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Police issue stabbing investigation update as officers make fifth arrest

Police have arrested a fifth person in connection with violence that left two people seriously injured.

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Emergency crews were called to Chichester Avenue in Netherton at around 8.25pm on Sunday after receiving reports of a stabbing.

West Midlands Police said officers received reports of a "dispute, in which weapons were brandished".

Four teenagers were initially arrested after a man and a teenager were taken to hospital with stab wounds while a home was also damaged.

Two 16-year-old boys were detained on suspicion of wounding with intent, while an 18-year-old man and a third 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police have now said that two of the teenagers arrested in connection with the violence remain in custody, while the other two have been bailed.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Two of the four teenagers arrested in connection with a disorder in Chichester Avenue, Netherton on Sunday have been released on bail.

"The other two remain under arrest.

"We further arrested a 42-year-old woman yesterday (24 June) on suspicion of violent disorder. She has been released on bail.

"Our enquiries are continuing."

Speaking on Monday, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing on Chichester Avenue, Netherton, at around 8.25pm last night. An ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor, two critical care paramedics and the air ambulance critical care car from Strensham were sent to the scene. Crews treated an adult male for serious injuries before he was conveyed to hospital."

Crews also treated a teenage male for serious injuries and conveyed him to hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or via Live Chat on its website quoting log 4076 of June 23.

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