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Eight arrested in Smethwick over suspected gun offences

Eight men have been arrested by armed police on suspicion of firearms offences.

West Midlands Police were called to a house in Queens Close, Smethwick, at about 23:00 BST on Thursday.

It followed a tip-off to the force that there may have been a gun at the address.

The men, aged between 20 and 51, remain in custody while a detailed search of the property continues, a police spokesperson said.

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