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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.

Mother and her two children missing from West Bromwich

Jane Callaghan Credit: West Midlands Police

A mother and her two children have gone missing from West Bromwich.

Jane Callaghan is described as white, 34-years-old, around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build. She has blonde shoulder length hair which she wears in a ponytail. Police are unsure exactly what clothes she was wearing.

Her two children, Cameron Callaghan, aged 13 and Rajan Kumar, aged 12 have not been to school since Tuesday 14 June.

Jane and the boys were last seen on Wednesday 16 June at a church on Burlington Road, West Bromwich. Police believe that they may be staying in the Smethwick area.

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