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Man stabbed in targeted machete attack in Wolverhampton

Armed police patrol nearby roads as investigation gets under way

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Armed police at the scene in Heath Town after a man was stabbed

A man was seriously injured after being stabbed in a targeted machete attack in Wolverhampton.

The man was attacked in Tremont Street, Heath Town, at around 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Armed police descended on nearby streets as an investigation was launched.

Flats off Tremont Street have been cordoned off

A 24-year-old man has been taken to hospital, where his condition is described as serious.

Wednesfield Road is closed at its junction with Springfield Road and Sun Street heading into the city.

Interactive map of the focus for the investigation:

Ch Insp Gareth Mason, of West Midlands Police, said: “We believe this was a targeted, rather than a random attack.

“We are currently following a number of leads and forensic enquiries are on-going. Officers will be working round the clock to identify those responsible.

“I’d urge members of the public who saw what happened, or know who was involved to contact us as soon as possible by calling 101. Please quote log number 1490 of 26/6/2018."

An officer at the scene, Sergeant Ryder, confirmed a machete was used in the attack.

“A male has been assaulted at around 2.30pm at the back of the Wednesfield House flats," he said.

"He has been taken to hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery.

"We are currently looking for witnesses, CCTV and preserving the scene for forensics”

Resident, Martin Gorings, said: “I have not long got home and didn’t understand why there was so much traffic through Tremont Street.

"It’s not normally like this, the back is usually pretty quiet compared to the main road.

“This is the first lot of trouble I have heard of around here, but I haven’t lived here long.”

No arrests have been made at this stage.

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