Group arrested after man 'attacked with machete' in street

By Dayna Farrington | Halesowen | Crime | Published:

Five men were arrested after a man was reportedly attacked with a machete during a 'violent' assault in Halesowen.

Andrew Road, Halesowen. Picture: Google

Police were called to reports of a man being assaulted by two other men in Andrew Road at around 1.10am today.

The West Midlands Police Dog Unit tweeted: "Violent disorder in Halesowen, male assaulted with machete."

The man was taken to hospital but is now recovering at home.

Caroline Schubert, a spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A man was taken to hospital for treatment to head injuries and has now been released from hospital to recover at home.

"Four men, one aged 28, two aged 29 and one aged 32 were arrested in the area.

"A fifth man was also arrested, but was later released with no further action."

A police spokesman added that it was not confirmed that a machete was used and investigating officers were still trying to establish what weapon was used.

Anyone with information that could assist West Midlands Police with their investigation is asked to call 101, quoting incident reference number 121 of May 11.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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