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  • Christmas cards will be sent to Walsall criminals from police urging them to stay away from crime

    By Walsall Advertiser at 10:00 on 15/12/13
    Career criminals in Walsall are being sent a Christmas card.
    CRIMINALS in Walsall are to be sent a special festive message from West Midlands Police force. Career criminals will be hand-delivered Christmas cards by officers encouraging them to stay away from crime over Yuletide. The cards form part of the force's 12 days of Christmas campaign featuring a range of crime prevention advice as well as reaching out to offenders to try to help them make a fresh start. In addition to spreading key...
  • Gang of car dealers discover you can't turn back the clock

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 07/11/13
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    A WALSALL car clocking gang who conned dozens of unsuspecting buyers into paying high prices for cars worth no more than scrap value have been jailed. Judge Mark Eades said the activities of the gang not only badly hit customers but damaged the efforts put in by honest people who working in the second hand car industry. "Your involvement in this conspiracy to defraud is serious and it involves sophisticated fraud," he...
  • Shared operations centre will 'increase efficiency'

    By Lichfield Mercury at 05:00 on 24/10/13
    Staffordshire, West Midlands and Stoke-on-Trent fire and rescue authorities will operate a shared emergency control service.
    A KEY milestone has been reached in a project that will see Staffordshire, West Midlands and Stoke-on-Trent fire and rescue authorities operating a shared emergency control service. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is now using the Vision system, which was already running in the West Midlands, to record and monitor incidents and mobilise crews. The shared service was announced in 2011 and received £3.6 million from an...
  • £10k worth of illegal tobacco found

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 17/10/13
    The illegal tobacco products seized in a raid by trading standards on Monday (October 14). Picture courtesy of @PC_Ellingworth of West Midlands Police.
    AN estimated £10,000 worth of illegally imported tobacco was seized during raids on Walsall properties. In a joint operation between Walsall Trading Standards and West Midlands Police last Sunday and Monday (October 13 and 14) officers found and seized more than 17,000 cigarettes, more than 200 pouches of tobacco and 16 different products with labelling in Russian and other European languages. There was also evidence to...
  • Fine for store owner who sold fags to youth

    By Walsall Advertiser at 05:00 on 17/10/13
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    A STORE owner who sold cigarettes to a 16-year-old in Walsall has been ordered to pay £1,470 by the town's magistrates. Razwan Younis, 31, who runs the General Food Store on Jessel Road, Birchills, was caught out selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old volunteer taking part in a test purchase operation run by Walsall Borough Council in December 2012. On July 29 this year he pleaded not guilty at Walsall Magistrates' Court, but...

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