THREE people were taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after an incident at the BP filling station in Lye.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics were called by police to reports of an assault at the garage in Pedmore Road at around 12.30am on August 16.

She said three ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene and she added: "Four patients were given treatment on scene after suffering injuries before three were taken to hospital."

Members of the public reported seeing the garage taped off some hours after the incident.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A man, aged 28, and a woman, aged 23, were attacked with a bat and were taken to hospital to be treated for injuries, along with a 25-year-old girl who sustained a suspected broken wrist after being pushed to the floor by a group of men."

It's not the first time violence has flared on the garage forecourt.

In February last year residents in Lye reported seeing scenes "like something out of a movie" when a fight broke out outside the petrol station. But no-one was seriously injured on that occasion. 

It is not known how serious the injuries sustained by the 28-year-old man and the 23-year-old woman in Sunday's incident were.

Anyone with information about the disorder is asked to contact police via Live Chat at (8am to midnight) or call 101 anytime and quote crime reference number 20DY/194486J/20.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.