Man stabbed in back of head in Smethwick
A man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed and assaulted in Smethwick.
The 28-year-old was stabbed in the back of his head and received several other injuries after the attack on Montague Road, police said.
An investigation has been launched after the incident, which took place at 9.10pm last night.
A West Midlands Ambulance service said: "We were called to reports of an assault on Montague Road at 9.12pm last night.
"We sent one ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.
"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was treated for multiple injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital for further assessment."
Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact the force via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 anytime.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference 20SW/20563H/20.
Rising tide of knife crime
This latest stab attack came a day after it emerged knife crime surged by 17 per cent in the West Midlands in latest figures, hitting another record high.
Latest statistics show yet another big jump in knife crime, while violent crime as a whole is also soaring.
Police chiefs said the grim figures are concerning and show there is a need to get more officers on the streets as quickly as possible.
In was a different story in Staffordshire which saw a fall in similar crimes.
Crime has risen across the board in the West Midlands, with the figures showing violence against the person up by 27 per cent, violence without injury up 36 per cent and robbery up 13 per cent.
It is a different picture in Staffordshire where crime has fallen in most areas.
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