Woman attacked with 'machete' as armed police sent to Bilston shooting

By Jordan Reynolds | Bilston | Crime | Published:

A woman was taken to hospital after being attacked with a machete in Bilston in the early hours.

Police in Bilston last night after gunfire was heard. Photo: Firearms Operations Unit

Armed police were called to Broad Street after a gun was fired at about 12.30am today.

A shell casing was found but no-one is believed to have been injured by the gunfire, police said.

But a woman in her 30s was injured when she was attacked in the head with what is thought to have been a machete.

The seriousness of her injuries is not yet known, but police described them as "not life-threatening".

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of wounding and is in police custody.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police were called to reports of a disorder where a gun shot was fired in Broad Street, Bilston, around 12.30am today.

"No-one is believed to have been injured by the gunfire but a casing has been recovered.


"A woman in her 30s was hit with what is believed to have been a machete and taken to hospital with head injuries which are not life-threatening.

"A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wounding and is currently in police custody for questioning."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting log number 104 of 14/7/19.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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