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Man stabbed by masked car thieves in Willenhall

By Dayna Farrington | Willenhall | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man was stabbed while confronting two masked men trying to steal his car in Willenhall.

The incident took place off Wolverhampton Road West

The burglary took place in Wolverhampton Road West, in the Bentley area, just after 5.30pm on Friday afternoon.

The man was stabbed as he confronted the two masked men as they stole his car.

His injuries to his legs are not thought to be serious.

West Midlands Police has now launched an investigation into the incident and are asking any witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: "A man was stabbed after confronting two masked men who stole a car in a burglary in Wolverhampton Road West, Bentley just after 5.30pm on Friday.

"The injuries to his legs are not serious and he was treated in hospital and discharged.

"Detectives have launched an investigation and anyone with information should contact police."

Residents in the Wolverhampton Road West area had spoken of their shock after the stabbing on Friday.

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One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We have teenagers and stuff who go around giving it 'all that' all the time but not anything that bad.

"There was police cars and ambulances all over the road and there was some teenagers nearby trying to be nosey."

Another added: "There was two ambulances and three or four police cars.

"There was a guy getting treatment and I didn't know what had happened. There was some sort of incident but I didn't know what.

"We don't really have much of a problem around here as a general rule."

Anyone with information can call West Midlands Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 1979 of September 6.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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