Incidents last night in Brownhills…

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Hi folks, just a heads-up if I may about some rumours circulating about an additional incident that took place in Brownhills High Street yesterday evening (Saturday, 17th June 2017), at around the same time as the collision on Pelsall Road reported earlier.

I have made enquiries, and there was indeed an incident on the High Street which police and emergency services attended. This incident was isolated, those involved are known and injuries sustained were not life-threatening.

Update 1:38pm from West Midlands Police Corporate Communications:

We were called to an incident in the High Street, Brownhills just after 9.30pm where a young woman sustained a knife wound to her arm. She was taken to hospital for treatment. This was a targeted attack as the offender is known to the victim.

There was a two car collision reported at 10pm on Pelsall Road at the junction with Clayhanger Lane which may be linked, but is yet to be confirmed, where one driver made off from the scene. One of two women in the other vehicle was taken to hospital.

Deb Edmonds
News Producer
Corporate Communications (Press Office)
West Midlands Police

There was, I am assured, no threat to the general public, and this remains the case.

I provide this information in good faith and good authority, and do so in the hope of countering some of the more extravagant rumour circulating. With the community understandably a bit sensitive and nervous at the moment, it will always be by duty to try and get facts out where I can to allay fears.

If you have any information about either incident, please do contact your local policing team by calling 101 or any of the methods listed here.

I would ask, as always, that any discussions on social media are responsible, not speculative and don’t name anyone involved. Remember that such actions can and do result in the collapse of criminal proceedings and denial of justice, so think on please.

This post is for information only and discussion is neither invited nor welcome. I will post more information immediately should it become available. Thanks.

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