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Six people stabbed at The Belfry's New Year's Eve party

Security block off entrance to Belfry while police investigate Credit: BPM

Six people were stabbed during a New Year’s Eve party at The Belfry resort, leaving one man in a critical condition.

Police were called to the Bel Air Nightclub at around 12.50am to reports of 21-year-old man being stabbed in the chest.

But as they dealt with that incident, further violence broke out both inside and outside the club – during which five others suffered stab wounds.

One 28-year-old man remains in a critical condition while four others, aged between 20 and 27, were released from hospital after treatment.

A 26-year-old man was held on on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, while the 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault.

Violence broke out at a night club at the Belfry Credit: PA

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

They arrested a 26-year-old man from Birmingham on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

All remain in police custody.

Detectives have urged anyone who was inside, or in the vicinity of, the nightclub during the incidents to contact police.

A boss at the upmarket Belfry said the golf resort remained open for business as usual on New Year’s day.

However customers were unable to access the site through the main gates on Lichfield Road, near to which a car park remained sealed off with police tape.


Police met with 'highly charged scene' after stabbing

Police investigating the stabbing of a Wolverhampton doorman are keen to identify someone as part of their investigation.

Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe, leading the inquiry, said:

We know that there was a black man with a fair complexion, aged in his mid-30s, who was around at the time of the attack. He was wearing a long-sleeved dark coloured top and possibly a dark coloured hat and I believe he could have crucial information about what happened. Officers were met with a highly-charged scene when they arrived in the early hours of this morning and there were a large number of people gathered at the venue. It’s important we speak to as many of these individuals as possible if we are to ensure the person responsible is swiftly arrested.

Police are examining forensic evidence and CCTV footage at the scene today and are keen to talk to witnesses.

Pub doorman stabbed whilst at work in Wolverhampton

Police are at the scene of a Wolverhapmton pub where a 38-year-old man was stabbed on Saturday morning Credit: PA

A pub doorman from Wolverhampton is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 38-year-old was found with a knife wound to his body after West Midlands Police were called to the scene.

The incident took place at the Harp Inn, on Walsall Street, at around 2:45am, where he was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and have cordoned off the area whilst they conduct an investigation.

Student due in court on attempted murder charge

Heathfield road had to be closed off. Credit: ITV News Central

A 22-year-old Criminal Psychology student is due to appear in court today accused of stabbing a teenager.

Josh Welch from Heathfield Road in Handsworth allegedly attacked the 17-year-old man's head and back with a kitchen knife in the early hours of Thursday morning, as the pair walked together to a local shop.

Welch is originally from Wolverhampton and is studying at Birmingham City University.

He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

A 17-year-old is in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Park stabbing investigations continuing

Detectives have appealed for more witnesses after two men were robbed and stabbed in a Wolverhampton park on Sunday evening. Police were called to West Park In Whitmore Reans following reports that the men had been stabbed after confronting the robbers.

It is believed that four men had approached the group sitting in the park and stolen their bike. The men tried to chase the thieves who turned round and threatened them before stabbing them. Two men, who are 22 and 34, are in a stable condition in hospital.

We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area of the park on Sunday evening to speak to us if they have any information.

"We are still trying to find the robbers who are described as black and in their late teens. It is believed they were wearing dark clothing.

– Inspector Phil Asquith Force CID


Witnesses sought after stabbing at Wolverhampton hairdressers

Police are urging witnesses to come forward Credit: West Midlands Police

Shoppers in Wolverhampton are being urged to help a police investigation after disorder at a city centre barbers.

A man sustained a stab wound during the incident at Prestige Barbers on Stafford Street on Wednesday 5 February.

Two men were taken to hospital for treatment following the dispute, which happened at around 3.45pm.

A 38-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault, whilst a 27-year-old man was arrested on Thursday 13 February on suspicion of attempted wounding. Both men remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police make arrest after Leicester stabbing

Map showing where a 46-year-old man was stabbed in Leicester city centre earlier today Credit: ITV News Central

Police in Leicester have arrested a 17-year-old man in connection with a stabbing on Granby Street this morning. He remains in police custody.

The 46-year-old who was stabbed is currently undergoing treatment for injuries to his head and stomach at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Police appeal for witnesses to Leicester stabbing

Leicestershire Police are appealing for help after a 46-year-old man was stabbed in Leicester city centre this afternoon.

The man was attacked shortly after 2:20pm in Granby Street and received injuries to his head and stomach.

Inspector Mick Edwards, said:

We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, especially anyone who was in the Barley Mow Pub across the road from the scene of the incident around 2.22pm this afternoon.

Police react to nightclub stabbing sentence

This was a really brutal attack and the man was extremely fortunate that his injuries weren’t fatal.

Knife crime like this is completely unacceptable and this case proves that if you become involved in an offence where someone gets hurt you will face a lengthy jail sentence.

Knives have no place on our streets and we are working extremely hard to continue to drive down knife related crimes which have seen year on year reductions over the past five years.

– Detective Constable Keith Clarkson
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