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Man arrested after police threatened with hammer following chase

A man has been arrested after officers pursuing a motorbike in Halesowen were threatened with a hammer.


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The machine did not have number plates and the driver and passenger were not wearing helmets, officers said. They followed the pair to Quinton and blocked the bike in.

Picture: WMP Traffic

The incident happened at around 4am on Tuesday.

Picture: WMP Traffic

Police said there was a short foot chase before the rider 'tried pulling a hammer out' on the officers before he was swiftly detained.

Picture: WMP Traffic

One photo shows a hammer, chisel, screwdriver and knife as well as a balaclava.

A man was arrested for multiple offences, including going equipped to steal, possession of a bladed article and suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

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