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Black Country estate labelled 'Britain's roughest' in viral video

An estate in Walsall has been classed as "Britain's roughest" in a UK travel vlog.

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Blakenall Heath, Caldmore and Palfrey have all been featured in a viral travel vlog focusing on "Britain's roughest estate" - with Blakenall named as the worst.

The video, posted on YouTube by UK Explored, features the three Walsall-based villages, with the channel calling Walsall "the most dangerous towns in the UK."

The video goes on to say that Walsall has a crime rate of 152 per 1,000 people, which according to UK Explored, is worse than Birmingham, and more than double the UK average.

In the video description, the YouTuber says: "There are around 400 crimes reported every month just in Blakenall, most of which are violent offences and anti-social behaviour.