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Woman arrested after girl stabbed in head and neck in Walsall

By Harriet Evans | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A teenager has been arrested after a girl was stabbed in the head and neck in Walsall town centre.

Police in Bridge Street, Walsall, after a different stabbing last month. Photo: SnapperSK

A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault this morning after the 17-year-old was attacked in Bridge Street at around 4.15pm on Monday.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene but the victim, who is believed to have known her attacker, was taken to hospital by land ambulance.

West Midlands Police said her injuries were not life threatening.

It was one of two knife attacks in the Black Country on the same day and happened on the same street where another woman was attacked six weeks ago.

On that occasion four suspected drug dealers were arrested after a 25-year-old woman was found injured in a pizza shop on Bridge Street.

Neighbourhood Inspector Tony Eustace, from Walsall Police, said the "appalling" attack served as a reminder of why people should not carry weapons.

He said: "This was an appalling attack in the town centre which I'm sure has shocked many people who were in the area at the time. However it is thought that they are known to each other and that an argument had taken place.

"We responded quickly to investigate and this arrest is a significant development.

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"Fortunately the young girl involved is not seriously injured, but it could have been much worse. Sadly we have again seen the dangers of young people carrying weapons.

"We're doing lots of work in Walsall to educate and warn people about the risks of knife crime but this incident is a stark reminder of the harm it causes."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called by police at 4:16pm to a stabbing in Bridge Street, Walsall.

"We sent the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, a Critical Care car, one land ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene.

"We’ve treated one patient, a woman, for injuries not believed to be life threatening and she was taken to hospital by land ambulance for further treatment."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting crime reference number 20WS/182729N/20.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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