Police have arrested three teenage boys after disorder broke out involving weapons on Washwood Heath Road, at its junction with Drews Lane.

Officers were called shortly before 4pm yesterday (March 28) after receiving reports about a group of teenagers fighting with weapons.
“We arrested three boys, one aged 15 and two aged 14, on suspicion of affray and possessing a bladed weapon and they are currently in custody,” West Midlands Police confirmed in a statement.

“We realise incidents of this nature are concerning to the community so we have extra officers in the area who will be conducting patrols and offering reassurance.”

A Section 35 dispersal order is currently in place in the Washwood Heath area following “violence and anti-social behaviour”, which gives police powers to disperse groups of two or more people if they have concerns over their conduct.

Officers have urged anyone with information to contact them via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website or by calling 101 quoting crime investigation number 20/291188/23.

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