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Arrest as man injured in West Bromwich glass attack

West Bromwich | Crime | Published:

One man is in hospital and another is in custody after a glassing attack in West Bromwich.

Police at the scene in West Bromwich

The 36-year-old victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and face after he was struck with a glass bottle last night.

Police were called to Great Bridge Street, Carters Green, at around 9pm.

Officers taped off the area next to Georges Off Licence and Georges Fish Bar, where shattered glass and blood could be seen on the road.

The attack happened outside Georges Fish Bar in Great Bridge Street

Residents on social media claimed the injured man had his ‘throat slit’ but West Midlands Police would not confirm this.

A spokesman for the force said: "Police were called to Great Bridge Street in West Bromwich just after 9pm last night to a report of an assault.

"A 36-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and face after being struck with a glass bottle.

"A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and remains in police custody this morning."

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Police tape surrounds the scene

One Facebook user wrote: "Someone just got their throat slit in front of my mother-in-law's house between Carter's Green and Great Bridge Street by the BP Petrol Station!"

And another user commented: "Can't believe I drove past someone having their throat slit and it's literally 30 seconds away from my house. Don't want to bring kids into this horrible world!"

The attack happened on the same day that a mother and daughter were killed in a double stabbing in nearby Solihull.

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Teens injured in park stabbing

Meanwhile a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition with a stab wound in his back after he was attacked in Handsworth Park, Birmingham, at around 6.40pm on Monday.

A 15-year-old girl also suffered minor injuries following the incident in the York Road area of the park.

No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer Sergeant Damian Forrest said: “I am asking for anyone with information on this attack to come forward and speak to us – anything you know could really help our investigation while it is in the early stages.

“If you noticed anyone in the area that was acting suspicious, we’d really like to hear from you.”

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