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Police are investigating an incident in the West Midlands in which a female convenience store worker was attacked by masked men armed with baseball bats.

The incident happened at JS Convenience Stores on Church Lane in West Bromwich at around 9:30pm on 22 February.

According to West Midlands Police, a female store worker sustained injuries to her head and hands after three masked men entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes.

The suspects caused further damage to the store and left empty-handed, and the woman was taken to hospital.

The incident followed a number of recent violent armed robberies across the UK, including a gun-wielding armed robbery at a Supersaver store in Morecambe and an armed robbery at a McColl’s store in Liverpool.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20SW/45599W/19.