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Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old

Police probe 'bleach attack' on 12-year-old Credit: PA

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.

– West Midlands Police statement


Shots fired by masked robbers in packed pub

The Hamstead Pub Credit: Google Street View

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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