Shots fired at gun crime cops

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FIVE men have been ar­rested af­ter po­lice were shot at dur­ing an op­er­a­tion to tackle gun crime.

West Mid­lands Po­lice said an un­marked car was tar­geted in Birm­ing­ham just af­ter mid­night in the early hours of Tues­day.

The force said shots were fired at the ve­hi­cle in the Lady­wood area of the city.

None of the of­fi­cers was hit.

Five peo­ple were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of at­tempted mur­der.

A car thought to have been used in the shoot­ing was re­cov­ered in West Bromwich.

As­sis­tant chief con­sta­ble Sarah Boy­cott, of West Mid­lands Po­lice, said: “It is un­usual that of­fi­cers should come un­der at­tack in this way.”

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