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Photos released of Oldbury supermarket robbery

Police have released photos of three men in relation to an armed robbery at a supermarket in Oldbury in May.

Police want to speak to three men about an armed robbery in Oldham Credit: West Midlands Police

Staff at Morrisons were threatened by a group of armed men who entered the shop with iron bars armed 9pm on May 7. They were forced to hand over a large amount of cash. Nobody was injured but members of staff were left very shaken by the robbery.

The first man is described as 5ft 6ins tall, of stocky build, wearing a jacket which had a light blue top half and dark blue bottom half.

The second is described as around 6ft tall, of stocky build, wearing a blue hooded top with white stripes down the arms.

The third suspect is described as around 6ft tall, of a slim build and was wearing a black hooded top.

Anyone who thinks they may know their identity is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man found with stab wounds outside McDonald's

It happened on Wolverhampton Road this afternoon Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been found with multiple stab wounds at a McDonald's in Oldbury.

Police arrived at the restaurant on Wolverhampton Road at 5:30pm to find a man with serious injuries. Officers believe he had driven himself to McDonald's, having been stabbed elsewhere.

He has been taken to hospital.

The area has been sealed off while police launch an investigation into what happened.

The victim has been taken to hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Latest photo of Oldbury fire factory destruction

This photo of the inside of a plastics factory destroyed in a huge fire in Oldbury shows the sheer scale of the destruction from the fire.

Part of the factory may have to be demolished later as it is in danger of collapsing. Credit: ITV News Central

Part of the factory may have to be demolished later as it is in danger of collapsing.

At its height more than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze on Tat Bank Road yesterday which saw huge plumes of smoke that could be seen for several miles.

Investigation underway into huge fire at factory in Oldbury

An investigation is underway into a huge factory fire in Oldbury.

Fire crews have been dampening down overnight Credit: BPM Media

Fire crews have been dampening down overnight after bringing the blaze under control.

Billowing black smoke from the plastics manufacturers on Tat Bank road could be seen from miles away.

It caused traffic chaos on the roads and some public transport was delayed.

Fire service still advising people close windows & doors

Speaking to ITV News Central's Andy Bevan, Steve Harris, from the West Midlands Fire Service, explains what happened earlier today as a plastics factory was destroyed by fire.

The service continue to advise people to keep windows and doors closed, with smoke lingering in the air, despite the fire now being out.

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Fire service looking to halve attendance in Oldbury

The West Midlands Fire Service say it is looking to halve its resources at the scene of a huge fire at a plastics factory in Oldbury, now the blaze is under control.

Crews at the site of the factory fire Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

The service said relief crews will remain on site throughout the evening and fire investigators are looking into what caused the fire.

Tat Bank Road remains closed, and diversions are in place, which is disrupting bus services.

Pictures: Wall of factory collapses onto road

Wall collapses onto road after huge factory fire

One wall of the plastics factory which has been destroyed by a severe fire this afternoon has collapsed onto the road nearby.

A wall has collapsed onto the road nearby Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

Tat Bank Road remains closed after parts of the badly damaged building fell onto it.

West Midlands Fire Service have said there is still a large presence at the site.

Firefighters get the blaze under control Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

At its height, 75 firefighters tackled the blaze which started at about 1.15pm today.

Ambulance crews are beginning to scale back though, now the fire is under control.

Smoke could be seen from as far as Staffordshire and Worcestershire this afternoon Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

Aerial photos show damage done by Oldbury fire

Aerial photos show the damage done by a fire which has ripped through a plastics factory in Oldbury, sending black smoke billowing into the air.

Smoke is still rising from the factory as much of the roof appears collapsed Credit: Twitter/@HighgateFire

The fire service says the fire started in a storage area of the factory on Tat Bank Road, and all employees were evacuated unhurt.

Pictures: 'Unbelievable scenes' as smoke rises from factory

The picture was taken from one of the fire service's hydraulic platforms Credit: Twitter/@HighgateFire
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