Pub licence suspended after stabbing left man fighting for life

Violence flared outside the West Bromwich pub which also left a young boy injured.

A police tent and cordon outside the Flower Pot pub, in Spon Lane, West Bromwich. Picture: @SnapperSK
A police tent and cordon outside the Flower Pot pub, in Spon Lane, West Bromwich. Picture: @SnapperSK

A West Bromwich pub has had its licence suspended after disorder outside saw a man left fighting for his life after being stabbed.

A two-year-old boy was also injured following the incident outside the Flower Pot pub, in Spon Lane, on October 6.

Police said a 24-year-old man received multiple stab wounds after he was attacked outside the pub.

He has remained in hospital this week and is being treated for serious injuries.

It has been revealed today, after a Sandwell Council licensing meeting on Wednesday, that the pub's licence has been temporarily suspended.

A Sandwell Council spokesman said the licence was suspended as an "interim measure".

A further hearing looking into safety at the pub will be on November 4.

The Flower Pot pub has had its licence suspended after a man was stabbed outside on Sunday. Picture: @SnapperSK

West Midlands Police launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the attack, while CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries were being carried out.

A spokesman for the force had said it wasn't believed the boy was injured with any weapons – but they were still investigating the circumstances of how he was injured.

Anyone who witnessed the attack outside the Flower Pot is asked to call officers on 101, quoting incident reference number 2125 of the 06/10/2019.

West Midlands Police has been approached for a further update on the investigation.

It came at the start of a series of trouble and disorder in the borough this week.

Two days after the pub attack a teenage boy was slashed on the arm in West Bromwich town centre.

And two drive-by shootings happened within 24 hours in Smethwick.

One shooting took place in a cul-de-sac called Newmans Close on Wednesday evening.

And on Tuesday night shots rang out, seriously injuring a man as he walked along Mallin Street, two miles away.

Trouble also erupted in Cape Hill, Smethwick, when one person was left with a head injury and another was stabbed.

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