A man was stabbed several times outside a Dudley pub in what detectives believe was a "fight which got out of hand", it was revealed this morning.
The 21-year-old has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition this morning for multiple stab wounds, including one which pierced his heart.
He was taken to Russells Hall Hospital by two friends in the early hours of yesterday morning after being found badly injured on a bench in the car park of the Earl of Dudley pub.
Forensics teams sealed off the scene and officers are now trawling through CCTV footage to determine what happened.
Det Insp Warren Hines urged witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
A young man is in a very serious condition in hospital. He has undergone surgery for multiple wounds including one to his heart.
At this stage, we’re working on the theory that this was a fight which got out of hand as opposed to a random attack on a stranger.
If this is the case, it is vitally important that the other person or people involved call me immediately so that they can put their side of the story to me. If they don’t come forward now, they can expect a visit from my team to their home or workplace in the very near future.
A 21-year-old man from Hilltop and a 23-year-old from Brierley Hill were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed while inquiries continue.
A car was left badly damaged after smashing into a churchyard wall in Dudley overnight.
The car, which was carrying two women, crashed in Dudley Road, Sedgley, shortly before 10pm.
The women were treated at the scene by paramedics.
Police are appealing for people to come forward if they witnessed the incident at the Earl of Dudley pub which happened around 4.15am, when a 21-year-old Dudley man suffering multiple stab injuries was brought to Russell's Hall hospital by two friends.
A young man is in very serious condition in hospital. He has undergone surgery for multiple wounds including one to his heart.
I need to understand what happened this morning and speak to anyone who may be able to help.
At this stage, we're working on the theory that this was a fight which got out of hand as opposed to a random attack on a stranger.
An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed on the car park of a pub this morning.
The 21-year-old man was found on a bench in the car park of the Earl of Dudley pub around 4.15am suffering multiple stab injuries.
He was brought to Russell's Hall hospital by two friends. His condition is descried as critical.
Wolves legends Steve Bull and Don Goodman will help launch a 10-mile fundraising walk across the Black Country today, in aid of Wolverhampton-based charity Promise Dreams.
The ‘Walk for Dreams’ will take people from Himley Park, on the outskirts of Dudley, to Wolverhampton Racecourse on September 21.
All money raised will go towards Promise Dreams’ work to help give children with terminal or serious illnesses experiences to remember.
Police in Dudley have released an image of a man they want to speak to about a violent assault.
Daniel Reid, from Belle Vale, Cradley Heath, left his home address on Monday. Officers have tried looking for him in a number of other addresses linked to the 35-year-old, but have not found him.
They believe he is within the Cradley, Walsall or Handsworth areas. He is described as a black man, medium build, 5 ft 7 ins tall, balding with brown eyes.
A group set up by the mother who was branded a tramp on Facebook for breastfeeding her daughter in public is holding a 'nurse in' at the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley this lunchtime.
Emily Slough founded Free to Feed to raise awareness of the issue. The group are organising a number of events across the country, including one that took place in Nottingham on Tuesday.
Two stray horses are blocking the road in High Street, Pensnett, in Dudley this morning.
Good morning. First calls of the early shift, 2 horses are blocking the road on High Street, Pensnett, Dudley.
Northampton has been named in the top three cities where people are most likely to have their mobile phone stolen, according to Protect Your Bubble.
Dudley in the West Midlands was found to be the safest place for mobile phone owners with less than 5% of the claims the insurance company received being for theft.
People in their early 20s are said to be the most likely victims of mobile phone theft.
There are more than a quarter of a million reported cases of stolen mobile phones every year according to the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit.
Stephen Ebbett, director of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Everyday we cart around hundreds, or even thousands of pounds' worth of high-tech gear, such as smartphones, tablets, cameras and e-readers. This makes many of us prime targets for thieves."
An officer from West Midlands Police has tweeted a picture of the wreckage of a police car after a suspected drink driver ploughed into it last night in Dudley.
Two officers had to be taken to hospital after the smash at the junction of Smithy Lane and Tansey Green Road in the early hours of this morning.