Express & Star

Teenage boy in hospital after stabbing in Walsall town centre

A teenager has been hospitalised following a stabbing in Walsall town centre. Bridge Street was closed off in both directions after the teenage boy was stabbed at around 5pm on Wednesday evening.

Last updated
A police incident has been been cited as the reason for the closure.

West Midlands Police have confirmed that his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but he was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Officers are asking anyone who might have information to get in touch.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “Officers are in Bridge Street, Walsall after a teenager was stabbed around 5pm this evening.

“His injuries are not currently thought as life-threatening, but he is being taken to hospital for treatment.

“Our enquiries are in the very early stages and we would ask anyone with information to contact us quoting log 3495 of 29/11.”

West Midlands Roads put out a message to let people know that Bridge Street has been closed off, with closures also appearing on the approach to the Freer Street junction.

They advised motorists to allow extra time to travel, while also considering alternative routes.

A spokesman for West Midlands Roads said: “Bridge Street in Walsall is closed due to a police incident.

“The road is closed off with closures also on approaches to the Freer Street junction.

“Allow extra time to travel or consider alternative routes.”