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Wednesbury's Golden Cross pub cordoned off after men injured in fight

By Jamie Brassington | Wednesbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Two men were injured after a fight broke out at a Wednesbury pub.

Police outside the Golden Cross pub, in Wednesbury's Market Place, today. Picture: John Kennett

Trouble flared at the Golden Cross pub, in the town's Market Place, on Saturday night.

The pub, once known as the Pig & Trumpet, remained cordoned off today as a police investigation continued.

Police maintained a presence outside the pub in the town's Market Place. Picture: John Kennett

Officers were called at around 10.50pm to the trouble reportedly involving up to 20 men at the well-known pub.

Police arrived to find two men with facial injuries.

One of the men - understood to be aged 42 - was more seriously hurt and suffered a head injury.

Police tape blocks off an entrance at the Golden Cross pub. Picture: John Kennett

He remains in hospital today, say West Midlands Police.

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A force spokesman said an investigation was under way and CCTV in the area is being examined.

Police are urging the people involved to get in touch so officers can understand exactly what happened.

A fight broke out at the Golden Cross pub, in Wednesbury, on Saturday night. Picture: John Kennett

Any witnesses inside the pub are also asked to come forward.

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Anyone with information can call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A worker from a nearby shop said: "I heard there was fighting there. My boss came and he said 'there was fighting last night and one person was taken to hospital'.

"This sort of thing doesn't usually happen around here - it is quite shocking. I started working here before Christmas and I haven't seen anything like this happen before."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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