Man and teenage boy chased and attacked by group of men in West Bromwich
An 18-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were chased by a group of men before being attacked in West Bromwich.
West Midlands Police were called to High Street just after 8pm on Thursday (16) following reports of an assault.
The pair were taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening and remain there today.
Police are carrying out an investigation and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
The incident had prompted members of the public to contact police with fears there could have been a stabbing.
But officers took to Twitter today to quell those rumours.
West Bromwich Police tweeted: "We have received some enquiries this morning regarding a disorder in West Bromwich town. We can confirm nobody was stabbed last night in the town."
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were attacked after being chased by a group of men.
"They were both taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life changing or life threatening, where they remain today (Friday 17 May).
"Enquiries continue and anyone with investigation is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime. Please quote crime reference 20SW/116516U/19 or 20SW/116753M/19. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111."