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LOCAL UPDATE: Police & Crime Commissioner predicts ‘a tidal wave of violence’

 

West Midlands Police have seized drugs with a street value of around £20,000 following a warrant served in Coventry on Wednesday morning.

Officers targeted a County Line linked to child exploitation.

A 27-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Police have launched an appeal to trace two people following a fatal hit and run collision in Tipton last month. Darren Whitehouse, aged 43, was struck by a car in St Mark's Road at about 1.40pm on Saturday, 27 February and despite the best efforts of the officers and paramedics, he was later pronounced dead a short time later.

Retiring West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has predicted a "tidal wave of violence" was on the horizon on the back of an soaring youth unemployment and the Covid pandemic. He says ministers have 'failed to invest' and 'build bridges' with communities.


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