Man stabbed and another injured in Wolverhampton barber shop fight

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A man was stabbed when a dispute broke out at a Wolverhampton city centre barber shop.

Police and paramedics were called to Prestige Barber in Stafford Street on Wednesday. A short time later a 38-year-old man arrived at Wolverhampton police station with a head injury.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault. The 38-year-old man is in custody, quizzed by police, while a 27-year-old man has been bailed while treated in hospital.

He is in a stable condition.

One witness rushed to give first aid to a man after hearing a noise from the hairdressers shop. The 25-year-old witness, who asked to be named only as Keiren, said he was smoking out of a window at his flat on Stafford Street when he heard a scream.

He said: "I threw my cigarette out the window and literally legged it from my flat all the way to the hairdressers."

He said he found one man who was bleeding.

"I ran back to my flat and got a towel and ran back and compressed it to his stomach with force and ran him to the doctors," he said.

The man was later taken to New Cross Hospital for treatment.


Police today said an investigation had been launched. Catherine Hickman, spokeswoman for West Midlands Police, said: "Two men were arrested after police were called to disorder at a Wolverhampton barbers yesterday.

"Emergency services arrived at the shop, on Stafford Street in the city, at around 3.45pm to find that a man, aged 27, had suffered a stab wound during a dispute with a second man inside the barbers.

"A short time later a 38-year-old man arrived at Wolverhampton central police station with a head injury.

"Both men were arrested on suspicion of assault before being taken to hospital for treatment."

Anyone who was in the Stafford Street area at around 3.40pm yesterday is urged to contact police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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