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Four arrested after firearm thrown from a car in Dudley

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Four men are in police custody this morning (30 January) after a gun was thrown from a car in Dudley overnight.

Police on patrol attempted to stop a Ford Focus on the Birmingham Road just before 3am.

During the pursuit a black bag with a firearm inside was thrown from the vehicle near to Castle Gate Island.

Four men, aged 19, 21, 22 and 29, were arrested from the car on suspicion of a firearms offence. They remain in custody this morning.

Prison absconder back in police custody

David Razzaque Credit: Derbyshire Police

A man that absconded from a prison in Boston earlier this week has been arrested.

David Razzaque absconded from North Sea Camp prison on Monday, January 26 where he was serving a life sentence for rape.

He was arrested by Derbyshire police at 12.20pm on Farley Road, Derby and is currently in police custody.


West Midlands Police say 999 calls are down

Motorist attacked with rake in Dudley road rage incident

West Midlands Police are seeking the whereabouts of two men who assaulted a motorist after a road rage incident in Dudley yesterday morning (28 January).

Police tape Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Two vehicles pulled up on Meadow Road just after 9am and a row erupted. The driver of a red Transit van took a garden rake from his vehicle and hit the driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra, leaving him with a deep cut.

A passenger from the Transit van then also set about the Vectra driver with a spade, while he continued to be beaten with the rake by the first offender.

The pair eventually made off in the van leaving the 50-year-old victim needing stitches to his head.

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