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Bilston murder probe: Man arrested still in hospital

By Alex Ross | Bilston | Crime | Published:

A man arrested on suspicion or murder after a stabbing in Bilston is still being treated for his injuries in hospital.

A police tent near the Horse & Jockey pub

The victim died at the scene, in Lichfield Street in Bilston, following a disorder on Thursday night at around 11.30pm.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

But he is currently being treated for his wounds and police are under no time limit to charge or release him.

On Friday, forensic tents were in place outside the Horse and Jockey pub and outside the Walsall Street car park.

Two other men were injured and taken to hospital. They are not in a serious condition.

Detective Inspector Justin Spanner from the force’s homicide team said: “A murder investigation has been launched and I am appealing for anyone who may have been in the High Street, Bilston between 11.30pm and midnight who may have seen what happened leading up to the attack to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Pat McFadden, the MP for Wolverhampton South East, visited the scene in the wake of the attack.

He told the Express & Star: "This is a truly horrific murder. It has shocked the people of Bilston."

Alex Ross

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