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Colmers School pupil stabbed after hammer attack on shopkeeper

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Image caption Five teenagers were arrested near Longbridge railway station

One boy was stabbed and a shopkeeper was hit with a hammer in a series of incidents that also saw a group of about 20 youths chase school pupils, police have said.

Colmers School & Sixth Form College in Rednal, Birmingham, wrote to parents after Year 10 pupils were targeted.

Head teacher Barry Doherty said one boy was kicked and punched and another wounded with a knife.

Five people, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Image caption The headteacher of Colmers School & Sixth Form College wrote to parents

The shopkeeper was hit with a hammer when he challenged boys in nearby Frankley. He suffered a head injury, police said.

A man on a bike was also assaulted near a branch of McDonald's on Bristol Road South, Rubery.

Police released details of the 3 February incidents earlier.

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