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.
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The funeral for the eight-year-old girl was held at St James Church in Brownhills this morning.
Cloudy and wet today.
Mostly dry start, outbreaks of rain developing from west.