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Man 'threatened family with gun' over missing cat

By Liam Keen | Wednesbury | Crime | Published:

A Black Country family has been threatened by a man who was demanding his pet cat be returned.

Keir Road in Wednesbury. Photo: Google

Police were called to Keir Road in Wednesbury at around 1.50pm yesterday to reports of a man threatening a family inside a house.

The suspect was demanding that his pet cat be returned to him as he searched the home, say West Midlands Police.

The cat was no-where to be found and the suspect allegedly threatened a 30-year-old man with a handgun before cycling off towards Manor Road.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Specialist police teams were deployed and the suspect was stopped and spoken to by officers but no weapons were found.

"It’s believed this is an on-going dispute and an investigation is now underway.

"Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. Please quote crime number 20SW/192560F/19."

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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