Bloxwich: Man seriously injured in stabbing while car crashes into railings in lunchtime violence

A man has been stabbed and a car has crashed into railings after violence erupted in Bloxwich town centre on Monday.

The crashed Vauxhall Corsa in Park Road, Bloxwich
The crashed Vauxhall Corsa in Park Road, Bloxwich

Multiple police cars and ambulance in the town at lunchtime, while the police helicopter was spotted above, amid reports of a stabbing, a car crash and a group wielding weapons.

Emergency services were called at lunchtime after reports of a man being stabbed in the town, leaving him with serious injuries. West Midlands Police said the victim was dropped off outside the police station in Station Street.

A spokesman for the force said: "We're investigating after a man has suffered potentially serious injuries following disorder in Bloxwich.

"He was dropped off outside Bloxwich Police Station with stab injuries at just before 1pm today. It's understood he was stabbed in the High Street."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent one ambulance, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor.

A spokesman said: "On arrival we discovered one male patient who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital."

Police at the scene of the crashed Vauxhall Corsea in Park Road, Bloxwich. Photo: Bloxwich Old & New Facebook page
The crashed Vauxhall Corsea in Park Road, Bloxwich. Photo: Bloxwich Old & New Facebook page

Police believe the stabbing could be linked to disorder in Park Road, where a car crashed into a lamppost and railings. Witnesses reported seeing a car chase and people with weapons, with West Midlands Police receiving reports of "a group wielding golf clubs".

Officers were seen outside Parklands Court Nursing Home in Park Road, where a grey Vauxhall Corsa had crashed into railings shortly before the stabbing.

The spokesman added: "We're reviewing CCTV and carrying out enquiries in the area. Anyone with any information can contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by ringing 101, and quote 20/990448/22."

The drama led to schools in the area being locked down in the early afternoon.

Staff at Walsall Academy in Lichfield Road initially locked the school down after the incident happened, also sending a message to parents confirming that everyone is safe.

The message from the school said: "Police have been called to an incident in Bloxwich and are dealing with it. We await further information. All children and staff are safe."

However, by 2.55pm a spokesperson for Walsall Academy confirmed that pupils and staff could leave the grounds as usual at the end of the school day.

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