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Wolverhampton 'hammer attack': Boy, 16, hospitalised

Police van and tent at the scene in Wulfrun Square
Image caption The boy was attacked outside the Wulfrun Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton

A 16-year-old boy has suffered "life-threatening injuries" following a reported city centre hammer attack.

Police received reports of a teen being hit with a hammer at Wulfrun Square in Wolverhampton at about 16:30 BST.

The boy has been hospitalised and his injuries are believed to be life threatening, West Midlands Police said.

A spokesperson said investigations are ongoing and CCTV footage is being reviewed. Detectives are appealing for information.

Image caption The area is cordoned off while investigations are carried out

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