Woman repeatedly stabbed in 'domestic disturbance' at Rowley Regis house

A woman was repeatedly stabbed at a Black Country house on Friday morning.

The scene of the police incident at a property on Petersfield Drive, Rowley Regis
The scene of the police incident at a property on Petersfield Drive, Rowley Regis

Police and medical cars were seen arriving at the home in Petersfield Drive, Rowley Regis, at about 7am on Friday.

A witness in the road reported seeing officers and paramedics, and that a house has been cordoned off, with a police car still present outside the house hours after the incident.

Discarded clothing, including a pair of shorts, could be seen on the driveway and pavement immediately outside the house.

West Midlands Police said the woman had suffered "multiple stab injuries during what's believed to be a domestic disturbance" in the early hours of the morning before officers were called just before 7am.

A spokeswoman said: "A woman believed to be in her 50s was found with stab wounds and a man aged 27 arrested on suspicion of wounding. The victim is in hospital for surgery. The man has also been taken to hospital for treatment."

Shocked neighbours in the usually-quiet street recalled hearing the incident.

Next door neighbour Carl Cheo said he had heard cries for help and sounds of a scuffle around 7am and had seen the woman in the driveway "asking for someone to get an ambulance"..

"My neighbour must have seen the commotion as well and came over to tell to phone the ambulance while she phoned the police, plus there were several other neighbours who came out to support her," he said.

"I feel terrible and I've been crying because when she was asking for an ambulance, you kind of feel that maybe this person isn't going to make it and you might be the last person to see them as they grab their last breath.

"There's been arguments and noise from the house, but nothing like this and if I had been working an earlier shift today, I wouldn't have been here to help her."

Other neighbours on the street said they hadn't seen what had happened, but were still taking in the enormity of the stabbing and their own shock about it.

Martin Kendrick, who lives next door, said the family had lived there for around two years and said he was saddened to hear about the incident.

He said: "We don't have a lot of contact with them, although I do some times hold on to their parcels for them, but it was quite a shock when my neighbour knocked on my back window and told me about what had happened.

"It's quite a shock in all fairness as you don't expect to hear about this on a quiet cul-de-sac."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said an ambulance, two paramedic officers and MERIT trauma medics attended after being called to a stabbing at 6.56am.

"Crews treated one woman on scene who had sustained serious injuries. She was conveyed to hospital for further treatment," she said.

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