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Teen threatened over a bottle of pop


CCTV images of a lad suspected of threatening a teenager with a knife over a bottle of pop in Solihull town centre have been released by police.

The 14-year-old boy was in Manor Square at around 7pm on 6 July when he was approached by two lads demanding his half-drunk bottle of Coca Cola.

When he refused, the victim was threatened with a knife and forced to hand over the bottle.

Police have arrested one teen on suspicion of the offence but still want to speak to the lad in the CCTV images - he is described as black, around 5ft 7ins in height and aged 14 to 15.

Investigating officer Det Con Tom Finch said: "This was a potentially nasty incident involving a knife which left the young victim very shaken.

"It is vital that we speak to this person as soon as possible - if you know him, please do the right thing and call us with the information on 101."

Alternatively, submit information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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