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Man stabbed in neck by moped rider in Cradley Heath

By Megan Archer | Cradley | Crime | Published:

A man was stabbed in the neck in Cradley Heath last night following an argument with a group of people.

Bearmore Road in Cradley Heath, where the attack took place

The victim, a man in his mid-20s, had been involved in an argument in Bearmore Road at about 11.10pm when a moped drove into the street.

The rider was stopped by the group and confronted by the victim. The rider then stabbed the victim in the neck.

His injury required surgery but is not thought to be life threatening.

The moped rider, a 39-year-old man, was detained by members of the group, and arrested by police shortly afterwards.

Sgt Martin Richardson of West Bromwich Investigation Team, part of West Midlands Police, said: “We believe that quite a number of neighbours came out of their homes to see what was going on.

"I am keen to speak with anybody who may have seen the assault itself or people who may know about the circumstances that led to the victim being assaulted."

A resident of Bearmore Road, who asked not to be named, said he was woken up during the night by arguing outside.

"I heard a bit of arguing - women and chaps shouting and my security light went on but then wouldn't go off. So I had a look outside and saw a few people by my gate, and then an ambulance with its blue flashing lights.

"I thought I didn't want to go and get involved so I went back to bed. The coppers came and knocked on my door and asked if I saw anything, they said to keep my door closed."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 giving crime number 20SW/204780C/18.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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