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Police issue update after machete sightings in Walsall town centre

Two teenagers who were arrested after police received reports of people armed with machetes in Walsall have been released on bail.


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Officers were alerted to the incident in the town centre on Friday afternoon.

Two youths, aged 14 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in Bradford Street.

They were further arrested for breaching bail conditions and taken into police custody for questioning.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirmed on Sunday morning the pair had been bailed and enquiries were ongoing.