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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.

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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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