Hockley county drug dealer jailed and other news updates

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Hockley county drug dealer jailed

West Midlands Police have brought down a county lines drug supplier after two officers stumbled across a drug deal on their lunch break. Mohammad Nabeel was arrested following a search of his flat in Hockley where £2000 worth of drugs and £10000 in cash were found. Nabeel was sentenced to four years and eight months.

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Mohammad Nabeel, Birmingham County Lines Drug Supplier

Compensation for tram passengers

West Midlands Metro bosses have announced plans to ensure travellers are fairly compensated following the suspension of services. Direct debit customers will be contacted in then coming days to be informed of reduction of their payments.

Metro, Birmingham, Bull Street

The Government is being urged to back a levelling up strategy that could create 75,000 jobs and boost Birmingham's economy by £9 billion a year. Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward said Birmingham should be at the heart of the Governments levelling up agenda, where 90% of wards are more deprived than the national average.

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