Seventeen people are set to appear before Stafford Crown Court on drugs conspiracy charges.

They comprise 13 men and four women from across south Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

They are all charged with conspiring to supply class-A drugs (cocaine) in south Staffordshire, between January 1, 2013, and, January 1, 2015.

Seventeen to appear

The case is due to be heard on September 22.

Those charged are:

  • Abdul Saeed (37), of no fixed address
  • Mohammed Saeed (42), of Summerfield Road, Wolverhampton
  • Shabaz Saeed (45), of Napier Road, Wolverhampton
  • Sonny Barham (28), of Weston Drive, Walsall
  • Sandy McInnes (32), of Acorn Close, Cannock
  • Stephen Coldrick (61), of Evans Street, Wolverhampton
  • Richard Smallman(30), of Beau Court, Hednesford Road, Cannock
  • Martin Lloyd (26), of Central Avenue, Cannock
  • Benjamin Brown (33), of Wolverhampton Road, Cannock
  • Craig Hartshorne (30), of Newhall Gardens, Cannock Road, Cannock
  • Emily Adams, (25), of Cannock Road, Cannock
  • Charlotte Adams (28), of Bath Road, Cannock
  • Tina Hall-McInnes (35), of Brooklands Road, Cannock
  • Shane Girvan (31), of Rigby Drive, Cannock
  • Robert Jones (25), of Buttermere Close, Cannock
  • Nathan Davis (27), of Bradbury Lane, Hednesford
  • Kylie McGowan (32), of no fixed address

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A man is in police custody following a fatal collision, on the A50, near Uttoxeter.

The un-named 48-year-old, from Dunstall, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

At around 10am, this morning (Aug 31), he was driving a lorry when it overturned after it collided with another vehicle.

Westbound A50 carriageway

The incident took place on the westbound A50, between the McDonald’s roundabout and the A522.

The site is cordoned off and diversions are in place.

The name of the deceased person has not yet been released.

The next of kin have been informed.

Witnesses sought

People with information about the incident are asked to ring 101, quoting incident number 170, of August 31.

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Art of self-destruction – Trump has turned his paintbrush into a gun and is about to paint his foot off!

The US president’s ‘pardon’ sop to his supporters over convicted racist Arizonan Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a ‘soften-up’.

Donald is unlikely to care whether Arpaio lives or dies.

But he does want people to become used to ‘presidential pardons’ – because more are coming.

Trumpian cabal

The names ‘Trump’ and ‘Kushner’ will be cited on the paperwork.

Donald is terrified of special counsel Robert Mueller and his probe into Russian interference in last years American elections – and even more scared of an examination of his financial past.

So now the president is desperately fighting to protect his family cabal against court action that could destroy him too.

The damned

But his children, Ivanka and Donald Jnr., and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are in a legal trap.

The act of accepting a presidential pardon would in itself be an admission of guilt to the charge it aims to absolve.

Nor if pardoned can a recipient stay silent behind the US Constitution’s, ‘Fifth Amendment’, which gives people the right not to incriminate themselves.

And perjury charges would follow were the pardoned person to lie in Court.

Trump – a cornered beast

Trump’s sweeping lies and outrages paint pictures that keep his base fooled and everyone else baffled.

Mueller, however, is a clever art critic.

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Communities including Whittington, near Lichfield, have been hit in recent weeks by crooks stealing high-powered cars.

Police say thieves take the vehicles to use as getaway cars in crimes elsewhere.

Now a case in Stafford Crown Court has thrown light on the sort of villainy these people are involved in.

Ruthless crooks

Three vicious brothers and their accomplice were today convicted of a series of offences across the West Midlands.

First they stole Mercedes, VWs and Audis from homes in Staffordshire and elsewhere.

Brothers Gavin (33), Thomas (23) and Lee Cotterill (29), and Adam Cheshire (21), struck security guards at a Barclays Bank, in Burntwood, and made off with £15,000.

The criminal quartet, all from Wolverhampton, also targeted shops, garages and cash transit vehicles.

All guilty

Gavin Cotterill and Cheshire were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to burgle homes and commercial premises.

Thomas and Lee Cotterill pleaded guilty to the same offences at an earlier hearing.

They will all be sentenced next month.

But the court action has not stopped others bent on committing the same kind of crimes.

Last month criminals smashed through reinforced double-glazed patio doors at a property in Chapel Lane, Whittington, in search of the keys to a BMW.


They parked a large white van on the street outside to make it seem they were workmen visiting the house.

None of the people who saw the van became suspicious.

No one raised the alarm at the sound of crashing glass as they broke in.

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Man’s ear bitten off in Rugeley

A Bloxwich man has been arrested on suspicion of biting off a 21-year-old’s ear.
The alleged attack took place in Rugeley in the small hours of Saturday, May 27.
Police were called to the scene at an Esso service station on Western Srpings Road just after 2.35am.

Serious injuries

The 22 year old male casualty was rushed to hospital in Nottingham suffering from serious injuries.
A man wearing a bloodied t-shirt was seen walking past the local leisure centre with two other men.
He was later arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Plea to witnesses

He was then released pending investigation.
People who saw the incident are asked to ring the police, on 101.
They should quote incident 103 of May 27.

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