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Police arrest four in Birmingham as part of crackdown on firearms and violent crime

Police in Birmingham have arrested four men over the weekend as part of their on-going crackdown on firearms and violent crime in the city.

Two men aged 28 and 25 were detained on suspicion of drug offences after officers stopped and searched a vehicle in Small Heath at 9.40pm Friday 21 July.

Officers also recovered drugs from the vehicle in Camelot Way. Both men have been released pending further investigations.

Also on Friday, officers stopped a vehicle in Bevington Road, Aston after it was seen acting suspiciously.

Two men aged 31 and 34 were arrested for firearm offences after CS gas was found in the centre console.

Superintendent Mat Shear who is leading on the crackdown said: “Our priority is to protect members of the community from people who carry weapons or commit crime. If you have any information call officers on 101.”

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