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Police release footage of daylight robbery in Dudley

Police have released footage of the moment a person snatches a woman’s handbag in broad daylight.

The robber is being described as white, aged 16 to 20, wearing a grey top, blue shorts and white trainers. The footage captured the person cycling along Daisy Street in Dudley when he made the grab at midday on 9 June.

The 68-year-old victim was needlessly pulled to the floor in this robbery, leaving her with bruising and shoulder pain… all for the sake of just £20.

“This robber clearly has no qualms about targeting a lone woman in the street and we’re determined not to let him get away with it.

“We’re releasing this CCTV footage in the hope it will prick somebody’s conscience into giving us his identity and I’d urge anyone who knows who he is to contact us on 101."

– Detective Constable Nick Slym

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Severe fire at snooker club in Dudley

50 firefighters have tackled a severe fire at a snooker club it Dudley overnight.

The blaze broke out at around 2:00am at the Dudley Snooker Club in Stafford Street.

The building is structurally unsafe.

Nobody was in the building at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

West Midlands Fire Service says an investigation is now underway into the cause of the blaze.

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Les Jones replaces Afzal Amin in race for Dudley North

Cllr Les Jones was former leader of Dudley Council Credit: Dudley Council website

Councillor Les Jones has been chosen as the new prospective parliamentary candidate for Dudley North after the resignation of Afzal Amin amid allegations he met with the EDL to stage a protest against a mosque in an attempt to win votes.

Dudley North is a key marginal seat and target for the Conservatives, which is currently held by Labour's Ian Austin, who has been the incumbent MP for ten years.

Les Jones has previously been the leader of Dudley Council, and also stood as a candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

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