Skip to main content
Time,  Date and Duration of Authority to Search
1600hrs Saturday 16th July 2022 until 0400hrs on Sunday 17th July 2022 (12hrs)  
Area covered by Authority  (Please attach any relevant maps)
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC Matt Ward  
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
In the last few weeks, there have been a number of serious violent incidents in and around the Wyrley Birch Estate, Kingstanding. These offences have involved the use of knives, machetes and suspected firearms. In addition to this, intelligence suggests that a Block Party will take place in Erdington on Saturday 16th June 2022 at Faulkners Farm Drive, Erdington. Previous such parties in Erdington have attracted hundreds of attendees and there is a risk of disorder where weapons will be used.  A similar block party took place on Friday 15th July whereby numerous weapons were seen including firearms, one of which was seen to be discharged into the crowd of attendees.    
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Insp Jenna Thomas, BE  

After the Authorised Period

Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches

Please send this form to:

West Midlands Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner [email protected]

S60 Authorisation [email protected]Corporate Communications [email protected]