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Police appeal following report of fired gunshots in Smethwick

Police were called to an address in Marshall Street, Smethwick at around 11.30pm on 23 August, after a report that shots were fired at a property.

Marshall Street where police were called to. Credit: Google Maps

Nobody was injured, but it is believed three shots were fired through a front door in what’s believed to be a targeted attack.

Forensic and house-to-house inquiries have been carried out to help establish who was behind it.

A silver or white Mercedes car was spotted leaving the area shortly afterwards.

"Fortunately no-one was hurt but this could have seriously injured or even killed the occupants.

"I believe that people in the area may have seen the vehicle or the incident and I am appealing to them to call me or one of the team."

– Detective Constable Peter Miller, from Smethwick’s Violent Crime Team

Anyone who can offer any further details about the vehicle - or what happened - should call police on 101.


Crocketts Lane closed due to Sandwell College fire

Crocketts Lane has been closed in both directions due to a building fire at the old Sandwell College building at Regent Street in Smethwick,

Fire at old Sandwell College building in Smethwick

Firefighter were called to the scene on Crocketts Lane this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters are tackling a fire at the old Sandwell College in Smethwick.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 4.43am.

West Midlands Fire Service told ITV News six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze, which is in a three storey derelict building.

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