Man with foot sex fetish caught filming young girls’ legs in Aldi


A man with a foot sex fetish was caught filming girls as young as eight in the Aldi store on Stratford Road in Shirley. Kristian Stephan, 38, also made recordings in Solihull town centre. He escaped jail after pleading guilty to two counts of outraging public decency and was hit with a three-year community order…

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Chelmsley Wood man jailed for 12 years for rape


West Midlands Police has applauded the bravery of two women after their evidence helped convict an 18-year-old man of rape and sexual assault. Thomas Hampson, from Yorkminster Drive, Chelmsley Wood, was jailed on Friday (31/08) for 12 years after raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in Chelmsley Wood last year. Hampson was just 17…

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Shots fired outside Pizza Hut on Coventry Road as 4×4 smashes into traffic lights


Shots were fired outside a Pizza Hut takeaway as a 4×4 smashed into traffic lights on Coventry Road in Sheldon. The gunfire came from two men on a scooter as a Land Rover Freelander crashed, West Midlands Police said. Bullets hit the takeaway just after 10pm on Friday (31 August). A West Midlands Police spokesman…

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Janbaz Tarin appears in court charged with double murder of Solihull mother and daughter


A 21-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his ex-partner and her mother at home. Janbaz Tarin, of Evelyn Road, Sparkhill, is accused of killing Raneem Oudeh, 22, and 49-year-old Khaola Saleem. Both died of stab wounds outside mother-of-six Ms Saleem’s house in Northdown Road, Solihull, in the early hours of Bank Holiday…

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Suspect arrested on suspicion of Solihull double murder


Police searching for the suspect in the double murder in Solihull have arrested a man. The 21-year-old was detained in Sparkhill on Thursday evening (30 August) and will now be questioned by detectives on suspicion of the murders. Raneem Oudeh and her mother Khaola Saleem were fatally stabbed in Northdown Road in the early hours…

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On patrol with Solihull Street Watch team


Local Democracy Reporter David Irwin went out on patrol in Elmdon to find out more about the Street Watch scheme: With the Land Rover factory nearby, high-vis jackets have always been a regular sight in and around Elmdon. But in the past eight months, residents may have noticed some fluorescent figures travelling in twos and…

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Crook who said he paid for his house by winning lottery 123 times ordered to pay back nearly £500k


A money launderer who claimed he paid for his house in Solihull by winning the lottery 123 times has been ordered to repay almost £500,000. Career criminal Kashaf Ali Khan was told to pay back £480,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act within three months or to go prison for four-and-a-half years. Khan, 44, was…

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Police search for 21-year-old man in connection with double murder of mother and daughter


This is the man police are searching for following the double murder of a mother and daughter in Solihull. Janbaz Tarin, 21, is being sought over the killings of his former partner, Raneem Oudeh, and her mother, Khaola Saleem. Officers from across the force have been following a number of lines of enquiry to trace…

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Police launch double murder investigation after mother and daughter stabbed in Solihull


Detectives have launched a double murder investigation after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death in a Solihull street this morning (Monday 27th August). Police were called to Northdown Road (B91) at just after 12.30am and discovered the women, aged 22 and 49, with serious stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of emergency services…

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‘Evening Guardians’ making Solihull safe and secure


High-profile Evening Guardians have been recruited by Solihull BID to provide a reassuring presence in the town centre on Friday and Saturday nights. The Guardians patrol Solihull town centre between 8pm-1am on Friday and Saturdays and help to reinforce the message that anti-social behaviour and crime at bars, restaurants and clubs will not be tolerated….

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