Mob turn on driver and attack car during Bilston brawl

By Dayna Farrington | Bilston | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A "mob" smashed a car windscreen and threatened the driver with an electric shock device during a brawl in Wolverhampton.

An aerial view showing Boswell Road in Bilston, where the incident happened. Photo: Google

The attack happened when the man came across people arguing on a residential road in Bilston on Monday afternoon.

The 41-year-old was driving down Boswell Road when he stopped to break up the fight and was set upon by some of the people involved, West Midlands Police said.

His windscreen was smashed and he was threatened with the shock device but was not seriously hurt.

A 51-year-old man from the local area has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm and officers are working to identify the other people involved.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "On Tuesday morning, officers conducted an arrest attempt in Boswell Road where a 51-year-old man was detained.

"He's being held in police custody on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm.

"An investigation remains on-going to identify all those responsible for the attack."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting incident number 20WV/220184Y/19.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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