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CCTV: Armed robbers smash into house at night

Police have released CCTV footage of three men smashing their way into a woman's home before threatening her at gunpoint.

The gang used a wheelie bin to break through the patio doors of a house on Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood in Solihull at 11pm on Thursday 5 February.

When they got inside, they threatened a 38-year-old woman with a gun, before snatching her handbag and making off across back gardens.

The men are described as being in their 20s. One was wearing a baseball cap while another wore a white woolly hat. Two of the men were wearing light grey or white clothes and a third was wearing a light grey ‘body warmer’ style jacket. The man holding the gun is described as black, while his two accomplices were white men.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact CID at Solihull on 101.


Jaguar Land Rover to open new facilities in Solihull

The workforce at the Solihull plant has nearly doubled in the past three years Credit: PA Wire

Jaguar Land Rover will officially open its brand new facilities at its Solihull plant today.

The plant will produce a Jaguar model, the new XE, for the first time in its 70 year history.

The Solihull plant will build the new Jaguar XE Credit: PA Wire

Last year the company announced plans to create 1,700 jobs to build the new sports saloon.

The workforce at Solihull has nearly doubled in the past three years with 9,450 people currently employed there.

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