Detectives are investigating whether a liquid hurled at a 12-year-old boy contained bleach in Great Barr.
The victim is thought to have been saved from serious injury by his glasses, which shielded his eyes when the substance was thrown at him in Birdbrook Road at about 3.50pm last Friday.
It happened when the schoolboy was walking home from school. West Midlands Police said in a statement:
Officers are investigating after a schoolboy had a substance - possibly bleach - thrown at him as he walked home from school. Fortunately, the boy was not seriously hurt.
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There are reports of accident on M6 Northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction and J7 A34 (Great Barr).
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Police are appealing for witnesses after three masked men burst into a pub in Smethwick and fired shots into the ceiling.
It happened at the Hamstead pub on Green Lane just after 5.30pm on Thursday 11th August.
The men robbed two men of personal belongings and, as other customers came to their aid, the shotgun was fired into the ceiling. No-one was injured and the offenders made off in a silver car.
Detectives are viewing CCTV at the premises and following up a number of lines of enquiry.
Anyone with information to assist the investigation should call police on 101.
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West Midlands Fire Service are en route to Great Barr to tackle a car fire on the Birmingham Road, heading towards the city centre.
Motorists are being warned to avoid the area.
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The M6 Northbound is blocked at J8 (M5) because of a vehicle fire.
There is currently congestion back to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction.