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Armed police patrol Chasewater after men injured in 'machete' attack

By Thomas Parkes | Burntwood | Crime | Published:

Armed police descended on Chasewater country park after three men were injured in a 'machete' attack.

Armed police attend the scene. Picture: Staffordshire Police

Police continue to patrol the beauty spot today in the wake of the trouble which flared on Tuesday.

Firearms officers and a police helicopter were sent to the park near Burntwood.

They searched the area after being called at around 9.30pm.

Staffordshire Police said officers attended after reports of an assault with a machete.

Officers completed a search of the country park but had not found a weapon.

Police said inquiries were ongoing.

West Midlands Ambulance Service staff treated three men at the scene.

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An 18-year-old man suffered for arm, back and facial injuries and was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital.

Crews also took a 20-year-old man to the same hospital after treating him for back and shoulder injuries.

A third patient, a 19-year-old man, was assessed for a head injury and discharged at the scene.”

Staffordshire Police’s Dog Support Unit also attended.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 776 of July 31.

One onlooker tweeted: "Picked a great time to go for an evening walk from Brownhills to Chasewater.

"One minute we're admiring the setting sun and the next a police helicopter.

"Only when we reached the dam wall and saw armed officers did we realise just how serious things were. Glad to get home."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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