A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a 46-year-old was found with stab wounds on a Wolverhampton street.
Victim, Tejvinder Singh Chahal, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital today.
Police were called to Hawthorne Road in Blakenhall to reports that a man had been found with multiple injuries to his head and leg.
Jaspal Singh Bains, of Talbot Road, Blakenhall, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today to face a single charge of attempted murder.
Wearing a blue T-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms, the 44-year-old spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on December 17.
Police are still quizzing a 26-year-old woman, who has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while a 40-year-old man also remains in custody.
A 20-year-old woman who was arrested over the weekend has been released without charge.
Residents today spoke of their shock at discovering Mr Chahal lying in the street just before midnight on Friday.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “He wasn’t moving. His face looked battered, his T-shirt was ripped and his jeans were covered in blood.
“It was a nasty scene. I asked him if he was alright and he said he wasn’t well. The paramedics had to cut his jeans away and I saw a wound on his leg.”
Residents, of nearby Brevitt Road, also spoke of their shock.
Kelly O’Brien, aged 36, said: “I saw the lights of the ambulance and a police officer came. Two more police cars turned up about an hour later and they ended up taping off the road.
“It’s a bit of a shock and quite scary. You hear about things like this in the news every day but it’s not something that regularly happens here.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Supt Tim Bacon said: “This was a particularly brutal attack, which has left a man critically ill in hospital.”
Call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.