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Police search for cyclist who mugged 61-year-old

The woman's bag was stolen on Broomfield Street North Credit: Google Maps

Police in Dudley are asking the public to help them trace a young cyclist who mugged a 61-year-old woman as she walked through Halesowen.

The woman was on Bloomfield Street North at around 1pm on Wednesday 18 February when a young man cycled up to her and grabbed her handbag as he went past. He snatched the bag with such force that the woman fell to the floor, but luckily, she was not injured.

The thief was described as a being in his late teens or early 20s, of slim build, wearing a black hooded top with the make ‘Bench’ written across the top in white text. He wore dark jogging bottoms and he was riding a black mountain bike. After the mugging, he cycled off towards Attwood Street, with the woman’s bag over his handlebars.

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Man suffers leg injury caused by firearm in street clash

Nimmings Road, Blackheath Credit: BPM Images

One man has suffered a leg injury caused by a firearm during a clash between two groups of men in Nimmings Road, Halesowen.

West Midlands Police confirmed that two men from the town, 27 and 29, were arrested over the incident.

The road was closed whilst a search of the area was carried out today but no firearm was found and investigations are still ongoing.

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