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Multiple incidents involving machetes in the Black Country over three days - how it unfolded and how police responded

A series of machete and knife-related incidents over the course of three days in the Black Country paint a harrowing picture of the region's streets.

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Near the scene of a machete attack on Market Place, Bloxwich.

On Thursday night, a man in his 40s suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a gang armed with machetes in Bloxwich.

The violence unfolded in Valley Road at around 8.15pm. The victim was taken to hospital where he was said to be in a stable but serious condition.

Police believe up to 10 men were involved in the attack and told the Express & Star damage was also caused to a property on the road.

The attackers are thought to have fled the scene in a white Ford Transit and grey 4x4, but police have so far been unable to trace them.

Just a few minutes later, a 33-year-old man was stabbed in Dudley. The Express & Star has seen footage, which we're not publishing, of a knife hanging out of the victim's leg.

The incident happened on New Street at around 8.30pm and officers believe the offender fled the scene on foot.