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Smethwick party guest suffers bullet wounds

A 29-year-old man with serious bullet wounds has been admitted to a hospital in Birmingham in the early hours.

Police said they believed the man had been at a party at the Old Corner House pub in Soho Street, Smethwick, before going to City Hospital.

Det Insp Gary Dring, of West Midlands Police, said: "It is not clear whether his injuries were sustained whilst he was at the pub or elsewhere."

Officers said they wanted to speak to party guests in confidence.

"All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence and the identity of any witnesses will be protected," West Midlands Police said.

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