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The British Transport Police has released CCTV images after four boys were robbed on their way home from school in January.
Officers are appealing for the public's help in tracing the two men pictured, who they want to speak to about the crime, on January 14.
At 6.45pm four boys who were between 12 and 13 years old, were travelling home from school on the Kidderminster to Dorridge train.
Three men boarded the train at Cradley Heath. Just after the train pulled out of the station, the men approached the children and started verbally abusing them. One of the men threatened the boys and said that he had a knife. At that point, a 13-year-old boy handed over his mobile phone.
The men left the train at Old Hill station and the boys told a train guard what had happened.
Police are treating the incident as a robbery and attempted robbery. Officers have been pursuing several lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage from the train.
“Who are the two men pictured? I want to speak to them as a matter of urgency about what happened. If you recognise them, or have any other information that could assist, please get in touch.”
“This was an incredibly distressing incident for the three young lads, which left them scared of travelling to and from school.
"Given the reference to a knife, and the young age of the victims, we are treating this very seriously and are doing all we can to catch those responsible.”
Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a factory unit in Cradley Heath this morning.
The firefighters arrived on Doulton Road just before 4am, and found a derelict factory unit alight.
They spent an hour putting out the fire, and a third of the building has been damaged.
A body has been discovered in a burnt out car near Cradley Heath railway station.
Police were alerted to the find at around 9:20pm last night. An investigation is now underway.
The identity of the body is yet to be identified due to the severity of the fire.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.
The death is being treated as unexplained.
Lisa Blakeway explains how proud she is of her son for gritting an icy path near his home.
Jordan Blakeway found the path impassable after the cold weather covered it in ice. Elderly residents and parents use the route regularly to reach the bus station and shopping centre.
They are calling him 'a local hero'.
Jordan Blakeway, took it upon himself to grit an impassable path near his home in Cradley Heath.
On Monday night he noticed it was icy and on Tuesday morning, set out at 7am to grit the path before he went to school.
Local residents who use the route regularly have called him 'a local hero'.
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