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Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull evacuated after WWII bomb alert

Thousands of shoppers were forced to abandon Touchwood Shopping Centre at just before 1pm last Saturday, while bomb disposal experts were called in to assess the danger.

Solihull police officers to take on bike challenge.

A GROUP of borough police officers will be pounding the streets to a different beat when they take on a 400mile-plus bike ride from Solihull to Paris.

Police are hunting for a gang of youths who have been preying on elderly victims\n

A ‘DESPICABLE’ gang of thieves are wanted by police for preying on elderly victims in Solihull.

Drunk Shirley man spits in the face of police officer

A LIFE-long Liverpool fan, from Shirley, spat in the face of a police officer because ‘he was upset about the Hillsborough Disaster report,’ a court heard.

SOLIHULL police are urging the local community to get in touch with concerns about door-to-door salesmen after reports of aggressive selling.

To report any suspicious activity, call Solihull Police Station on 101.

Olton residents to help police on their local streets.

OFFICERS are inviting Olton residents to help them police their local streets.

Man trashes Solihull Police Station cell after arrest.

MAGISTRATES have fined a man for trashing a cell in a drunken rage after he was arrested for assault.

Man arrested for attack on Muslim woman

A SHIRLEY man has been summoned to appear at Solihull Magistrates Court after he allegedly ripped a veil from a Muslim woman’s face in Touchwood.

Man caught on CCTV stealing medicine from Solihull store.

OFFICERS have released a CCTV image of an individual suspected of stealing medicine from a Solihull shop.

Alzheimer's sufferer 'poorly treated' by Solihull Police following arrest.

SOLIHULL magistrates have raised concerns over police treatment of an Alzheimer’s sufferer who was arrested for causing damage to a car and assaulting the driver.


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Cannabis factories smashed

POLICE have seized up to £70,000 worth of cannabis after smashing two drugs factories in a single day.

DNA trace snares the ‘tip-toe thief’

A BURGLAR who police had branded the ‘tip-toe thief’ has finally been brought to justice in Solihull.

Shirley shotgun horror

A RETIRED policewoman is in hospital after she was found with a gunshot wound to the head at her Shirley home.

Former Solihull policewoman critical after gunshot wound to the head

A FORMER policewoman is in a critical condition after she was found with a gunshot wound to the head at her Shirley home.

Voting Labour

I am writing in connection to Councillor Simon Slater’s change of political allegiance from Lib Dem to Labour.

Stuck truck in damage havoc

ANGRY Elmdon residents were given an unwanted early Monday morning call this week after a wayward articulated lorry wreaked havoc in their cul de sac.

New look for town station

THE Chief Constable for the West Midlands, Chris Sims, has officially opened the new-look Solihull Police Station.

Man’s jaw fractured in injured pub assault

A MIDDLE-aged man suffered a fractured jaw during an assault at a Shirley pub on Monday of this week.

Family's heartbreak over stolen pictures

AN OLTON family are still reeling after a laptop full of precious family photos was stolen from their home.


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