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LOCAL UPDATE: Smethwick man murdered his girlfriend & Chelmsley Wood drugs raid

 
A man who tied up two women and robbed them at gunpoint has been jailed for 13 years.
 
Amaan Lone, aged 28, admitted taking part in the terrifying attack in 2019 and on 8 March this year he pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, possession of a bladed article, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of cannabis.
 
Police video captures the moment officers smashed through the door of a Chelmsley Wood house to find a cannabis factory. The raid was undertaken by Solihull Police as part of its Impact Week, a targeting of local criminals. 25 mature cannabis plants were found during the search.
 
A Smethwick man has been found guilty of choking his fiancée to death before staging a fake burglary in a bid to hide his trail. Ameen Thabet, aged 50, murdered Najeeba Al-Ariqy, 47, at her home in Sutton Road, Aston, Birmingham, on March 23 last year. He was sentenced to life this Thursday at Birmingham Crown Court.


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