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Delivery driver attacked with axe in Dudley High Street

Security van outside bank
Image caption Dudley Council said High Street and Stone Street were closed

A cash delivery driver fought off three robbers armed with an axe outside a bank in Dudley, West Midlands.

The driver suffered minor hand injuries when the men attacked him in High Street, close to a branch of Barclays at 10:15 GMT.

The men fled empty-handed and escaped in a white Transit van, which was found abandoned nearby.

The security guard, who did not want to be identified, later said he was "simply doing his job."

Dudley Council said High Street and Stone Street were closed.

The driver told BBC Midlands Today reporter Peter Wilson he fought off the three men when they set upon him as he carried a secure cash box from his van.

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