by Solihull Police to tackle car theft

Solihull Police have pledged to tackle the problem of high value car thefts following a spate of people’s vehicles being swiped from their driveways

Drugs and inconsiderate parking are top of the agenda for Solihull Police.

DRUGS, anti-social behaviour, graffiti and inconsiderate parking are the main issues that concern Solihull residents according to the police.

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New Police Crime commissioner to put policing power back in local hands

POLICING in Solihull could be moving back into the hands of local people.

Chief Supt Sally Bourner

Solihull Police Awards recognise outstanding officers in Shirley

Officers have been honoured for their bravery and quick-thinking at this week’s Solihull Police Awards

Solihull's mayor and top cop sleep rough for charity

SOLIHULL’S Mayor and police commander were among those sleeping out as part of a charity event for the homeless this week.

Police officer and pensioner team up to fight crime

A PLUCKY pensioner waiting for a hip replacement and a tenacious copper teamed up to take down a violent burglar.

The News patrolls the streets with Solihull Police.

PATROLLING the streets of Solihull borough on foot is a duty local police still take extremely seriously.

Officer numbers down but crime still falling, according to Solihull Police.

THERE are 14 fewer bobbies on the streets of Solihull than there were last year, latest police figures have revealed.

A NEW police walk-in centre will help reduce crime, says the borough’s top officer.

Solihull commander Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner was speaking at the opening of the new police front desk at Solihull Connect, in Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre.

Police to close Chelmsley Wood police station to the public

Police chiefs say they are aiming to make officers more accessible as services move to the joint Solihull Connect walk-in centre, between West Midlands Police and Solihull Council, on Monday July 2.

Police dog hunts down thief

A THIEF, sniffed out by a persistent police dog, has been jailed.

Solihull Police speak out on Twitter

SOLIHULL Police have staunchly defended their use of Twitter, following accusations that officers were investing too much time in social media.

Appalled as metal thieves hack landmark Solihull statue

MALICIOUS metal thieves have caused major damage to one of Solihull’s best-loved landmarks.

Joy as police station wins reprieve

THE future of a popular police base in Balsall Common has been secured for the next three years after its lease was extended.

Police station saved after campaign by Balsall Common villagers

THE future of a popular police base in Balsall Common has been secured for the next three years after its lease was extended.

Increase in officers put stop to riots

AN INCREASED police presence helped stop disorder spreading to Solihull during the summer riots, the borough’s police commander has said.

Despicable act

To the person(s) who burgled our home.


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