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Smethwick stabbing suspects released on bail

By Harriet Evans | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

Two suspects arrested after a stabbing in Smethwick have been released on bail.

Police in Cape Hill, Smethwick, after the violence. Photo: @SnapperSK

Police attended the incident in Cape Hill on October 9 with reports of 20 schoolchildren involved.

The disorder left a person with a head injury and another with a stab wound.

The road was taped off at the junction with Rosebery Road after the attack at 3.45pm.

Police in Cape Hill, Smethwick, after the violence. Photo: @SnapperSK

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon and 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The suspects have been released on bail until November 6.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log number 1496 of October 9.

Later that day shots were fired from a car in Smethwick in the second drive-by shooting in 24 hours.

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Up to three shots were heard in Newmans Close just before 9.30pm on October 9 and the windows of a Vauxhall Corsa were damaged.

Police said there were no reported injuries.

The shooting came 24 hours after a man was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting two miles away in Mallin Streeton on Tuesday evening.

Police are still investigating the incidents.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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