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Members of the public stop man with machete in Smethwick shop

By Jordan Reynolds | Smethwick | Crime | Published:

Members of the public rushed to stop a man armed with a machete in a Smethwick convenience store.

The suspect and another man both received hand injuries and were taken to hospital after the incident yesterday at about 4.30pm.

A 20-year-old man is under arrest on suspicion of robbery and is currently in hospital.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "A man was detained by members of the public around 4.30pm yesterday in a convenience store on Cape Hill, Smethwick, after he was seen with a machete.

"The offender and another man both sustained hand injuries during the incident and were taken to hospital for treatment.

"A 20-year-old is under arrest on suspicion of robbery, but remains in hospital." Claire Brown, spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called by the police at 4.32pm yesterday to Cape Hill, Smethwick.

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended.

"Two men were given treatment on scene for injuries before being taken to hospital for further checks."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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