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Man stabbed as taxi abandoned in Tipton violence

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | News | Published:

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed shortly after a taxi crashed into a lamppost in the Black Country.

The scene in Park Lane East, Tipton

The man was stabbed during an incident in Park Lane East, Tipton, at around 1.20pm today.

The road has since been cordoned off, with a damaged taxi left with its front end crashed against a lamppost next to Caspian Pizza.

A taxi crashed into a lamppost in Park Lane East. Photo: SnapperSK
The damaged taxi. Photo: SnapperSK

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the black Seat taxi driving towards a man who was on foot.

A passenger is then said to have got out of the taxi and stabbed the man the car had been driving towards in the leg before fleeing the scene with the driver.

The injured man was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police in Park Lane East. Photo: SnapperSK

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So far no arrests have been made.

West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing in Park Lane East, Tipton at just after 1.15pm this afternoon.

"A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his leg which fortunately are not believed to be life threatening.

"An investigation is underway and anyone with any information is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101, quoting log 2162 of 10 August."

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Police in Park Lane East. Photo: SnapperSK

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 1:21pm on Monday to reports of a stabbing in Park Lane East, Tipton.

"We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

"We treated one patient, a man, for injuries not believed to be life-threatening and he’s been taken to hospital for further treatment.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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