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Wolverhampton shopkeeper stabbed 'multiple times'

A Wolverhampton shopkeeper was taken to hospital with "serious injuries" after he was stabbed "multiple times".

Police were called to Atwal Wines on Bilston Road shortly before 9.40pm last night following reports of a stabbing.

A 51-year-old man was treated at the scene to multiple stab wounds and was taken to hospital with serious, but not believed to be life threatening injuries.

The store is cordoned off while officers investigate the circumstances into the assault and detectives are appealing for information.

We are still in the early stages of investigations and continue to trawl CCTV and speak to local witnesses for any clues.

I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack to call me or one of the team.

We believe that this would have happened shortly before the shop closed for the night.

No arrests have been made as yet, but we are determined to find the person responsible for this and need people to come forward with information.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Cook, Wolverhampton’s Violent Crime Team

Man in coma after 'vicious' brick attack in street

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit over the head with a brick during a row in a Birmingham street.

The man is in an induced coma after being hit by a brick as he walked to the shops. Credit: Google Maps

The victim, 40, is believed to have been walking to his local shops along Stud Lane, Stechford, when he became involved in an altercation with another man at midday on Saturday.

A witness told police how his attacker "picked up a brick before striking him over the head" and leaving him unconscious in the street.

The victim has been placed in an induced coma in hospital while doctors assess his head injury.

Police said it was a "vicious attack on a local family man", describing it as "an outrageous response to a verbal spat in the street".

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with mousy brown hair, and was wearing a light blue padded jacket, jeans and trainers.


Man stabbed in Derby

A man received two stab wounds at 3am today on St James Street in Derby.

A man received two stab wounds in an assault in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

The man who was stabbed has now been released from hospital but the police are yet to make arrests.

As inquiries continue, the police are urging anyone with information to contact the Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.

Witness appeal after cyclist killed in crash with van

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed after it was hit by a van in Leicestershire yesterday.

It happened It happened at around 4.35pm on the A447 Melbourne Road, between Ravenstone and Ibstock.

It involved a white Transit van and a blue bicycle, and both were travelling in the same direction - towards Ibstock.

The cyclist was a local man, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

If you think you saw either the blue cycle or the van travelling along the A447 before the collision or you witnessed any part of the incident please contact us.

– Detective Constable Paul Bingham, Leicestershire Police

Appeal for witnesses after pensioner fatally hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was killed after she was hit by a car.

The woman died in hospital after she was hit Credit: West Midlands Police

The 75-year-old woman was hit by a white Ford Focus on Market Street in Kingswinford just after 10am on Saturday.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene, and she was taken to hospital where she died.

The driver was spoken to at the time by police, and the road was closed while emergency services were on scene.

We are appealing to anyone who was in the area on Saturday morning who may have witnessed the collision.

The family of the lady have been informed and specialist officers continue to liaise with them at this sad time.

– Sergeant Paul Hughes, West Midlands Police


Man arrested after six people stabbed in Northampton

Eight people were injured in the incident, six were stabbed Credit: PA

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man after six people were stabbed and two others injured in Northampton.

The incident happened on Bridge Street in the early hours of Friday 12th December.

The eight people were all hospitalised; seven of them have now been discharged. Police say the eighth victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Pedestrian killed by car: A518 at Skegness closed

A pedestrian has been killed on the A518 at Skegness this morning.

Police believe the woman may have been hit by more than one car near the Southview Leisure Park on Burgh Road. Officers are working to identify her so that they can tell her family.

The A518 will be closed for several hours while an investigation is carried out.

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