Man has died after he was stopped by the public follwing a bag snatch in Oxley.
16-Year-Old Jailed For Coventry Leisure Centre Stabbing
A teenager from Coventry's been jailed for four years for stabbing a man at a leisure centre.
Detective Chief Inspector Russell followed and managed to hold the teenager - who tried to hide the weapon in his underwear - until officers arrived. The victim required 10 stitches to his arm as a result of his injuries.
The boy admitted wounding and possession of a knife in a public place.
Mr Russell said: "It was just an instinctive reaction as a police officer; I heard a shout and saw two people running towards me with one holding a knife.
"I tried to intercept them to find out what was going on but they carried on in the sports club. I followed them and managed to hold the suspect against a wall until officers arrived and took him into custody for questioning.
"People have said to me how brave it was but it was just a natural thing to do; as a police officer you are trained for such circumstances.
"It was a bit more daunting without the full uniform on and I would not encourage members of the public to approach someone with a knife - but call us immediately.
"This incident should act as a warning that anyone who carries a knife - and can’t resist the temptation to use it - faces being removed from our streets."
A Sandwell teenager has been jailed for life for killing a man and injuring another following a dispute over a stolen television.
A former Birmingham police officer has been found guilty of 40 sex offences against children as young as 8, despite two previous failed investigations into his abuse.
Police have found hammers, replica guns and knives as they search parks and outside flats in the West Midlands.
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