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Baby seriously injured as mother stabbed in Tipton attack

By Thomas Parkes | Tipton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A baby girl has been left with "potentially life-threatening" injuries after an attack where her mother was stabbed.

Armed police officers were called to a house in Tipton at around 12.30am on Thursday.

The seven-month-old baby, who suffered multiple injuries, was taken to hospital with her mother who was found in a critical condition.

The 37-year-old woman is now in a stable condition and is being treated for a stab wound to her hand.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion on attempted murder and remained in police custody on Thursday afternoon.

West Midlands Police said the incident was domestic and that officers are not searching for anyone else in relation to the attack.

The house remained cordoned off on Thursday morning while forensic officers examined the crime scene.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a BASICS doctor were all sent to the scene along with armed police.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called by the police at 12:29am to an assault at a property in in Tipton.

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"We treated a woman, who was in a critical condition, at the scene before taking her on blue lights to hospital.

"Crews also treated a baby girl for potentially life-threatening injuries before taking her on blue lights to hospital for further treatment."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Inspector Tim Draper via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight.

Quote log number 70 of May 28. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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