Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after woman and son, 8, stabbed in Himley

By Richard Guttridge | Dudley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman and her eight-year-old son were stabbed near Dudley.

Police were called to Dudley Road in Himley shortly before 8pm on Sunday.

The woman, aged 30, and boy were taken to Sandwell Hospital for treatment.

Police said their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening and that they were being supported by specialist officers.

The man arrested remained in custody today as investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Alan Lyford, of Staffordshire Police, said: "I would like to reassure the public that this was not a random attack."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Staffordshire force on 101, quoting incident number 798 of July 16.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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