Teenager arrested after gun and knife drama in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A teenager has been arrested by police after gun and knife violence flared in Wolverhampton city centre.

The youngster, who was left with a knife wound, was one of two people injured when trouble flared in the Lichfield Street area of the city at around 8.10pm on Saturday.

A young woman was taken to hospital with back and leg injuries after an attack. Both were later discharged.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon and has now been released on police bail

The 15-year-old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon. The teenager was questioned and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Gary Plant, from Force CID, said: "Reports were received of a gun having been fired during the disorder and subsequent enquiries suggested some sort of weapon was discharged.

"We are seeking another young man in connection with this fracas and want to hear from anyone with information that may assist our investigation.

"The two people who were taken to hospital did not receive serious injuries, but we know that the scene would have been quite distressing for innocent passers-by and the area would doubtlessly have been busy on a Bank Holiday weekend."

Lichfield Street was closed until around lunchtime on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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