1. ITV Report

Men reportedly carrying gun arrested

Pine Avenue, Smethwick Credit: Google Maps

Six men have been arrested over reports they were carrying a gun in the early hours of this morning (24 August).

The men are aged between 17 and 19 and remain in police custody.

They were stopped in a car on Aston Lane, Aston at around 2.25am and arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after 'suspicious activity' was reported in Pine Avenue, Smethwick.

Superintendent Mat Shaer said:

Our priority is to protect members of the community from people who carry weapons or commit crime.

– West Midlands Police, Superintendent Mat Shaer

West Midlands Police said the arrests are part of the on-going crackdown to tackle gun crime in the city. Investigations are on-going.