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Two teenagers arrested for bomb hoax

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Police investigating a bomb hoax threat at a training centre in Sandwell have arrested two teenagers.

The two local boys aged, 16 and 17, were arrested on Monday in connection with a hoax call made to Nova training centre, Church Street, Oldbury on 28 January.

These kinds of offences are not only a drain on police, council and school resources but they also waste the time of pupils who should be receiving their education.

We take reports like this very seriously − the maximum sentence for the offence of communicating a bomb hoax is seven years in prison.

– Inspector Gareth Guest, Sandwell Police investigation team

Both have been bailed with conditions while further enquires take place.


Man charged after television appeal

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A man has been charged with wounding after an assault at a Wolverhampton bookies which was featured on the programme 'Crimewatch' last week.

Factory worker Vladimir Melinte was arrested at the weekend after a 37-year-old was left with a broken nose and damage to his eye at William Hill, on Bargate Drive in Whitmore Reans, on 4 September last year.

The 28 year-old of Bamford Road, Penn Fields, has been bailed to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates on 1 March.

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