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Gunshot reported as crashed cars are abandoned on Black Country street

By Jordan Reynolds | Cradley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A gun was reportedly fired during an incident where two cars crashed and the occupants fled the scene in the Black Country.

An aerial view showing Clent View Road, where the incident happened. Photo: Google

The cars collided in a residential road in Cradley and one of the vehicles crashed into a lamppost at around 11.25pm on Friday.

Both cars were abandoned as the people inside fled the scene in Clent View Road.

The 999 caller reported hearing a gunshot but police are yet to find evidence to support the account.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police received a call at 11.25pm last night reporting a two-vehicle collision in Clent View Road, Cradley, in which one vehicle hit a lamppost.

"It’s understood the occupants of both vehicles fled the scene; the vehicles have been recovered by police.

"The initial 999 caller also reported hearing what they believed to be a gunshot.

"Police have searched the scene and there is no damage consistent with a firearms discharge and no evidence at the scene to corroborate the account at this stage."

Clent View Road is made up of semi-detached houses and connects High Park Road and Meres Road near Caslon Primary Community School and Cradley Town FC.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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